Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Frank J. Beard

    Kokomo, IN

    April 11, 1957

    Spouse: Melissa Kay (Riffell) Beard

    Spouse's occupation: Mental Health Therapist

    Children's full names and ages:

    Eleanor J. Beard, 25

    Emily J. Beard, 23

    Education and Honors:
  • D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky. - 1997
  • S.T.M., Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1986
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky. - 1982
  • B.A., Taylor University, Upland, Ind. - 1979
  • Ministry:
  • Kokomo District Superintendent, 2004 to present
  • Walnut Creek UMC in Warsaw, 1997-2004
  • Faith UMC in Elkhart, 1993-1997
  • Beamer UMC in Kokomo, 1986-1993
  • New Hope UMC in Anderson, 1982-1986.

  • Clark Chapel UMC and Wiley Chapel UMC 1980-1982.
  • Membership:
  • North Indiana Conference
  • Member, North Indiana Conference Cabinet (2004 to present)
    Chairperson of the Cabinet 2007-2008
  • Member, General Board of Discipleship (2004 to present)
  • Member, NCJ Committee on Episcopacy (2004 to present)
  • Member, NCJ Black Methodists for Church Renewal
  • Member, North Indiana Conference BMCR
  • Member, North Indiana Conference Black UM Pastors
  • Member, Indiana Area Imagine Indiana Design Team (unity)
  • Member, North Indiana Conference Committee on Episcopacy
  • Member, North Indiana Conference Strategy Council
  • Member, North Indiana Conference Session Committee
  • Past Member North Indiana Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, Evangelism Committee, Church Development, Dean’s Task Force (camping)
  • Board of Discipleship, Nominations Committee
  • Other:
  • Delegate to General Conference (2000, 2004, 2008);
    first elected clergy 2004, 2008 (head clergy of delegation)
  • Office:
    2735 S Albright Rd
    Kokomo, IN 46902-3996
    Toll Free Phone: (800) 783-1997
    Phone: (765) 864-0655
    Fax: (765) 864-0739
    Endorsed by:
    North Indiana Annual Conference session
    South Indiana Annual Conference session
    North Indiana Conference Cabinet
    South Indiana Conference Cabinet
    North Indiana Black Methodists for Church Renewal
    South Indiana Black Methodists for Church Renewal
    North Indiana Black United Methodist Pastors
    South Indiana Black United Methodist Pastors
    North Indiana Conference Clergy Session
    South Indiana Conference Clergy Session
    North Indiana General and Jurisdictional Delegations
    South Indiana General and Jurisdictional Delegations

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