Berhane Demessie,
Assistant to Executive Director

Berhane Demessie joined Bethel Music Ministry in May 1998 and she is one of the pioneer. she is responsible for preparing our songs and getting us to sing well! She also serves in her local church as a choir and worship singing.

Aquila Shimeles, Silver Spring, MD
Band Coordinator

Aquila Shimeles joined Bethel Music Ministry in November 2012. As a member of the bethel music band, Aquila has been part of a team that has helped lead the band to unprecedented growth. A graduate of Yared School of Music, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the University of Addis Ababa. Aquila has served as pianist and band director in a variety of churches, both large and small. Church music has always been his musical focus and passion; he believes that music is a gift from God that we are to share with others.

Yadi Gref, Gettysburg, MD
Choir Coordinator

Yadi has been a member at Bethel Music Ministry since 2012 and came on as the coordinator of Choir’s Ministry in 2015. She handles all things related to the choir, as well as serving as assistant to the worship director. She sings and lead worship both in the choir. She looks after our uniforms, hotel payments and member maintenance. If you are a new member to our choir, Yadi is the one that brings you in, welcomes you and makes you. She is the right hand of our Director.

Biruk Hailu,
Worship Coordinator

Biruk Hailu joined Bethel Music Ministry in May 2008 and has been the Worship coordinator since May 2010. After he joined Bethel Music Ministry, where he found something even better—his wife, Ruth. They have been married for 3 years and are the parents of one child. Over the last 10 years Biruk has been a blessing to all of us.

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