Meet Pastor Beeson
The Rev. Peter Beeson was brought back to the church and converted to Lutheranism by stained glass windows, an extremely excited property committee chair, an invitation to help rebuild a 52 rank Moller pipe organ, and the not-so-subtle machinations of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Beeson currently serves on the board of the Hoboken Shelter, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness. Prior to that he served on the board of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries and Reconciling Works, two organizations that affirm and support LGBTQ people who are pursuing a call to rostered ministry.
In the summer of 2017, Pastor Beeson shared with the congregation that
he was transgender and explained some of what transitioning means
[watch video]. Prior to being called to St. Matthew Trinity in 2014, Pastor Beeson served on the staff of a congregation in Washington, DC; as a chaplain in rural south-west North Carolina; and has experience in congregations in Phoenix and San Francisco.
He graduated from the American Baptist Seminary of the West in 2012 with a final project titled, Rebuilding Together with Rebuilding Together: How creating sustainable communities strengthens all of us, and completed his Lutheran requirements at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He has a long standing passion and commitment to providing affordable housing and building sustainable communities.
Pastor Beeson brings a decade of experience working in IT, telecom, and project management; has taken graduate level coursework in real estate and sustainable infrastructure at Johns Hopkins University. He is married to an phenomenal spouse and together they have a bouncy toddler who enjoys exploring the parks in Hoboken. In his free time he can be found practicing Tai Chi, Kung Fu, or playing with low-voltage wiring and power-tools while volunteering with Rebuilding Together.
Contact Pastor Beeson by calling (973) 671-5339 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.