• 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 e-mail 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 e-mail Pastor Joel, 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.   Finda 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 e-mail Fonda, click here.



    Nate joined our staff in the spring of 2016. Prior to coming to Beulah, Nate served 6 years with two para-church youth organizations and 5 years on staff as a Youth Director with two other churches. Since completing his Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministries at Taylor University-Fort Wayne, Nate and his wife Tonya have lived in Ligonier, IN with their two sons, Braydon and Jonathon. In the summer of 2016, they welcomed into the family daughter-in-law Paige. Braydon and Paige are expecting a baby boy in the summer of 2017. Nate is a BIG Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys hunting activities.

    To e-mail Nate, 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 e-mail 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 e-mail Jackie, click here.