AUTHOR

BEAU LEE

Lead Pastor of Hope Hill Church (NYC)

Beau is a professional musician and entrepreneur who spent his 20s touring the nation fronting a pop rock band and running multiple businesses in the city of Madison, WI.  His front teeth are still chipped from the many nights of rocking the microphones in venues around the country.  To this day, time stands still when he breaks away with his guitar for a songwriting session.

His left brain is also continuously active, and Beau is doing graduate work through Michigan State University, working on a Masters of Science in Management, Strategy & Leadership at the Broad College of Business.  He uses this education to effectively lead in the non-profit world.  He is in his flow when he is collaborating with others to strategize what a better world would look like — and how to do something about it.

Beau and Renata volunteered to do aid work in Gonaives, Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010, and they fell into love there.  Beau left his businesses in the hands of management and lived in Haiti for seven months.  Shortly after returning to the U.S.A., a conversation took place with Renata’s father, and Beau and Renata were married four months later.  They honeymooned in a small vegetarian village in Amirim, Israel.

Beau and his wife moved from Chicago to Boerum Hill, Brooklyn in 2014.  They continue to own and manage two businesses in Madison, WI from over 1,000 miles away, and use much of their free time volunteering at the Hope Hill church and other non-profit ventures.  Beau is Lead Pastor of Hope Hill Church located in Manhattan’s Financial District (48 Wall Street, NYC). You are warmly invited to visit a Sunday 3:00pm service or learn more about the church at www.HopeHill.com.

In his free time, Beau can be found traveling around the world with his amazing wife, and this year alone they will have visited Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and South Africa.  Other hobbies include: studying ancient biblical Hebrew grammar, meeting and partying with old and new friends, going to concerts around the city, “philosophizing,” and evaluating a variety of historically-rich ancient Jewish rabbinic commentaries.

 

Fun Facts

  • Beau has been snorkeling in the world’s top diving spot.  (Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt)
  • The first time Beau went skydiving it was a cloudy day.  He jump from high above the clouds and saw nothing but a sea of silver fluff for most of the fall.
  • While snowboarding during his high school years, Beau broke his back while failing to finish a rotation on a backflip while snowboarding.
  • At age 18, he was running back a punt return in a football game and was injured as his right knee was forced all the way backwards in the wrong direction.  Despite a month in the hospital and five surgeries, you may still observe a slight limp when he walks.