MFSA hires Coalition Coordinator
The Rev. Steven C. Clunn, who most recently served 11 years as the senior pastor at First United Methodist church of Schenectady, New York, has been selected for the MFSA staff position of Coalition Coordinator. The announcement was made by MFSA Co-Presidents Tara Thronson and the Rev. Vicki Woods after MFSA's Board of Directors voted unanimously on December 10, 2010, to affirm the recommendation of the Search Committee.
The MFSA Coalition Coordinator Search Committee consisted of two members each from MFSA, the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) and Affirmation. The position is funded by a grant from The Arcus Foundation.
Steve brings to the position a contagious enthusiasm and years of experience with MFSA and RMN. His passion for equality for LGBTQ persons is strong and demonstrated in his work within the church and his community. Other social justice areas of focus in his ministry have included poverty, class and race. He has extensive experience with General Conference and brings much understanding of the UMC structure, process and politics to the position. Those who know Steve are confident he will provide the leadership and organizational skills necessary for a successful progressive coalition.
Steve is married to Mary Lynn Ragan Clunn, an attorney. They have three adult children.
Steve will begin work at the national MFSA office in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2011.