Dr. Beth Pester Bio
Associate Professor of Education, at Concordia University since 2005, after spending 10 years in Lutheran and public schools as a high school and middle school science and religion teacher. She is in her 26th year of service as a Church Work professional for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Born and raised in East Tennessee, she’s the daughter of Ron and Elaine Royuk, both life-long LCMS Church workers. She is a graduate of Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO, and Concordia University Nebraska with a BS Ed in Math and Biology, and a MEd in Administration. She earned her PhD in Education from Trident University, studying the relationship of high school block scheduling and academic performance of first-year college students.
She served in the Department of Education at Concordia University Nebraska as Director of Middle Level Ed and Director of Student Teaching for many years. She’s passionate about growing the next generation of church workers, and about her kids, Tara and Tim.
She currently serves as the Director of Dual Credit at Concordia University Nebraska.