Meet Our Church Staff
Pastor Beth Clementson
As a Pittsburgh native, Pastor Beth grew up the daughter of two ELCA pastors. She is actually the 4th generation pastor on her mom’s side of the family! Pastor Beth graduated from Thiel College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then moved to Westminster, Maryland, where her parents serve as the pastors of Grace Lutheran Church.
She began her seminary journey at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. While a student there, she completed her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at the Fairview Ebenezer Senior Living Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She then transferred to the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, where she would graduate. She completed her Pastoral Internship at the Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence in Burke, Virginia.
After graduation, Pastor Beth was called to be the Associate Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown, Maryland. She was then called to be the Interim Pastor of the Conococheague Parish in Clear Spring, Maryland.
Pastor Beth was beyond excited to receive the call to be the Pastor of Stewart Avenue (SAELC), because it meant finally coming home to Pittsburgh! As the pastor of SAELC, she is enjoying partnering with the congregation in their shared passion for Social Ministry. She has a deep desire to work for social justice and equality for all people.
In her free time, you can find Pastor Beth watching women’s soccer (Go Portland Thorns!), learning photography, and spending time with her pride and joy, Scout (her Mini-Aussiedoodle)!
Contact Pastor Beth: Pastorbethc@gmail.com.