Beth Galbreath is

Beth Galbreath


an ordained Deacon of the United Methodist Church who is passionate about helping folks experience the Good News of Jesus Christ through

  Biblical storytelling

  Experiential, ancient-future worship

  Exciting multi-intelligence teaching,

    in person and online

United Methodist deacons are the church's specialist clergy. Beth's specialty is "digital culture ministry," which means helping the church find its footing in the 21st Century culture of digital communications. It's about using technology well, and it's about reclaiming the ancient art of learning and telling the story of God by heart.


Beth is a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers International, and the coordinator of the Chicago-area Prairie Wind Guild: Tellers of Sacred Stories.


She teaches Biblical storytelling extensively online through the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute, also known as, as well as classes in United Methodist heritage and theology, organization, and worship, congregational leadership and interfaith understanding. More on her online courses is here.


She also presents workshops, leads retreats and performs Scripture. She has taught biblical storytelling in Cameroon, Bolivia, the Philippines and Haiti.


Currently she is serving as a deacon with two church plants:
Compassion United Methodist Church in Brookfield, IL, and
Crossroads of Life UMC, a hoped-for congregation within the walls of Illinois' women's prison at Logan, IL.

She holds an MA in spiritual formation and an MS in communications, and is one of the first graduates of the Lumicon Institute certification program in Digital Culture Ministry.



Rev. Beth Galbreath         815-303-2822
Galbreath Digital Culture Ministries