was born and raised in Jasper, Minnesota, as the fifth of seven children. She
earned her B.S. degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of
Minnesota in 1984.
and her husband Tom moved from Minnesota to Colorado to Oregon, ending up in
Chippewa Falls in 1991. They loved raising their five kids here: Benjamin
(Camille), Alison, Jasper (Hillary), David, and Simon. They are active members
of CVBC (Chippewa Valley Bible Church). At CVBC, she is involved with the
Wednesday evening children's programs, Tuesday Morning Moms, and as funeral
has served her community as a Park Board member since 2008, as Park Board
President and City Plan Commisioner since 2013, and as an election judge. After
the kids left home, she started a small business, Arnestar, to create slide
show videos for funerals. When not traveling the world with Tom to visit their
grown kids (and grandchildren!), Beth stays active walking, biking,
cross-country skiing, and cooking healthy meals.