Beth has been working with children and music at churches since 1979, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Pacific Lutheran University. She is a member of the ELCA Children Youth and Family Network, the Christian Education Network of the ELCA, Choristers Guild, and a board member for Rotation.org Inc. She was the founding Board President for Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool, and introduced the Workshop Rotation Model of Sunday School at Gloria Dei in 2001. She continues to develop curriculum for both Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and is responsible for supporting education, fellowship and service opportunities for children ages infants through sixth grade.
In addition, Beth directs three children’s choirs at Gloria Dei for ages two through sixth grade. Beth loves working with children, helping them to make connections with Bible stories and God’s love for them, and supporting families as they help their children grow in faith. She has been a member of Gloria Dei since 1996 and lives in Olympia with her husband, Jim. They have three grown children and one grandchild and love family time together.