Rev. Beth J. Gingrich
Critical Care Chaplain
Rev. Gingrich is an ordained Mennonite minister with the Indiana/Michigan Mennonite Conference. She was born and raised in northern Illinois. She attended Hesston College and the University of New Mexico, graduating with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. Her theological training (M. Div.) was acquired in 1986 at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries in Elkhart, IN. She trained in Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque and at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.
Reverend Gingrich served 2½ years with the Mennonite Central Committee in Sta. Cruz, Bolivia from 1973-1975. In early 1976 she worked in Guatemala after a severe earthquake devastated Guatemala City and surrounding areas.
Reverend Gingrich worked at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx of NYC for 6½ years—working with people with end stage cancer and AIDS. She lived in Gallup, NM for 8 ½ years where she was the Director of Pastoral Care for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services.
Rev. Gingrich keeps busy with parenting her active son and enjoys walking, hiking, reading and journaling, and enjoys the Sandia and Manzano mountains and their vistas.