Meet the Elders


Rollin Herman

Rollin is a lifelong resident of the Devils Lake Region and has been a member of Bethel for nearly 40 years. Rollin is married to his wonderful wife, Michelle, and they have four children and five grandchildren. Rollin practices dentistry in town and when he is not volunteering at church, you will find Rollin playing at the lake, gardening, enjoying music, or riding go-carts with kids.


Ed Forde

Ed has an amazing heart for the underserved in our community. Ed and his wife Eloise enjoy taking trips to visit their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren whenever time permits. Ed is an avid woodworker and master gardener.  Ed served in the field of Social Services for forty years. He has served in numerous church and ministry capacities, from local outreach to district secretary to Deacon care.

Kelly Westby

Kelly is originally from Cando, ND and has lived in the Lake Region his entire life. Kelly has served as a member and leader at Bethel Church for many years. Kelly is known for his love for the Lord, his wisdom in life, and his empathy and compassion for all. On Sunday mornings you may find Kelly in the back of the sanctuary, as he frequently helps with ushering and greeting. 

Brad Myrvik

Is a lifelong resident of the Edmore area.  Brad has been married to his lovely wife, Lois, for 40 years. They have two married sons and four grandchildren. Brad has served on church boards and numerous other boards. He has a heart for missions in Nicaragua. He and Lois have been blessed to serve there the last 6 years and hope to continue for many more.  Brad also enjoys hunting, shooting, reading and bicycle riding.


Roston Newton

I was born in the Bahamas and moved to the US in 1996 to attend college in Nebraska. That is where I met my wife, Jessica, and we’ve been married for 20 years. We have lived in Devils Lake for the last 17 years and have attended Bethel since we moved here. We have 2 boys: Andy and Keauno. Since attending Bethel, I’ve served as a Sunday school teacher, Deacon and currently an Elder. God has stretched me through this experience, humbled me and given me a love for His people. I grew up in a Christian home and would say I’ve been a Christian for most of my life but I’ve truly embraced my faith in the past 15 years. God has taken me on a journey through brokenness and humility to show me His love & forgiveness. Currently, I  manage and maintain our rental properties and run a remodeling business. When I am not working, you will probably find me fishing, camping or spending time with my family.

Brian Prince 

Is originally from Bismarck, but transplanted to the area in 1996. He met is wonderful wife Shaun, shortly after and they were married in 1999. They have four children. Brian has been a part of Bethel for 22 years, and currently serves in the sound booth. Previous service includes Deacon Care, Sunday school teacher, Awana and student ministry assistant. Brian works for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, as a District Wildlife Biologist. In his spare- time he enjoys time in the Word, time with family, hunting and fishing.