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Bethany holds a master’s degree in social work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She was selected as a Danforth Urban Fellow at Washington University School of Social Work and secured a fellowship in the Missouri Education Policy Fellowship Program. Bethany’s calling as an innovator is to “repair the breach” and in that vein she has executed dozens of substantive non-profit projects over fifteen years that have positively impacted the quality of life for disadvantaged populations. She currently holds the distinguished honor of serving on the board of trustees for the Deaconess Foundation and advises several influential non-profits including the Non-Profit Services Consortium, of which she served as a vice-chair of the board. As a licensed Evangelist Missionary in the Churches of God in Christ, she is a noted motivational speaker, trainer, and facilitator around spiritual development, leadership and youth capacity building.