Youth Ministry Staff

David Zettlemoyer (Youth Director)








Kim Kucas

Kim (updated)Hi, my name is Kim Kucas, and I’m originally from Gettysburg & Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. I am a Certified Career & Technical Education Teacher from Pennsylvania State University. I came to Bethany Bible Fellowship Church around 2002. I gradually started working with the youth group just chaperoning various trips.  I enjoy working with teenagers from all walks of life. So it was fitting that I eventually became a full-fledged youth group leader. I enjoy listening to music, reading and being outdoors. I am married to a wonderful man and we have one son. Our family life is centered on God and my son’s farm animals. I was raised in a family with strong beliefs in God’s love and salvation. I can’t remember a time when God was not part of my life. Without God in our lives many things would not be possible. I love being a youth leader and watching teenagers come to know Christ and grow in their relationship with God. It is my prayer that our youth ministry at Bethany continues to grow and flourish as we reach out to the youth in our communities.

Doug Rutt

DougHi, my name is Doug Rutt and I have been serving as a volunteer youth leader at Bethany Bible Fellowship Church since 2002.  I’m originally from Lititz in Lancaster County PA.  I was blessed to have been raised by Christian parents in a home where attending church and reading the word of God was a regular part of life.  I was convicted of my sin and of my need for salvation by the Holy Spirit at a friend’s church one summer evening when I was 12 years old.  I accepted Jesus as my savior that night and my eternal destiny was changed.  Through seasons of both rebellion and obedience to His will in my life, God has shown me His grace, His love, and His faithfulness over and over without fail.  Although I am a scientist by profession (I have a degree in pharmacology & toxicology), the Lord has seen fit to use me in ways I never would have imagined as a youth leader at Bethany BFC.  It is a tremendous joy, privilege, and blessing to be able to teach the students biblical truths and share the love of Jesus with them.  In my free time I enjoy following Philadelphia sports teams, listening to music, playing guitar, and reading.

Beth Valerio

Hi, my name is Beth Valerio and I have been attending Bethany Bible Fellowship Church for close to 50 years.  I was born in Shamokin, PA (where my parents were born and raised) and then we eventually moved to Hatfield, PA!  My awesome sister, Leah, was born some years later (bonus baby) and we all attended Bethany BFC and still do!  Anyway, I spent 40 years in Hatfield and then God saw fit to bring a wonderful man into my life, Mike Valerio and his beautiful daughter, Elizabeth.  We married, bought a house in Harleysville and became a family in 2006.  I am a secretary for the Wissahickon School District and plan to eventually retire from there.  I, too, was blessed being raised by Christian parents and was taught the need for Jesus which changed my life at the age of 6.  Church was always a priority in our household.  I attended youth group during my teenage years and eventually was asked to be a youth leader later which I was for 5 years (then got married . . .).  Now I’m back!  God has allowed me to be a part of the Youth Leadership Team at Bethany and I look forward to what God has planned in the future!  My prayer is that we are committed to showing God’s love to all youth by being Godly examples.  Oh, and some personal facts – I am an Eagles fan 1st and then a Flyers fan.  A few of my favorite things to do is binge-watching shows on Netflix, eating hotdogs, Domino’s pizza and laughing.

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