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DDH Vanderbilt Calls Interim Dean

Posted on March 28, 2018

DDH Vanderbilt Calls Interim Dean

The Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt announces that Rev. Beth Pattillo has been called to serve as interim Dean of DDH, beginning July 1, 2018.  DDH Vanderbilt invites you to join us in welcoming Rev. Pattillo and in celebrating the retirement of Rev. Mark Miller-McLemore, who will complete over 20 years of service as Dean on June 30, 2018.

Rev. Beth Pattillo Bio

Beth is a native Texan who grew up at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lubbock, Texas. After graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio, Beth attended Vanderbilt Divinity School and was a resident of the Disciples Divinity House. She was ordained at First Christian Lubbock in 1990.

Beth has served as an associate minister at Raymore Christian Church (DOC) in Raymore, Missouri and at Woodmont Christian Church (DOC) in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, she was the founder and executive director of Faith Leader (Chalice Press, 2009), a small group program in spiritual leadership development.

Most recently, Beth has worked as a writer and published 11 novels with Random House/WaterBrook Multnomah, Penguin, Guidepost Books, and Dorchester Books.

Currently, Beth is a principal in Still Waters of Nashville, which provides spiritual direction as well as classes, retreats, and online seminars in contemplative practice.

Beth is married to Randy Smith, a fellow VDS graduate. Her son Sam is a graduate student at Brown University and her daughter Meg is a sophomore at Vanderbilt.