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Pastor tony pittenger
Pastor Tony Pittenger grew up in the Puget Sound area, attending Salem Lutheran School in Edmonds and Evergreen Lutheran High School, now in Tacoma.

Moving to Makato, MN, for college he earned an AA degree at Bethany Lutheran College, a BS in biology/ecology from MN State University, and a ThM from Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary.

He was ordained as the associate pastor here in Port Orchard where he has served for 26 years. He serves on the ELS Board for Youth Outreach, various committees with Evergreen Lutheran High School, and is a Director at Large for the Lutheran Military Support Group. His work with families includes Bethany's Preschool Power-Hour and facilitating classes for South Kitsap school district's READY! for Kindergarten program.

Tony and Melissa were married in 1997. Together they have five children, three grandchildren, and for the past seven years have shared their home with junior high and high school students from our church's mission work in South Korea.

Some of Pastor Pittenger's side projects include researching, writing, and presenting on George Fredrich Handel's Messiah and writing a devotional Bible story book for parents and children.
Rosemary Nantz grew up in the Seabeck area, graduated from Klahowya Secondary School and recieved her BA from Central Washington University with a focus on Psychology.
Since 2007 since has been serving in the Air Force Reserves as a Mental Health Technician. 
In 2012 she married Robert Nantz and over the course of 7 years welcomed 4 Sons. She and her family became church members in 2019 following their eldest son's admission into school. In January 2022 she put her stay at home mom cap on the shelf to become
 Bethany's full-time secretary.

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