On December 15th the Session of the Montgomery Presbyterian Church voted unanimously and enthusiastically to invite Beth Giuliano to be the congregation’s Director of Faith Formation and Leadership at MPC in a halftime capacity. Beth is elated to return to ministry among us after having brought leadership to a busy urban congregation for the last 11 years where she served as the Director of Operations and Faith Formation of the Old Stone Church (First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland). Beth’s role at MPC will be to support, develop and help lead a variety of congregational programing, mission engagement, as well as bring her exceptional organizational leadership to help us build our lay leaders and ministry teams.. And for those planning to get married or are already married and need a tune up, Beth will be available for guidance and direction.
The Deeper Dive
In addition to her degrees in Fine Arts and Education, Beth also holds a number of certifications. These include a certification in Executive Church Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, a certification in Gender Mainstreaming for the Workplace from the United Nations (U.N.) in Geneva, Switzerland, and a certification as a Marriage Educator in Cleveland, the latter of which has given her the opportunity, since 2008, to help approximately 400 couples plan weddings and prepare for marriage by organizing and running very popular marriage preparation seminars while also offering specialized individual marriage support and guidance to couples.
Beth represented the church in the broader community through her service on the Front Steps Housing and Services board which helps homeless individuals and families transitions to permanent housing, and on the Advisory Board to the Renee Jones Empowerment Center (RJEC) which works with and advocates on behalf of women who are victims of human trafficking. Her work with RJEC took Beth to the streets of Cleveland to reach out to young women being trafficked, and all the way to the hill towns and cities of Guatemala where she met with Christian women and men in mission partnership.
In 2014, Beth received the Mayor’s “Women of Distinction” award for her faithful efforts within the city of Cleveland. Since 2016, Beth has served as the Ohio representative of the Women’s Intercultural Network to the United Nations (U.N.), as well as having been a Presbyterian Church (USA) delegate to the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women for two years before that.
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Beth is looking forward to connecting with couples seeking to be married or who seek support in their marriage, those who desire programing and study to enrich their faith, and congregational leaders who seek to deepen their understanding of what it is to be a servant leader or just need some guidance or direction on how to maneuver life in our growing congregation.
Director of Faith Formation and Leadership
Bachelor of Education, University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal
Executive Church Leadership, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago
Gender Mainstreaming, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Prepare and Enrich Marriage Educator, Cleveland.
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