Staff (listed alphabetically by position)


Alice Mistler, Bookkeeper

Alice began her position as bookkeeper for Bethlehem in September 2013. She is a lifelong LCMS member who grew up in Concordia, Missouri and graduated for the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She and her husband, Mark, live on a small acreage with their daughter (and many critters).


Cathy Welsh, Choir Director

For Cathy Welsh, music is a lifestyle, not a just hobby. Being raised by a choir director/music educator, and having the good fortune to study under some exceptional directors including Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, Dr. Rodney Eichenberger and Dr. Alfred Blinde, becoming a conductor herself was a natural consequence. Cathy studied music at Chadron State College and University of Central Missouri while pursuing a career in the sciences. She has performed as a vocalist with the Nebraska Choral Arts Society, Omaha Symphonic Chorus, Voices of Omaha and various other choral organizations. Cathy has been directing church choirs since 1992 and is a firm believer in the adage that “he who sings prays twice”.


Shawn & Beryl Lindley, Custodial

Shawn & Beryl came to Warrensburg in May 2008 from England. The same year their son, Shane, married Tiffany Meador, and that is how they came to be introduced to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  They are both custodians at the church, and five years ago Shawn along with members of the congregation started the community garden, which is still doing very well today, providing vegetables for the people of Warrensburg.


Paula Easterwood, Music Director

Paula is a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, she became our Music Director in 2010.  She studied piano and organ at William Woods College in Fulton, MO. For over 30 years, she has served as church organist/pianist with numerous churches in Kansas City and Central Missouri. She currently teaches Music at the Classical Academy in Warrensburg. She, husband Jack and daughter, Lydia, farm in Johnson County where she pursues her hobbies of reading, organic and herb gardening, cooking and occasionally doctoring livestock!  


Peggy Hostetler, Nursery Attendant

Peggy has been the Nursery Attendant since 1999.  She has watched most of our children grow and enjoyed every minute of it.  Peggy has been a member of the community since 1989 and is employed by the City of Warrensburg.  You can find her on Sunday mornings in the Nursery, located in the Fellowship Hall.


Cindy Conen, Office Manager

Cindy joined our staff May, 2000 when she retired from the United States Air Force.  Her career focus has always been Human Resources and Counseling. She oversees all administrative aspects of Bethlehem, functions as the webmaster, is our liaison with the local community, always has time to greet you and lend an ear,  and makes a great cup of coffee! She and her husband, Glen, have been a part of the Warrensburg community since 1989.


Jerry Harding, Sound Technician

Jerry has been taking care of/installing equipment at Bethlehem for more years than most of us have been members.  He is a United States Navy veteran and retired from the University of Central Missouri. Jerry and his wife, Karon, live in Warrensburg and are very active at Bethlehem. If they are not here, you can bet that they are with their wonderful grandchildren.


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