Ministers & Directors

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Our Ministers and Directors

Reverend B.J. Beu

Reverend B.J Beu

Interim Minister

Over the past twenty-five years, Rev. B. J. Beu has served churches in both the Southern California-Nevada and the Pacific Northwest conferences of the United Church of Christ. He has served our conference as Conference Moderator, Vice-Moderator, Worship Design Chair for four Annual Gatherings, Worship Team Member for General Synod, facilitator of a Community of Practice group for UCC clergy, and presenter in UCC Church Vitality initiatives and conference retreats. Pastor B. J. has also served individuals and our conference as a spiritual director, coach, and healing touch spiritual practitioner.

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Sylvia Miller

Minister of Faith Formation Sylvia Miller began her ministry at Manhattan Beach Community Church in October, 2018. Before moving to California, she was the Director of Children and Youth at First Congregational Church of La Grange, Il. While there, she began her journey toward ordination with the Chicago Metropolitan Association. Sylvia grew up in a […]

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Jackson Greer

Youth Ministry Intern Jackson Greer directs the MBCC middle and high school youth ministries as well as the young adult group.  He grew up in this church and volunteered to work with its youth for two years before formally taking on this position in 2016.  He is a graduate of the Linguistics Department at UC Santa […]

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Patricia Edwards

Director of Music

Pat directs the Adult Choir and three children’s choirs at MBCC and has done so for over 30 years. She holds a BA in Music from Pomona College, with graduate work at UCLA. She has taught both vocal and instrumental music in the Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach schools and has directed a number of musical stage productions at MBCC for both adults and children.

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Reverend Matthew Baugh

Associate Minister Since joining MBCC on March 3, 2018, Matthew’s focus has included adult discipleship and pastoral care.  Matthew, a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary, began his ministry as an assistant pastor in Sedona, AZ, then became the senior pastor at the First Congregational Church in Lockport, Il., and  then moved on to become interim pastor of the Iglesia Congregacional Unida Church […]

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