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By Rebecca Gourley

Beeman to lead another flock


Rebecca Gourley

PASTOR PAT SPEAKS: Goldendale Methodist Church pastor Pat Beeman is leaving after nine years here.

After nine years of leading the Sunday services at the Goldendale United Methodist Church (GUMC), Pastor Pat Beeman is leaving for Sunnyside.

Pastors in the Methodist Church are appointed one year at a time. And for the past nine years, Beeman has been fortunate enough to be re-appointed in Goldendale.

Pastor Pat grew up in South Dakota and moved to Washington in 1967 to attend the University of Washington. In the mid 1970s, she decided to go into ministry.

“I thought being involved in the church was the best way to change the world,” asserts Beeman. She was concerned about the environment and peace and wanted to educate more on those issues.

She got her Masters of Divinity from a...

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