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


Don’t Delay . . . Register Today for Black Staff Association’s Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Black Staff Association of The United Methodist Church is quickly approaching.  I hope you are planning to join us in Cincinnati, OH  from March 6 – 8, 2017.  Our first session will convene on March 6 @ 3:00 pm.   In keeping with our tradition of supporting our local black churches,  our meeting will be held at a church in Cincinnati allowing us to bless this church with our presence and resources.    

A detailed meeting agenda is forthcoming.  You may register for our meeting while registering for BMCR’s 50th General Meeting at

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

Last updated by Rori Blakeney Dec 13, 2016.

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