Bethany Staff

Bethany Staff

Senior Pastor

Scott Ritterbush

Scott Ritterbush is the Senior Pastor of Bethany E-Free Church. He was was born and raised in Nebraska, called into ministry in Houston, TX, received his Master’s of Divinity from Denver Seminary, and spent several years pastoring in the Chicago suburbs before coming to Bethany. Scott began and grew in following Jesus because of excellent expositional preaching, great mentoring, and faithful prayer. These now form the heart of his ministry. His spunky wife Maegan is a Colorado native, and in…
Pastor of Vida Nueva para Denver

Francisco Mendez

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.
Director of Children and Parent Ministries

Cassie Krueger

Cassie Krueger is our Director of Children and Parent Ministries. She was born and raised in the “Frozen Tundra” of Wisconsin. She started her career as a Music Teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District in 2005. During her time teaching she obtained her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and her life coaching certification with a specialty in Christian coaching. During this time, she discovered her passion of helping people discover the passion God has placed on their heart…
Worship Director
Worship Leader Tim Macres

Tim Macres

Tim Macres has been leading worship for 33 years.  Beginning in college at the University of Southern California, Tim began leading for Campus Crusade for Christ’s college ministry (now called CRU).   After graduating in 1987 Tim attended South Coast Community Church (now called Mariners Church) in Irvine, CA.  There he met Jana Alayra and collaborated with her writing worship songs as well as leading worship.  In 1994 Tim was hired as the worship leader at Woodbridge Community Church in Irvine, CA. …
Director of Preschool

Joyce Bertram

Joyce currently serves as the Director of Bethany Busy Bee Preschool, a position she has held since 2001. Prior to coming to Colorado in 1996, she directed training for the University of Illinois’ University Affiliated Program in Developmental Disabilities for 13 years. Joyce is the mother of Elisabeth, Daniel, and Sam; the long-time care-giver to Beverly and Shannon; the second mom of Erin and Ryan; grandmother to Jonathan Slater, and wife to Dan Bertram. She attended Wheaton College, the University…
Director of Facilities and Media

Greg Carr

After attending Kansas State University, I moved out to Colorado to continue my education, and in the process met my wife, Melissa. We came to Bethany shortly after the turn of the century, and found a warm place where we were loved and accepted. In 2004, our daughter Sairee joined the family. She was followed in 2007 by a brother, Marek. Together, we serve the church with bad jokes and big hearts.