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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 pickleball and playing with her grandchildren! They have two children and four 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 five 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 two children and six 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 four children and twelve grandchildren.  

  • Scott Maxon ~ Secretary ~

    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 two daughers.

Board of Directors

  • Dan Jerred ~ Chairman ~

    Dan & Lillian Jerred live near Valparaiso, NE and are very involved at Northwest Community Church in Malcolm, NE.  where Dan has served as elder and taught adult Sunday School.  Dan works for LiCor Biosciences in Lincoln, NE. and Lillian stays busy taking care of their home, helping her adult children and serving kids through the Good News Club at NWCC.  They have four adult children and one grandchild.

  • 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.  

  • 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 three adult daughters and one grandchild. 

  • 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.

  • Bob Teters ~

    Bob & Sara Teters live in Mullen, NE.  Bob is a retired Berean pastor and before being a pastor he was a teacher.  Bob & Sara love people and gardening.  They have three children and three grandchildren.

  • Justin Bebb ~

    Justin & Megan Bebb live in Columbus, NE where Justin is the lead pastor of Columbus Berean Church.  They have three children.