The Rev. Steven C. Clunn, who most recently served 11 years as the senior pastor at First United Methodist church of Schenectady, New York, is the Coalition Coordinator for MFSA, RMN and Affirmation. Steve’s passion for equality for LGBTQ persons is strong and demonstrated in his work within the church and his community. Other social justice areas of focus in his ministry have included poverty, class and race. He has extensive experience with General Conference and brings much understanding of the UMC structure, process and politics to the position. Email: email@example.com
Jill Warren is the executive director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action. Jill is an experienced nonprofit 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.
The Rev. Troy Plummer has served as the executive director of the Reconciling Ministries Network since November 2003. Prior to RMN, Troy served for 13 years on the pastoral staff of Bering Memorial United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. As a psychotherapist, he directed Bering’s on-site counseling center and support network for those affected by HIV/AIDS their families and friends. Just outside Bering’s sanctuary, he performed a “street wedding” for a lesbian couple celebrating 25 years together and facilitated Bering’s equal treatment of all couples policy.
Tim Tennant-Jayne is the Co-Spokesperson for Affirmation: United Methodists. The Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church ordained him an elder, but they prefer not to appoint him to a congregation. Through Legends Street Ministry, Tim provides friendship, spiritual, and emotional support to patrons of a gay bar in Minneapolis, MN. He has been involved with several local reconciling congregations in the Twin Cites and has attended national reconciling gatherings since 1987. He is currently a Candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.