Congratulations to Jesse King, member of Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, CO, who has just been appointed as the chair of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Board of Trustees. He is the first African American to hold this post. From the UU World:

King will take over as chair from the Rev. Wayne Arnason immediately following the UUA General Assembly in Portland, Ore., in June 2015.

A founding partner and managing director of Fulcrum Advisors, King consults in the areas of leadership, organizational development, and philanthropy. He has experience as a congregational volunteer, Our Whole Lives instructor, and usher. He chaired the Western Regional Subcommittee on Candidacy of the MFC, on which he served for seven years.

The Ministerial Fellowship Committee oversees credentialing of Unitarian Universalist ministers, interviewing and accepting candidates into fellowship each year, as well as dealing with disciplinary matters. More information about the MFC can be found here.