Meet The Team
Sr Vice President Regional Operations - Southwest Michigan
Brad Keller, VP of regional operations in Michigan, has supervised teams at Bethany for more than 26 years. Brad enjoys helping teams build on their individual strengths, negotiating outcomes so everyone knows their role and what is expected of them, moving things in a positive direction, and using humor and joy to fulfill Bethany’s mission of serving vulnerable children and families. He earned his master’s degree in social work and has worked in child welfare, foster care, and adoption since 1995.
Vice President Regional Operations - Holland
Tim manages operations of the Traverse City, Muskegon, Holland, Kalamazoo, and Southfield, Michigan regions. He began at Bethany in 2006 as a refugee foster care case manager. He then served as the national director for Safe Families for Children where he built national connections, stabilized funding, and advanced legislative priorities. Tim was most recently branch director of the Holland branch. He has an LMSW and MPA from Grand Valley State University, with an emphasis in nonprofit leadership. He and his family live in West Michigan.
Executive Branch Director, LMSW - Holland
Alyssa joined Bethany Christian Services in 2013, and currently serves as the Branch Director in Holland. Alyssa formerly directed the counseling program in Holland and Allegan and has training in multiple evidence-based treatment modalities such as EMDR, TF-CBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT. Alyssa earned her master’s degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University.
Michigan Director of Donor Engagement - Holland
Rich has worked with Bethany for more than 20 years, working as a supervisor, program manager, and now as Director of Donor Engagement. He enjoys planning fundraising events, meeting with donors, and telling the Bethany story. Rich graduated with degrees in social work from Calvin College and the University of Michigan.
Counseling Supervisor, LMSW - Holland
Amy began working for Bethany in 2020. She has experience working with children, families, and adults who present with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, school-related issues, trauma, anger, and self-esteem. Amy also works with youth and families in the Juvenile Justice Diversion program, here the focus is to work with children and teens to keep them from entering the juvenile justice system. She is trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Amy received her master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornerstone University.
Bilingual Family Therapist - LLPC - Holland
Brianne Roux joined the Bethany Christian Services counseling team in the summer of 2021. She enjoys working alongside children, families, and adults dealing with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, behavioral problems, self-esteem, school/academic concerns, anger, and stress. She is fluent in Spanish and has worked with Spanish speakers from all over the world. Brianne began working to encourage children and families with an undergraduate degree from Hope College in Spanish and Elementary Education through teaching Spanish immersion, and she now holds a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Cornerstone University. Brianne enjoys working collaboratively with clients to build new skills and consider new perspectives.
David Van Farowe
Bilingual Therapist, MA LPC - Holland
David VanFarowe has over 20 years of experience as a mental health professional, including working for Behavioral Health Services at Holland Hospital for 11 years. He is fluent in Spanish and has spent time in South and Central America. His areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, depression, behavior disorders, abuse and neglect, trauma, attachment, and relationship. David also has specialized training in theology and spiritual concerns. He earned his Master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University.
Emily A. Rosendahl
Counseling Supervisor, LMSW - Holland
Emily has worked for Bethany since 2018. Emily works with children and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and relationships. She enjoys working with clients to find new ways of thinking and coping skills that meet their needs and best fit into their lives. Emily earned her undergraduate degree at Hope College. She has a Masters of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Masters of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary.
Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Supervisor - Holland
Joe joined Bethany Christian Services in 2012 working as a direct care staff with their residential program in Grand Rapids. Joe joined the Holland team in 2013 working as a foster care and juvenile justice case manager. Since 2018, Joe has been supervising staff within the foster care team and supervising the juvenile community justice program. Joe received his undergraduate degree from Aquinas College. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and cheering Michigan football.
Foster Care Supervisor - Holland
Kari has been with Bethany since beginning an internship in the fall of 2011. She began her time at Bethany as a foster care case aid, supervising parenting times between birth parents and children. Soon after, she transitioned to a foster care case manager role where she worked alongside families and children being reunified or adopted. Currently, Kari supervises the foster care team in Holland and continues to love working alongside children and families.
Child Welfare Program Manager - Holland
Susan joined Bethany Christian Services of Holland in 2012 as a foster care and foster care adoption caseworker. Within the last 5 years she has supervised Holland’s foster care, foster care adoption, licensing and juvenile justice programs. She has social work degrees from Taylor University and Grand Valley State University. Susan is passionate about keeping kids safe and working alongside families to achieve reunification or other safe permanency options. In recent years she has enjoyed helping educate and walk alongside staff in a supervisory role to encourage staff retention and quality service to kids and families in our community.
Transitional Foster Care Supervisor - Holland
Adam is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and has worked in child welfare for the past nine years. Before leading the transitional foster program in Holland, Adam worked for four years in refugee foster care at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids. Born and raised in West Michigan, Adam has a passion for refugees and immigrants, and is committed to local advocacy for marginalized populations while aiding others in understanding the complex trauma these groups face.
Pregnancy Counselor - Holland
Amber serves as a West Michigan Pregnancy Counselor. She has worked in a variety of roles in the human service and counseling fields and has been with Bethany since 2016. She is gifted in ministering to marginalized populations and has a special passion for meeting the needs of expectant parents. She would be pleased to take your call and answer questions you have about our services.