My name is Todd Handell and I have been the youth pastor at Bethel UMC since August 2014. I grew up at Bethel and have attended here for my entire life. I graduated from Erskine College with a degree in Special Education in May 2013 and then moved to Charleston, SC for a year to teach Special Education in an Elementary School. However, God knew that I couldn’t stay away from Bethel for too long.
Growing up at Bethel had a huge influence on my life, specifically the BUMS. It was what my life was centered on all throughout middle school and high school. I also had the pleasure of serving as the Youth Intern during the summers of 2012 and 2013 here at Bethel. After spending both of those summers here, and a year apart in Charleston, I knew for a fact that God had called me back to Bethel to serve as the full time youth minister. I absolutely love this job and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the entire world.