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Pastor and Staff

Bethel Lutheran Church Staff

Pastor  --  Steven M. Krebill

Director of Music -- Erika Haskell

Parish Secretary -- Gail Gold

President of Congregation - Fred Sauvey

Choir Director - Justin Caithaml


Pastor Steven M. Krebill     

Pastor Steven M. Krebill was born and raised in Jackson , Michigan .  He earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Olivet College , Olivet , Michigan in 1978,  Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus , Ohio ,  in 1986 and a Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation, Donaldson , Indiana in 1996.  As part of his seminary training, Pastor Krebill spent a year with the people of Advent Lutheran Church , Cleveland , Ohio , as well as a summer in Clinical Pastoral Education at Children's Hospital, Columbus , Ohio .

Pastor Krebill spent 12 years as pastor of Trinity , Hillsdale before accepting the call to serve the people of Bethel , Middleburg Heights , Ohio in 1998.  Since that time he has been involved in ministries to many age groups, within and beyond the walls of Bethel .  He encourages and supports youth involvement at Camp Mowana each summer, and serves on the Ohio Synods' Candidacy Committee, which provides oversight and discernment for persons preparing for public ministry in the church. Lutheran Church , Michigan Lutheran Church

What makes Pastor Krebill's heart sing is the privilege of proclaiming the saving word of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a variety of ways, at worship on Sunday, and in our every day lives, in whatever ways that the Gospel  is spoken, written, sung , viewed, or experienced


Director of Music  - Erika Haskell

Erika Haskell has been a church organist since high school, first playing at Trinity Lutheran in her home town of Lockport , NY.  She is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, with a major in Arts Managementn/piano and a minor in organ.  Erika worked for The Cleveland Orchestra for 10 years, most recently as Concert and Special Events Manager.  She currently works part-time as Special Events Coordinator at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. 

Erika served the congregation of All Saints Lutheran in Olmsted Falls for six years as an organist, choir director and contemporary service leader. 

Also a graduate of BW, Erika's husband Nate is an attorney and a freelance musician.  They have two children and two dogs.



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7171 Pearl Road | Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130 | PH: 440-843-6663