Beth Wagner

Interim Pastor and head of staff,

Reverend Beth Wagner is a full-time transitional interim pastor, she completed her ninth transitional position early this spring. She is excited to journey with 1st Presbyterian Champaign and they travel the transitional process together. A second career pastor, she finished her M. Div. in 2002 at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.


Beth is a Midwest gal, grew up in Decatur, and has served churches in Central Illinois (Bloomington and Springfield), Rockford, Chicago suburbs, and Indiana.


Beth loves to read, sew, craft, and cook. She enjoys being a wife to Jim, a mom to two adult children, and Nana to two amazing grandkids. She is also a cat mama to two rescue cats, (her boys). Her family loves to camp and road trips across the United States and Europe.