Rev. Brent Beavers is an alum of the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Graduate Theological Union having earned a Common MA in Buddhism, a Chaplaincy Certificate, and a Soto Zen Certificate. While working in his role for IBS Brent also serves as a staff chaplain at Marin General Hospital in pursuit of Board Certification. Brent practices Zen Buddhism at the Bay Zen Center and was ordained in 2018 in the lineage of Charlotte Joko Beck and Diane Eshin Rizzetto. Prior to chaplaincy Brent worked for sixteen years in corporate video communications at a Fortune 500 company.