Introducing…. Beth Reyes!

Beth has joined our staff part-time on an interim basis as Congregational Ministry Coordinator. Learn more about her below, including a connection you may not have realized to long time member, Kristin Pimblett!

What are five important things to know about you?

  1. Family is very important to me. I’m part of a very successful blended family. In 1976, my mother, who was raising three girls, married my best friend’s father, who happen to be raising his two children his own. Now we total over 40 people with many nationalities United Kingdom, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Holland and the Ukraine. All 40 of us vacation together every year!
  2. The best friend I spoke of above is Kristin Pimblett. We “parent trapped” our parents, and they’ve been married ever since!
  3. I married a man who was raising his two nieces and nephew, creating yet another successful, blended family. We have one daughter of our own, Tallulah Reyes, who is currently a missionary serving at Western Washington University.
  4. I love Washington very much, but I will never forget my beginnings in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. West Virginia is truly Almost Heaven! A year ago, I was able to go back with all my sisters and visit all our childhood homes and churches, best vacation of my life.
  5. I come from four generations of Presbyterian preachers on my dad’s side and three generations of Presbyterian college professors on my mother’s side.

How did you get connected to West Side and how have you been involved?

West Side was my sister’s (Kristin Pimblett) church for many years. I've visited many times and have attended quite a few West Side events.

What will you be doing as part of the staff?

My position at West Side is Congregational Ministry Coordinator. This position provides administrative and communication support between staff ministries teams in the Connect and Grow areas of the congregational ministry.

What is one way that you enjoy growing with the Lord?

I enjoy, listening to sermons and worship music.

A favorite fall activity?

My favorite fall activity is thrifting and antiquing. I just started an Etsy page selling found objects. I love visiting to small towns and finding interesting things.

What Bible verses guide you?

“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” Genesis 1:3
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
I love that God spoke the world into existence through the word. Then, in John, we learn that the Word became flesh and dwells among us. I always like the visual of those two verses.