The heart of Bethel's Rock Staff is to equip and empower people to do the work of ministry

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James Biffert - Lead Pastor

James Biffert, the head Pastor of Bethel's Rock, has been leading the church since March of 2010. He is passionate about reaching the lost and has a huge heart for the city of Richfield. Before coming to Bethel's Rock, Pastor James served as the Sr. Associate Pastor at First Assembly of God in St. Joseph, Michigan after attending North Central University. Pastor James and his wife Heather have three daughters: McKenzie, Bailey and Bianca. They currently live in Lakeville.

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Bob Junak - Associate Pastor

Bob joined the staff at Bethel’s Rock in January of 2018.  As a former youth and associate pastor in Michigan and Wisconsin, he is energized by building community through relationship inside and outside the church. Pastor Bob and his wife Annette have two grown children who also live in the metro area. 


Steve Johnson - Youth Pastor

Stephen is the Youth Pastor at Bethel's Rock and served as a youth leader for five years before joining the staff. He graduated from North Central University in 2014 with a degree in Youth Development. His passion and love is to see youth come to know Christ and to help them walk and grow into the men and women of God that they were created to be. He also recently got married to the love of his life, Heidee Kolenda, on September 3 of 2016.

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Ella VonWald - Children's Pastor

Pastor Ella is from Foley, Minnesota and currently is pursuing a degree in Communication Studies and Conflict Management. She has served in kid's ministry for four years prior to being hired at Bethel's Rock. She is passionate about kids coming into relationship with Jesus and strives to create a healthy, safe place for kids to learn about the Lord.


Shelbey MacKay - Worship Pastor

Shelbey joined the staff of Bethel's Rock as the Worship Pastor upon graduating from North Central University in January of 2014. With a love for passionate worship, Shelbey helps create a vibrant Spirit-filled atmosphere through the sounds of voice and guitar. She leads the Bethel's Rock worship team and congregation with words from the heart and contemporary music.


Darvis Gonzalez - Pastor of Bethel's Rock Cuba

Pastor Darvis Gonzalez joined the Bethel's Rock staff in summer of 2017. He lives in Cuba and pastors the Bethel's Rock Cuba campus in the Santa Clara area.


Ben Johnson - Media Director

Ben started going to Bethel's Rock in 2014 while attending North Central University. He began working as Media Director at Bethel's Rock in 2015 after graduating from NCU with a degree in recording arts. He also works with artists, musicians and churches to help produce music and media to share the Gospel and grow the church.

Pattie Harding - Office Administrator

Pattie and her husband John have been attending Bethel’s Rock for 5 years. Since 2012 Pattie has been the Office Administrator, serving the Bethel's Rock Staff and congregation.