Beth Michaels, Columbia Union Visitor Editor, Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Beth Michaels, editor of the Columbia Union Visitor. Michaels, who served her Lord and the Seventh-day Adventist Church with distinction and dedication, passed away June 9 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 44.

Michaels, who served at the union for 10 years, was named editor and associate communication director in 2014.

“Beth was an incredibly gifted editor and had a burden to present relevant subjects in our union paper,” says Dave Weigley, Columbia Union Conference president. “She wanted to touch and help our members with what they were living with and dealing with, and give them hope.”

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of the Columbia Union Conference, emailed to or posted on her Facebook page. Information about services will be shared as soon as possible.

Please continue to pray for her husband, John “Bo” Michaels, and young sons, Kai and Jordan.