Nick Beam

Interim District Executive

Nick has served the Pleasant Hill congregation of the SO/KY district for the past 23 years beginning as interim pastor in 1998. He was licensed by the West Milton congregation in 1991 and ordained by the Pleasant Hill congregation in 2000. His ministerial preparation was completed through the Training in Ministry program of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership in 1999 and a Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies in 2008. The Southern Ohio/Kentucky district has called Nick to various areas of service over the years including district board, Standing Committee representative for 6 years, leadership team, ministry commission, and moderator for this year’s district conference. Nick has served in partnership with other pastors in the Pleasant Hill community in administering the Newton Food Pantry and sharing in ecumenical worship services. He and his wife, Annette, are the parents of 2 boys, Nathan and Noah and 3 grandchildren, Jaiden, Sam, and EmmyLou

Mary Boone

Director of District Communications

Mary Boone brings 20 plus years of experience as a church Administrative Assistant to her role within our District. Mary is excited about the possibilities of growth as we together seek to empower ministry in the Southern Ohio/Kentucky District. 

Carrie Drees

Director of Camping & Retreat Ministry


 Carrie Drees is a member of the Oakland Church of the Brethren. She earned a Master of Divinity Degree from the Earlham School of Religion in 2010. She and her husband, Scott, have three sons who all love the camping programs. Carrie is no stranger to SOK District leadership as she has served on the District Board for five years, the Shared Ministries Commission for two years, the ministry commission for three years, and been a part of the editorial team for the Together magazine. She has also participated on the Women's Retreat planning committee and has helped out at Family Camp. Carrie is excited to continue the Camping and Retreat Ministries for the District that it may continue to bring the love of God into the lives of the children and families the ministry serves.