Meet the Staff

Staff members

  • Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe

    General Secretary

    The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe is the General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church. She has served as the social justice agency’s top executive since 2014 after 22 years at Emory University. Read more.

  • John Hill

    Deputy General Secretary for Advocacy and Grassroots Organizing, Director of Economic and Environmental Justice

    John oversees Church and Society’s advocacy and organizing department. In addition, he directs the economic and environmental justice program work. Read more.

  • Rev. Dr. Liberato (Levi) Bautista

    Assistant General Secretary for United Nations and International Affairs

    Levi draws from more than 35 years of experience in denominational, ecumenical and international affairs as our representative at the United Nations. He studied history, politics and international affairs at the University of the Philippines. Read More.

  • Dr. Jessica M. Smith

    Senior Executive Director Research, Planning and Spiritual Formation

    Jessie advises Church and Society leadership on strategic decisions related to our ministry using the tools of research and theological reflection she honed while earning her doctorate. Read more.

  • Leigh Ann Gong

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Leigh Ann provides oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities supporting the overall mission and goals of Church and Society. She earned a degree in accounting from the University of Maryland University College and is a CPA. Read More.

  • Aimee Hong

    Senior Executive Director of Education and Engagement

    Aimee facilitates and custom designs seminars for diverse groups on issues of justice and peace. She loves working with students of all ages but has a soft spot for engaging with young people. Read more.

  • Laura K. James

    Program Coordinator for Grassroots Organizing

    Laura Kigweba James is the Program Coordinator for Grassroots Organizing at General Board of Church and Society. She is committed to building, strengthening, and equipping United Methodists to transform the church and community through faith-based community organizing. Read more

  • Rev. Katie Monfortte

    Education Program Coordinator

    Katie works with Church and Society’s interns and seminar participants creating educational and formational opportunities to connect faith to social issues related to justice and peace. Katie previously served as a Global Mission Fellow. Read more.

  • Rev. Michelle M. Beadle

    Executive Assistant to the General Secretary

    Michelle provides administrative and project support to the General Secretary. She is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister with The United Church of Christ. Read more.

  • Marvlyn B. Scott

    Administrative Assistant, Education and Leadership Formation

    Marvlyn assists the Education and Leadership Formation staff to ensure that educations programs run smoothly. She has devoted the last 25 years to the work of Church and Society, and has decades of experience as an office manager. Read more.

  • Iris E. Walker

    Accounting Associate

    Iris is the accounting associate in the finance office of Church and society. She works with venders and staff to ensure reimbursements and payments happen accurately and timely. Read more.

  • Quinn Wonderling

    Senior Coordinator, United Nations and International Affairs

    Quinn coordinates Church and Society’s United Nations Ministry. A Pennsylvania native, she previously worked as a journalist covering elections and political news for MSNBC and various other print/digital publications. Read more.

  • Amber Gaines

    Engagement Program Coordinator

    Amber works with Annual Conferences to partner with the ongoing work of Church and Society. Read More.