Our Staff | God's Hands
Pastor Beth Ferne-Johnson
Pastor Beth is the pastor at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. She studied at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus which is an E.L.C.A. seminary located in Columbus and graduated in 1996. She has been with St. Stephen Lutheran Church since 2012.
Not only is she St. Stephen’s shepherd but she is married to another E.L.C.A. pastor and together they have two children. Between her visits to shut-ins and her Sunday sermons Pastor Beth enjoys reading and camping, which she loves sharing with the young adults in the congregation!
Scott Ballard is the music director at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. He has been with the church since 2005. Scott has always loved music and is also a member of the popular local band, the Bradberries, who have been performing for almost twenty years!
As well as being the music director at St. Stephen Lutheran, he is attaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Last, but most importantly, Scott is a family man who is married to Michelle Ballard, and together they have two beautiful children.
Janell Heller-Garcia is the administrative assistant at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. She is a recent addition to the team, as she started in 2016. Janell has a background in sales and sales management.
Janell is the proud mother of one son and when she isn’t organizing St. Stephen she enjoys reading and working on crafting projects.
During our Sunday morning worship and learning times, our nursery attendant is ready to help with your preschoolers and kindergarteners. In addition to building towers or “making lunch” in the “kitchen”, our nursery attendant shares a Bible story with your young person. All those who work here with children have undergone background checks with our local police department.