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Betsy is a lifelong member of Avondale UMC. She graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry and Leadership. She serves this congregation on a part time basis assisting Pastor Clare in worship, devotions and congregational care. Once in a while, you might even hear her preach! Betsy also works full time for Heartland Hospice as a Chaplain, providing care and counseling to bereaved persons and spiritual care for patients as well as their families and caregivers. Betsy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education from the University of North Florida, which is when she felt called by God to minister and to educate on the inseparable connection between mind, body, and spirit.

Betsy has two grown sons who were raised with the assistance of the love and care of this congregation. They are both happily married, and Betsy is Nana to seven beautiful grandchildren. She will be happy to show you their pictures and talk about them endlessly any time!
Jacksonville, Florida