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Methodist Federation for Social Action Seeks New Executive Director, Relocates Office to Be More Grounded in Local Community

Monday, January 29th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 2018

Contact: Rev. Vicki Flippin (vicki@mfsaweb.org) and Rev. Michelle Lewis (michelle@mfsaweb.org), Co-Presidents of MFSA Board of Directors

Methodist Federation for Social Action Seeks New Executive Director, Relocates Office to Be More Grounded in Local Community

(Washington, DC) The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is seeking an executive director. In addition to programmatic, communications and financial stewardship, the board is looking for an executive who can continue to lead MFSA in its purposeful work of dismantling white supremacy within the organization, the church, and the world.

“We believe God is about to bring someone to this role who is passionate and prophetic,” said MFSA Board member, Rev. Lydia Muñoz. “MFSA’s mission is to mobilize, lead and sustain a progressive United Methodist movement, energizing people to be agents of God’s justice, peace and reconciliation. We are eager to find the next leader to join us on this journey.”

MFSA is a 110-year- old progressive network consisting of members in 25 annual conferences. For the past 18 months, guided by the leadership of an intentional interim director, Deaconess Darlene DiDomineck, the Board of Directors and Program Council have been on a journey of strategic reflection and will be refocusing their work on grassroots intersectional organizing as well as antiracist analysis and intervention within the progressive United Methodist movement.

“Any organization, agency or entity that claims a connection to the gospel cannot be faithful without serious self-examination, repentance and re-commitment,” shared Rev. Vicki Flippin, Co-President of the MFSA Board.  “As a historically white dominant organization, we can and will be more accountable to people of color and more engaged in advocacy that seeks to confront and dismantle white supremacy in our organization, the church, and communities.”

In June, MFSA will move their offices from Washington, DC to Central UMC in Detroit, MI. This move reflects the organization’s commitment to creative and collaborative partnerships with local United Methodist churches and community-led grassroots organizing.

“Our move to Central UMC in downtown Detroit embodies our intention to link ever more closely with justice-seeking UM congregations and MFSA annual conference units to confront deeply embedded supremacist-serving practices in church, society, and our very souls,” said Rev. George D. McClain (D. Min.), MFSA Program Council Co-Convener and Executive Director Emeritus.

 

More information about MFSA Executive Director Position, email jobs@mfsaweb.org or find the job description and process at this link.

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