Gayle Santa Maria

Gayle has been part of the Bethel family since her family joined the church when she was in the ninth grade. A transfer from Philadelphia’s Cairn University to Simpson College landed her in San Francisco. After graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration, Gayle spent some time in Hawaii (which inspired her love of the beach, swimming, and snorkeling), before marrying her husband Zeck in 1987 and settling in San Francisco, where they added Zachary to their family.  A job transfer brought them back to the East Coast and Bethel. 

When their second son, Justin, was born, Gayle left her position as a V.P. Trust Administrator to become a full-time mom. When Justin was two, she started working at Bethel’s Daycare and later taught at the Preschool. In 2007, she was hired as the Office Ministry Leader and is deeply committed to using her skills to further Bethel’s ministries and fellowship. Gayle enjoys loving and laughing with her family, planning parties, curling up with a good book, getting to the beach when she can, and being the mom of two sons who make her proud every day.