ECMN seeks Multicultural Ministries Missioner

The Rt. Rev. Craig Loya

ECMN seeks Multicultural Ministries Missioner

Beloved in Christ,

I am excited to let you that my office is now accepting applications for the new position of Missioner for Multicultural Ministries. You can find that complete job posting, as well as details on how to apply, here.

Our diocese is home to a diverse array of cultures, with ministry contexts as varied as the expressions of those cultures. As I have come to know these communities, it has become clear to me that they are already leading the way into God's future for us, and that will continue to be even more the case in the years to come. God is working in and through them in some amazingly creative and hopeful ways. Leaders from these congregations have identified a need for culturally-aware and responsive support for their core work of making disciples and engaging God’s mission. The Missioner for Multicultural Ministries will be called to walk alongside these leaders to build, support, and nurture systems and resources that help each faith community thrive, and to foster connections and partnerships between these congregations and the diocese. 

Our diocesan staff is smaller today than it was just a few years ago, and I am perpetually in the process of evaluating what we need to most effectively and faithfully carry out the work in front of us. The need for this position has emerged out of extended and deep listening to the leaders of our multicultural and culturally-specific faith communities, and was approved by both diocesan council and convention as part of the 2023 budget. I am excited about the ways in which the person we call will continue to nurture what God is bringing forth.

I am assembling an advisory committee to work closely with me in identifying and calling the right person. We hope to have someone in place this summer, but I have learned well that the Holy Spirit moves on her own time, and I am much more interested in calling the right person than doing so on my preferred timeline. Please share this posting widely with those in your networks that you believe might be a good fit for this work and for our diocese.

Grace and peace,

The Right Reverend Craig Loya
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