University of Dubuque

Beth McCaw

  Pastor to Students and Assistant Professor of Ministry

  A.B., Hope College ; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell
  Theological Seminary; joined the UDTS staff in 2004

  Contact Info:
  207 Severance | (563) 589-3390 |


"The seminary years are a significant and exciting stretch of the journey for those being equipped for ministry; they are also a time packed full with study, ministry, work, family. While there are many calls that seminarians answer, none supersedes the principal call to love, to glorify, to worship the Lord - all should nurture this devotion. It is a gift to find the seminary community one which fosters and expresses a holistic love for the Lord with heart and mind and soul and strength. It is also a gift to find the seminary community one which understands itself to be the body of Christ and seeks to love neighbor as self."

Beth McCaw is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She served as associate pastor of care and outreach in a church in Florida before coming to Dubuque . Her sense of privilege in shepherding those called to church ministry grew while serving on and moderating Florida Presbytery Committee on Preparation for Ministry:

"I am excited for those under care; I can imagine no more meaningful vocation than the one to which they are called." Beth has also served with her husband Scott as a missionary in church planting in Namibia , Africa, and as a crisis counselor with Northeastern Family Institute in Massachusetts.