Rev. Nancy Coleman
Interim Pastor

Joined Bethel Staff:
March 14, 2022
Nancy grew up on a farm in Maryville, Tennessee and returned to live there with her family in 2008 after being away for 24 years. She graduated from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to marrying her husband Mark, she worked as a campus minister, both in Jefferson City, Tennessee and in Winnipeg, Canada. She and Mark, along with their four children, served with the organization Mercy Ships from 1999-2007, living in the countries of England, Liberia, and Ghana. In 2015 Nancy joined the Presbyterian church, and in 2017 she became an inquirer for ministry in the Presbytery of East Tennessee. She was ordained in 2020 by the Presbytery of the James while serving in her first call as an interim pastor in Providence Forge, Virginia.

Nancy and Mark live on the Tallent family farm in Maryville with their senior hound dog Kody. They are the proud parents of Neil, Andrew and his wife Kristen, Cara, and Sam, and the unrepentantly boastful grandparents of Charlotte and Thomas. Nancy enjoys travel, reading, word games, cycling, and walking. If you spot her on the Betty Brown Memorial Walking Trail (which you are likely to do), be sure to stop and say hello!

An interim pastor is a minister who works with a congregation during a transition time after one pastor leaves and before a new pastor is called. This transition time usually takes one to two years. During this period the interim pastor will be responsible for the full range of pastoral duties, including: worship leadership, congregational care, outreach and church growth development, and serving as head of staff.  The interim pastor will also lead our congregation through developmental tasks intended to support us in our search for a called pastor.

Susan Cutts
Office Administrator

Joined Bethel Staff:
May 11, 2009


Michael Cutts
Independent Contractor

Joined Bethel Staff:
May 23, 2023
Lawn, Labyrinth, and Memorial Garden Care Part-Time Custodian

Judy Yeaworth
Church Musician

Joined Bethel Staff:
September 1, 2021
Judy Yeaworth has served as Bethel's Church Musician since September 1, 2021.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Master of Education degree in French, Judy has served as organist and accompanist across Tennessee and in Monte Carlo, Monaco. For twenty eight years, she also taught fifth through twelfth grade choral and vocal music classes, high school music history and music theory at the University School of Nashville.

Susan Holton

Joined Bethel Staff:
October 15, 2023
Susan has lived in Roane County for 25 years. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of TN. She practiced in pediatrics and retired from the Alcoa School System. Susan has two grown sons and two granddaughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, raising bees, teaching knitting classes, camping, hiking and participating in the Farmers Market.

Wanda Kitching

Joined Bethel Staff:
October 15, 2023
Wanda earned a Bachelor of University Studies from Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi. She worked in Human Resources and as Executive Secretary at Square D in Colorado from 1986-1993. After moving back to Mississippi she worked for Bolivar County, Mississippi from 1993-2004 as Secretary to County Administrator before becoming County Purchase Clerk. Wanda retired from Bolivar County, Mississippi. She has two children (a son and a daughter) and four grandchildren (three boys and one girl). Wanda enjoys reading, sewing, crafts, gardening, music, old movies, junking, and spending time with family.

Linda Gerth
Nursery Worker Emeritus

Joined Bethel Staff:
After 21 years of faithful service as Bethel's nursery worker, Linda retired on December 16, 2018 and became Bethel's Nursery Worker Emeritus on January 27, 2019.