Leaders at Ferndale First

Reverend Weatherly Burkhead Verhelst

Pastor Weatherly is a mother, licensed counselor and pastor who loves to hear people’s stories. She is married to Craig and they are parents to Isaac and Caelan. Pastor Weatherly is available for weddings, short term counseling sessions and to work with community groups in many ministries.


Stacy Bellman Office Administrator

Office Administrator

Stacy is a friendly and capable presence keeping us well-organized internally and providing a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere for all of our guests and callers.


Dr. Bradley Warren Smith

Music Director

Bradley comes to Ferndale First with over 50 years of experience in music ministry. A trained Tenor II/Bass, he leads our music ministries and serves as our organ technician, having built/serviced numerous organs over the past decades (including his own!)