Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Beth Franklin
Rev. Beth Magill (now Beth Franklin) began her call as 7th Rector of St. Michael's on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
A native of Alexandria, Beth grew up as a member of Christ Church in Old Town. From a young age her parents instilled in her that participation was the most important part of the "work of the people." As a result, she was very active in the church, community and Diocese, including serving as a counselor at St. George’s summer youth camp at Shrine Mont.
Beth attended William & Mary as an undergrad, receiving a BA in Sociology. Soon after, she attended Yale for her Masters of Divinity and Diploma of Anglican Studies. Ordained in 2009, Beth's first call took her to the Diocese of Texas where she served as an Associate at St. David's in Austin.
Her next call was as Missioner to the University of Texas, where for five years, Beth served as the sole preacher and worship leader at the largest Episcopal Student Center in the state, and was also responsible for all fiduciary responsibilities (including successful stewardship efforts), supervision of staff, training of lay leaders, convener of discernment committees and upkeep of all facilities.
After her work at UT, Beth was tapped by the Bishop of Texas for a Diocesan-wide position as Missioner for Congregational Initiatives. In this role, she oversaw all campus ministries in the Diocese—including the start of six new campus ministries—and traveled throughout the state working to enhance congregations large and small.
And then came her call to St. Michael’s.
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