• Ryan Helmkamp, Senior Pastor

     Ryan Helmkamp began his ministry here at Bethel in June 2020. Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Ryan became a believer while in college at Iowa State and after undergrad, served as a lay elder for a number of years at Lakeside Fellowship in Polk City, IA while owning and operating an industrial concrete company. After 10 years running the business Ryan and Kelsey decided to close the company and move their family to Springfield, MO so Ryan could attend seminary and pursue a masters of divinity with an emphasis in biblical counseling. Ryan and Kelsey love rural Iowa and are thrilled to be able to minister and serve at Bethel. They have 4 children: Jack, Lane Jesse and Kate.

  • Tim ried,  Associate pastor

    Pastor Tim  came "home" to serve us in  2013. Tim & Ginnie were former members  while they owned Melander's in Alta, many years ago, when God called them to full time service. They sold almost everything and left for Piedmont Bible College in NC. Following that, Tim flew airplanes for UIM in Arizona and Mexico for 8 years before returning to Newell. Tim and Ginnie have 3 adult children, Ben, Greg, and Rachel who are all married and serving the Lord, and 11 grandchildren. 

  • Ginnie Ried,   church secretary

    Ginnie Ried has served as our secretary since 2017.  She is married to Tim, the associate pastor.  Together they make a great team and complement each other in their giftedness.