Ludlum Joins GBHEM’s Division of Higher Education
Beth Ludlum has accepted a position as director of student faith and leadership formation at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education. She begins work on Jan. 30, 2012.
Ludlum will provide leadership in development of programs, resources, and networking tools for vocational discernment and leadership development of students in United Methodist campus ministries and schools, colleges, and universities. Additionally, she will design, implement, and maintain a strategic plan for an online presence specifically related to pre-college and college students as a means of connecting them to UM collegiate ministries, higher education institutions, and other higher education resources. She will report to the Rev. Bridgette Young Ross, Assistant General Secretary for Campus Ministry and College Chaplaincy.
She is currently director of recruitment at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. At Wesley, she has gained valuable experience in networking with United Methodist campus ministers, chaplains, and student leaders around the country. Additionally, she has knowledge and experience in leadership development, workshop facilitation, and resource development.
She has had opportunities to preach in churches and in college worship settings, lead workshops at youth gatherings, lead college students on mission trips, and participated in a pilot program as part of a team that developed and implemented a vocational discernment curriculum for congregational use. Ludlum believes God’s call on her life is to devote her gifts and ministry to students and to the chaplains, pastors, and educational institutions that help them develop into passionate, faithful leaders. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and is scheduled to receive her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in May, 2012.