Staff-Portraits-116Beth Eckloff-Paz currently serves as the Executive Director of InterVarsity’s Fresno Institute for Urban Leadership (FIFUL). FIFUL equips and mobilizes students to become urban leaders to pursue transformation of America’s toughest neighborhoods.  For the last 10 years Beth has dedicated her life to community transformation through urban ministry, neighborhood development, advocacy and leadership development. Her heart is to raise up leaders who will both announce and demonstrate the fullness of the Gospel message. She serves as a Board member and assists her husband with The Jephthah Prison Project and 701:United Community gym. Beth moved from Washington State to pursue a degree from Fresno Pacific University and graduated with her BA in English and InterCultural Studies. She and her amazing husband Ivan reside in a beautiful neighborhood in downtown Fresno and live as missionaries and friends within a community of predominately Spanish-speaking neighbors.

Year 2015. After 10 years of full-time ministry I’m taking a break to explore different sides of life. Sabbatical, 6 months of unhurried time and space. Time to reflect… and write.

Year 2011. I love writing and rarely have a great outlet for it. My resolve for the year is to write my heart once a month. Cheers to a thoughtful and meaningful year!