Meet The Team

Brad Keller

Brad Keller

VP 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.

Meredith Smillie

Meredith Smillie

Branch Director - Muskegon

In her nearly 17 years with Bethany, Meredith has worked in foster care, foster care adoption, and foster home licensing. She is now the branch director for Fremont and Muskegon. Meredith graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in family studies, and she obtained a Master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University.

Bethany Hanson

Bethany Hanson

Office Manager - Muskegon

Having worked at Bethany-Muskegon for 10 years, Bethany knows the mission and vision well and is committed to living it out. She daily demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus as she assists the staff by ensuring the office is operating smoothy, solving IT problems, locating missing items, and helping transport children in foster care to appointments. Her servant’s heart is filled with joy and compassion to serve.

Mahrah Jensen

Mahrah Jensen

Post Adoption Resource Center Supervisor - Muskegon

Mahrah has over 20 years’ experience in the child welfare field, over 10 of which have been with Bethany. She loves connecting and networking with other agencies to best serve children and families. Mahrah and her husband have three children and have owned and flipped 15 homes—seven of which they lived in during renovations. She looks forward to the day when her children are grown, successful, and happy and she can finally say, “I did it.”