BSA

The Black Staff Association of the United Methodist Church is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to serving the needs of black staff serving The United Methodist Church in staff positions with UMC boards, agencies, conferences, jurisdictions, and districts. BSA will work collaboratively with all segments of The United Methodist Church in order to strengthen relationships that help to equip staff to more effectively network, empower and engage missional in our communities as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our global world.

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2017-2018 BSA Officers

President
Rori Blakeney
Discipleship Ministries – Young People Ministries
rblakeney@umcdiscipleship.org

Vice President
Royya James
United Methodist Communications
rjames@umcom.org

Secretary/Treasurer
Maurita Bowie
General Commission on Religion and Race
mbowie@gcorr.org

Nominating/Program Committee Chair
John W. Coleman Jr.
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference
jcoleman@epaumc.org

Communications Chair
Sharon Dean
General Council on Finance and Administration
sdean@gcfa.org

Chaplain
Harris K. Tay
West Ohio Conference
htay@WOCUMC.org

Members

The United Methodist Church, since its formation in 1968, has aspired to promote racial inclusion and end centuries of segregation that divided black and white churchgoers.


The denomination as a whole has made some strides. In recent decades, church members have elected a greater diversity of bishops, seminaries have enrolled more multiracial student bodies, and general agencies have hired more racial and ethnic minorities.


To read full story, visit: http://www.umc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=lwL4KnN1LtH&...


Attached are recent lay and clergy membership statistics.

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