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Mailing Address:
Metropolitan Community Churches
Post Office Box 50488
Sarasota, Florida 34232     USA

General information email: [email protected] 
Main Office Telephone: (310) 360-8640 
Main Office Fax: (310) 388-1252 

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Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown
Interim Moderator
[email protected]
+1 (941) 755-5771

Linda Brenner
Associate Director / Communications
Editor, MCC Headline News
Director, Be a Gem Scholarship Program
[email protected]
+1 (941) 321-7886

Jack Hutter
Administrative Assistant to the Moderator
[email protected]
+1 (941) 914-5121

Marina Laws
Donor Relations
[email protected]
+1 (484) 885-8842

Jared Vázquez

Associate Director of International Diversity and Inclusion

+1 (720) 593 1166


Rev. Elder Dr. Mona West
[email protected]

Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
Associate Director
[email protected]
+1 (571) 243-3506

Rev. Elder Margarita Sánchez De León
Academic Dean for the Garner Institute for Leadership Development in Ibero-America
[email protected]


Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez
Associate Director
[email protected]
+1 (626) 376-9915

Rev. Wanda Floyd
Emerging Church Specialist

Rev. Cristiano Valério Moreira
Brazil Coordinator
[email protected]


Lauren Bennett
Conference and Meeting Coordinator
[email protected]
+1 (425) 286-7554

Mike Haase
IT Manager
[email protected]

Tammy Erwin
[email protected]
+1 (325) 754-0851

Janine McCarthy
Data Support
Kathy Cassoday
Finance Clerk (temporary position)


UFMCC Departments and Staff Duties

Moderator – Global voice for church and movement

  • Interim Moderator, Head of Staff – Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown (full-time staff)
  • HR – Jared Vázquez (full-time staff)
  • International Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator – Jared Vázquez (full-time staff)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Working Groups – Jared Vázquez with Volunteer Team Leaders
  • Theologies Team – Volunteer Team with Staff participation

Churches and Ministries – Emerging, Ministry, Affiliation, and Networks

  • Emerging and Affiliated Churches and Ministries Consultant – Rev. Wanda Floyd (full-time staff)
  • Networks – Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez (full-time staff)
  • Iberoamerica Coordination – Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez (full-time staff)
  • Conflict Resolution Team – Rev. Wanda Floyd Coordinator of Vounteer Team
  • Culture of Generosity Cohorts – Rev. Wanda Floyd Coordinator of Vounteer Team
  • ReVitalization Program – Rev. Wanda Floyd with Volunteer Program Coaches
  • Brazil Network Coordination – Rev. Cristiano Valerio (consultant)

Leaders (OFLD) – Clergy and Lay Leadership and Education

  • Leadership Education and Spirituality Programs – Rev. Elder Mona West, PhD (full-time staff)
  • Commissioned Leadership (Launching Fall 2018) – Rev. Elder Mona West, PhD
  • LEAD – Rev. Elder Mona West, PhD with Elder Nancy Maxwell as Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • Darlene Garner Institute for Iberoamerica – Rev. Elder Mona West, PhD, Director; Rev. Elder Margarita Sanchez DeLeon, Dean; Jared Vázquez, Student Relations
  • Leadership Discernment and Consultation – Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos (full-time staff)
  • Transitional Ministry Team – Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Wanda Floyd (full-time staff)
  • Pastoral Search Coaches – Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos and Rev. Wanda Floyd co-leaders of Volunteer Team
  • REVM – Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
  • Communities of Practice – Rev. Elder Mona West
  • Judiciary – Rev. Elder Mona West
  • SSOL (Sacred Space Online Learning) – Re. Elder Dr. Mona West with Duane Romberger Volunteer Coordinator
  • Spiritual Director Network – Rev. Elder Mona West with Kurt Krieger Volunteer Coordinator
  • Wellness Coaches Program – Rev. Kurt Krieger

Communications – Public Relations, E-news, Branding, Media

  • Communications – Linda Brenner (full-time staff)
  • Media relations – Linda Brenner
  • Local Crisis and Disaster – Linda Brenner
  • 50th Anniversary Media – James Hartman (contractor)
  • Translations – Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez coordinator of Volunteer Team
  • Branding – Linda Brenner coordinator of Volunteer Team

