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Dr. Beth Bowers narrates her story in Churches of Christ in and around Rochester, Michigan. Her family has been involved at Rochester College for decades. Rochester Church of Christ provided early formation, even as in the last two decades Bowers’ history with the congregation has become complicated, especially since experienced hurtful exclusion. Bowers describes her early experiences in Christian schools and the major developments she experienced at Rochester College her freshman year and after. After years of being a ministry, education, and an unfulfilled desire to preach and teach in congregations, Bowers explains her current complex situation as she navigates her calling, gifts, family, and religious heritage.


This interview of Beth Bowers (Rochester, Michigan) conducted by James Gorman (Knoxville, Tennessee) took place on August 12, 2022.

Length: 1 hour 27 minutes

Additional files include an mp3 audio file.

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ACU_CoCOralHistoryProject_Bowers.Beth.mp3 (82034 kB)
Audio file "Interview #8 – Beth Bowers"