Team Members

Beth Weathersby

TransParenting Divorce Class Co-Presenter
Beth is a retired educator after 37 years with the public school system. Her first 23 years were spent in the classroom and the last 14 as a Nationally Certified Literacy Trainer. Leading professional development in schools all over Georgia, she trained teachers on improving their instructional skills. She also served as a part time co-presenter of the parenting seminar for 25 years with her husband, Dr. Frank D. Weathersby. Beth witnessed first-hand the challenges faced when one experiences divorce, single parenting, and living in a blended family. As an educator, she helped many students who struggled with the pain of their parent’s divorce. Thus, she feels she brings a special sensitivity to those dealing with this particular loss.

Reverend Ted Smith

TransParenting Divorce Class Co-Presenter
Ted Smith joined the Advocates staff in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. He is a retired Presbyterian minister and served as the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville for 19 years. Ted is also a Certified Professional Coach and the owner of High View Life Coaching. He and his wife, Cantey, have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.