New Synod Staff Position! Rev. Beverly Wallace serving as Women in Ministry Coordinator

July 31, 2023

New Staff Position!

Southeastern Synod is excited to announce Pr. Beverly Wallace will serve as our Women in Ministry Coordinator as a one-year contract position. She will be responsible for gathering women who are Rostered Ministers, SAMs and Candidates for Ministry for refreshment, enrichment and educational opportunities as a way to foster connection, collaboration and community among women leaders within our Synod. We are grateful for Dr. Wallace’s passion for womanist theology, women ministry and creating programming that has amazing benefits for women.  


About Rev. Dr. Beverly Wallace

Dr. Beverly Wallace, an ordained Lutheran clergywoman received her Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. She received her doctorate in Family Social Science/ Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota. Her first Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. 

Most recently the Associate Professor of Congregation and Community Care at Luther Seminary in Minnesota. Dr. Wallace recently accepted a part-time call to serve at Virginia Theological Seminary for their Lilly Endowment grant “Thriving in Ministry” as the project’s Co-director, training coaches to mentor Episcopal priests. Dr.  Wallace designed the ELCA’s Womanist Initiative to provide opportunities of learning in Womanist theology for seminarians, laypersons and clergy with an expansive vision to work with college age students introducing them to understandings and experiences of global African perspectives. 

Dr. Wallace is a member of the steering committee of the Lutheran Association of Teaching Theologians as well as on the board of Lutheran Women in Theology and Religious Studies. She is also a member of the Conference of International Black Lutherans and is an active member of 53-year-old prestigious organization, The Society for the Study of Black Religion.  A member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Dr. Wallace considers herself a “womanist” and so embraces the wholeness of all people – both men and women.  She has a passion for engaging in healing work with God’s people.  A former native of Brooklyn, New York, now residing in Douglasville, Georgia, she loves music, poetry, the arts, and everything beautiful.