The Executive Committee (Board) of Episcopal City Mission today announced the appointment of the Reverend Arrington Chambliss as the next Executive Director of Episcopal City Mission. Her work with ECM begins on April 4, 2016.
ECM Board Chair, the Reverend Noah H. Evans, said, “Arrington is a social entrepreneur with a proven track record developing, mission-driven organizations. We are excited to bring her passion for social justice and the work of Jesus to the leadership of Episcopal City Mission to continue in our legacy of promoting social and structural change on behalf of the urban poor and oppressed.”
Chambliss currently serves as the Executive Director of Life Together, the young adult intern program in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, which she founded in 2008 and has developed into one of the premier Episcopal young adult internship programs. She has previously served as the Associate Rector of the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead, and the Executive Director of No Ordinary Time and on the staff of several non-profit organizations. She was chosen by the board after a nationwide search assisted by the recruiting firm Ted Ford Webb Associates.
Board members involved in the search process noted Chambliss’s energy and enthusiasm for ECM and its mission, as well as her instincts around strategy and understanding of the social and economic justice issues facing various communities. “She is going to be a great asset in guiding ECM to be a valuable change maker,” ECM Board Vice-Chair Erin Alarcon said.
The Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, Episcopal City Mission President, and Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts stated, “Episcopal City Mission has long served as a catalyst and support for ministries of reconciliation and justice in our diocese. I look forward to working with the new Executive Director to continue that legacy. Her gift for building ever-deeper relationships with our congregations will be especially welcome.”
Episcopal City Mission, based in Boston, is a faith-based ministry founded in 1844 that promotes social and economic justice working through partnerships with congregations, community-based organizations and people within the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, with special emphasis on the urban poor and oppressed.