Rhonda Hetzel is our Director of Education and Youth. Rhonda and her family first came to Longview Chapel in 1998 and she joined the staff as the Youth Director in 2010. In 2013 she became the Chapel’s first non-clergy full time staff member when she accepted her current role.
Working with children, youth, and families has always been a part Rhonda's life. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Kansas Teaching Certification (K-12). Since then, she has continually worked with students in a variety of settings including public schools, a school for military dependents stationed overseas, private schools, and at various clubs and activities. As a part of her continuing education and to enhance her professional development in ministry, she obtained her Certificate in Ministry from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in May, 2012.
Rhonda's favorite pastime is spending quality time with her husband, Karl, and their two children. Her idea of fun is an evening when they have nowhere to go and can enjoy playing games and laughing together. She also volunteers, along with her family, at a local Therapeutic Horsemanship Program for children with mild to moderate disabilities in addition to mentoring her children's robotics club.