Our Staff


Rev. Dr. Tim Andersen, Senior Pastor

Tim came to Bellevue Heights with many years of experience as Senior Pastor at churches in New Jersey, Minnesota, Colorado and Michigan. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois and holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Trinity International University. Tim and his wife, Meg, have four children.


Rev. David Tomb, Associate Pastor

Pastor Dave is in his 13th year of service to Bellevue Heights Church as Associate Pastor. Dave designs and leads the traditional worship service on Sunday morning and directs the BHC Chancel Choir. He provides pastoral leadership for evangelism and outreach endeavors as BHC reaches out to the community.   

Dave and Barb  enjoyed raising three children and are blessed by nine grandchildren. Dave graduated from Greenville University with a degree in music education and holds a MA in Leadership and Ministry. Dave was ordained through ABCUSA by Bellevue Heights Church in 2003. He has served five churches in over 35 years of ministry.


Philomena Raso-Lambie, Administrative Assistant

Philomena and her family moved to Arizona several years ago; they previously resided in Southern California. She very actively volunteers in her community, at their teen-age daughter’s school and is always seeking new opportunities where she can assist.  

Philomena grew up on the East Coast and eventually moved to Southern California. She was previously employed by the State of California supporting an Assembly member and two State senators over the course of approximately 17 years. She and her family call Peoria home and enjoy spending time outdoors with family, their dog Friday, and friends.


Jim Koltveit, Organist

Jim’s first experience as a church organist was at a small Illinois church while he was a high school student. Since then, he has served as organist and substitute organist at various times in Illinois, Minnesota and Arizona. He and his wife retired to Sun City after a career in public accounting.


Janelle West, Pianist

Janelle and her husband have pastored and planted several churches. She is a pastor’s daughter, an accomplished pianist and has taught piano and music classes to all ages for many years. She has experience in choir and orchestra direction and leading contemporary and traditional praise and worship and has directed and accompanied many choirs and lead praise teams. Janelle has a humble and amazing spiritual passion for the Lord and for music.


Don Wheeler, A/V Technician and Custodian

Don retired from a long career in the Aviation Industry and now has dedicated his time and energy to the church. Don has been involved in the music ministry for over 30 years as a musician, sound tech, and production assistant. Being raised as a pastor's son has also provided lots of experience in all facets of church maintenance over the years.


Eddie West, Visitation Pastor



Randy Shumate, Contemporary Worship Leader

Randy is Worship Leader of the Contemporary Worship Gathering on Saturdays at 5:00 PM in Franklin Hall. Randy selects worship songs appropriate to the contemporary setting, rehearses the worship band and leads worship. He designs a fresh and dynamic worship celebration in this growing worship gathering. Randy and his wife, Jessie with their two children enjoy living in Peoria. Randy is a wonderful guitarist, a great worship leader and seeks to stay abreast of the ever changing contemporary worship culture.   


board members

As the governing body of the church our Board of Director's is responsible for the management of both the spiritual and temporal affairs, and is subject to the authority of the church membership.

  • Tim Andersen, Senior Pastor

  • Bob McKay, Moderator

  • Richard Hobbs, Vice Moderator

  • Ilene Sears, Church Clerk

  • Regina Wheeler, Cares & Concerns Chair

  • Yolanda Hobbs, Christian Ed. Chair

  • Donald Carlson, Deacon Chair

  • Karen Back, Evangelism & Outreach Chair

  • Paul Meeden, Missions Chair

  • Ralph Weinland, Property & Grounds Chair

  • Sandy Hill, Stewardship & Finance Chair

  • Marian Trautmann, Worship Chair