Lee A. Schott has served as co-pastor of Polk City United Methodist Church in Iowa since 2003. A 2007 graduate, with honors, of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, Lee was ordained an elder in The United Methodist Church in 2009. Prior to entering full-time Christian ministry, Lee worked as an attorney at a private law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, and in-house at a life insurance company in Des Moines, Iowa. Lee is a graduate of the University of Iowa (1985, Honors in English, with highest distinction) and Harvard Law School (1988, cum laude).
Beth’s journey out of the pit has been heart-rending. But from this and the poetic expressions of Psalm 40 has come the reward: a new song for her soul, given by her Saviour and offered to you in Get Out of That Pit—friend to friend. This is Beth’s most stirring message yet of the sheer hope, utter deliverance, and complete and glorious freedom of God:
I waited patiently for the Lord
He turned to me and heard my cry
He lifted me out of the slimy pit
He set my feet on a rock
He put a new song in my mouth
It is a story, a song—a salvation—that you can know too.