Church Staff

Church Staff

The ministry and support staff of New Bethesda

Senior Pastor

Todd Combee

Todd has pastored New Bethesda since October, 2002. Prior to that, he served as the Associate Pastor at Sandston Baptist for six years. He and his wife Susan, and their two sons, Matthew and Jacob, have enjoyed living in Mechanicsville since 1997. Todd says that Mechanicsville has been a great place to raise a family, and New Bethesda has been a wonderful church to be a part of. It has been a good match between a mission-minded pastor and a mission-minded…
Associate Pastor to Families & Youth

Caleb Bittler

Caleb joined the staff at New Bethesda on January 1, 2017. Previously, he served for three years as youth pastor at Buchanan Baptist Church in Buchanan, VA, and two and a half years as Associate Pastor of Youth and Education at First Baptist in Princeton, WV. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Bluefield College. Caleb enjoys coffee, reading, sports and the outdoors. He and his wife, Kelly, have two children, Jeremiah and Kathryn. 
Minister of Music
Lynne Uzel portrait

Lynne Uzel

Lynne lives in King William County with her husband, Brian. She is the proud mother of four children. She joined the staff at New Bethesda in June, 2016. Lynne attended East Carolina University and Virginia Commonwealth University. For more than three decades, she has served in music ministry positions and taught music in public schools. Lynne is currently continuing her studies at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She feels very blessed to be able to combine her passion for The…
Ministry Assistant

Shirley Mitchell

Shirley is a native of Mechanicsville and a life-long member of New Bethesda, where she currently serves as Treasurer. She has four grown children and five grandchildren. She is known for her love of flowers and her beautiful flower arrangements, which are often seen on Sunday mornings in the sanctuary.