Lyle J Beckman has retired as the Night Minister on August 31, 2018. San Francisco Night Ministry offers pastoral care, counseling and crisis intervention every night of the year between the hours of 10:00 PM and 4:00 AM. This is accomplished primarily through Night Ministry’s Crisis Telephone Line (415-441-0123) and Night Ministers literally walking the streets of San Francisco. In addition Night Ministry sponsors two weekly outdoor worship services called Open Cathedrals, each followed by a meal and time for the same counseling and care as is offered at night.
Born in Nebraska and raised in Minnesota, Lyle is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and was a parish pastor in New Jersey, Connecticut and San Francisco prior to coming to Night Ministry in 2003.