Current Named Next District Superintendent for the El Camino Real District
March 23, 2015
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr., has named the Rev. Staci Current to be the next District Superintendent for the El Camino Real District. Current, who will assume the post September 1, 2015, will succeed the Rev. Kristie L. Olah who has served in this capacity for 7 years.
Bishop Brown says, "Staci Current is a dynamic and passionate leader. She will be an excellent successor to Kristie Olah. Both of them share a passion and energy for ministry with the multi-ethnic communities of this diverse district."
Current is a native Californian born in Hollywood and reared in the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos.
"I am very excited to be in ministry with the people of God in The El Camino Real district! I am confident that we will continue the great kingdom work that has already begun as we grow into a bright future together," said Current.
Current earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a 1998 graduate of Claremont School of Theology (CST) earning a Master of Divinity Degree. Since 2009, Current has been the pastor of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco and was sworn in as Chaplain for the San Francisco Police Department in 2011. She has also held pastorates in the North Georgia and Pacific Northwest Annual Conferences. Prior to Jones Memorial, she was the pastor of Oakland's Shattuck Avenue United Methodist Church.
Beyond the local church, Current serves on the Faith Advisory Board of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of California, San Francisco, a mentor for five candidates for ordained ministry, and served as the Chairperson for the California-Nevada Annual Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
Current is passionate about preaching God's word and seeing lives transformed by the healing, empowering Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has preached church revivals, consecration Sundays, and led numerous retreats for the United Methodist Women (UMW) and various other groups across the country.
Current is married to the Rev. John D. Current, Sr., who is the pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in San Francisco and they are the parents of 15-year-old Leon "Leo" Current. She has two bonus children, John Current, Jr., and Faith Anderson, and bonus grandson, David.