For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10

Bethany’s History

Our Story

Bethany United Methodist Church began on the southwest side of Green Bay in 1954.  The first place of worship on Redwood Drive experienced enough growth so that land was purchased in Ashwaubenon off Ridge Road on Echo Lane and the present two-level building was dedicated in 1967.  A fellowship hall and classrooms were added by 1978.  The latest expansion and renovation was completed in late 2007.

Bethany is a member of the Northeast District Circuit #3 which is composed of the following United Methodist congregations:  In Green Bay; Bethany, First, New Faith Hmong, Peace, St. Paul’s, and Vida Nueva.  In area communities are:  Oneida UMC, (Oneida, WI), New Hope (DePere, WI),  Suamico UMC (Suamico, WI) and Zion UMC (Denmark, WI).

Our People

Bethany’s people come from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and experiences.  We try to treat one another with equal respect recognizing that every person has been blessed with special spiritual gifts, talents, and abilities.  Children, youth, and adults participate in various ways in worship and ministry.  We seek the Lord’s help in caring for one another and reaching out to others with the compassion of Jesus Christ.

Pastors Who Have Served at Bethany


Lester Ott                      1952 – 1959

Harold Gridley              1959 – 1962

Patrick Green                1962 – 1981

Bryce Armstrong          1981 – 1985

Galen Luebke                1985 – 1993

Charles Cederholm      1993 – 2003

Jill Quilling Connery    2002 – 2012

Randell Richter             2003 – 2014

Cheryl Weaver               2012 – 2015

Lawrence J. McGuin     2014 – 2015

Ki Sung Kim                   2015 – 2016

Robb McClintock           2017 – Present

Our Building 

1st Floor

  • Covered entrance
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Elevator to lower level
  • Modern handicapped accessible restrooms with diaper changing area
  • Air conditioned
  • Convenient parking
  • Nursery near Sanctuary
  • Sanctuary equipped with audio & visual technologies for worship

Lower Level

  • All Classrooms


Good News

Upper Room 

Wisconsin Annual Conference

North East District, Appleton, Wisconsin  

General Board of Discipleship