Jessica Bardelli

Music Director

Jessica Bardelli

Jessica Bardelli was born and raised here in Bethel, and is a lifelong member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was brought up in the BUMC community, attending Sunday School with Linda Van Tassel, one of her first musical influences. 

Jessica began playing the clarinet in 1991, and has since become accomplished in all woodwind instruments as well as piano. She went on to pursue a career in music, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, with a focus in saxophone.

Along with serving as the Music Director at BUMC, Jessica is the Office Manager at Jesse Lee Church in Ridgefield, and teaches private music lessons. She has spent many years as an active area musician, and especially enjoys times when she can collaborate with other local church musicians and music directors. 

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys baking and cooking, painting, gardening, birdwatching, reading, and volunteering with Appalachia Service Project, and is an active member of the Footsteps In The Sand Christian Community. She lives in Bethel with her partner: Dave, guinea pigs: Kevin and Oscar, and cats: Muenster, Gouda, and Brie.