Dawn was born in Normal, IL. She graduated from Goshen College, BA: Music Education, 1981, and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, M.Div, 1999.
Dawn and her husband Doug have two adult sons.
Dawn & Doug served with Mennonite Central Committee for 13 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Portugal, and Kentucky. She served as pastor at Akron Mennonite, PA, and interim pastor at E. Chestnut St. Mennonite, Lancaster, PA. She also completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Lancaster General Hospital. She served the Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN, on their pastoral team from 2013-September 2016. She joined the Bethel College Mennonite Church as lead pastor on November 1, 2016.
Susan M. Wheeler has served as associate pastor for pastoral care at BCMC since 2010. Her responsibilities include visitation, pastoral care and funeral ministry. She received her M.Div. degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN, and earlier attended Hesston College and graduated from Tabor College. Susan’s previous experience includes chaplaincy and nursing, and volunteer work at the Harvey County Safe House. Susan lives with her husband Lee in Hesston and they have three young adult children.
John Tyson began serving as associate pastor for faith formation at Bethel College Mennonite church in August 2014. His responsibilities include working with children, youth and young adults, overseeing programs of formation and nurture, and assisting with preaching and leadership in worship. John graduated from Eastern Mennonite University, (Harrisonburg, VA) and received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, (Princeton, NJ). He is married to Amy Tyson and they reside in North Newton with their son, Levi. His hobbies include running, reading, and exploring new places.