St. David’s is blessed to draw on the wisdom and experience of two retired priests, Reverend Myrna Bevens and Reverend Vaughn McTernan
Myrna E. Bevens was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has been a devout Christian all of her life.
She earned a B.A. in education and was certified to teach in Colorado where she taught high school English, speech and drama for two years following graduation. She earned an M.A in theology from Christ Gospel International Bible College in Louisville, Kentucky, took her vows in the Order of the Holy Spirit, a teaching order, and was ordained a minister.
Her work as a minister included organizing and conducting retreats, revivals, and evangelistic ministries in Christian based churches throughout the United States. She served as Pastor of Christ Gospel Church in Clayton, New Mexico during which time she also did a two-year radio ministry on a local radio station.
While teaching Bible studies at Holy Spirit Teaching Center within the Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs, she attended the Bishop’s School of Theology and St. Thomas Seminary in Denver.
She earned an M.A. in Divinity from Trinity School of Ministries in Ambridge, Pennsylvania following which she was ordained an Episcopal Priest. She returned to Colorado Springs and served as head of all educational programs at the Chapel of Our Savior.
She was Rector of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Manitou Springs, Colorado, retiring after twenty years and is now a part-time priest at St. David Episcopal Church in Woodland Park and teaches two Bible classes in Colorado Springs.
Reverend Bevens obviously enjoys her ministry at St David and brings a lifetime of Christian devotion, teaching, and God’s grace to our congregation.
Rev. Vaugh McTernan