Fred was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. After receiving
a Bachelor of Science
in Business Management
and Finance from Brooklyn College, he went on to earn a Master Of
Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary in New York City. During this time
Fred served in Bethany Lutheran Brethren Church in Staten Island as a volunteer
youth leader, young adult director, and music minister, as well as Pastoral
Intern for a year. Fred came to Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church to serve as
Associate Pastor in January of 2006, where he worked alongside with Manley
Olsoe. In July of 2010, Fred became the pastor of Bethel.
Erik Matthew HagedornMusic Director
Erik Matthew Hagedorn (born, 1979) is a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Long Island.
Sixteen years a congregational worship leader, Erik also loves leading music for youth events,
and currently plays ten instruments. Erik is recently married to Leanne, who is a vocalist in his
current worship team at Bethel Lutheran Church in Huntington Station, NY.
Steve Geier Administrative Assistant
Steve was born in East Meadow but has lived in Huntington his entire life. He started attending Bethel in his freshman year of high school as a part of the youth group eventually becoming a leader. After graduating from Chaminade, Steve went to Fordham University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with minors in Finance and Theology. Steve continued to volunteer as a youth leader throughout college and would come home on the weekends to serve the students. After a few years in the business world a position opened up at the church and Steve became the Administrative Assistant. Steve serves with a youth leader, is part of the young adult ministry and plays in the praise band. He is currently studying for his Master Of Divinity through Liberty University.