Hello! My name is Bettina Erickson and I am the Secretary here at Pathfinder Church. I am a native Michigander, having grown up in North Muskegon, and graduated from Reeths-Puffer High School. I have a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University with a minor in Advertising.
I married a former elementary classmate in 1994 and in September we will have been married 23 years. I have two children, Ian who is 19 years old and a student at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and daughter McKenna is 15 years old and is a sophomore at Portage Central High School. We have lived in Portage/Kalamazoo area for about 20 years total and in Salt Lake City, Utah for 5 ½ years in the middle of that time. Ian is a former member of Boy Scout Troop 244, where he earned his Eagle Scout rank two years ago. This is how I came to know Pathfinder Church and to my job here which was mentioned in a worship service on a Scout Sunday. I was looking for a job and felt God whisper in my ear even as I had applied for a job in a different company. I ended up declining that other position and applying for the secretarial position here at Pathfinder. I really enjoy seeing everyone who comes through the doors and calls the church during the week. There are wonderful Christ-filled people here and I am inspired and blessed by all.
As secretary, I write the bulletins, edit the Prayer Page, answer phone calls, and a million little other varying things. It is a job that is constantly changing.
In my time outside work, I shuttle McKenna to all her swimming, band, and forensics activities and serve as a swim timer at swim meets, help with marching band uniforms and hair during marching band season. I try to make time for friends and family members and spend quiet time with my Lord.