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


Save the Date:Black Staff Association Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting is approaching.  We hope you will make plans to join us in Cinnicati March 6th through the 8th.  We will convene at 1 p.m. on Monday in our first session.  In keeping with our commitment to the Black church, Black Staff Association will again be meeting and serving in a Black church.  A detailed agenda is forthcoming.  You may registrer for our meeting when you register for BMCR’s 50th General Meeting at

We look forward to having an exciting and enriching experience in Cinnicati If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at

Last updated by Rori Blakeney Nov 9, 2016.

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