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

Rori Blakeney
Discipleship Ministries – Young People Ministries

Vice President
Royya James
United Methodist Communications

Maurita Bowie
General Commission on Religion and Race

Nominating/Program Committee Chair
John W. Coleman Jr.
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Communications Chair
Sharon Dean
General Council on Finance and Administration

Harris K. Tay
West Ohio Conference


GCORR AND GCSRW Joint Paper Raises Questions About Diversity In the United Methodist Church

A position paper analyzing diversity in the workplace of United Methodist agencies raises questions and concerns about the true costs of conducting mission and ministry in financially strapped times. It also reveals a disturbing trend in diversity loss.

A pdf of the paper can be found below.

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Thanks for sharing this report! Again, it time for us to pay attention.


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