Board
AdrienneBrewington
Adrienne Brewington
At-Large Member
Chair of the Personnel Committee






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Contact Adrienne at: Adrienne@mfsaweb.org
StephenGriffith
Stephen Griffith
South Central Jurisdictional Rep.
Rev. Stephen Griffith, South Central Representative, is a retired member of the Great Plains Conference. A graduate of Saint Paul School of Theology and Nebraska Wesleyan University, he served churches across Nebraska for 35 years, including extended pastorates in Omaha and Lincoln. A member and leader of the Nebraska Chapter for more than 30 years, he is now convener of the new Great Plains Chapter. Steve is a trained spiritual director and mediator. He has a life-long history of advocacy for many justice issues include LGBTQ equality, PFLAG, Planned Parenthood, ending the death penalty, and fostering interfaith understanding.

 
Contact Stephen at: sgriffithne@gmail.com
GeorgeMcClain
George McClain
Program Council
Rev. George McClain, Program Council Co-Chair. George is MFSA executive director emeritus (1973-1998); author, Claiming All Things for God–Prayer, Discernment, and Ritual for Social Change and Creating a Scene in Corinth–A Simulation; adjunct professor, St. Paul School of Theology, teaching in the UM Deaconess/Home Missioner Program; mentor to formerly incarcerated men; "retired" elder, NY Ann. Conference. George is passionate about theological education for clergy and laity; prison reform; racial justice; LGBTQ justice; Christian feminism, eco-justice; unity of social witness and spirituality; that the church (UMC and beyond) BE the church. And now, biblical resistance to newly-energized principalities and powers not of God.
Contact George at: george@mfsaweb.org
KarenNelson
Karen Nelson
Secretary

Board Secretary
Rev. Karen Nelson,
Karen is a retired clergy person in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. Before retirement, she served several small churches in Oregon, including being part of the formation team of a two-city cooperative of six United Methodist churches. Karen entered ordained ministry after teaching elementary school for 21 years.  Karen is an active leader, participant and advocate of camp and retreat ministries. Karen has been involved with the Oregon-Idaho MFSA regional office for many years, serving on the leadership team as secretary, program council representative, and involved in the planning team of many annual events. Karen also serves on the leadership team of the Western Methodist Justice Movement, a Western Jurisdiction group that focuses on justice issues. Karen is co-convener of the Oregon-Idaho Reconciling United Methodists group.

Contact Karen at: pastorkaren@gknelson.net
AndyOliver
Andy Oliver
Interim President
Rev. Andy Oliver
(he/him/his) serves as interim president of the board of directors of the Methodist Federation for Social Action. He is pastor of Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since becoming a Reconciling congregation, the church has tripled worship attendance and has become a hub for community organizing in their region. Andy is passionate about the liberation of people through justice work around dismantling white supremacy, immigrant concerns, reproductive justice, LGBTQ liberation, and other issues harming people at the margins. Andy previously served as communications director of Reconciling Ministries Network. He is married to Rachel and has two young boys Liam and Evan. He attended the University of Florida, Duke Divinity School, and is currently working on a doctor in ministry focused in community organizing from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. 
Contact Andy at: andy@allendaleumc.org
PalomaRodriguez
Paloma Rodriguez
At-Large Member
Paloma Rodriquez-Rivera, Paloma is a young adult from the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. She holds a bachelor's degree in environmental sciences and is currently working on a master’s degree in Soil Science and Water Quality. She serves as the National Leader of the Youth in Puerto Rico. She serves on the Bishops Strategic Council of Puerto Rico, Nominations Committee of the Church of Puerto Rico, Bishop's Supervision Committee and the World Methodist Council.
Contact Paloma at: paloma@mfsaweb.org
Luonne Rouse
South Eastern Jurisdictional Rep.
Contact Luonne at: luorouse@aol.com
JoshSteward
Josh Steward
North Central Jurisdiction Rep.
Rev. Joshua Steward, North Central Representative, was born nine weeks early with a mild form of cerebral palsy and has always had a passion for “the least of these”; be it God’s preferential option for the poor, or the call to Do No Harm to our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Josh worked with the Laborer’s International Union in New Jersey as part of his Interfaith Worker Justice Seminary Summer Internship in 2002; earned his MDIV in 2004 from Union Theological Seminary in New York City; an STM from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2007; and completed a CPE residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO in 2009. His greatest passion has been helping people find their voice as a pastor in the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church. Josh is the Social Questions Bulletin editor for the Iowa Chapter of MFSA and enjoys finding authors to tell the stories of mission and social justice going on in Iowa and around the world.
Contact Josh at: revjosh@hotmail.com
Patricia Stewart
At-Large Member
Pat Stewart is a member-at-large of MFSA National Board.


