Reverend David Astolfi, Interim Pastor
Rev. Dave Astolfi is a native New Englander who committed his life to Jesus in high school. He has been active in church life and leadership ever since, helping to build God’s Kingdom through the local church.
Dave is a second career pastor, having earned a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East. He retired early from a 35 year career in science research to devote more time and energy to pastoral ministry.
Dave was ordained at Grace Community Church in Chelmsford, MA, while serving as Pastor of Care. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, playing board games, creating things with his 3D printer and playing with his three grandsons.
See the “Contact Us” section for the pastor’s weekly office hours.
Brendon has led the Youth Ministries program for students in grades 6-12 since joining the ministry team in 2007. Young people from around the community are welcomed and regular participants in this program, as well as those who are church members. He also co-leads the Anchor Young Adults Group for people who are post-high school age, up to 40, and has recently added a new offering, “Life Advisors” private, one-on-one sessions that are held in the 3rd floor lounge on Thursdays starting at 7:00 p.m. These sessions are for young people in the community who are searching for answers to their life questions and would like to talk to others their own age or older in a private, spiritual setting. Brendon and his wife, Kathy, are also worship leaders at Bethany.
Read more about Youth Ministries here.
Carolyn Abbott, Office Manager & Webmaster
Carolyn has been the webmaster since joining the church in 2003. In January 2015, she became the Office Manager to help with the transition after Pastor Dan Meiners’ retirement at the end of December 2014. Carolyn reports to the pastor and the Trustees and is responsible for ensuring that the office runs smoothly and is well set up to support the interim pastor and the new, full-time pastor as those positions are filled. Carolyn is a choir member and plays the piano during the worship services. View Carolyn’s office hours here.