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John de Beer

Rector, St. Marks Burlington


John de Beer, D.Min (Congregational Development), MA (Theol), B.Sc. (Mathematics and Physics) has a lifetime of training and consulting in adult faith formation. His commitment to the ministry of the laity has been a constant theme in his own vocation.  John has for decades been a key player in pioneering adult formation programs, most notably the Education for Ministry Program at the University of the South where he was on staff for eight years, and at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field in Maryland, where he created the KLESIS curriculum with Sarah Dylan Breuer and Tricia de Beer. Currently he is Rector of St. Mark’s, Burlington and is active in the Diocese of Massachusetts programs, including Life Together - a young adult intern program, Making Excellent Disciples -a mentoring program for new clergy and the Leadership Development Initiative. He is the co-author ofThe Art of Theological Reflection, Crossroad, New York, 1994. (With Patricia O'Connell Killen)