Officers

Check out our 2013-2014 Officers below:

Joseph Kyser
President

Joseph is a 3rd year Master’s of Divinity Student at the School of Theology. He is active in various groups around campus including the Wesleyan Students’ Association and Sacred Worth. His professional interests include education, spirituality, technology, and queer studies.

As a life-long United Methodist, he has worked with Reconciling Ministries Network promoting inclusivity for all within the UMC. In 2012, he was one of the many volunteers who attended General Conference in Tampa Bay, FL to lobby for the UMC to become more inclusive.

 

 

 

 

Desi Sharp
Vice President

Desi Sharp is a third year MDiv student. She is seeking ordination as an Elder in The United Methodist Church, and is a Candidate in the Oklahoma Annual Conference.  Desi also serves as the Vice President for the Wesley Student Association and is a member of Seminary Singers.  This year she will be working at Connexion United Methodist Church in Somerville, MA where she will focus on bringing the congregation and the community into relationship with one another. Desi loves being a student at Boston University School of Theology and is looking forward to an exciting year full of learning, community involvement, and sharing Christ’s love.

 

 

 

 

 

Haley Jones
Treasurer

Haley is a second year Master’s of Divinity student at the School of Theology. She hails from Jackson, Mississippi but calls Birmingham, Alabama her second home. She was inspired to attend the School of Theology because of its rich social justice history. Passionate about peacemaking, nonviolence, reconciliation, and community organizing, Haley hopes to connect the church to the community as a Deacon of the United Methodist Church. Inspired by the potential of restorative practices on congregational and community development, Haley is excited to continue to learn, engage, and grow in the Religion and Conflict Transformation program over the next two years at STH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristen Redford
Secretary

Kristen is a second year Master’s of Divinity Student at the School of Theology. Her specialization is Global and Community Development with an interest in restorative justice around topics of religion and sexual ethics and sexual behavior.  She is doing her contextual education at Marsh Chapel, working in particular with the chapel’s OUTLook ministry.  Before coming to BU, Kristen completed her Masters in Sociology at the University of Texas – Austin.   She was raised in Mississippi but has lived in Massachusetts for eight of the past ten years and thus calls the Boston area home.  A “yall” can be heard coming out of her mouth on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

Brian Teed
Public Relations Officer

Brian is a second year M.Div student in Religion and the Academy Track. He is from Huntsville, Alabama and attended school in Birmingham, Alabama. Academically, he is interested in philosophical theology as well as metaphysics. Outside of academics, he enjoys climbing, cooking, playing music, and searching for the perfect shot of espresso. He hopes to continue his education with doctoral studies and, ultimately, to teach philosophy, theology, and religion at the undergraduate and graduate level.