Betty Neufeld

Studio Administrator

Betty Neufeld

Studio Administrator

Betty joined BVH in 1997 starting out as the construction administration word processing assistant. She has assumed more and varied responsibilities as technology and office needs have changed over the years. During that time, the office has moved from Harney Street to a former lawn and garden building on Jones Street and recently to the current location, and each time she has given leadership and organization to the relocation process. Betty grew up in northern Indiana, taking all public school in one school system, then relocating with her husband to Kearney, Nebraska, where she graduated from then Kearney State College with a B.A. in Education and moving to the Omaha area in 1979.

Prior to joining BVH, Betty worked in several area offices as her two daughters were born, grew up and left home. She has a great love of tools and home improvement, and the experiences and knowledge gained at BVH have augmented those projects to increasing levels. Home ownership has also provided opportunities to apply a love of gardening and outdoor activities such as tenting with the grandchildren in the back yard and hiking in the woods. Through the years, she has also been involved in the deaf community, teaching beginning sign language to adults through the Council Bluffs continuing education system, interpreting in a public school classroom setting and interacting in the deaf community.

As a young teen, Betty began her love of serving by volunteering in her home church — polishing handbells, placing Bible studies in hotel rooms and general office work. She and her husband led the children’s department for the four years when they were in Kearney and continued serving when they moved to the Omaha area by teaching children from nursery age through teens, as well as various other positions. Betty currently provides leadership in her church by serving on the church board as secretary and chair of the finance committee. Additionally, she serves on the worship team on Sundays. She also volunteers in the church’s non-food pantry that serves the needs of area residents with items such as household and personal care products.