Dave Van Kley


Life Story

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 a daughter-in- law. Kent and Marissa live near Chicago and Ross is a student at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. 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 but have many ties to Northwest Iowa. For nearly twenty of those years, they have been part of the ministry and leadership teams of the Okoboji Bible Conference where they continue to serve. Dave is 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 worshp and loving people. He hopes that you will, as he has,  hone in on Bethel’s focus of Inspiring Worship and Loving Relationship. Dave is very excited to see how God is working in and through the Bethel family.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Watching the Cubs, and um… watching the Cubs?