Rev Shaffer, "Pastor Stephen", came to Bethel Church on September 14, 2018 from the Reformed Church of Stout in Stout, Iowa USA.
Our Pastor was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. While attending Western Theological Seminary, Stephen met his future wife, Olga. They were married in 2012 and both were ordained as Ministers of Word and Sacrament in 2013 They served together in Iowa for five years (and had three children, Elijah, Moriah, and Joanna) before coming to Canada.
only comfort in life and death is:
That I am not my own, but belong---
body and soul, inlife and in death---
to my faithful Saviour, Jesus Christ!
Stand in the power of God!!