Renée Palmore Beaman

Biography

Serving Angola, Cape Town, Eastern Cape, Kalahari, Namibia, and Queenstown

 

Renee Palmore BeamanRenée Palmore Beaman, RN (fondly known as "Nurse Nay") has served as the first lady of Bethel AME Church, Lackawanna, New York, St. Paul AME Church, Hamilton, Bermuda, and for the past 28 years as the first lady of Bethel AME Church, Wilmington, Delaware. She looks forward to serving as the Episcopal Supervisor for the 15th Episcopal District. She has earned notable recognition as the Founder and now Board Chair of the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center (BGOC), Delaware's first full-service HIV/AIDS faith-based organization. BGOC was created as an initial ministry outreach of the Florida Grant Women's Missionary Society (WMS) of Bethel AME Church, where she has served as the WMS Advisor for the past 28 years. She has held WMS offices on the Episcopal, Conference, and local levels. Renée served as the first BGOC Executive Director. Under her administration, BGOC created over 25 programs, including HIV testing in the emergency room (ER) of the Wilmington Hospital (a first for Delaware) and an on-site medical clinic, in partnership with Christiana Care Health Systems. She has traveled to South Africa (twice), Sydney, Australia, London, England, and throughout the US, lending her expertise to staff and clients. Renée was honored to be a speaker at the International AIDS Conference, during which the release of the "Gospel of Healing" was shown, featuring BGOC’s unique ministry.

Delaware's Governor appointed Renée in 2014 as the Delaware Director of State Service Centers overseeing 140 employees, 15 State Service Centers, and the Delaware State Office of Volunteerism. She was also the first Delaware African American School Nurse (RN) for the Colonial School District. She is a Tuskegee University Nursing graduate and also holds a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration. Renée is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and was a 2008 inductee into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. Renée is a native of Niagara Falls, NY, and the wife and partner of 36 years to Bishop Silvester Scott Beaman, mother of Asaiah (Gregory Fisher) and Kori (Walter Cheatham), and grandmother ("Queenie") to Maliah Renee, Gabriella, and Gregory Mason.

 

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