Bethany Ministry Team


Matt Zook

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor Matt Zook is married to Becky Zook and together they have two beautiful daughters, Madison and Cheyenne, and one amazing son, Brody. As a family they love to be outdoors especially boating.  The children play volleyball , softball and basketball.  


Matt feels blessed to be a part of the local church and loves to see the transformation in people's lives as they experience Christ transforming power . His vision is  that Bethany, called to be on mission with God, can be used to impact the world around us for the Glory of God!  Col. 1:13-14 


Sam Coblentz

Associate Pastor

Youth Pastor Sam Coblentz was born in Fredericksburg, Ohio. He graduated from Hartville Christian School, and attended Maranatha Bible School, and the University of Akron. He is married to Lori, and the father to 3 sons; Quinten, Camden, and Morgan.


He is a certified Optician working in Hartville and Sugarcreek. He served with Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry, and has enjoyed various short-term mission experiences. He was licensed as an Associate Pastor in 1996, and began serving as Youth Pastor in 2001.


Marcus Sharp

Associate Pastor

Marcus Sharp, a lifetime resident of Hartville Ohio, graduated from Hartville Christian School, and Stark State College. At a early age, and numerous times since, he has enjoyed being involved and serving in various short term missions. Marcus and his wife Claudia, both attended Maranatha Bible School.


They have twin daughters, Chelsea and Courtney, as well as one daughter, Gabriel, and a son, Carson. Marcus was licensed as associate pastor in 2013. Currently he works as a framing carpenter, for his own construction business.

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Jordan Briggs

Youth Pastor

Youth Pastor Jordan Briggs grew up in Akron, OH. He graduated from Lake Center Christian School, and attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University before graduating from Kent State with a degree in Business Management. Jordan and his wife, Mary have been blessed with 3 children, Myla, Sage, and Beau. 


Jordan is passionate about young people’s relationship with Jesus and their ability to develop their own faith in God. His heart for the Youth Group is for them to know Jesus personally and to find their identity in Him.

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Brian & Brittany Troyer 

Outreach Directors

Brian and Brittany have one son, Malachi, and are foster parents to other children whom they welcome into their home. They lead the College and Career small group and they look for ways for the church to love and reach out to our community.


Lance & Kim Bezek

Children's Ministry

Lance and Kim Bezek have been serving in the area of Children and Family ministry for the past 15 years. They are passionate about laying the foundation of God’s Word in the hearts of children and equipping and encouraging parents to raise up kiddos who will love God, obey God, and live life on mission for Him.  Lance and Kim have been married 23 years and have five children: Emma, Joshua, Caleb, Josiah, and Noah. 


Debbie Yoder

Administrative Assistant

A long time member of Bethany Church, Debbie attends Bethany Church along with her husband Marv. She has served Bethany Church since 2007. In addtion to her work with Bethany, Debbie and her husband Marv, they have two children Dan (Beth) Yoder and Ron (Kelli) Yoder. They also fill their extra time with their four grandchildren and managing a local campground. 


Heather Schloneger


Heather has been on staff with  Bethany since 2017. Heather has been married to Jeff for 25 years. They have four children: Allison, Elliot, Isaiah and Josiah. Heather is a Malone University graduate who is currently homeschooling and teaching piano/voice lesson.