Forward Movement Board of Directors appointments

Forward Movement

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry has appointed new members to the board of directors for Forward Movement.

Ms. Anne Rudacille Schmidt, who is currently serving as chair of the board, was appointed to a second three-year term. New appointments were made for the Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez, bishop of Pennsylvania; Mr. Jamie McMahon, advancement director at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; and the Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, canon for church growth and development, Diocese of Oklahoma. A two-year term is being filled with the appointment of the Rev. Canon Jean Beniste, canon for Latino Ministry, Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis.

“I am thrilled that such gifted and passionate disciples of Jesus Christ are willing to serve on our board,” said the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement. “This is a critical time of transition in our church, and as Forward Movement seeks to serve a changing church in a changing world, stellar board leadership is more important than ever.”

Forward Movement’s board consists of twelve members appointed by the Presiding Bishop upon recommendation by the board’s nominating committee, as well as a secretary, a treasurer, and the Bishop of Southern Ohio. Responsible for guiding the vision and mission of Forward Movement, the board oversees the organization’s work and budget of just over $3 million annually.

Schmidt said, “I am grateful to continue serving on the board, as we work to ensure that Forward Movement is carrying on its excellent ministry of inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists.”

Forward Movement is known widely for its flagship publication, Forward Day by Day. It also offers books, curricula, conferences, websites, apps, and other online resources. With offices in Cincinnati, Forward Movement’s staff employs about 25 people. Learn more at