ministry background

Sarah Jane Elizabeth Romeo, was born on the island of Montserrat and raised by her extended family.  The person who most influenced her life was "Mamma" her grandmother, Margaret (Maggie) Wade Dyer.

Her insistence on the importance of learning, her example of common sense management and practical Christianity expressed in generosity and helpfulness to those even poorer than her, moulded and shaped Beth’s character.  As a result of Teacher Beth’s foundation, her life has been centered around family, church, community and education.

Teacher Beth is a respected leader in the Adventist church and has had held several positions in Montserrat, such as, Prison Ministry Leader, School Board Chair, Sabbath School Superintendent and Elder.   

Teaching was never ever just a job for Teacher Beth, it was a calling, a ministry, a passion.  She was an excellent teacher, gifted in the art of imparting knowledge to her students, and they loved her dearly. 

Her career took her from class teacher to Head teacher and finally to the Education Office where she conducted teacher training, coordinated the OCOD programme, the USAID Project and oversaw curriculum development, finally retirement from Government in 1986.

In 1990 went on to head the Seventh-day Adventist school until volcanic ash forced the closure of the Delvins site.