Rev. Beth Crissman – Albemarle, NC
Rev. Beth M. Crissman is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference where she currently serves as Missional Strategist and District Superintendent in the Uwharrie District and as Director of Conflict Transformation for the Western North Carolina Conference.
In addition to serving as lead pastor for multiple congregations, Beth, and her husband Rev. Kelly Crissman, served as the founders and executive directors of Plowpoint, a non-profit organization which trained teams of clergy and laity throughout the United Methodist Church for the transformation of leaders, churches, and communities.
Beth is the author of four books: Longing to Belong, Feeding and Leading of Shepherds, Stepping in the Stream, and Choosing the Faithful Path, along with multiple other curricula designed to develop and strengthen disciples and leaders in the local church.
Beth, a native of Graham, N.C. is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (BS Nursing), University of California-Los Angeles (Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner), and Emory University (MDiv). She and Kelly currently live in Albemarle. They have two grown children. James and his wife Priyanka live and work in Boston, and their daughter Maddie lives and works in Asheville.