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Meet our Pastor and Staff.  Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact us at (706)367-8042 or you can send us a message using the contact form below.

Rev. Dale Giefing           

Greetings Jefferson!
My name is Dale Giefing and I am the incoming pastor at Bethany United Methodist Church (4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson; bethanychurchjefferson.com). I have been a pastor for four years and look forward to becoming and learning about the Jefferson community. I have been praying for a good fit for me, and the door to Bethany opened in ways I could have never expected. One of my favorite things to do is to celebrate communion. Part of that is because I believe there is power in sharing the body and  blood. There is also power in the fact that it is shared and open to all. As I come to be a pastor for you, I also come to learn and grow and be shaped by you. I pray for you each and every day and cannot wait to see what God will do to and through us all!
Some fun facts about me: Star Wars is one of my most favorite things, and I consume it every way I can. My kitten Leia is named after a character from it as well! I also love to cook and look forward to sharing many cups of coffee and tea over conversations with many of you. I also love to read and can be a competitive board game player when I have the time. I also love to teach and talk (what pastor doesn’t?!?!). Please know that you are welcome to come join us anytime or to reach out to me if you have any questions!  We worship at 11:00 am on Sundays, we love the old songs, and we are a welcoming congregation.
God bless,
Dale Giefing



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Loretta Bonner

Administrative Assistant & Director of Children’s Ministries 






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