Meet the Staff

 

Rev. Thad Winkle (he/him) has been the pastor of Bethel-Bethany since 2019. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with an M.Div., M.A., and a certificate in Black Church Studies. He grew up in West Michigan and spent formative years in Jackson, MS, before relocating to New Jersey for seminary. His professional experiences prior to coming to B-B include community development, teaching incarcerated students, being a chaplain in a state psychiatric hospital, and numerous church-related positions. Pastor Thad was drawn to B-B because of its members’ commitment to being a church for our neighborhood — regardless of whether neighbors worship with us on Sundays — and their desire to lean further into our multiracial context. His partner, Aida Haddad, is finishing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Contact Pastor Thad

 


Lisa Quinn (she/her)
started as our office manager in early 2014. She has served as the liaison for our ecumenical church partnerships for several years, and as the Worship Chair for B-B since 2018. Besides working at B-B, Lisa is also the Administrator at Living Hope Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) and at Advent Lutheran Church (ELCA). While not working at churches, Lisa designs and creates costumes for area high school and community theater productions. She has won awards for her work on many shows, including “Mary Poppins,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Tarzan.” Lisa works in the B-B office a few afternoons a week, and checks her emails daily.  Contact Lisa

 

Deborah Cincotta (she/her) has provided service music on the organ/piano for Sunday worship at B-B since the 1980s. She also works with the adult choir in learning anthems and new hymns for Sunday services. She has been a member of B-B (initially a part of Bethel Church) since birth.  Deborah is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree focusing on Instrumental Music Education. Her primary instrument in college was flute.

 

Finn Emmer (he/him) began as our building manager in 2021. He works a few hours a week to help keep our physical space clean and functioning to support our mission.

 

B-B Council – our church is run by our members, who discuss and vote on all major decisions relating to the life of our church. Throughout the year, members elected to our church council ensure we’re faithfully living out our mission to share God’s love. This group changes as members rotate off and are replaced by others. 

Our council meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open, so if you’re interested in attending a meeting, let us know.