April 19, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rev. Vicki Flippin, Co-President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Dr. Christina Wright, Co-President, email@example.com
Washington, DC – The Board of Directors of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) announced today they have accepted the resignation of Executive Director Chett Pritchett effective June 10, 2016.
“Under Chett’s steady hand, MFSA has delved deeper into the work of leading and energizing people to be agents of God’s justice, peace, and reconciliation”said MSFA Board Co-Chair Rev. Dr. Christina Wright. “We love Chett and are sad to see him leave, but we are excited for the ways he has discerned God’s call on his life and for what his next chapter holds.”
“Those who know me understand the importance of home and family in my life,” said Pritchett. “I’m a child of Appalachia and am thrilled to be heading home to be closer to family.” He will be joining the Alumni Relations staff at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio in mid-June.
A staff member of MFSA since 2011, Pritchett became head of the organization in 2012, first as Interim Executive Director, and later as Executive Director. “With his leadership, MFSA has grown into a deeper understanding of intersectional justice work, increased our engagement on social media, and built stronger relationships and work with our ecumenical and interfaith partners,” said Co-Chair Rev. Vicki Flippin.
As part of this leadership transition the Board has named Darlene DiDomineck as Interim Executive Director. DiDomineck is a Deaconess, currently serving in Philadelphia, PA. She is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York, served as a US2 missionary, and worked at the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. The search for a new executive will begin this summer.
“MFSA’s board of directors has great wisdom, knowledge and passion,” Pritchett notes. “Although my departure is bittersweet, this comes at the right time for both MFSA and me. There is a wealth of leadership to propel the organization forward, and create new and exciting ways for United Methodists to proclaim, ‘I am a justice-seeking person of faith!’”
“We are so thankful for Chett’s dedication, vision, integrity, and commitment to MFSA. We look forward to carrying on MFSA’s legacy of over 100 years while also discerning new and prophetic ways to continue the work of peace, justice, and reconciliation,” Rev. Dr. Wright said.