The Rev. Randy Beeman resigned this week as pastor at First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.
Beeman was senior pastor for six years at the church, which has about 600 members.
In a letter to the First Christian congregation, Beeman said he would like to focus on “personal issues” in his life and has no plans to serve another congregation in the near future. While he did not go into an in-depth reason for his resignation, he does state that that “there has been no financial, marital or sexual misconduct” that led to him leaving the church.
Beeman declined comment Friday when contacted by the Journal-World.
Marylee Southard, chair of the church’s elders, said that the church will be seeking an interim pastor and hopes to have one by Aug. 1. In the meantime, ordained church members and retired ministers will be filling in. Other church leaders will help in church administrative duties and in fellowship and outreach. Southard declined to comment on the reasons for Beeman’s resignation.
The church is holding an informal congregational meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Beeman is also chaplain for the Kansas University men’s basketball team. It is unclear how his resignation would affect his position with the team.