Remembering Verna Birkey

December 7, 2022 Alumni News

Former Ben Lippen faculty member, Verna Birkey, passed away on November 29, 2022 at the age of 94. Ms. Birkey earned a Master’s Degree in Bible and Missions from Columbia International University and went on to teach at Ben Lippen School in Asheville. She held a number of positions at Ben Lippen including Dean of Girls and Bible, English, and Math teacher from 1962-1968. After her time at Ben Lippen, Ms. Birkey dedicated 34 years to a ministry primarily focused on teaching women’s Bible seminars and “sharing God’s saving a redeeming grace.” She also authored 13 books including Women Connecting with Women and Trust Me.

Ms. Birkey dedicated her life to serving the Lord and his people. Read the obituary written in her honor, which includes her own tribute to her “faithful Shepherd.”