“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” –Psalm 34:5
For more than a decade Bethany has been an educator–encouraging and empowering others to pursue their life goals. She has spent years teaching in the classroom, coordinating educational programs and working with thousands of children, youth, and adults of all ages. Bethany’s experiences have led her to love and appreciate the uniqueness each individual holds.
Married to her best friend, Ryan, and mother of four amazing children, Bethany has experienced, firsthand, the joy of having an emotionally and spiritually healthy family. She and Ryan are adoptive parents and are engaged in national adoption advocacy.
Bethany completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Family Studies. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Education from Regent University. Throughout the years, Bethany has spearheaded and implemented innovative programs in her classrooms and the communities where she lived. From talent shows to benefit concerts, scholarship programs to children’s camps, she has organized many successful endeavors. Bethany has also been featured in broadcast news segments for her work with Literacy Kits for Children in Afghanistan and the United Way Make a Difference Campaign.
Bethany’s teaching career has taken her to four states and six different grade levels – both in the public and private sectors. She has been a lead teacher for special needs inclusion and gifted classes. She has mentored hundreds of students and numerous teachers and felt great satisfaction in knowing that others looked to her for affirmation and guidance. Bethany belonged to the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and was active in School Planning Committees. Because she has a heart for reaching hurting and broken children with a message of hope and healing, she’s been involved in urban outreaches for years.
She and Ryan were awarded the 2012 Christian Stewardship Alumni Award by their alma mater, Messiah College, for their life-affirming work through The Radiance Foundation. Their bold, yet compassionate, work has been praised by leaders across the country.
Bethany travels across the country as a public speaker addressing the issues that are close to the heart of The Radiance Foundation, such as My Reflection & MisDirection, Syncing or Sinking, S.U.P.E.R. HERO, P.O.P. Culture and more.
As Executive Director of The Radiance Foundation, Bethany’s expertise, passion, and leadership ability makes the vision a reality. Together with its partners, Bethany believes that The Radiance Foundation is affecting change throughout our nation and abroad.
Bethany has spoken to diverse audiences and is known for her passion, her humor, and her inspirational spiritual insights.