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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • M.F.A., Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
  • M.A., Journalism, Wheaton College Graduate School (1990)
  • B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College

Research Interests

  • 1840s Northern Ireland
  • 1840-50s West Michigan

Cynthia Beach, M.F.A.

  • Associate Professor of English

  • Traditional Undergraduate Humanities Division

Education

  • M.F.A., Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
  • M.A., Journalism, Wheaton College Graduate School (1990)
  • B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College

Research Interests

  • 1840s Northern Ireland
  • 1840-50s West Michigan

Professor and author Cynthia Beach has a great passion for writing and for supporting her fellow writers in their craft. She is not only active on campus helping young writers hone their skills, but she regularly speaks about writing around the area. You will find her on-campus teaching courses in creative writing, fiction writing and advanced workshops.

Professor Beach received her Bachelor of Arts from Cornerstone University. She earned her Master of Arts in Journalism from Wheaton College and completed her Master of Fine Arts at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. Professor Beach is skilled in writing both fiction and nonfiction.

Professor Beach is an avid writer and co-founded Breathe Christian Writers Conference and founded Breathe Deeper Writers Retreat (now called The Write Season). Her work has appeared in textbooks, newspapers and literary journals. Her book on writing, “Creative Juices” (2019), and her first novel, “The Surface of Water” (2020), are now available. She is currently working on an historical fiction series.

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Hobbies

  • Walking
  • Scrapbooking
  • Traveling

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.