The Rev. Rose Beeson was brought back to the church and converted to Lutheranism by stained glass windows, an extremely excited property committee chair, an invitation to help rebuild a 52 rank Moller pipe organ, and the not-so-subtle machinations of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Beeson currently serves on the board of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, an organization that affirms and supports LGBTQ people who are pursuing a call to rostered ministry; and on the board of the Hoboken Shelter. Prior to being called to St. Matthew Trinity she served as a chaplain in rural south-west North Carolina, and has experience in congregations in Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco, California; and Washington, DC. Pastor Beeson graduated from the American Baptist Seminary of the West in 2012 with a final project titled, Rebuilding Together with Rebuilding Together: How creating sustainable communities strengthens all of us and completed her Lutheran requirements at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Pastor Beeson brings a decade of experience working in IT, telecom, and project management; and is currently working on a part-time MBA in real estate and infrastructure at Johns Hopkins University. In her free time she can be found practicing Tai Chi, Kung FU, or playing with low-voltage wiring and power-tools while volunteering with Rebuilding Together. She is thrilled to be joining the St. Matthew Trinity community!