Pastor – Rev. Bethany Carpenter

Pastor Bethany began this blessed appointment on January 1, 2015. She was educated at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, at Cal State LA (B.A.) and at Claremont School of Theology (M.Div.). Carpenter’s ministry began as a Visitation Chaplain for Burbank First United Methodist Church in 2001, and moved into the New Mexico Annual Conference in 2006, serving in Santa Fe, and Melrose, NM. She is grateful to God for this congregation, and for being closer to her family.

Choir Director – Andres Salazar

Andres began leading our Chancel Choir in 2018. He is a gifted musician at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where he is an accomplished pianist majoring in piano performance.

Handbell Choir Director – Marcia Heerema

Marcia has led our Hand Bell Choir, the Orange Pealers, since 1992.

Pianist – Joy Asenas

Joy Asenas is our pianist and the local piano teacher.

Church Secretary – Mimi Burns

Mimi is the glue that holds the church together! Joining us in September of 2012, she is the friendly voice on the phone when you call the church office.

Custodian – Dan Michel

Dan was a school custodian for most of his working career. We are blessed to have him aboard.


Jenn Hurd, a most artistic member of Bardsdale UMC is making pictures of our congregants so that Pastor Bethany has people to look at in the pews when she preaches…Like at the ballpark for Baseball games… Thanks to Jenn for sharing her talent and thanks to the folks who said You-all could see their pictures, too..
Blessings all, 
Pastor Bethany

Shel Ball’s wedding at Bardsdale to Tricia in 1985. Dr. Bob Ness did the service, Becca did a reading, and Jennifer was the candle lighter.
Dr. Bob Ness died on Feb. 2, 2021 and Becca Ness died on Dec. 16, 2020.