Meet Our Team

Scott Capshaw

scottScott is the pastor of First Baptist Church.  Prior to living in Tahoe, Scott and his wife Jenn served as resort ministers in Girdwood, Alaska.  Scott also served seven years as the chaplain for the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

He earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Memphis and later a Master of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.

Scott also works as a children’s ski instructor at Squaw Valley.  In his spare time, Scott enjoys skiing, hiking, and kayaking.

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Jenn Capshaw

Jenn serves as Church Administrator.  She developed a passion for ministry and resorts while serving as a collegiate summer missionary in Tennessee.   Since then Jenn has served alongside Scott in resort ministry for over 20 years.  Their dedication and service has taken them to Tennessee, Alaska, and now California.

Jenn earned a BA in Religion and Philosophy from College of the Ozarks.  In her spare time Jenn enjoys kayaking, bicycling, hiking, and writing.

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Bethany Hansen

bethanyBethany serves as Resort Minister. She attended North Greenville University where she received her degree in Sport Management with an emphasis in Sport Ministry.  She first came to Tahoe in August of 2009 and 2010 serving for a summer week. Bethany returned in January of 2016 as a semester missionary, quickly reacquainting with old friends and connecting with the community.  She joined our full–time staff in October of 2017.

Prior to joining the team at FBCTC, Bethany spent time as an intern with Endurance Leadership in Northern Virginia where she served and trained in missions and ministry. She spent her college summers working for WinShape Camps for Communities as a Recreation Director, coordinating and supervising all outdoor activities.

In her free time, Bethany loves being outdoors, skiing, traveling, and photography.

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Debbie Wohler Reasoner

debbieDebbie serves as Staff Recruiter.  She came to Tahoe in 1979.  In past years Debbie directed the Big A Club, Parents’ Night Out, My Morning Out, and ski ministry. She currently recruits college students and adult volunteer groups.  Debbie has also done outreach ministry at ten Olympic games.

Debbie is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.  

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Jayme Blanton 

Jayme serves as our A+ Program Director. Jayme administrates all areas of our A+preschool and school age programs. This includes maintaining our licensure with the State of California and Placer County, as well as planning and scheduling our program’s daily activities. She also provides training and supervision for all of our A+ staff.

Jayme earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA) and her Master’s Degree in Education from National University (Rancho Cordova, CA).  She has been an educator for more than twenty years, and has taught in elementary schools as well as at a licensed preschool and after school program. Jayme’s career journey has also taken her to East Asia, where she spent 15 years working as an educational consultant and a trainer to teachers in China. Additionally, Jayme is skilled in teaching English as a second language.  In her spare time, Jayme enjoys hanging out with her family, baking, reading, and going to theme parks.

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Haley Griffin

haleyHaley grew up in Georgia and attended the University of North Georgia. She is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. After taking brief hiatus to complete a stay in the Disney College Program where she worked for a year. She then, came to Tahoe in the Fall of 2016 as a semester missionary. She served in the capacity for a year and a half. Haley joined our full staff in April 2018 as the A+ Preschool Supervisor.

Haley enjoys taking hikes, going on runs, and having adventures. During the ski season she spends her weekends working as a Squaw Kids ski instructor. She discovered her passion for children while going on mission trips where she served with the children in the Dominican Republic area. Throughout the past few years Haley has worked closely with the Make A Wish Foundation which is organization she holds close to her heart.

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Heather McCathern

Heather is from Lebanon, Tennessee. She attended Austin Peay State University and recently graduated, December 2017 with a degree in General Studies focus Education. Heather came to Tahoe City, January 2018 right after Graduation to serve as a missionary at First Baptist Church Tahoe City and continued her journey here for a year.

She enjoys singing, reading, and painting. Heather has spent most of her life serving through Girl Scout and Church camps, and has found that every chance she can spend having fun with kids is what truly makes her happy. This big move to Tahoe is scary but Heather is excited to see what God has in-store for me here.

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Craig Smith

craigCraig serves as our youth pastor.  Craig has a passion for youth and a desire to see them grow in spiritual knowledge.  He loves the outdoors and is often found actively exploring the region skiing, biking, and hiking.

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Maureen Stelzriede

ms moMaureen (AKA, “Mrs Mo”) has been the Heart and Soul of A Plus for years.  She continues to provide loving care for school age children in our after school program.  Mrs Mo also keeps our craft supplies organized, writes material for our August program, and coordinates our audio/visual on Sunday mornings. In addition, she maintains a list of contact information of former missionaries.  She tells school age students and and adults alike: “Once you are my kid, you are mine forever”.

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Summer and Semester Missionaries

2019 summer missionariesEvery four months we invite college students or recent college graduates to Tahoe to teach in our A+ Children’s Programs.  Many of these teachers are completing their Early Childhood Education degrees and use this experience to fulfill their internship requirements.  Our teachers bring invaluable experience and energy to our community!

Click HERE to apply now!

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