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Meet Our Staff

Please take a moment to meet our staff at Bethel United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC. We are very grateful to call them part of our team. And we are glad they call Bethel United Methodist Church their home.

Staff at Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel Church Staff In Forest Acres, SC

Rev. Julie Belman

Rev. Julie Songer Belman delights in her new appointment to Bethel UMC in Columbia! For the past four years Julie has pastored at First UMC Winnsboro. She previously served as Minister of Evangelism and Outreach at Shandon UMC in Columbia. While Julie relishes the opportunity that leading a congregation like Bethel presents – setting a vision, preaching and…

Jason Barrs

A native of West Columbia, Jason Barrs attended both Airport High School and Midland Technical College. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Allison McCormick Barrs, and has three children: Foster (13), Will (10), and Caroline (5). Jason has been involved in Music Ministry since he was 18 years old and for the past…

Marian Scullion

Marian has attended Bethel since 1967, when her family moved to Columbia and has been actively involved in the music programs of the church since high school.  Her love of music has been nurtured at Bethel, in high school, and as a member of the University of South Carolina Concert Choir under the direction of…

Elizabeth Yarbrough

Bethel Church holds a special place in Elizabeth’s heart.  She grew up going to church here and she also attended the Preschool. She is an active member of the adult choir and handbell choir.  Elizabeth graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Elementary Education.  She spent some time teaching 5th grade,…

Bill Webb

Bill has served churches in the Columbia area for over 30 years as organist, choir director, and handbell director.  Following a successful career in retail bookkeeping and auditing, he answered a higher call of service at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community where he serves as Activity/Music Assistant.  Bill holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree…

Sylvia Hulbert

Sylvia Hulbert served as Bethel’s choir director/organist for 21 years and as organist for an additional 27 years.  She began Bethel’s handbell choir in the mid 1970s.  Though retired as organist, Sylvia continues to direct the handbell choir. Sylvia has a Bachelor of Music degree from Converse College, where she majored in organ performance.  She…

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