Aftercare Program Coordinator
Pam Bettger was born and raised in the Minneapolis area. She graduated from Bethel University in 1980 with a social work degree. She has been married to her husband Ken for 32 years and has three adult children, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, and one adorable grandson! They moved to Pella 16 years ago and enjoy the quiet country life. Did you know the grandson is an adorable walking one-year-old?
Pam has consistently been involved with support groups starting with college, church, and early parenthood. Throughout the years, her participation evolved into coordinating and leading groups. She has worked with mothers of all ages, preschool families, church groups, childcare providers, county social workers, and school staff from seven school districts.
After experiencing multiple losses due to death among her family and friends, Pam combined her personal and professional experience to begin the Aftercare program for Garden Chapel. Since she started her role, her leadership, compassion, and humor have provided the foundation for safe support groups. Garden Chapel has year-round programming to support those who are going through the loss of a loved one.
During her pastime, Pam enjoys walking, reading, playing bridge, Bible Studies, entertaining, and cooking for family and friends.