Betsy Schwarzentraub

Rev. Dr. Betsy Schwarzentraub

Author, writer, publisher, United Methodist minister, consultant

Genres: Christian stewardship and worship, religious news, devotions, book and concert reviews


Published works to date:

  • Publisher and author of Tossed in Time: Steering by the Christian Seasons 2021 (Generous Stewards Communications)
  • Publisher and author of Growing Generous Souls: Becoming Grace-Filled Stewards, 2019 (Generous Stewards Communications)
  • Author of Stewardship: Nurturing Generous Living, United Methodist Guidelines series for 2013-2017 for The United Methodist Church (Cokesbury)
  • Author of Afire With God: Becoming Spirited Stewards, 2007, 2001 (Discipleship Resources)
  • Contributing author in the following stewardship books: Servant Leader Journal for United Methodist Men, 1999; The Abingdon Guide to Funding Ministry, 1997; The Abingdon Guide to Funding Ministry, 1996; The Abingdon Guide to Funding Ministry, 1995; What Does God Require?: Sermons on Stewardship, 1994
  • Contributing author in the following devotional books: 2002 Upper Room Disciplines; 2000 Upper Room Disciplines; 1997 Upper Room Disciplines; 1995 Upper Room Disciplines; 1993 Upper Room Disciplines; 1991 Upper Room Disciplines
  • Writer of more than 1,000 published articles in the U.S. and Canada, including in various denominational and ecumenical magazines, websites and newspapers
  • Five years as weekly Religion Editor with Religion Page features (The Davis Enterprise)
  • Two years of monthly newspaper concert reviews (The Georgetown Gazette)
  • Sixteen years of monthly pastor’s columns for local churches she served
  • Blogs as Director of Stewardship for the Board of Discipleship, United Methodist Church
  • More than 300 blogs in as well as related articles in

Other writing and editing activities:

  • Seven years member of the Resource Editorial Team for the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (U.S. and Canada), for Giving: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation magazine and online companion resources
  • Eleven years member and six years officer of Gold Country Writers, Auburn, California
  • Former editor of The Delta Current and Interim editor of the California-Nevada issue of The United Methodist Review
  • Awards:

Outstanding Stewardship Educator Award, given by The Christian Stewardship Association, 2005

Sermon, “Giving Her All,” named as one of the eight best stewardship sermons in the U.S.; published in the Journal of Stewardship, 1995