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SINCE 1935

Our National Leadership Team

Our BFC National Leadership team is comprised of a staff and Board of Directors who work together
to lead and serve our fellowship and who love, care and pray for our churches and their leaders. If you have any questions for anyone on this team, feel free to reach out to them through the contact buttons provided below.

  • Scott Mathis ~ President ~
    Diane Mathis ~ Administrative Assistant & Pastor Wife Care                                    

    Scott & Diane Mathis live in Davey, NE.  They have served in the Berean Fellowship since 1992. Scott pastored at Mitchell Berean Church in Mitchell, NE for 19 years before he and Di helped plant SONrise Church in Torrington, WY for 5 years.  Scott & Di joined the BFC staff in 2016.  As President, Scott sets the tone and vision for the fellowship by preaching at various Berean churches and shepherding pastors.  In addition, he guides and supports the Regional Fellowship leaders in their mission to plant new churches in each region.  Di serves alongside Scott and oversees the day to day administrative responsibilities of the Berean Fellowship.  She also has a heart to encourage and pray for the Berean pastors' wives as they serve God in their various ministries.  Scott is a cowboy at heart and loves to compete in team roping. Di loves hiking the Colorado Rockies and playing with her grandchildren! They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

  • Tyce and Bethany Jensen live in Broken Bow, Nebraska where Tyce is the Lead Pastor at Berean Bible Church.  Tyce and Bethany met at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  Bethany is from Tyler, Texas, and Tyce is a Broken Bow native.  After serving 4 years as Assistant Pastor in Broken Bow, Tyce attended Dallas Theological Seminary from 2007-2011.  They have served in Broken Bow since 2014.  Tyce and Bethany enjoy reading, good discussions, laughing, and watching British stuff.  Most of their free time is devoted to training up their 5 children in the way they should go, including being Husker fans!  Tyce is passionate about communicating God's truth, training future leaders, and seeing God's people live in Christ-centered community.

  • George Cheek ~ Generosity Coordinator ~

    George & Jan Cheek live in North Platte, NE.  As Generosity Coordinator, George proactively encourages households to live generously as Christ followers and invest wisely in their local church and Berean Fellowship.  It's hard to think of George without thinking of Maranatha Bible Camp, where he has been on staff since 1973, and the Executive Director of the Maranatha Ministries Foundation since 2005.  He and Jan have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.

  • Terry & Bev Jensen live in Broken Bow, NE.  As the Treasurer, Terry leads the Finance Team which builds the annual budget.  He also monitors any major income/expense deviations from the budget, and reports financial results and concerns to the BOD.  Terry is retired from a career in banking and now has a small accounting business called Touchstone Financials.  Terry & Bev serve the Lord at Broken Bow Berean Church and have been associated with the Berean Fellowship since 1967. They have 4 children and 12 grandchildren.  

  •  Nate H. ~ International Church Planting Director ~ Email Nate

    Nate is a third generation Berean Pastor.  He is a Youth & Family Pastor in the Midwest. He and his wife Ashley have 4 children.  

Board of Directors

  • Brent Mullock ~ Chairman ~

    Brent & Bobbi Mullock are long-time residents of Torrington, WY. He is the lead pastor at SONrise Church.  They love playing tennis and being with family.  They have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.

  • Jim & Tara Kluth live in Rochester, MN. and are a part of Berean Community Church.   Jim has taught at Schaeffer Academy in Rochester since 1995.  He also owns his own painting and outdoor services business.  They have been a part of the Berean Fellowship since 1995.  He and Tara have 4 children. 

  • Rick Geiler ~

    Rick & Kelly live in a rural acreage north of Lincoln. They attended Lincoln Berean Church for several years and also helped with the North Pointe Community Church plant in Lincoln.  Rick owns his own architectural firm.  They have 3 adult daughters and 1 granddaughter. 

  • Josh Keating ~

    Josh & Cara live in Imperial, NE and serve the Lord at Imperial Berean Church as Youth Leaders.  Josh farms and Cara is a stay home mom with their 3 children.  They feel very blessed to be a part of a church that is filled with God's love, people that display His grace and a fellowship that values His Word!

  • Scott & Lyndsey Maxon live in Colorado Springs where Scott is the Lead Pastor of Freedom Church, a new church plant.  Prior to pastoring, Scott spent six years in the United States Air Force as a Space Operations Officer.  They have 2 daughers.

  • Bob Teters ~

    Bob & Sara Teters live in Mullen, NE where Bob is the Pastor at Sandhills Community Bible Church.  Bob has been a pastor for over 18 years and prior to that he was a teacher.  Bob & Sara love people and gardening.  They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

  • Josh Nighswonger ~

    Josh & Heidi Nighswonger live in Cheyenne, WY where Josh is the lead pastor at Cheyenne Berean Church.  Josh has the unique and rare privilege of pastoring the very church he grew up in! Josh & Heidi have three children.

  • Dan DeRoss ~

    Daniel & Mary DeRoss live in Weed, CA where Dan has served on the Elder Board at Weed Berean Church for over 30 years.  They spend their days operating a driving school and periodically taking care of their five grandchildren.