Bruce Newman

Bruce served as youth pastor for 6 years, beginning in 2002. After serving in a provincial role, he returned to Bethesda in 2011 as the lead pastor. He is married to Rochelle and has 3 kids; Gabrielle, Claire and Joshua.

Justin Parsons

Justin came to St. John’s when he joined the team in 2013. As well as assisting in leadership & vision, he gives oversight in the area of worship & outreach. Along with his wife Angela, they have two children, Wesley and Nora.  

Robert Lodge

Rob joined the pastoral team at Bethesda in April, 2017. His role is to oversee the connection, care, and discipleship strategy. He is married to Lorelei, and together they have two children, Charley and Noah.

Crystal Card

After serving at Bethesda in an interim role in 2016, Crystal moved into the position of Youth & Young Adults Pastor in January 2017. She is married to Ryan and they have two sons, Benjamin & Alexander.

Maegan Eddy

Maegan joined the pastoral team at Bethesda as Children and Family Pastor in the fall of 2015. Maegan is married to Matthew and they have two children, Caden and Anna Mae.                                        

Theresa Nichol

Theresa joined the administrative team at Bethesda in 2010. She is married to Rhodie, and they have two children, Alexandria and Noah.

Caitlin Normore

Caitlin joined the administrative team at Bethesda in Fall 2018. She is married to Jason.


Church Board

  • David Starkes // Secretary
  • Rick Hunt // Treasurer
  • Byron Head // Maintenance (General)
  • Rose Ireland // Church Ministries
  • Glenn Loveless // Maintenance (Renos)
  • Kellie Loveless // Outreach & Care
  • Darrell Pilgrim // Music (Worship)