LTS Alum to Serve as Interim General Minister of Virginia Council of Churches
From the Virginia Council of Churches:
The Rev. Mary Anne Glover has been called as the Interim General Minister of the Virginia Council of Churches. Rev. Glover was the first African-American woman to be installed in the office of Regional Minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She served as Transitional Regional Minister of the Northeastern Region beginning September, 2008 and was installed as Regional Minister in 2012. She previously served nine years as Associate Regional Pastor in the Christian Church in Ohio.
Additionally, her prior ministerial service included pastorates of congregations in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Louisville.
Rev. Glover holds a B.S. degree from East Carolina University and an M. Div. from Lexington Theological Seminary. She was the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) representative to the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland in 1991 and interned at the U.S. Office World Council of Churches in 1990. She has also undertaken studies in Clinical Pastoral Education supervision. During her 2003 sabbatical, Rev. Glover’s studied at the Harvard Divinity School as a Merrill Fellow.
She has been engaged in many areas of ecumenical ministries and Disciples church life, including senior leadership positions with the Black Ministers Fellowship, the Common Global Ministries Board, the Council on Christian Unity, the Church Women Staff Fellowship, the United Church of Christ Executive Council (representing the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ), the Church Women United National Board, and the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches Beyond Racism Together Committee.