Melissa St Clair called as the new Minister for Faith and Giving

Headshot of Rev. Melissa St. Clair.

The Board of Stewards of the Center for Faith and Giving is excited to announce the call of Rev. Melissa St. Clair to be the next Minister for Faith and Giving and Executive Director of the Center.

“The search process was exhilarating from the beginning because of the quality of all the candidates who applied for the position,” said Rev. Tanya J. Tyler, chair of the Board of Stewards for the CFG. “The search process was challenging because we had some very outstanding candidates who would have served admirably as the Minister for Faith and Giving. Ultimately, the search committee was most impressed with Melissa’s knowledge, enthusiasm, and insight. We look forward to working with Melissa to take the Center for Faith and Giving to the next level. Welcome, Melissa!”

Melissa comes with 16 years of congregational experience in Disciples congregations most recently serving as Senior Pastor of Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ft. Collins, CO. Melissa has also served on the Board of Stewards of the Center for Faith and Giving and as a leader for Bethany Fellows.

Melissa has led the congregations she has served in adopting wise stewardship practices, experiencing successful capital campaigns, and entering into innovative partnerships to serve not only the congregation but the community. She has a personal commitment to a life of generosity and is excited to welcome a diversity of voices to the table.

Melissa is excited to serve saying, “Generosity is foundational to our faith. The Center for Faith and Giving’s tools and tenets have imbued that spirit into the congregations I’ve served. I’m eager to build on the strengths of this ministry and shepherd it into a sustainable future.”

Rev. St. Clair will begin serving in this role on August 26. Rev. Bruce Barkhauer will retire August 31.