Events – General Conference and Event Planning

  • Event Planning and Coordination – Lauren Bennett (full-time staff)
  • General Conference Coordination and Volunteer Teams – Lauren Bennett and Mike Haase co-leaders
  • 50th Anniversary Volunteer Teams – Lauren Bennett Team Lead
  • Be a Gem – Linda Brenner
  • Network Events – Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez
  • Event Registration – Janine McCarthy

Operations – Technology, Database, and Administration

  • Operations Team Leader and IT – Mike Haase (full-time staff)
  • Database Management and Administration – Janine McCarthy(full-time staff)
  • Donor Relations – Marina Laws (full-time staff)
  • Clergy and Commissioned Leader Licensing – Marina Laws (full-time staff)
  • Website development and updates – Chris Baker (contractor)
  • Adminstrative Assistant for Leadership – Jack Hutter (part-time staff)

Finance – Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

  • Accounting and Payroll – Tammy Erwin (full-time staff)
  • Board of Pensions (USA) Administrator – Tammy Erwin Assessments Liaison – Marina Laws
  • Finance Clerk – Kathy Cassoday (part-time staff)
  • Financial Reports – Tammy Erwin
  • Finance Committee – Vounteer Team led by Governing Board Treasurer and Accounting Staff

UFMCC Staff Email Directory

Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown* – [email protected]

Jared Vázquez*– [email protected]

Rev. Wanda Floyd* – [email protected]

Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez*  – [email protected]

Rev. Elder Mona West, PhD* – [email protected]

Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos* – [email protected]

Linda Brenner* – [email protected]

Lauren Bennett* – [email protected]

Mike Haase* – [email protected]

Janine McCarthy– [email protected]

Marina Laws – [email protected]

Jack Hutter – [email protected]

Tammy Erwin – [email protected]

Kathy Cassoday – [email protected]

Rev. Elder Margarita Sanchez DeLeon – [email protected]


*Indicate Members of the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT)


“Who” to Contact with Questions

Church, Ministry and Leader Contact Guide

Answers to General Questions please call 310-360-8640 or email [email protected]


Churches in Leadership Transition – Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos  [email protected]

Starting a New MCC Church – Rev. Wanda Floyd [email protected]

Emerging Ministries and MCC Oasis – Rev. Wanda Floyd [email protected]

Networks – Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez  [email protected]

Church Consultation – Rev. Wanda Floyd [email protected]

ReVitalization Program – Rev. Wanda Floyd [email protected]

Changes in Church contact information – Janine McCarthy [email protected]

Assessment Reports or Payment – Marina Laws [email protected]

Church Board Training or Inquiries – Rev. Wanda Floyd [email protected]

Diversity and Inclusion Consultation – Jared Vázquez [email protected]

Questions on specific programs – Rev. Wanda Floyd [email protected]


Leadership and Education

Are you Called to be MCC Clergy? – Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos [email protected]

MCC Clergy Licenses – Marina Laws [email protected]

Commissioned Lay Leaders – Rev. Elder Mona West [email protected]

L.E.A.D. Program – Rev. Elder Mona West, [email protected]

Darlene Garner Institute for Iberamerica – Rev. Elder Margarita Sanchez DeLeon

[email protected]

Leadership Consultation – Rev. Elder Mona West [email protected]

Judiciary questions or concerns – Rev. Elder Mona West [email protected]

Spiritual Director Network – Rev. Elder Mona West  [email protected]


Questions on specific programs – Rev. Elder Mona West [email protected]


General Conference 2019  

Programming and Registration – Lauren Bennett and Mike Haase [email protected]

Be a Gem Program – Linda Brenner [email protected]


Headline News and Media Relations – Linda Brenner [email protected]

Website content edits – Linda Brenner [email protected]

Facebook/Social Media – Linda Brenner [email protected]


Gifts and Donations to MCC – Marina Laws [email protected]

Board of Pensions (U.S. Clergy and Churches) – Tammy Erwin [email protected]

Technology Consultation – Mike Haase [email protected]