Pastoral Care Director

I was born in Minnesota to a Catholic family and moved often before landing in Georgia. Along with my son, Joshua, and his wife Ashlee, I have been honored to have many spiritual children whom I have loved as my own.

I was saved at North and began to serve on staff shortly thereafter in 1997. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and am working towards a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling.

I am most passionate about helping the spiritual orphan come to know the Father, and watching the Holy Spirit make them into a well-loved son or daughter.

Bernadette Hafner


Gardening, painting and crafts, home improvement projects, and spending time with those I love most.


Anything written by John Eldredge. The Shack by William Paul Young, Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas, The Voice of the Heart by Chip Dodd


Someday I would like to live on a farm and take in orphans.

“… In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. …”

— Ephesians 1:3-10