Rev. Mary Scifres is a church growth and turnaround specialist. She has been a familiar face in our pulpit here at Corona del Mar Community Church, Congregational during times of pastoral transition.
More than simply a friend and spiritual companion, Mary now joins with us full-time as our Pastor and Consultant to help our congregation and church leaders navigate smoothly through the waters ahead.
Mary comes to us from the United Methodist tradition, but is connected closely to the UCC tradition through her spouse, Rev. B. J. Beu, who is an ordained UCC pastor. As a clergy couple, Mary and B. J. approach ministry as a partnership with Spirit - a partnership to help all God's children grow in love and move forward and transformation.
Mary earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Music from Boston University after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Music from the University of Indianapolis. As an author with more than 75 books to her name, Mary continues to write extensively in areas of worship creativity, church growth, and spiritual transformation. She is most recently the author of "The Gospel According to Beauty & the Beast: A Story of Transformation."
For a fuller bio and picture of Mary's ministry gifts, visit her website at www.maryscifres.com.