Dr. Beth Birmingham

Chief Facilitator of The Christian Alliance for Inclusive Development

Beth is a long-standing member of the faith-based global development sector. For more than twenty years, she designed and facilitated Eastern University’s global Master’s and PhD programs for Christian relief and development leaders; and she has retained relationships with its alumni worldwide. Beth served for six years on the board of the Accord Network, the trade association for US Christian relief and development. She has consulted for, researched, and evaluated tens of organizations and programs in the sector. And she has served in contract and full-time staff roles of multiple INGOs. Beth has also been a long-standing and active member of Micah Global, an international network of organizations committed to pursuing justice and advocacy.

Beth holds a PhD in leadership and change from Antioch University, an MBA in Economic Development from Eastern University, and a BS in Marketing from West Chester University.

Additionally, Beth is a graduate of the GenderPro Program at The George Washington University. She is a founding member of the Wheaton College Consortium on Gender and Development (now Wheaton Gender Network Initiative), from which the idea for The Alliance was born by a coalition of participants. Beth and fellow Wheaton Consortium member Eeva Sallinen Simard, Chief of Party at World Relief, are co-authors of Creating Cultures of Belonging: Cultivating Organizations Where Women and Men Thrive (IVP, October 2022).

The Christian Alliance for Inclusive Development is a network of women and male allies working together towards greater equality between women and men serving in Christian global development. Through connecting, advocating, spiritual restoration, and leadership equipping, The Alliance exists to advance diversity in leadership so that organizational performance improves and there is greater impact in the global fight against poverty.

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