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Former Clergy

Fr. Troy C. Beecham, 2008-2013

Fr. Beecham grew up in Roswell, Ga., graduating from the Roswell High School in 1987. He studied theology, Biblical studies, and comparative religions, earning Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Sacred Theology degrees, studying in Jerusalem, Chicago, and lastly at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City.

Fr. Beecham has served in overseas mission in Tanzania and Israel, and is actively involved in advocacy for international relief and development, particularly in human rights, and ending hunger, poverty, and war. He is also actively involved in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, always looking for ways to create cooperative means to address the needs of the local and international communities across all differences of belief and religious practice.

Fr. Beecham has a particular love of teaching and preaching, of music and the arts, and of creating beautiful and inspiring worship with all the people of God. He has been a long-time practitioner of meditation and contemplative prayer, and loves to teach the spiritual disciplines.

Fr. Beecham is also an avid hiker, travelling annually to lead pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain. He has a great love of travel and learning new cultures and languages. He has increased the size of his vegetable garden annually, and wonders if his back yard will eventually be big enough.

Fr. Beecham is currently owned by a crazy Jack Russell Terrier named Gertie Mae.