Rev. M. Elizabeth Wagner is the Pastor of Heritage Presbyterian Church. Beth was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Decatur (IL) MacArthur High School, Northern Illinois University and McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She and her husband, Jim, have two grown children and two cats, Honey Bear and Sir Dusty Fancypant.
When she is not pastoring she loves to walk, cook, sew, knit, craft, and read, in no particular order. Her Kindle is always close at hand and contains a wide range of reading material, from deeply theological to rhyming kids’ books! Beth and Jim love to travel, camp (Beth has been to 48 states and nine countries) and the family is working on visiting all the National Parks. She is also honored to serve as one of the faculty for PC (USA) Art of Transitional Ministry Education several times a year.
Beth describes herself as an extrovert with a pastor’s heart, who loves to find out about people and very quickly falls in love with the congregations she serves. She finds beauty in a wide range of worship styles, and in creating a safe sacred space for all to tell their stories.