Juliana Rowe, Director of International Relations
In 2010, Juliana Rowe became the NBS Director of International Relations. Under her leadership the Network has made numerous trips to spread the word about biblical storytelling.
“I do biblical storytelling in the New York metropolitan area. I enjoy telling the text as written in the NRSV translation of Bible, but I am open to using any other translation if requested. Churches use our performances in a number of ways: as part of their worship service; to replace a sermon and the reading of a lesson when the resident minister is away; and at special afternoon or evening gatherings that call for scripture readings and discussions. There is a place for our work in church annual conferences of all denominations. I started my adult life as a missionary and later trained professionally in theatre arts in London. A dramatist, producer/director, I founded my own theatre company in Sierra Leone and later obtained a Masters Degree in Performance Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. I now combine my two loves, for God’s word and the theatre, in making the old, old stories of the Bible alive and relevant in today’s digital world.”Juliana Rowe, biblical storyteller
Rev. Beth Galbreath, NBSI Liaison for International Relations.
Rev. Beth Galbreath is an ordained Deacon of the United Methodist Church who is passionate about helping folks experience the Good News of Jesus Christ through exciting multi-intelligence teaching (both in person and online,) biblical storytelling, and experiential, ancient-future worship.
She holds an MA in spiritual formation and an MS in communications,
and teaches extensively online through BeADisciple.com,
as well as presenting workshops, leading retreats and performing Scripture face to face.
Beth is a leader in the Network of Biblical Storytellers International, and has taught the art of biblical storytelling in Cameroon, Bolivia, the Philippines and Haiti as well as the United States. She is a leader in the Chicago-area Prairie Wind Guild: Tellers of Sacred Stories and NBS TOGether: The Online Guild.
Beth serves as a deacon with Compassion United Methodist Church in Brookfield, a Chicago suburb, as well as assisting with Crossroads of Life PFC, a ministry with those experiencing incarceration in central Illinois.