New pastoral residency adminstrator to begin work

News | September 26, 2018

A woman who has dedicated her life to serving others as a health professional and community volunteer will be St. Paul’s next pastoral residency administrator.

Beth Laureijs of Bettendorf will begin her work in October. She will oversee all administrative aspects of the pastoral residency program at St. Paul, foster a rich learning experience for participants, and provide leadership that continues to inspire the congregation to be a training center for ministry. Additionally, Beth will contribute time, energy, and leadership to the pastoral care team, health and wellness ministries, and other hospitality and congregational endeavors.

A native of Nova Scotia, Beth has previously worked at Habitat for Humanity’s Restore Health & Home and Junior Achievement of the Heartland. She is a registered nurse, and worked in the medical field in Canada. She and her husband, Peter, have three grown children.

St. Paul’s pastoral residency is a two-year program for first-call pastors, funded by a Lilly Endowment grant. The current pastors, Kelsey Fitting-Snyder and Josh Kestner, are entering their second year. Recruitment for the next cohort begins this fall.

4 Comments on “New pastoral residency adminstrator to begin work”

  • Rose Ann Paone

    October 2, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    How wonderful! I am sure Beth will make wonderful contributions to such a great cause.

  • Deb Lamp

    September 29, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Welcome to our St Paul family

  • Scott Bell

    September 28, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Congratulations to Beth, the Laureijs Family, and St. Paul. What a wonderful addition to the Church community! You could not have picked a better person to serve in her new role.

  • Susan Grove

    September 27, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Congratulations on this new position, Beth. I know you will be a terrific addition to the St. Paul Staff. It’s great to know the residency is is good hands!

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