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


Social Justice Education Coordinator

Social Justice Education Coordinator, Mercy Institute Justice Team. The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, a Roman Catholic religious order located in Silver Spring, MD, is seeking a full time education coordinator as part of its three-person Social Justice Team.  Primary focus: to develop education and action resources, and facilitate educational experiences and communication opportunities to engage members and ministry partners on Mercy’s justice priorities.. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in a related field; prior experience in social justice education with diverse constituencies; working knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and systemic change; strong writing and public speaking skills; and capacity for collaboration. Also desirable: Spanish-language skills and experience in social justice advocacy.  Send cover letter and resume by August 10th to:


The listing and full job description are on our web site:

Jean Stokan, Director, Institute Justice Team

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

8380 Colesville Road, #300

Silver Spring, MD  20910

(301) 587-0423, ext. 2249

Last updated by Rori Blakeney Aug 9, 2016.

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