Reverend Scott Davis

Reverend Scott DavisReverend Scott Davis is a native of Davis Wharf on Virginia's Eastern Shore where he was raised on a farm, spent lots of time on the water, and was nurtured in faith at a small United Methodist congregation.
A graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, where he later served as Chaplain for nine years, Scott received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. For twenty years he served local churches in London, England; Virginia Beach, Alexandria, and Charlottesville, Virginia; before becoming the District Superintendent of the Lynchburg District for five years. He is returning to the area after serving as Director of District and Cabinet Support for the Virginia Annual Conference.
Scott is a long-distance runner who frequents area coffee houses and enjoys weekly date nights with his wife, Laurie, who teaches Art at Nelson Middle School. They are the proud parents of Sarah, a nurse at UVA, and Jordan, who works at Crown Orchards in Charlottesville, VA.
Scott is excited to be serving the Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake area and looks forward to getting to know people of all ages.

Reverend Susan Hughes

Susan Hughes

Reverend Susan Hughes
serves as the Associate Minister here at Bethlehem.  Following a career in engineering and 20 years as a stay home mom, she felt called to ministry as a connector between the church and the community, specifically the poor.  She has been in ministry for 6 years, most recently serving as a Minister of Outreach in Franklin County.  Susan grew up in Baltimore, Maryland but has been at home in the Smith Mountain Lake area since 2000.  She is also very proud of her four grown children.


Maegan Mitchell

Maegan Mitchell
earned her B.A. in Religion with an emphasis in Christian Ministries at Ferrum College and earned her Certificate in Youth Ministry and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Maegan has served children, youth, families, and young adults in ministry for the last 14 years. She lives in Franklin County with her husband, Brandon, and daughter Madilynne


Robert Downey

Robert-Downey- Music Director Bethlehem United Methodist Church


Music Director and Organist Robert Downey studied music at Roanoke College where he pursued a Fine Arts major in music. At the age of 18, he directed his first Easter cantata. From choir director at West End Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, he moved to Fort Lewis Baptist Church and then to Bethlehem, where he has been organist since 1999 and choir director since 2003.


Robin Zimmerman

Pianist Robin Zimmerman - Bethlehem United Methodist Church


Pianist Robin Zimmerman graduated with a BA in Music Education from Milligan College in Tennessee with a major in voice and minors in piano and K-12 education. Robin is a resident of Bedford.

Karen Carter

Karen Carter


Administrative Assistant Karen Carter joins us with over 25 years of administrative and financial experience in both for profit and nonprofit companies.  She has lived her adult life all over the state of Virginia and now lives at the Lake with her husband Allen and has three grown children in various parts of the country.

Amber Scott

Amber Scott- Nursery Care Leader - Bethlehem United Methodist Church


Nursery Care Leader Amber Scott provides care for newborns and children up to age 2 on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings so their parents can attend church and/or classes without interruption. Amber grew up in Meadville, PA close to Lake Erie.  She earned her AS in Business at the local community college.