What We're Doing Now
- Serving local organizations in ways that fit our gifting
- Meeting with younger men and women to listen, pray, and mentor
- Making our home and resources available to family and friends
- Traveling with a purpose (serving, growing, and learning)
- Enjoying fellowship with adult children
What We’re Learning
- How to embrace and celebrate each other’s differences as a couple
- How to persevere in service, remembering that small things done with love can impact people in big ways
- Serving Your Purpose
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About UsAn article was recently published about us in Venue Magazine. Read the digital version of the article here.
A former co-host of the daily radio program, A Gift of Encouragement, Mary Beshear says that the thing she enjoys most as a wife, mother, writer, and speaker is finding ways to encourage family, friends, and coworkers.
Before completing a PhD at Marquette University, Mary taught high school English and enjoyed the opportunity to encourage teens in the skills of critical thinking, creative writing, and public speaking. After she and Ron were blessed with children, she applied her nurturing gifts at home with son Ben and daughter Robin. On the side, she began to write and teach seminar courses on Team Building and Time Management. She also wrote program scripts for the daily Gift of Encouragement radio show. Later, she edited and researched for a pastor’s weekly sermons and became a feature writer for a regular column in Creative Living magazine, along with husband, Ron.
Over the years, Mary has served on the Board of Directors for Madiera Presbyterian Church, the Board of Trustees for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, and the Billy Graham Mission, as Women’s Co-chair of the Cincinnati event. Additionally, Mary served as Chairman of the Education Committee and Board Secretary at Cincinnati Hills. In each of these offices, Mary says her goal was to bring support, encouragement, and godly values to the Board and committee tables.
Currently, she leads women’s Bible studies in the community, serves as a Peer Support Counselor at the Eve Center for Women’s Ministries, and serves on the Job Coaching team and the Board of Trustees at Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati.
She has written two books…Fall in Love with your Future…a short motivational book coauthored with Ron, and The One He Loves…a women’s Bible study.
Helping people become the best they can be is Ron Beshear’s passion. As a high school teacher and coach, he led his forensics and tennis teams to state finals competitions and championships.
Later, his love for helping people pursue their dreams influenced him to join the financial services industry. As a representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, he enjoyed helping families chart a course that would protect and strengthen their finances for the future.
Ron’s career with the Northwestern has spanned both sales and management positions, culminating in his leading the Greater Cincinnati NMFN office as Managing Partner for 22 years. Most recently, he was recognized as the top Financial Representative in his age group in the company’s national rankings.
His business background also includes 10 years experience as the franchise operator of a Successories retail store. Additionally, Ron served for many years as the CEO of SEBS, an employee benefits company, and branch manager of an investment firm, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services.
In the civic arena, Ron was a Founding Board member of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, and currently serves on that Board again, as well as the Boards of Life Enriching Communities and Athletes in Action. His other Board service includes Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Vineyard Community Church. Additionally, he is a much sought-after speaker and Master of Ceremonies at National Fundraising Banquets and special events.
No matter what his job title has been, Ron says that coaching men and women in professional and personal growth has been the best part of his career.
Not only is Ron an encourager, but he is someone who knows how to have fun. At age 26, he was featured on the Tonight Show singing a custom song, and at age 60, he was a contestant on a Reality Racing Show. Ron Beshear knows how to have fun and he can bring fun to your group as well.
Ron and his wife Mary agree that their greatest fun has been raising their children Ben and Robin, both now adults. Together, the Beshears have coauthored a book, Fall in Love with Your Future.