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The Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino
Pastor Beth joined the parish of St. Bernard's Episcopal Church in November 2015. She continues to be grateful for this God-given opportunity walk alongside lay leaders and parishioners who live out their Christian faith by helping other people, serving as Christ’s hands and heart in the world. Check out St. Bernard’s Outreach page to learn more.
Together with the Wardens and Vestry, Pastor Beth helped the parish transition from ownership of the 1912 original Parish House, a historic building designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, which was in need of a complete and costly renovation. St. Bernard’s new, smaller, and more accessible Parish House opened in October 2018 and now houses the offices, meeting, and fellowship space for the parish in a much more convenient location. The original Parish House will have new life as condominiums, along with a new addition. All the beautiful stone used in this project has come from the property itself.
Pastor Beth is a certified Coach in the Diocese of New Jersey and enjoys opportunities to learn and grow in her own discipleship and leadership. She is the Chair of the Development Council for Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center, a shared Lutheran and Episcopal camp and retreat center located in northern Hunterdon County and a wonderful site for faith formation for all ages. Beth also serves on the Steering Committee of the Interfaith Community Action Network of greater Somerset County (ICAN).
Beth earned a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School in Madison, N.J., and a B.A. in Religion from Wesleyan University. Prior to coming to St. Bernard’s, she served as an associate rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, NJ, and Curate (Assistant to the Rector) at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Millington, N.J.
She lives in Morristown with her husband, Peter; daughter, Phoebe; and son David. Peter is a high school instrumental music teacher in Whippany, N.J.