Rod and Betty have lived in MI since 1999 and are the parents of three grown children. Their daughter, Kristen, and her husband Aaron, are the proud parents of Noah and Lillian. Rod and Betty also have two sons, Jason and Brian. Rod and Betty have been enjoying their “empty nest” since 2009.
Rod was saved as a teenager and has served in many capacities in the different churches they’ve been part of over the years. He met Betty when his dad moved from Iowa to Illinois to pastor the church Betty's family was attending.
Here at FFM he has served in various roles; the church council, administrative deacon, a founding member of the financial counseling team. Since May of 2009 he has served on the eldership team and since Nov. 2009 as Pastoral Support Staff.
Rod was director of Menno Haven Camp and Retreat Center in Illinois for over a decade before the Lord moved their family to Michigan.
Betty has a degree in nursing but left that field and became full time food s ervice manager at the camp they had ministered at. She is now using her nursing skills to volunteer as a hospice respite caregiver in the community. Her love of cooking and baking is something she desires to pass on to young woman inside of the church as well as outside of the FFM family. She enjoys people and the Lord has always seemed to place her in jobs that put her in downtown Sturgis. Betty has taught children’s Sunday school, worked in the church kitchen, and has led Bible studies. She has a desire to minister to young woman and new Christians. She enjoys having fun! The Lord has brought her and Rod through many life changes since they were married 34 years ago and they look forward to what He has yet in store for them.
As pastoral support staff Rod functions mainly as visitation and new member support staff. Rod tries to contact new families and see if we can help them in any way as they get to know us as a family.
As a Dave Ramsey certified Financial Coach, Rod also seeks to touch all our FFM families with Financial Coaching as needed and reach into the community as well. Through the teaching of FPU, Rod and Betty are now enjoying living life debt free.
Along with his wife, Betty, Rod also serves as visitation coordinators. Their goal is for someone from the visitation team to be in each home yearly.
Rod & Betty Detweiler
Elder & Pastoral Support
Cell Phone: 269-503-5134