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Christopher Bechtler

Director of Music Ministries

Chris is a native of Richmond, Virginia. Before coming to Williamsburg in 2015, Chris taught music and directed choirs at the University of Southern Mississippi and Georgia Southern University, and at high schools in Virginia and South Carolina. He previously served as Director of Music Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesboro, Georgia. He has a B.A. from Mary Washington College, a Master of Music degree from James Madison University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina.

Chris married Laura right here at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in 2002. They live in Williamsburg with their two children, Katie and Josh. 

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