Rev. Max Beery is the President of the Board of Trustees at The Living Word Outdoor Drama. He is the Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Cambridge, Ohio. Max was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, where is home Church is Gay Street United Methodist Church. A 1978 graduate of Mt. Vernon Senior High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (1984) and received his Master of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio, in 1989. He is currently in his 28th year of pastoral ministry. Max has been involved with The Living Word for six years and is serving his third year as President of the Board. He is also Chairperson of the Southern Hills District Committee on Ordained Ministry, President of the Guernsey County Association of Churches, and serves on the Grace Food Pantry Board of Directors. Rev. Berry is married to Carroll. Combined, they have five adult children and seven grandchildren. In his spare time, Max enjoys playing golf and traveling.