Amber Gaines

Engagement and Development Manager

Amber Gaines is the Engagement and Development Manager at the General Board of Church and Society with responsibility for connecting United Methodists to the agency’s ministry. She guides United Methodists in creating Church and Society Committees in their conferences and congregations. She also leads GBCS donor engagement efforts and fundraising initiatives.

Before joining the GBCS staff, Amber served as the director of communications and programming for a small, faith-based nonprofit organization in Arkansas. There she created and led campaigns to address homelessness, addiction and childhood hunger.

“I live out my social justice and faith-based commitments by participating in the Black Lives Matters movement and Fire Drill Fridays for climate justice,” Amber said. “Another passion is supporting the protection and advancement of rights for women and the LGBTQ+ community.”

Amber holds a Bachelor of Liberal and Fine Arts from Arkansas Tech University.

Amber loves playing fetch with her dog, Stella, and working with charcoal, watercolor and pastels to create artwork for fun, friends and family.