Hello, I’m Beth. I’m honored and excited to serve as WellSprings’ ministerial intern and to develop and expand my faith formation while learning from and with this community. I have deep roots in Central Appalachia although I’ve lived for my entire adult life in Milwaukee, WI. My professional background and training are in theater and higher education and I’ve been an activist, performing artist, and teacher in my home community. My religious background is Pentecostal and Baptist, but I was introduced to Unitarian Universalism in my early 20s and knew it was the faith tradition of my heart. The promise of our progressive faith to enact justice in the world and in our relations with one another is a promise I am deeply committed to and in committing to that work, I find spiritual joy in long walks, in long talks, in community-building, and justice-making. I love poetry, am liable to break into song at the drop of a hat, and believe we are all held together by stories. I look forward to sharing my stories with you and to receiving yours as we learn and grow together.