Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Arnetta E. Beverly

    Charlotte, NC

    January 3, 1956
  • Mother of two sons, Casey and Ronnie and Grandson Matt; Grandmother of seven.
    Education and Honors:
  • Drew University (DMin)
  • Duke University Divinity School (MDiv)
  • Shaw University (BA)
  • Graduate of Davidson County Community College (AA)
  • Ministry:
  • Served Lexington District churches 6 years; served Northeast District churches 6 years; served 3 years on Conference Staff and 6 years as District Superintendent
  • 1st African American clergy woman delegate to General Conference 2000
  • 1st African American woman on Conference Staff
  • 1st African American woman District Superintendent
  • 1st African American woman Director of Connectional Ministries in SEJ
  • 1st African American clergywoman Episcopal candidate since Bishop Leontine T. C. Kelly
  • Membership:
    Western North Carolina Conference/Southeastern Jurisdiction
    Board of Visitors, Duke Divinity School
    Past President, Duke Divinity School National Alumni/ae Association
    Past Member, Duke Divinity School Board of Managers
    Past Secretary Conference Board of Ordained Ministry
    Delegate to Eighteenth World Methodist Conference, Brighton, England, 2001
    Delegate to 2000 and 2004 General and Jurisdictional Conferences
    Reserve Delegate to 1996 General and Jurisdictional Conferences
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    Life Member United Methodist Men
    Black Methodists for Church Renewal
    Elected at 2004 General Conference to Committee on Plan of Organization and Rules of Order

  • 1st African American elected to Lexington, NC City Council
  • Office:
    St. Matthew United Methodist Church
    600 E. Florida St.
    Greensboro, NC 27406
    Phone: (336) 272-4505

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