New Vocational Leadership Co-ordinator Announced

posted in: MCC News | 0

Rev. Cathy AlexanderMetropolitan Community Churches is excited to announce that Rev. Cathy Alexander has been hired as the new Vocational Leadership Co-ordinator for MCC worldwide. This position is part of a new staffing structure in MCC, which will enable MCC to respond effectively to our global ministry in the 21st century.

After a robust search and interviewing process, the Senior Leadership of MCC (Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, Moderator; Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos, Team Lead for Resource Development; and Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez, Team Lead for Community Development) unanimously agree that Rev. Cathy Alexander is the best applicant to fill this position. We are excited about her vision, her passion, and her commitment for this work.

MCC’s new Vocational Leadership Co-ordinator, Rev. Cathy Alexander, is part of the Community Development Team led by Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez.

Rev. Cathy hails from Williamsburg, Virginia USA and has been engaged with MCC since 2000. Most recently she served as the full-time Associate Pastor of MCC of Washington, DC., USA.

She has a passion for ritual, living worship, music, theology and learning. Rev. Cathy has been actively involved with MCC at both the local and denominational levels including REVM faculty, MCC Eastern USA Network Co-lead, MCC Statement of Faith Commission, People of African Descent (PAD) conference planning teams, General Conference planning teams, Governing Board Nominating Committee team lead, and the Thriving in Ministry program. Locally, Rev. Cathy is engaged in Washington DC’s annual Pride Interfaith service planning team as well as a variety of spiritual connection groups. She was also on the National LGBTQ Task Force (USA) local planning committee for the annual national Creating Change Conference.

When considering compassionate self care, Rev. Cathy enjoys singing, small group conversations, playing the guitar and traveling.

When asked “why this and why now”, Cathy responded, “times of transition encourage us to be in the complexity and tension of holding joy and sorrow, anticipation and grief, the ‘what was and what could possibly be’. I’m humbled and excited to be connected with the denomination in this way and look forward to the things we can accomplish together.”

Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston, MCC Moderator, says “Rev. Cathy Alexander is a highly respected and very experienced leader within MCC. I am delighted to welcome her to the MCC staff team. I know that she will contribute a huge amount, not only in her particular role, but also working collaboratively with her colleagues.”

“It is a great pleasure to receive Rev. Cathy Alexander in the Community Development Team,” said Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez, “and have this opportunity to work more closely with Cathy in the service to our MCC clergy and lay leaders. We will do our best to continue supporting and resourcing those who are exploring and living out a call to vocational ministry, both laity and clergy, those in pastoral and other ministries, as well as those who are retired.”

You may contact Rev. Cathy Alexander at [email protected] Please join us welcoming her to MCC Staff, and collaborating with her as we move forward.