Youth & Family Minister
Beth Canaday has been attending Emmanuel since 2009. Beth and her husband Michael Canaday have been married since August 1991, they have 4 children, 2 biological and 2 Godchildren. Lauren and Skyla just graduated from high school and are now attending college. Kaylee has returned to live with her biological mom and is doing great, which means that Lexy is getting to live out her dream of being an only child!
Beth loves God and her church community. She was raised Church of Christ and Roman Catholic, which she acknowledges is a strange mix- but one that she feels is a part of God’s plan in her life. She earned her certificate in youth and children’s ministry from the faith formation academy of FORMA, and studied early childhood education at Oklahoma City Community College. She has been a Girl Scout Troop Leader since 2006.
She is currently serving as the Girl Scout Community Service Team Events Coordinator for Pottawatomie County. Beth worked for Aetna health plans, the American Red Cross, and was a substitute teacher for the McLoud school district before figuring out that she was called to youth ministry.
In 2019 Beth received the Saint George award for service to youth and community. She is passionate about working with children and lifting them up so that they can realize their dreams and become the leaders of tomorrow.