After interviewing several qualified candidates, Friends United Meeting is pleased to announce that we have called Karla Jay to fill the new position of Coordinator of Global Ministries. The coordinator will serve as an active member of FUM’s Global Ministries Team, coordinating schedules and communications and providing administrative support for field staff and ministry partners.
Karla is a long-time member of the FUM community. She currently participates in Meetings in both Indiana Yearly Meeting and the New Association of Friends. Her husband, Michael Jay, is the pastor of Raysville Friends Church. She has been on the pastoral team at Iglesia Amigos de Indianapolis, where her father, Carlos Moran, is pastor.
Karla was born in Guatemala and raised in the United States. Karla says, “I have had the privilege to be in a multicultural setting for most of my life. My passion is seeing unity within the Friends Church so that we can be what God has called us to be, to bring the good news of Christ to the poor and oppressed.” Most recently, Karla worked to coordinate programs and events for Faith in Indiana. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Galileo Puerto Barrios in Guatemala. She and Michael enjoy doing Quaker activities, and together they have three black cats.
Karla begins her service with FUM on December 1, 2020. Kelly Kellum, FUM General Secretary, says, “FUM is excited about Karla’s appointment. She brings many wonderful qualities to the coordinator’s position. She has administrative experience, is organized, is a good communicator, and will help FUM close the language divide with our Spanish-speaking members. Please help us make her feel welcome!”
As of December 1, Karla’s new email will be karlaj@FUM.org.