Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Howard Renker, Senior Pastor

Pastor Howard has been following Jesus for over 35 years and has a calling as a spiritual father.  With a degree in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years.  He served bi-vocationally as he founded and pastored a church in Cheshire, CT.  An ordained minister for over 25 years, Pastor is known for his fervent preaching, down-to-earth style and openness to the Holy Spirit.




Chris Walker, Minister of Growth & Development

Pastor Chris is a gifted pastor, teacher and counselor who continues to walk closely with the Lord every day.  His education includes music, theology, languages and Christian counseling.  His area of responsibility at Bethel includes adult education, counseling and all ministries related to Christian growth and development including any small group ministries.  Pastor Chris is gifted in the prophetic and makes it a priority to connect people to their destinies in Christ.




Laurie McCarty, Minister of Administration

Pastor Laurie has known the Lord since her early teen years and has spent years seeking the Lord and learning from Him.  Her education includes 2 business degrees and prior to coming on staff at Bethel, she owned a management consulting company.  She serves as administrative pastor, overseeing all in-house ministries, facilities, master schedules and events.  She is also a gifted teacher, counselor and mentor who has a strong anointing in the gifts of the Spirit.




Chris Hurtado, Associate Pastor, Youth & Young Adults

Pastor Chris came to Bethel first as an intern and then as our full time youth pastor after attending Zion Bible College.  His life is fully dedicated to God and together with his wife Molly he brings fun and spirituality to our middle school and high school students and believes that each student has an amazing purpose in the kingdom of God.  He is also a gifted musician and mentor as well as our in-house technical and graphic design support.  Because of his own life experiences, he is able to speak candidly into the needs of the students.



Daniel Miller, Worship Minister

Pastor Daniel serves as the worship ministry leader at Bethel.  He attended Zion Bible College and comes to us from Bridgeport, CT where he served as a Youth and Worship Pastor.  For Daniel, “worship is a lifestyle. It flows from the spirit and is an integral part of a person’s walk with God.” He is a talented musician and his passion for God shows while ushering our congregation into worship.  Daniel also has a heart for evangelism and missions.  His love for people of all types shines through in all that he does.


Frances Letourneau, Office Administrator

Frances has been part of Bethel for over 30 years and serves as its administrative and financial secretary. She is also the Official Board secretary and purchasing agent for the church.  Her devotion to excellence and to the people of Bethel is continually being demonstrated. She is a trusted prayer warrior to many and serves the kingdom in practical and spiritual ways.