Emily is from Murrells Inlet, SC and grew up the daughter of a Methodist minister. She and her husband have two children, a son 18 and a daughter 15. She has worked with the children of Bethany for 8 years, first as a volunteer and then as a staff member. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Janice Harp is an honor graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Certified Case Manager. She worked in local hospitals for almost 21 years and was also an adjunct faculty member at Trident Technical College. She joined the Bethany staff in 2012 as a Children’s Ministries Assistant. Janice has been married to her husband Mitchell for 30 years. They have two children, a son 17 year old Eric, and a daughter Anna who is 14.
Eileyn Sobeck-Bador, APR, is the communications director. Eileyn is an accredited public relations professional (APR) a She looks forward to using her talents to further the mission of Bethany UMC. She moved to Summerville in September 2016, from Florida, and joined as a member in January 2017. Eileyn’s children have left the nest. Her daughter (26) still lives in Florida and her son 24 is in OKC (And is also a Marine Reservist).
Eileyn & her husband are loving their new life in the Lowcountry, exploring new parks, restaurants, and historical sites. They do try and make it back to Florida as they love everything Disney especially their cruises! Eileyn looks forward to deepening her roots in Bethany UMC and looks forward to how God will use her to continue to help spread missions and make disciples of Christ.
Stephanie is a native of Columbia, SC who has worked with the children of Bethany for 10 years. She and her husband have two children, a son 16 and a daughter 12. After several moves with the Coast Guard, they have lived in Summerville for 11 years. She enjoys gardening, boating and spending time with her family.
Donna is a native of Summerville, and attends Knightsville United Methodist Church. Her experience includes serving as the church secretary for 11 years, and 33 years ago she had the opportunity to serve as Pastor Mitch’s secretary! After 21 years working at Summerville High School, she retired in December. Of the 21 years, she served 17 years at the Athletic Director’s secretary. Donna and her husband, Curtis (A retired math teacher from Summerville High School) are the proud parents to daughter Rachel, son in law David , and proud grandparents of Nora (10), and Lucas (7). They also have a son, Eric, and daughter in law, Melissa, and are proud grandparents to Ethan (10) and LeeAnn (6). Donna’s hobbies are attending her grandchildren’s baseball and softball games, sewing, quilting, and embroidery. Donna’s email is DCrowe@bethany-umc.com.
I am the financial secretary/part-time custodian here at the church. I have 2 children Matthew and Abby. My son is married to a wonderful lady named Kristin.
Greg Smith- Church administrator since June 1999. Married to Sharon Smith for 42 years, two children Greg Jr. and Michelle McCulley, two grand daughters Mila and Morgan. I love all sports, playing golf, and buying, selling, and trading baseball, football, and basketball cards.
Assistant Communications Director
Mandy is a Summerville native and has been working at Bethany since October 2015. She has been married for 15 years to her husband, Frank. They have two children, a 12 year old son and an 8 year old daughter. Mandy and her family are members of Stallsville United Methodist Church. She enjoys spending time her family, camping and crafting.
Mary Dove Murray
Mary Dove Murray has lived in Summerville since childhood and currently resides in the area with her husband Micah (an employee at Nucor Steel). She grew up attending Bethany UMC and is now an active member at Old Fort Baptist Church. Mary Dove graduated magna cum laude from The University of South Carolina with a degree in Business Administration, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her recent experience includes working at Décor Corporation for over 5 years as the Human Resources Generalist and then the Accounting Specialist. In her free time Mary Dove enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family.