More Light Presbyterians is pleased and grateful to announce the formal launch of its national Executive Director Search. This search follows the successful completion of a broad Movement Study and much prayerful and strategic analysis by the MLP Board of Directors and key stakeholders.

The results of this important work have been incorporated into a comprehensive Recruitment Profile – including detailed Position Description and Candidate Specifications – which has now been approved by the Board and Search Committee for distribution. You will find a link to that Recruitment Profile below.

“We on the board of More Light Presbyterians are grateful for all the faithful work that has brought both the church and the world to more loving inclusion of God’s LGBTQ children. At the same time, we are very aware of all that needs to be done for the PC(USA) and the human family to truly reflect God’s heart. MLP is proud to have been a leader in this effort for close to forty years and is committed to expanding this vital mission with a skilled and passionate new Executive Director.

We covet your prayerful support as we seek the one whom God is calling to lead More Light Presbyterians in our mission to proclaim Christ through both word and deed.” — Rev Janet Edwards, Board Member & Search Committee Chair

In addition to a history of spiritual leadership within the Church’s progressive movement, familiarity and experience with PC(USA)’s governing structures, bodies, and philosophy, and deep knowledge of Reformed theology, polity and culture, the position requires demonstrated skills and experience in the following:

  • Board Relations
  • Fund Development
  • Communications
  • Coalition Building
  • Program Development
  • Administrative Management

We are pleased to have the assistance in this endeavor of a seasoned Executive Search and Transition consultant with broad experience in the LGBTQ advocacy movement. All inquiries, expressions of interest, referrals, and applications should be directed to the attention of Kevin Chase of Diversified Search at

We will be accepting applications and evaluating candidates through May 21st, 2013 with a targeted search completion date of early July. We urge you to share this information with anyone you believe would be served by knowing about the search.

MLP Executive Director Recruitment Profile (pdf)

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