Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Scott Ritterbush

Senior Pastor

Scott Ritterbush is the Senior Pastor of Bethany E-Free Church. He was was born in Nebraska and met his wife Maegan, a Colorado native, in Houston.  He earned a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary and spent several years in a suburb of Chicago before coming to Bethany.  The two now have the privilege of raising a son and a daughter in the Denver metro.  Scott came to faith in college and ended up in ministry because of excellent preaching, great mentoring, and faithful prayer. These now form the heart of his ministry.

In down time Scott loves to devour books and food, enjoys pick-up basketball and movies so bad they are good, and small adventures with Maegan and the kids.

CONTACT
303-798-8419
[email protected]

Reid Gordon

Associate Pastor of Worship

Reid Gordon is the Associate Pastor of Worship at Bethany E-Free Church. He grew up in Washington state and while in middle school met his wife Amy. He attended both Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served as a worship pastor in Chicago before being called to Bethany. Reid believes that worship and discipleship are intrinsically linked and his heart is to see people who worship the Father in Spirit and in truth.

Reid loves hiking, enjoying a good meal with friends, books with footnotes, and listening to live music.

CONTACT
303-798-8419
[email protected]

Francisco Mendez

Pastor of Vida Nueva Para Denver

In Latino Christianity, many people have been drawn into ministries that have promoted doctrinal heresy and excessive legalism. This has led to Pastor Francisco restoring hurt people by helping people find their identity in Christ. In addition to leading Vida Nueva, Pastor Francisco is involved in leading a multicultural Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) at Bethany. He is also fully engaged in reaching the North Littleton Hispanic community one mile north of Bethany.

CONTACT
720-936-2365
[email protected]

Joyce Bertram

KidsMin Director

Joyce accepted Jesus as her Savior as a young child, and has been involved with the Free Church since she was 2.  She’s been married to Dan since 1984 and they have 7 adult children.  Joyce has a Master’s in Education and worked in the field of disabilities for over 20 years, including 13 years at the University of Illinois.    She has been the director of Bethany Busy Bee Preschool since 2001. She has consulted on quality services in the area of disabilities as well as early childhood education.

CONTACT
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Meredith Haun

KidsMin Coordinator

Meredith Haun is the KidsMin Coordinator at Bethany E-Free Church. She has been teaching with Bethany Busy Bee Preschool since 2006 and is also an Associate Director. Meredith finds working with children to be a fulfilling labor of love and greatly enjoys serving and connecting with the families in our community.  As a Denver native, she likes to spend time outside hiking, gardening, and bike riding.  She is a pet lover, a music enthusiast, sport spectator, dinner initiator, book reader, and aspiring world traveler.  She has been married to Ed for 22 years and has two adult children.  The desire to share the love of Jesus with those that the Lord brings into her sphere is her foundational inspiration and she is excited to welcome newcomers to our Bethany community.

CONTACT
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Amber Wiley

Interim Ministry Assistant

Amber Wiley is the ministry assistant at Bethany. She grew up in Florida but has also lived in North Carolina and most recently Hawaii, where her husband, Justin is from. Besides serving in full time ministry with Cru for over 11 years, Amber has also found enjoyment teaching private piano lessons, children’s music classes and working office admin jobs. Her biggest passions are evangelism and the outdoors. Amber combines the two by volunteering with Lifelines outdoor ministry, where she helps lead college students on rock climbing, hiking and camping trips – providing students an experiential learning environment where spiritual conversations happen organically. She also considers herself a bit of a “foodie,” loves music and time with friends.

CONTACT
[email protected]

Greg Carr

Director of Facilities and Media

I’ve been on staff at Bethany since 2016, and have been attending for almost 20. I oversee care of the building, grounds, and tech. In addition, I also oversee the video and sound work for Sunday mornings.  I want to provide not just a place where people can encounter the presence of God, but also the environment that empowers them to do so. In my free time, I enjoy writing, photography and video work.

CONTACT
[email protected]