Rev. Laura A. Beville has served the United Methodist Church in Coos Bay since July of 2010 and North Bend since July of 2013. Her undergraduate work was in Deaf Studies at California State University, Northridge. Her Masters of Divinity was earned at Boston University, the same hallowed halls where Dr. Howard Thurman, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Elie Wiesel studied and taught. Rev. Beville has been in ministry since July 2001. She was ordained as a clergyperson in the United Methodist Church on June 9, 2006.
Pastor Laura has served as an Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon (July 2001 – June 2004), Pastor at Jerome United Methodist Church, Jerome, Idaho (July 2004 – June 2008), and Pastor at Pleasant Home United Methodist Church, Gresham, Oregon, and Faith United Methodist Church, Troutdale, Oregon (July 2008 – June 2010).
Pastor Laura is involved with various activities throughout our community, and currently serves as one of the commissioners on the Coos County Housing Authority. She participates in a variety of ecumenical study groups with local colleagues of other denominations, and was the keynote speaker for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in 2015.
Pastor Laura lives in Coos Bay with her husband of 7 years, Marshall, and their two small children. On her time off this fall, you can find her at the North Bend Library dancing with her son at Library Music time, volunteering at her daughters elementary school, quilting or making clothes for her kids in her sewing room, or playing with her children at a local park. The above picture was taken at the Mingus Park Family Fun Day on the 4th of July, 2015.