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Rev. Beth Bostrom is director of spiritual formation and chaplain at Metropolitan Ministries, which addresses homelessness through prevention services and self-sufficiency shelter programs. Bostrom chairs the board’s Governance Committee. She is a former Bread for the World Hunger Justice Leader and a local Bread Team member. Bostrom’s previous ministry experience includes serving as pastor of Roseland United Methodist Church, as campus minister at the University of Miami, in pediatric chaplaincy in Atlanta, and in case management with persons experiencing homelessness in Tallahassee. She holds a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. Bostrom is United Methodist. Sarasota, Florida.
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