Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Beth Franklin
The Reverend Beth Franklin, (formerly Magill) began her call as 7th Rector of St. Michael's on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
A native of Alexandria, Beth grew up in the Diocese of Virginia. From a young age her parents instilled in her that participation was the most important part of worshipping in community. As a result, she was very active in the church, community and Diocese, including serving as a counselor at various Shrine Mont camps.
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 Priest at St. David's, Austin.
Her next call was as Missioner to the Episcopal Student Center at the University of Texas, where Beth served for five years. She is still convinced that this is the most fun job in all of the Episcopal Church! After her work at UT, she served as Missioner for Congregational Initiatives for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. In this role, Beth oversaw all campus misssions in the Diocese—including the start of six new campus ministries—and traveled throughout the state working to enhance congregational ministry.
Beth and her husband Nic love being a part of the vibrant community in North Arlington. In addition to enjoying the beautiful trails, they can often be found at Nationals baseball games, cooking elaborate meals, or playing in the garden.
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