Protecting our clients and staff during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in protection of our community’s health, we’ve made alternative arrangements for many of our services, info meetings, and events. Please see our events and meeting tab for details on each specific event, some of which are changing to an online format. Please contact our office with questions on office hours, services, or events.

Meet The Team

Sandra Hiatt

Sandra Hiatt

Branch Director - Modesto

Believing that it is God’s desire to use Christians to protect and serve children, Sandi has a passion to honor God by helping children in whatever capacity He calls her to. She started her career with Bethany Christian Services in 1997 as a pregnancy counselor and has had the opportunity to work with families adopting through the domestic infant program, the foster care system, and internationally. She is motivated by God’s grace and loves having the honor of being a witness as God’s perfect plans for a child, who the world may see as “difficult to place,” join their forever family. Sandi and her husband Doug have four children (one that joined their family through adoption) and the most adorable granddaughter ever.

Mona Bettencourt

Mona Bettencourt

Social Worker/Adoption Specialist, MSW - Modesto

Mona’s passion for working with children and families is evident through her 30 years as a social worker. She has worked with children in group homes and in foster care before coming to Bethany more than 20 years ago. Mona has a heart for adoption and feels blessed to be a part of Bethany’s ministry of partnering with families through their adoption journey.

Rhonda Frazier

Rhonda Frazier

Social Worker/Adoption Specialist - Modesto

Rhonda joined her family through adoption and is also blessed to be a proud adoptive parent. Her passion for adoption is very personal and she loves her role of walking alongside expectant parents who find themselves in a difficult season of life with an unintended pregnancy. Rhonda has been joyfully serving children for more than 30 years and joined our team in the summer of 1999. With a background in foster care, residential treatment, and school counseling, she understands the value of a loving and secure family. Rhonda counts it a privilege to be part of the life-changing ministry of adoption.

Christina Rich

Christina Rich

International Adoption Social Worker, MSW - Modesto

Christina loves seeing firsthand how God brings families together through adoption! Since 2002, Christina has worked in both the domestic program and more recently, the international program at Bethany Christian Services in Modesto, California. Christina counts it a privilege and an honor to work with families who are opening their hearts and lives to a child (or children) who are in need of a forever home. She is committed to Bethany’s vision that every child should have a loving family.

Joyce Gee

Joyce Gee

Office Manager - Modesto

Joyce has faithfully served the Lord through her office manager position here at Bethany Christian Services since 1986. She loves being able to come alongside the social work staff by providing administrative support. She counts it a privilege to be a part of a team that offers hope to vulnerable women and children.

Christina Flores-Ferman

Christina Flores-Ferman

Residential Youth Specialist - Modesto

Christina graduated in 2018 from California State University- Stanislaus with a degree in sociology. As a residential youth specialist, Christina forms meaningful relationships with refugee and immigrant youth while providing home-life training and developing therapeutic activities. Making it easy to connect with youth, she enjoys going to the movies, ice cream, and swimming.