ECF Board Member John Harris Elected as President of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE)
After serving on the board of the UBE since 1984, including 20 years as UBE Treasurer, ECF Board Member John E. Harris, Jr. has been elected as UBE President. While UBE was organized in 1968 as the Union of Black Clergy and Laity (renamed as UBE in 1971), its foundation is in the legacy of people and earlier organizations dedicated to supporting Black leadership and full inclusion in the Episcopal Church.
An interview with John and greater detail abouit the work of UBE can be found in the Novmeber 2010 issue of Interchange: News from the Diocese of Southern Ohio, in an article by editor Richelle Thompson, here.
John has served on the ECF Board of Directors since 2009 and servies on both the Congregational Services and Finance Committees. He is a financial advisor formerly with Lincoln Financial Advisors for more than 25 years and now serving as Managing Partner of Ecumenical Management Solutions, an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to serving the needs of the 21st century church. A member of St. Simon of Cyrene in Cincinnati, John has a long history of service to the Church including: Treasurer, Diocese of Southern Ohio, CREDO faculty, Lay Employees Pension Feasibility Study Group, and Union of Black Episcopalians. John’s personal mission is to be a servant leader who inspires, organizes, and affirms a life of significance for those in the communities he serves.