Detroit Conference lay person named head of MFSA
Jill Warren, a member of West Bloomfield United Methodist Church, has been named the executive director of the Methodist Federation of Social Action, according to a release by the MFSA. Warren will begin her duties with MFSA, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., on July 5.
"We were humbled with the number of qualified candidates called to lead MFSA," said Tara Thronson, MFSA co-president and Chair of the Search Committee. "The search committee went through an extensive process of evaluation, prayer, and discernment of candidates. Jill brings a unique combination of passion for social justice, deeply rooted Wesleyan beliefs, and vast experience with nonprofit leadership."
According to the release, Warren is an experienced non-profit executive who has led agencies, taught management and leadership courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, and provided consulting services to foundations, agencies, boards of directors and nonprofit CEOs. Her faith has led her to do justice work in family violence prevention, reproductive health, and civil rights while giving boldly in her personal philanthropy to create a more just world. Warren has served on the board of the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan, and has led workshops and worship on the United Methodist Social Principles, most recently at the US Social Forum. She is a member of United Methodist Women, which initially introduced her to social justice work.
According to its website (www.mfsaweb.org
), the Methodist Federation for Social Action (www.mfsaweb.org) is a 104-year-old faith-based non-profit that mobilizes clergy and laity within The United Methodist Church to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation and the world.