David BeasleyIntegrated Marketing Director

Leads Auburn Seminary’s communications department to deepen connections to, with, and among
leaders in the multifaith, multiracial movement for justice.

They are most interested in exploring and strengthening the best of religious and spiritual knowledge or traditions, from the pastoral to the prophetic, to equip leaders on the ground today and those who will join them tomorrow.

Before joining Auburn, David was a member of the senior leadership team and responsible for communications and marketing at the Participatory Budgeting Project, a nonprofit startup that is changing the way government works by giving people direct control over how their taxes are spent in their communities. David builds communications programs that serve as megaphones for experts. At Safe Horizon, they supported survivors of violence, including Miss America Kazantsev, to use personal stories that survivors would be seen as more full humans. At Scenarios USA, David learned that if you want to have a better sexual health curriculum in high school, the best thing to do is center the voices of high school students.

David finds a spiritual community with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, an NYC-rooted community dedicated to joyful Jewish participation in civic life, and as a coach for Never Again Action who supports nonviolent direct action by young Jews across the U.S. They love to make music with friends and family, imagine new ways to undermine and disrupt gender, and leading collaborative storytelling events (by being a dungeon master for D&D games with friends).