Beth is a native of Kansas and received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Southwestern College, Winfield, KS. In pursuit of her master’s degree she has studied church music and piano at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, and holds a Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.
Beth has over 25 years of service in church music. She has played in churches in Texas, California and Pennsylvania. Locally, she served as organist/pianist at Moscow United Methodist Church, Moscow, PA, and as music director of Faith Lutheran Church in Blakeslee, PA and Grace Reformed Episcopal Church in Scranton, PA.
Beth teaches piano at Scranton Music Academy and serves as accompanist for the women’s chorus Voce Angeli of Scranton. She is a board member and Secretary of Care Net of Scranton. She has served as Secretary of the Liturgical Music Commission of the Reformed Episcopal Church. She is the wife of The Rev. Paul Howden, and they are parents of six children.