Leadership Staff

Leadership Staff

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Rev. Liz Miller

Pastor Liz has served at Edgewood since May of 2016. She is excited by Edgewood’s strong commitment to social justice, love of community, and love of God. Pastor Liz is passionate about helping people of all ages find meaning in their lives and anti-racism work. Each week she crafts worship that strives to be welcoming of all participants and shares the Good News of God’s love and grace. Having worked and volunteered for several years in summer camps, she is also committed to outdoor…
Christian Education Coordinator

Emily Barr

Emily Barr lives in the area with her two adorable boys, Ethan and Owen. Together, they love to build with legos, bake cookies, wrestle, and tell jokes. Emily enjoys walking, travelling to familiar and unfamiliar places, making people laugh and eating out. She earned her BA in Community Services & Family Studies and has worked with the Edgewood community since Autumn 2007. She is trained as an Our Whole Lives: Faith & Sexuality Facilitator and is a member of the…
Youth Ministry Coordinator

Marcia Beer

Marcia Beer serves Edgewood as Youth Ministry Coordinator and Youth Music Director.  An Edgewood Member for over 32 years, Marcia enjoys leading Service/Learning trips, teaching church school, supporting the youth teaching team, directing and singing in choirs, and integrating our children and youth into Edgewood worship and activities. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, the Michigan Conference Systematic Training for Effective Ministries, a member of the Association of United Church Educators, and trained Our Whole Lives Sexuality Educator. Marcia is…
Music Director

Monty Bieber

Monty Bieber is a native of South Dakota who came to Michigan State in 1969 to study journalism, a field he quickly abandoned for a degree in Music Education. He studied choral conducting under Dr. Robert Harris and sang with the Edgewood choir during his college years. He and wife Nancy met on stage while performing with the MSU Opera Workshop, and were married at Edgewood in 1974. After teaching music in Big Rapids, Michigan for five years, Monty and…