New leaders for mission and development at Forward Movement

Miriam McKenney and Lindsay Barrett-Adler headshots

Forward Movement has named new leaders for its development and mission efforts. Miriam McKenney is now Director of Mission, and Lindsay Barrett-Adler is now Director of Development.

Miriam McKenney headshot
Miriam McKenney

Not long ago, Miriam McKenney, who had been serving as Director of Development & Mission Engagement, asked if she could focus on Forward Movement’s mission work. After a conversation with the Rev. Scott Gunn, Forward Movement’s Executive Director, they enthusiastically planned her new role together.

McKenney will lead mission work for Forward Movement. This includes partnerships with other organizations and ministries, supplies of free materials to those who are in need, and innovative ways to work in the church to carry out Forward Movement’s work of inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists. McKenney brings deep experience both at Forward Movement and from other church ministries.

Lindsay Barrett-Adler headshot
Lindsay Barrett-Adler

Barrett-Adler had been serving as Development Associate, and is now promoted to Director of Development. She will lead Forward Movement’s fundraising and donor engagement work. Barrett-Adler offers a wealth of experience in fundraising for church-related nonprofits.

Gunn said, “I’m thrilled for both Miriam and Lindsay.” He added, “This will be good for them, good for Forward Movement, and good for the church.”

McKenney will continue to be Cincinnati-based. If you have a mission-related suggestion or question, you can reach her at

Barrett-Adler works in Philadelphia. If you have a development-related suggestion or question, you can reach her at

Forward Movement’s work, especially its mission work, is made possible by generous donors. If you would like to make a gift to Forward Movement, you can make a gift online.