20’s / 30’s
Rebecca Quick, Caleb Giese, and Andrew Landwermeyer are all excited to be leading the Young Adult Mid-Size Community. Individually these three have many different backgrounds, interests, and hobbies. Yet collectively, they all share the love of God and friendship. They can’t wait to meet and get to know you better soon!
30’s & 40’s
Andrea Miller and family have been members of Bethany since 2014. Married to her high school sweetheart, Troy, in 2010, their son, Logan was born in 2015 and began his adventure into 3rd grade this year at Bear Creek Elementary. Andrea works in dental insurance for a local private practice and volunteers with Academy 4, a mentoring program that teaches leadership skills to 4th graders in title 1 schools. She enjoys reading whenever she can find the time, particularly about the intersection of scripture and science and tries her best to live the words of 1 Peter 4:10.
30's & 40's
My name is Jacob Kaase. My wife and I have been members at Bethany for 8 years and coming up on our 9th wedding anniversary in November. Our kids, Halle (8) and Kannin (5) were both baptized at Bethany and enjoy being a part of Bethany Kids. I currently serve on the Board of Elders at Bethany and my wife Mandi helps teach Bethany kids. We live in Driftwood, Texas and when we are not at church, we love to be outside playing sports, riding bikes, hunting and camping.
40’s & 50’s
Kirk and Hollie Kaszynski have been long time members of Bethany. Their three children, Raynor (17), Blaine (13), and Lillian (10) have grown up in the congregation, and as a family, they have enjoyed being involved in many of the ministries here. They have found that what brings the most joy and blessings is to be involved in acts of service and events that bring the church together as a community.
Over the years, Kirk has used his vocal gifts to serve the music ministry in worship. In addition, he has passionately organized Bethany Family Camps in both Arkansas and Colorado. Kirk also enjoys rallying people to do crazy, fun, and muddy events like Rugged Maniac!
Hollie has a passion for hospitality. She has served in the kitchen on Sunday mornings making coffee and breakfast for fellowship, worship, and Bible study. She has also helped organize and lead women’s events like the Women’s Tea. Hollie has a heart for discussing, teaching, and presenting God’s word both in small groups and larger classes.
40’s & 50’s
Herb and Nikki Tate are excited to be co-leading this group with the Kasznski’s! They have been married for 21 years and have two daughters, 19 & 16. Herb is an Austin original while Nikki was born in Kansas City, MO and moved to Austin 23 years ago. They have been part of the Bethany family for 15 years. Herb has worked for LCRA for the past 23 years and Nikki is with State Farm. Outside of work, Herb has found enjoyment in exercise and driving his 1975 CJ-5 Jeep while Nikki enjoys golfing and spending time with friends and family. They have one dog and two cats and are hoping to enjoy the last two years before they become empty nesters.
50’s / 60's
Theresa Gray is very excited and honored to co-lead one of the Mid-Sized Community groups with Debbie Rehmann. Bethany has been her church home since 1999 and is so thankful for all the amazing people she has met over the years and the spiritual guidance she has received. She is married to Ron Gray; and the mother to two lovely daughters, Marina Bateman and Tara Kubsch. She has served in various ministries at Bethany over the years. She currently is one of the leaders of the Bethany Ladies Bible Study group. And was recently a member of the Bethany council. She loves reading, studying and learning God’s word with others. And is looking forward to seeing what God has in store for our group.
50's / 60's
Debbie has been a member of the Bethany family since 1984. She and Randy raised all four children at Bethany and now she gets to share this amazing community with two of her six “Littles” and their parents.
With years of experience in Children’s ministry, High School Ministry and Women’s ministry she is looking forward to experiencing and sharing Jesus with a blended community of adults.
Merritt and Becky Beaver are so excited to be co-leading the 60+ Mid-Size Community. We moved here from Atlanta, GA., amid COVID in 2020 to be near two of our children, son-in-law, and grandkids. We are so thankful to have “landed” at Bethany and love this community! Shortly after arriving, we became a part of the music ministry (our first love) program, which has been such a blessing, and we treasure the friends we have met. We are both originally from Virginia however have fallen in love with Austin. Merritt continues to work remotely for the state of Georgia at the moment. We enjoy so many activities, including golf and tennis, but most of all, getting to know all of you!
Tarry & Ellen Damrau will co-lead the 60+ group. They’ve been married 46 years and have 2 married daughters who were raised and confirmed at Bethany. Both daughters have blessed them with 4 grandchildren and both families live in Austin. Tarry & Ellen are from Illinois (Ellen – Chicago, Tarry – Jacksonville). They met in 1974 while teaching at the Illinois School for the Deaf. They moved to Ogden, Utah in 1979-83, and then to Austin in 1983. Tarry has served on Bethany’s council and is currently an elder. Ellen has served on the Mothers’ of Preschool Children team and as a bible study leader. Women’s bible study is her passion. They are so grateful for God’s love, grace and blessings given to them and are looking forward to getting to know you and studying God’s word together.