Beth is an ordained deacon in the Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church, and currently serves as editor of Alive Now magazine and as deacon at Edgehill United Methodist Church. Beth received her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up in Oklahoma and enjoys liturgy, music, and photography. Beth has written two Advent books — Child of the Light (Upper Room, 2006) and The Uncluttered Heart (Upper Room, 2009). Her writing may also be found in various places, including Alive Now magazine, The Upper Room Disciplines, two volumes of The Storyteller’s Companions to the Bible, and upperroom.org.