Clergy, Staff, and Vestry

Rector & Clergy

Parish Staff


A Message from the Rector

Welcome to the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea! We are an historic Episcopal parish that has served as a beacon of hope and love on Palm Beach for generations. Our parishioners come from a variety of communities throughout the area, and we would be delighted for you to join us on a Sunday.

Our parish name means House of Healing-by-the-Sea, and we strive to be just that. We are not a club, but a church that is open to all seeking to encounter and walk with Jesus Christ in their lives.

At Bethesda, you will find beautiful sacred space, enchanting church grounds, inspiring music in the Anglican choral tradition, a welcoming community, strong education programs for children and adults, opportunities to serve others, and hope-filled and inclusive preaching.

We think Bethesda is a pretty special place and encourage you to join us for worship either in person or online. We look forward to seeing you soon!


The Rev. Tim Schenck, Rector