The Rev. Audra Abt, Mission Developer
In my life I’ve gotten to serve as a pastor and mission developer for a house church ministry among Latin American immigrants as well as serve in the Episcopal parishes of Church of the Holy Spirit and St. Andrew’s in Greensboro NC. I’ve also gotten to coordinate mission grants for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina through the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, teach in K-1 classrooms in Cleveland, OH, and live and teach in rural Bahia, Brazil, where I experienced a call to ordained ministry while learning from amazing and faithful people steeped in God’s movement of liberation and concern for the poor.
I am inspired by the resilience, resistance, and creativity of people in my community, especially those who haven’t historically found an easy belonging in the church or gotten to participate in decision-making that affects their lives. God is working everywhere and always, and I’m excited to take part in God’s creation of a new community of neighbors where we can learn, serve and minister together in ways that make us come alive makes my heart sing. I want to be part of a movement where we’re seeking healing and health in the parts of our individual and collective life that are hurting, and creating time and space to cherish each other and discover what a more abundant life looks like.
Dawn Beazer, RN
I actively practiced Nursing for 40+years and hold a BS in biology/chemistry, a BA in psychology, Advance certification in Health Services Administration, and am Nationally Board Certified in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing by the ANCC.
I’ve worked in major health centers across the US in varied medical services: Bone Marrow Transplant Units, Burn Units, Emergency Depts. Adolescent and Adult Psych units.
I have also been a nurse manager for the 2nd largest children’s agency in Newark, NJ and the nurse manager in a free standing Behavioral Health agency of which I held within the last 10 years before relocating to North Carolina.