Interim Regional Minister

Rev. Dr. Beth Dobyns has been called to begin serving as the Interim Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tennessee. She brings extensive experience in specialized interim ministry as well as congregational, area, and regional ministry. Beth will be joining us from Florence Christian Church, Florence, Kentucky.

Educated at Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas, and St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Beth believes that everything in life has the possibility of teaching us more about how we acknowledge and act upon God's call in our lives. She brings a great love for the church and for the clarifying work that is possible during transitions and transformations. 

Beth is married to Bruce Dobyns, senior minister at First Christian Church in Mayfield, Kentucky. Their permanent home is in Mayfield. They are the parents of two fine young adult women, Leslie Forrester and Nicole Dobyns.  They also claim their fine son-in-law, Philip Forrester, as a son.

Some of the passions that help define Beth's ministry include taking the time for lively conversations, working toward clarity, recognizing joy and hopefulness when we see it in the stories of our lives and our ministries, and developing connections among ministers and congregations. She is looking forward to getting acquainted with Disciples in Tennessee.

Beth enjoys quilting and tries to start a new project with each new location.  She also has a lifelong love of reading-ask her about her book list sometime.  Cooking and exploring new locations are also sources of enjoyment.

Beth begins her ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tennessee on January 1, 2015.