• Earl Smith

    senior pastor

    Earl joined Beulah's staff in April of 2014. He grew up in Elkhart and graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka. While at Bethel he met his wife, Sara. They have 3 children: Aimee, Ana, and Zeke. Earl has also earned enough advanced degrees for a small thermometer. Earl likes Netflix, Peanut M&Ms, and a good iced green tea. He’s also been known to dabble in social media and video editing. He enjoys reading and learning. If you cannot reach Earl by phone, he’s probably out riding his motorcycle, feeling the wind in his hair (his facial hair, that is). Most importantly, Earl finds the most amount of joy and fulfillment in the time he can spend connecting with each of his kids and his gorgeous wife!

    To eMail Pastor Earl, click here.

  • Joel Deselm

    teaching pastor

    Joel joined our staff in October 2015. He has served the Lord as a teacher/coach in the public schools and then as a pastor for over 30 years. He has taught as an adjunct professor in the graduate school at Bethel College. Joel has an extensive teaching ministry, having spoken in hundreds of camps, conferences, churches, seminars, and retreats. He has co-authored three books. His undergraduate degree is from Ball State University and he holds masters degrees from Indiana University and Huntington University. He and his wife Judy live in South Bend, Indiana, near their three sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.

    To eMail Pastor Joel, click here.

  • Andrea neumayer

    associate pastor with an emphasis in youth ministry

    Andrea joined Beulah’s staff in August of 2018. She grew up in Cassopolis, MI, and graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN. During her time at Bethel, she picked up the habit of drinking coffee and achieved two Bachelor’s Degrees: one in Liberal Studies (Youth Ministry) and one in Worship Arts. She was involved in a few recording projects in Nashville, TN, and enjoys leading worship with some college friends for different student conferences in the Michiana area. When she is not with her family or friends, she enjoys Netflix, playing the piano, being outside, and cheering for her favorite sports teams (football is her favorite season).

    To eMail Pastor Andrea, click here.

  • Fonda Baskins

    Director of LIFE Preschool

    Fonda began teaching at LIFE Preschool in 2004; in 2015 she was promoted to Director. She grew up in New Brunswick, Canada and graduated from Indiana Bible College. While attending IBC she met her husband, David. They have two teenage children; Wade and Meagan.   Fonda has served in several churches and schools in Ohio and Indiana and loves helping children develop a relationship with Jesus. She loves all things music, plays the piano, and enjoys a good book, puzzle, or craft project. 

    To eMail Fonda, click here.



    Ashley became part of our staff in the summer of 2016.  She grew up in Elkhart, and after receiving her bachelors degree in counseling from Grace College, she began working with juveniles at the county jail in Sarasota, FL.  She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and developed a passion for disciple making, evangelism, and training others. She has served in churches in Michigan and Maryland. prior to coming to Beulah.

    To eMail Ashley, click here.

  • jackie Smith

    Office Manager

    Jackie became our Office Manager once again in July 2016. (Jackie was our office manager for 5 1/2 years and then took a break.)  Her husband, Bryon, is a pastor. Jackie graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a major in chemistry.  She and Bryon have 2 young adult sons, David and Ben.

    To eMail Jackie, click here.