Children's Ministries Pastors
Matt and Elaine joined the pastoral staff at Bethel Church in July of 2001. Born and raised in the Bay Area, they attended Bethel Church as children and participated in the Children's and Youth Ministries while growing up (although they didn't become acquainted until 1982 – and were married at Bethel in 1985).
In 1987, they left the Bay Area to live and work in the Placerville and Lake Tahoe area, where Matt was a Fire Captain/Paramedic with the El Dorado County Fire District. In addition to his full-time career in the fire service, Matt also served as worship leader and elder at South Shore Christian Assembly in South Lake Tahoe California for over nine years.
Elaine graduated from SJSU in 1986 and worked in graphic design and advertising, along with owning/operating Tamarack Creek Bed & Breakfast, she was the Music Director and Missionettes Coordinator at South Shore Christian Assembly in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Ministry to children has always been an important part of their life together. Matt and his wife Elaine have been foster parents for over fifteen years caring for dozens of children whose lives and families had been turned upside down for various reasons. They have schooled their children through public, home, and private Christian education.
The Miller's vision for ministry: To assure that every child knows that they are loved by God and that He has a unique plan and purpose for their life.
Matt and Elaine live in San Jose with their four children: Saryne, Jennifer, Andrew, and Daniel.