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. 
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 seenĀ on Sunday mornings in the sanctuary.
Senior Pastor

Todd Combee

Todd has pastored New Bethesda since October, 2002. Prior to that, he served as the Associate Pastor atĀ 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…