Pastors, Staff & Board Members
Meet the men and women called to shepherd BBC
Acting Pastor Nathan Bucher
Pastor Nate is Acting Pastor until that day when we extend a call to and install our next Senior Pastor. Nate started as Associate Pastor at Becker Baptist Church in July 2019. He hails from Indiana and met his wife, Kristi, a native of Becker, in their very first class at Huntington University. After graduating, having fallen in love, Nate followed Kristi up to Minnesota and they started attending BBC in the summer of 2007. Since 2006 and until joining BBC’s staff, he taught 2nd grade at Becker Primary School, taking a two-year leave of absence from 2012-2014 to serve in Haiti with Jesus in Haiti Ministries. Nate currently coaches tennis at Becker Schools. In 2017, he enrolled in Western Seminary’s M. of Div. program, feeling a call to go deeper into ministry. His desire is to see the people of BBC strengthened in their passion and desire for Christ through discipleship, community and gospel-centered teaching. Nate loves the community of Becker and wants to see the hearts of those in this community affected by the gospel of Christ. They have one daughter, Ruby.
Pastor Nate with his wife, Kristi, and daughter, Ruby
Pastor Rob and his wife, Caroline
Retired Senior Pastor Rob Olsen
Pastor Rob led Becker Baptist Church since 1992 and retired as Senior Pastor on June 30, 2020. He remains part-time through August 31, 2020 preaching some Sundays through that date. Rob loves people, and you can see that love echo throughout the church body. He loves to see people discover how God wants them to serve in His Kingdom. Rob’s wife, Caroline, worked in and retired from the Becker Public Schools. They have two children, Christine and Sarah, who live in the Twin Cities.
Youth Pastor Kevin Drehmel
Kevin started as Youth Pastor at Becker Baptist Church in July, 2014. He and his family are originally from Wisconsin and moved to Becker from Illinois. Kevin summarizes his calling in these words: “I am passionate about youth ministry and feel that God has put a calling on my life. I have a love for students and I truly enjoy ministering to them. I have a passion for the lost, for winning students to Christ and advancing the Kingdom!” Kevin’s wife, Amy serves as our Director of Ministry to Children and Families. They have 8 children and 6 grandchildren.
Pastor Kevin and his wife, Amy, with their growing family
Amy and her husband Kevin with their growing family
Director of Ministry to Children and Families, Amy Drehmel
Amy has been a member of Becker Baptist Church since 2014 and became our Children & Family Ministry Director on October 15, 2018. She is married to Youth Pastor Kevin Drehmel and is the mother of 8 incredible children and “Mimi” to 6 wonderful grandchildren. Amy was born in California but spent most of her life in Wisconsin.
Her greatest joys in life are spending time with her family and serving in roles that bring God glory. Her favorite pastime activities include cooking, reading, movies, shopping, camping, weekend projects and entertaining friends.
Church Secretary, Terri Mason
Terri began attending BBC with her husband, Greg, when they married in 2004. She then gained three stepchildren, and became an instant grandma and now has 5 children that call her “Grandma”. Prior to moving to Becker, she lived in the Twin Cities area where she worked at a regional bank for almost 30 years until joining BBC’s staff in 2012. Terri enjoys being involved in many areas of BBC, including leading “Grace Women’s Ministry” and being a Small Group Leader for Momentum Student Ministries. She also serves on the Church Board as Church Clerk.
Terri with husband, Greg
Jo Moyer, with husband Leroy
Coordinator of Visitation and Ministry to Seniors,
Jo joined us as part-time “Coordinator of Visitation and Ministry to Seniors” in September, 2017. Her gifts and experience excellently have prepared her to serve in this way. Formerly, Jo was a caseworker for Great River Faith in Action, one of our ministry partners.
Building & Grounds Supervisor, Reg Sachs
Reg became the Building & Grounds Supervisor in 2018. Reg and Kathy started attending the Becker Baptist Church in 1991. He has been the Church Board Chairman, Building & Grounds Committee Chairman, and his favorite position in which he currently serves – Music & Worship Committee Chairman. Both Reg’s and Kathy’s passion over the years at Becker Baptist has been music ministry.
Reg with wife, Kathy
Church Custodian, Marilyn Arthur
Marilyn has attended Becker Baptist Church her whole life. After working for 17+ years as a bookkeeper in town, she left that job to care for her elderly (100 years old!) mother. Her biggest joy comes in collecting items year-round to pack into Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!
The HUB Custodian, Lora Meisner
Lora has been attending BBC for many years, and provides a helping hand wherever she can. From decorating for the annual children’s Christmas program to teaching kids about Jesus and cleaning The HUB for our youth, Lora is a huge help.
The Deacons aim to provide spiritual leadership, vision and oversight for Becker Baptist Church. They work with evangelism and outreach, shepherding, follow-up and assimilation, the Lord’s Supper and Baptism, visitation, church discipline and pastoral relations.
- Malcolm Olson, Chair
- Trevor Asher
- Mark Johnson
- Elizabeth Roemer
- Cory Walsh – Church Moderator
- Pastor Nate Bucher
The Church Board consists of the chairs of each committee and is responsible for the administration of all church business.
Current Church Board Members:
- Moderator – Cory Walsh
- Church Clerk – Terri Mason
- Financial Secretary – Cortney Asher
- Treasurer – Tim Erickson
- Music & Worship Committee – Reg Sachs
- Stewardship Committee – Trevor Holm
- Christian Education Committee – Sue Halvorson
- Building & Grounds Committee – Steve Roemer
- Missions & Outreach Committee – Steve Kollman
- Care Committee – Lynel Johnson
- Deacon Board Chair – Malcolm Olson
- Pastor Nate Bucher