Canon William Beasley serves as Director of the Greenhouse Movement, working within the Anglican Church in North America to help establish new congregations in the Upper Midwest and throughout North America. Canon William is both a regional leader and a rector of multiplying congregations. William Beasley is passionate about bringing people together for evangelism, mission, and worship, bringing souls into the transforming presence of Jesus Christ.
William Beasley graduated from Wheaton College in 1976 and spent a few years in the work force before attending Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, graduating in 1984. He has been active as a pastor for the past twenty-seven years. During that time, he served as senior pastor of Church of the Resurrection in Chicago and planted Church of the Redeemer Parish and simultaneously launched several English and Spanish-speaking congregations in diverse communities in collaboration with lay catechists.
Anne Beasley works alongside her husband and is editing his writing project about how the North American Church can adapt the principles for church multiplication that caused explosive growth in the Anglican Church in Africa. Anne met William more than 30 years ago in Costa Rica while on a two-year missions term when William showed up to study Spanish in Central America after his first year of seminary.
Upon starting a family, Anne dedicated herself to raising their four children and serving in the Church. Ordained to the diaconate in 1987, Anne has worked part-time in the church as director of children’s ministry and a leader for Bible studies, parent education classes, English for immigrants, and newcomer classes. With her M.S. in special education, she taught Spanish and English junior high students at Christian Heritage Academy in Northfield, IL.
Anne and William are the proud parents of four adult children.