Ingrid Lewis

Director of Youth Ministries

I have been working in the youth ministries field since my graduation from Concordia University, River Forest, IL in 1986. I began serving as Bethany's Director of Youth Ministries in 2006. Prior to Bethany, I served at: St. Paul -IL, St. John -South Euclid,OH, St. John-Garfield Hts,OH, St. Peters -Shaker Hts.OH.


I, along with our two pastors, teach confirmation classes.  I am the Children's Church Coordinator and VBS Director.  I also coach 7th & 8th grade girls volleyball at Bethany Lutheran School.


I was born and raised in Chicago, IL.  Together with my husband Tim, we have two children, Christin and Eric.

Sharon Higey

Adminstrative Assistant

I have been serving Bethany in the position of Office Secretary since 2001. My goal is to greet you with a cheery “hello” and a warm smile.


I am married to my husband, Lonnie and together we have five children.  I love cats and currently have three. My hobbies are baking and anything to do with yarn, especially crocheting and knitting.

Peggy Stahnke

Financial Manager

I have been the Financial Manager at Bethany for 15 years. Prior to that, I served as the assistant cook and server for 3 years.


I have been married 29 yrs. and have four children and two grandchildren. I grew up in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. I love to clean, cook and bake I especially enjoy serving and sharing food and bakery with others.


In my spare time, my hobbies include looking for bargains at garage sales and gardening.  I enjoy walking our three dogs (two are Italian Mastiffs and the other is a White Shepard), and of course playing with my grandchildren.