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Michael Beck

Director, North Central District Co-Cultivator

Michael Beck subtly smiling with a black tshirt and jeans. He has tattoos on his arms and short brown hair.

Rev. Dr. Michael Beck is a pastor, professor, author, and the Director of Fresh Expressions Florida. He is a spiritual guide who helps people heal, love, and unleash imagination to create better lives, organizations, and communities. Michael and wife Jill are co-pastors of Wildwood/St Marks UMCs, and a network of thirteen fresh expressions led by laity that gather in tattoo parlors, dog parks, burrito joints, and digital spaces. They direct an inpatient rehab, a shelter for those experiencing homelessness, and a local anti-racism movement. Michael also teaches as an adjunct professor at several seminaries. He coaches, trains, and educates leaders internationally across a broad theological spectrum and has consulted with hundreds of churches, denominations, and networks.

Beck earned a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary Orlando and a Doctorate in Semiotics and Future Studies at Portland Seminary with his mentor Leonard Sweet. He’s the author of eight books and is considered a global thought leader in the Fresh Expressions movement.

Additionally, Michael serves as Director of the Fresh Expressions House of Studies at United Theological Seminary, Fresh Expressions Strategist for Path 1, and Director of ReMissioning for Fresh Expressions US.

See Michael's books here: Michael Adam Beck: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle


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