Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. Randall (Randy) Miller to serve as its Interim Executive Director. Starting in January 2013, Randy will work on a part-time, contractual basis until the new Executive Director arrives.
Miller is currently Assistant Professor of United Methodist Studies, Ethics and Leadership and the Director of the Leadership Institute at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley California. Randy is not only a gifted leader and administrator, having previously been the executive director of a $3.5 M national HIV/AIDS organization, he is also very familiar with RMN and the United Methodist Church.
Randy is the immediate past Chair of the Commission on the United Methodist General Conference and has served on the boards of several general agencies of the United Methodist Church. A long-time supporter of the reconciling movement, he was also an RMN Board for four years.
"I am excited and honored to serve in this capacity and to work together with the RMN Board and its wonderful staff to ensure a smooth and seamless transition," said Dr. Miller.
Because he will be telecommuting for the bulk of the interim period, Randy will be working closely with Reverend Bonnie Beckonchrist, current chair of the RMN Board, who will be in the office on a weekly basis to further ensure the smooth functioning of the organization.
The RMN Transition and Search Team continues its efforts to find and hire a new full-time Executive Director. The Team hopes to commence first round interviews during the first week of February, interview finalists at the next RMN Board Meeting, and announce the new executive director by no later than March 1.