Rush Beam

Who am I?  Hi, my name is Rush Beam, and I'm the Youth Pastor here at Christ church.  I have been on staff since August, 2010.  I have been in youth ministry since 2000 and have worked at two amazing churches before Christ Church.  I previously worked at Davidson UMC in North Carolina and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley in California.  I studied studio art while attending Davidson College in undergraduate, and earned a Master's in Christian Education with a focus in Youth Ministry from Pfeiffer University in 2006.  I am married to Erin Lane who is currently earning her M. T. S. at Duke Divinity School.  We have a beautiful mutt named Amelia, and we live in a wonderful old house in Durham.

What do I do at Christ Church?  I have the pleasure of working with the students and families of Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas.  I am responsible for youth Sunday School, small groups, Youth Group, mission trips, retreats, hanging out, games, worship, mentoring, meeting with parents, and oh so much more.  I believe in a place where all students can come as they are to encounter God.  If you want to know more, hang out, or just spend some time together, give me a call!

Something interesting about me:   I still practice art on a regular basis, and if you want to see what I do, check out www.rushbeam.com.  I also spend my time watching movies, surfing, running, reading, cooking, and taking walks with my dog and wife.  I love to talk art if you are interested.  God created such a beautiful world here, and I'm just trying to add to the beauty! 

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