Beachmont Welcomes Director of Development & Marketing, Ben Butanis!


Dear Beachmont Family and Friends,

We’re extremely excited to announce that Mr. Ben Butanis will be joining the Beachmont staff in the newly created role of Director of Development & Marketing!

Ben’s first official day in the office will be Monday, November 12th and he can be reached at

Please join us in welcoming Ben to this role while praying for his smooth transition and for the ministry to be enhanced by his gifts being put into action here at Beachmont!

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What will Ben be doing at Beachmont?

In this new, hybrid position, Ben will be responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and executing all activities for annual campaign fundraising, targeted capital campaigns and related special events.  In addition, Ben’s giftedness and experience will be put to good use in marketing, where he will help update, enhance and maximize our website, social media platforms and printed materials.

As with all staff members, his efforts will directly support and enhance every area of our ministry programming.  Ben will also be responsible for coordinating volunteers and managing any part-time and seasonal employees that will provide direct support to the areas of Development and Marketing.

What is Ben’s backstory?

Ben was born and raised in Harford County and lives with his wife, Allie, in Kingsville. He has a long, personal history with Beachmont, beginning with his formative years in Summer Day Camp, serving as a Maintenance Assistant to Mr. Jon Hofmann and as a senior counselor. Most recently, Ben has been serving as part of the Summer Day Camp committee and as a volunteer for the Corn Maze.

Ben holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism & Broadcast from Southeastern University and a Master’s of Science in Professional Writing from Towson University.

For the past 9 years, Ben has been employed by Johns Hopkins in various roles within their Internet Strategy and Digital Content team and will be leaving his role as a Web Content Project Manager to join Beachmont.


What Ben has to say about joining the Beachmont staff:

“Beachmont has become a special place to many people over the last 40+ years, me included. I’m really excited to join the team and tie into their efforts to ensure it continues to be an effective ministry in the Kingsville community, the surrounding counties, the state of Maryland and beyond, for future generations.”

Favorite Scripture

Ephesians 2:8-10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Some other fun facts

  • Ben enjoys hunting, camping and spending time outdoors.

  • He also enjoys working on cars and motorcycles.

  • Ben and Allie met at Beachmont through Allie’s brother, Pete.