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Contact Patricia at: a96stewart@gmail.com
Mary KayTotty
Mary Kay Totty
Program Council
Program Council, Co-Convener
Rev. Mary Kay Totty, 
Mary Kay Totty is the pastor of Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Washington D.C. She has been involved in MFSA for nearly 30 years, including volunteering with MFSA at 4 General Conferences, and receiving her local chapter's "God's Foolish One" award in 2013. Since seminary, Mary Kay has been an advocate for full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the life, ministries, rituals, and rites of the United Methodist Church. As advocacy work often does, this led her to additional social justice work for dismantling racism, overcoming sexism, working to end gun violence, recognizing the intersectionality of justice issues. Mary Kay earned her BA in Religious Studies and English Literature from Louisiana State University, her MDiv from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, and her DMin in Arts and Theology from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Contact Mary Kay at: revdrtotty@gmail.com
CynthiaTuell
Cynthia Tuell
Western Jurisdictional Rep.
Cynthia Tuell, a lay member at First United Methodist Church of Upland, California, has been active in the California-Pacific MFSA for fifteen years as a member of the Leadership Team and as the manager of the MFSA booth and coffee bar at Annual Conference session for some of that time. She is especially involved in action for environmental justice and reproductive rights. She is retired from teaching composition and rhetoric at the University of California, Riverside.
Contact Cynthia at: cynthia.d.tuell@gmail.com
WilliamWatts
William Watts
Treasurer

Bill Watts, Board Treasurer, Co-Chair Finance, is a lay person in East Ohio Conference. He is very active in East Ohio MFSA Regional Office as the convener, communication chairperson and MFSA Program Council representative. He is also very active in East Ohio Reconciling Ministries Network leadership (Finance Chair). He has also been an East Ohio Annual Conference delegate since 2011 for Uniontown UMC. Besides having a passion for social justice issues, he is the coordinator of the Uniontown Lions Paul Ruley Eyeglass Recycling Center which serves Northeast Ohio by preparing eyeglasses for various mission team’s work all over the world. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 48 years (42 full time and 6 as a part time consultant) and is known all over the world as a renowned Rubber Mixing Technology Specialist. He lives in Uniontown, Ohio with his wife, Joy.

Contact William at: watts.bill46@gmail.com


Program Council

The Program Council gathers reprentatives from all MFSA Chapters and Faith Action Networks to assist the board in planning and carrying out the mission of MFSA.

GeorgeMcClain
George McClain
Rev. George McClain, Program Council Co-Chair. George is MFSA executive director emeritus (1973-1998); author, Claiming All Things for God–Prayer, Discernment, and Ritual for Social Change and Creating a Scene in Corinth–A Simulation; adjunct professor, St. Paul School of Theology, teaching in the UM Deaconess/Home Missioner Program; mentor to formerly incarcerated men; "retired" elder, NY Ann. Conference. George is passionate about theological education for clergy and laity; prison reform; racial justice; LGBTQ justice; Christian feminism, eco-justice; unity of social witness and spirituality; that the church (UMC and beyond) BE the church. And now, biblical resistance to newly-energized principalities and powers not of God.
Contact George at: george@mfsaweb.org
Mary KayTotty
Mary Kay Totty
Program Council, Co-Convener
Rev. Mary Kay Totty, 
Mary Kay Totty is the pastor of Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Washington D.C. She has been involved in MFSA for nearly 30 years, including volunteering with MFSA at 4 General Conferences, and receiving her local chapter's "God's Foolish One" award in 2013. Since seminary, Mary Kay has been an advocate for full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the life, ministries, rituals, and rites of the United Methodist Church. As advocacy work often does, this led her to additional social justice work for dismantling racism, overcoming sexism, working to end gun violence, recognizing the intersectionality of justice issues. Mary Kay earned her BA in Religious Studies and English Literature from Louisiana State University, her MDiv from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, and her DMin in Arts and Theology from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Contact Mary Kay at: revdrtotty@gmail.com


Staff
BridgetCabrera
Bridget Cabrera
Bridget Cabrera is the Executive Director of Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), a 110-year-old justice-seeking network consisting of members in 25 annual conferences. Prior to MFSA she served as the Director of the Non-Profit HUB and Interim Volunteer Manager at McCurdy Ministries Community Center. Bridget was also the previous Deputy Director of the Reconciling Ministries Network and a leader in the Love Your Neighbor Coalition. Prior to her work at RMN, Bridget served as the Executive Secretary for National Ministries with United Methodist Women (UMW) national office. While with UMW, Bridget worked in grants management and with 34 non-profits (National Mission Institutions) across the country to develop their leadership, connect them to resources, monitor their effectiveness, and facilitate trainings in board governance and fundraising. She also wrote and designed worship experiences for UMW members for national gatherings including the 2014 Women’s Assembly. Bridget has experience working professionally throughout the United Methodist Church in campus, young adult, and camping ministry. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Music Education and from Emory University, Candler School of Theology with an M. Div.
Contact Bridget at: bridget@mfsaweb.org