Beth is passionate about issues facing women and children. She is most excited when she is motivating, encouraging, and loving women that are hurting and searching for hope.
Beth grew up in a small town in North Carolina. She attended Salem College, in Winston-Salem, NC, where she earned a BS in Chemistry. Beth was the first in her family to receive a college degree. She then attended Wake Forest University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate (JD). Beth is currently an attorney for a large academic medical center where she focuses her practice areas on employment law and litigation.
Along the way, Beth married her amazing husband, Michael Gianpoulos. Michael and Beth have three amazing kids that inspire them, challenge them, and fill their lives with new adventures.
Because of the families' passion for short-term missions, Michael and Beth started a non-profit mission organization and church, Project:Re3. Michael is the Executive Director and Pastor of Project:Re3. Michael, Beth, and their children are actively involved in short-term missions and local outreach projects.
Beth stays busy with family activities and her career. She also serves on a number of non-profit boards. Beth is very passionate about women's education and is currently serving on the Salem College Board of Visitors. Beth's passion for girls' empowerment led her to serve on the Board of Directors for Fields of Dreams Uganda.
Beth is also passionate about writing and speaking. Beth is a contributor to Encouragement Cafe, My Big Jesus, Everyday Exiles, and she has spoken at a number of churches, community groups, and organizations on a variety of topics.
In 2014, Beth was named as one of the Triad Business Journal's Women in Business. Joining other outstanding women in the community, Beth was selected from a large pool of candidates for her contributions to the legal field and her extensive volunteer work. Beth was also a winner of the Women of Justice Award, presented by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly in 2014. The Women of Justice Awards recognizes women across the state of North Carolina who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice, and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.
In this blog, Beth shares her heart, her struggles, and her journey.