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Grace Ann Beebe


Grace Ann Beebe

Rev. Grace Ann Beebe grew up in Trenton and attended Trenton Schools. Even though she never moved, she did attend three different elementary schools in Trenton, as new ones were constantly being built. Grace Ann graduated from Trenton High School.

Grace Ann went on to earn a BS from Eastern Michigan University in Special Education, an MEd. from Wayne State University in Guidance and Counseling, and 30 additional graduate hours in Special Education from the University of Michigan.

Her entire teaching career was in special education with students with physical disabilities. She also taught in Grand Rapids for 2 years and in Taylor for 28 years, and worked in various grade level classrooms and as a Teacher Consultant.

After retiring from teaching, Grace Ann attended the Ecumenical Theological Seminary for one year and the Methodist Theological School in Ohio for three years earning an MDiv. in 2004. She was commissioned as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 2004 and ordained in 2007. Reverand Beebe's focus as a Deacon has been helping churches with accessibility issues and helping some establish special needs ministries. In addition, she has filled a variety of roles at Trenton Faith UMC and have established various ministries there.