George Kimmich Beach holds degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School, and Wesley Theological Seminary. He served as minister of Unitarian Universalist churches in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Austin, Texas, and Arlington, Virginia, and an urban ministry in Cleveland, Ohio. His books include The Seminal Gospel: Forty Days with Mark, and Transforming Liberalism: The Theology of James Luther Adams. He has edited three collections of essays by Adams, his teacher and mentor, and is president of the James Luther Adams Foundation. He lives in Madison County, Virginia.