About the Author
The Reverend Dr. Beth Rupe served congregations in Kentucky while attending Lexington Theological Seminary and in Illinois following her ordination. Prior to going to seminary, Beth was an Outpatient Therapist at a community mental health center. She received a BS with honors in Psychology from Western Illinois University (1988) and a MS in Clinical/ Community Mental Health Psychology from Western Illinois University (1990). Beth received her MDiv from Lexington Theological Seminary (2002). She was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by the Christian Church in Illinois Wisconsin. She received her DMin from Lexington Theological Seminary (2014). Her focus of study was liturgical renewal particularly the importance of lament in Disciples Worship.
Beth is the Interim Minister for Disciples Women for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in IL and WI (CCIW). She serves as McLean Livingston Regional Elder and is a member of the CCIW Ethic’s Investigation Team and the CCIW Pro-Reconciliation Anti-Racism Committee/ Team. Click Here for the 2021 Resource.
Beth served as the Worship Coordinator for the 2010 International Disciples Women’s Ministries (IDWM) Quadrennial that was held in Greensboro, North Carolina. She has written Advent, Easter, and Week of the Laity Resources for the Office of Christian Education of the Department of Homeland Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Special Offering Resources for the Reconciliation Office of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and has published book reviews in The Lexington Theological Seminary Quarterly. Writing for Just Women the publication of the International Disciples Women’s Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Beth published a bible study in 2016, provided quarterly study guides for the publication, and authored the column Prayer Stations which considered women of the church and their diverse prayer practices.
Beth is married to Mark. They have two children, Sarah (Aaron) and Benjamin, and two granddaughters Chloe and Emilia Her hobbies include reading, knitting, quilting and listening to music. She also enjoys cooking, especially for her family and friends. She finds strength in contemplative prayer and feels called by God to work for justice. She spent much of 2020 binge watching Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max, reading, and longing to travel and be with family and friends.
2019 Lent Resource — The Rev. Dr. Betty M. Green and the Rev. Dr. Irvin W. Green are the writers for the 2019 Devotional Resource.
2018 Lent Resource — The Rev. Antonio (Tony) Redd, Minister to Christian Education, Evangelism and the Assistant to the Senior Pastor at Second Baptist Church West End in Richmond, Virginia, is the writer for the 2018 Lent Devotional Resource. Redd has served at Olive East Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as the Young Adult Minister.
2017 Lent Resource — The Rev. Courtney Richards, Connections Pastor at Harvard Avenue Christian Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the writer for the 2017 Lent Devotional Resource. Richards has served at Harvard Avenue since the fall of 2012. Previously she served 16 years as associate minister at Geist Christian Church in Indianapolis, Ind. She is a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was ordained at First Christian Church, El Paso Texas.
2016 Lenten Resource — “Finding My Strength in Community: Journeying Down This Road Together” written by The Rev. Antonio (Tony) Redd, Richmond, Va. He has been a member of Mt. Olive East Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Martinsville, Va., for twelve years. While there, he has served as the Young Adult Minister and has directly provided consultation to the Youth Ministry department and the Assistant to the Senior Pastor at Second Baptist Church West End in Richmond, Va.
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As a companion to the DHM 2016 Lenten Devotional, “Finding My Strength in Community” writer Rev. Antonio Redd will be blogging Monday through Saturday each week during Lent.
2015 Lenten Resource
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