Ryan serves as the lead pastor of Bethany Covenant Church. He joined the staff in 2015 after twenty years of ministry in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Ryan’s ministry passions are telling the story of God and seeing people experience new life in Christ. He grew up in the Seattle area with a brief sojourn in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and his Master of Divinity from North Park University and Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Seminary. Ryan and Amy Eikenbary-Barber have been happily married since 1995. They have three lovable children: Anja, Lukas, and Peter. Ryan loves to play tennis, hike around the Cascades, drink strong coffee, and seek out the perfect maple bar.
Pastor Britta Burgerassociate pastor of youth
Britta serves as Associate Pastor of Youth at BCC. She is passionate about seeing all ages, especially young people, discover God’s unbelievable love for them and respond to that love by loving others. She has a B.A. in Youth Ministry and Biblical and Theological Studies from North Park University and a Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary. She and her husband Paul have had the joy of serving together on staff at Bethany since the fall of 2013. Britta loves running, crafting, laughing, and a foamy peppermint latte.
Pastor Dan Bookerassociate pastor of children & families
Dan serves as Associate Pastor of Children & Families at BCC. He has a desire to empower children and their adults to live as Christ’s disciples as they come to a deeper understanding of who God is, as well as who God has made them to be. Dan has served on staff since the summer of 2016. He has a B.A. in Physics from Carthage College and a Masters of Arts in Christian Formation from North Park Theological Seminary. Dan and his wife Anne, along with their son Miles, enjoy exploring the outdoors through hiking or biking, and also are known to have epic family movie nights. Dan loves music, photography, and his first car was a 1967 VW Bug.
Pastor Randall Wilkensassociate pastor of worship & the arts
Randall serves as Associate Pastor of Worship and the Arts at BCC. He has served on staff since the summer of 2006. He has a deep desire to see people of all ages worshiping the Lord and lives that out by planning and leading worship, playing the organ and piano, and directing the Bethany Choir and NoteWorthy Youth Choir. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the University of Kansas, along with degrees from Drake University and Kansas State University and theological courses from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Randall and his amazing violinist wife Bonnie were married in 1995 and have two high-school age children, Joanna and Malik. Randall enjoys photography, afternoon tea, trips to Starbucks, and walks in the woods.
Pastor Paul Burgerassociate pastor of worship & administration
Paul serves as Associate Pastor of Worship & Administration at BCC. He is passionate about drawing people into God’s presence and encouraging them to live in a posture of worship. He has a B.A. in Music and minor in Biblical and Theological Studies from North Park University and a Masters of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary. He and his wife Britta have had the joy of serving together on staff at Bethany since the fall of 2013. Paul loves movies, leading worship, and Apple products.