Dave Van Kley has been Bethel’s pastor since October of 2014 when he and his family moved to Sheldon from Chicago, Illinois. He and Jody have been married since 1983 and have two sons and daughters-in-law: Kent & Marissa and Ross & Olivia. Dave is a graduate of Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California and has been an ordained pastor in the Reformed Church in America since 1990. Dave and Jody spent 25 years in Chicago before moving back to Northwest Iowa where they have many ties. One of those ties is to the Okoboji Bible Conference. They have served the Conference for over 20 years where Dave is currently the Conference Pastor and Jody is the Conference Director. Dave and Jody love living in Sheldon and love doing ministry together.
Pastor Dave is passionate about worship and loving people. He hopes that you will be blessed by Bethel’s focus on Inspiring Worship and Loving Relationships. Dave loves being part of what God is doing in and through the Bethel family.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Watching the Cubs, and um… watching the Cubs?
Jody Van Kley is a graduate of Dordt College with a teaching degree in Music Education. She is
married to Pastor Dave Van Kley since 1983 and together they have 2 sons and 2 daughters-in- law.
Jody serves Bethel Church in two capacities – first of all as the Worship Coordinator and secondly
as the Director of Wednesday night Children’s Ministries. Jody has served in church ministry since
1990 when she began working for a church in the Chicago area. She moved, with her husband
Dave, to Sheldon in the fall of 2014. She had the opportunity to join the Bethel Staff in the summer of
2015. In addition to her work for Bethel Church, Jody serves as the Conference Director for the
Okoboji Bible Conference. She has been actively involved in this ministry for over 20 years.
Jody loves the people of Bethel Church. She loves the opportunity to support Bethel’s vision of being
a church of inspiring worship and loving relationships. In her spare time, Jody enjoys spending time
playing the piano and hanging out with friends and family.
Anna began working as Bethel's office administrator in April 2012. A native of Orange City, Anna graduated from MOC-Floyd Valley High School in 2007 with the intention to study culinary arts in Minneapolis. God had a different direction, and instead she studied music at Northwestern College in Orange City. In May 2011, she married her high school sweetheart, Andy De Wild, and they made their home in Sheldon.
Although there are no children of the human variety (yet), Anna does enjoy spending time with her two beagles, Buster and Ally. Her other hobbies include cooking, reading, camping, playing violin, and working as a freelance transcriptionist.
Anna is proud to be a member of Bethel, and takes every chance she can get to brag about its welcoming, kind-hearted members. She truly believes that this body is making waves to welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life
Jodi Siebrecht grew up in Bethel and returned to Sheldon with her family in 2014 after 23 years in the Des Moines area. She is married to David and they have two daughters. Sara is studying at Iowa State University and Keri is studying at Northwest Iowa Community College. Jodi graduated with a BS in Biology from Iowa State University and her career path has included teaching, oil chemistry research, demonstrating medical supplies and children’s ministries. Returning to Bethel as the Family Ministries Coordinator, has been a good fit.