Resume

REV. STACEY S. MIDGE

revstacey@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Master of Divinity      

Western Theological Seminary, May 2003

Bachelor of Arts                                                                

Drake University, June 1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Pastor

May 2017 – Present

Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church; Cincinnati, Ohio

Associate Minister           

February 2008 – April 2017

First Reformed Church; Schenectady, New York

Implement congregational mission opportunities; initiate and strengthen support relationships with local, national, and global partners; equip congregation for consistent, positive Gospel engagement with the community; facilitate service, learning, and fellowship activities for youth, including annual domestic and international mission trips; collaborate with pastoral team in preaching, teaching, worship leadership, and pastoral care.  

  • Created and continue to manage Covenanter program, a year-long volunteer service and intentional community experience for young adults, and the Lunn Resource Center for non-profit cooperation.
  • Coordinated regional volunteer efforts in response to Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, including organizing work groups, distributing donated resources, and developing a dormitory for visiting volunteers.
  • Instituted the Link, an alternative worship service on Saturday evenings, and Faith with a Twist, a monthly discussion group about faith and spirituality for non-church members and younger adults.  
  • Led congregation in process to become a Room for All congregation (fully open and affirming to LGBTQ people), and collaborated with other ministers in instituting a wide-ranging Creation Care Resolution.

Minister                 

January 2005 – January 2008

Glen Reformed Church; Fultonville, New York

Preached and led worship; provided pastoral care; coordinated committees; facilitated opportunities for learning and service; participated in community and ecumenical activities.

  • Empowered stronger lay leadership within a small, rural congregation.
  • Facilitated formation of a cohesive board of elders that was better able to aid and support their visions for ministry.

Chaplain Fellow     

August 2003 – August 2004

Hanover College; Hanover, Indiana

Taught introductory theology courses; built relationships with students in which issues of faith and spirituality could be discussed; participated in weekly worship leadership; advised campus student groups; led vocational exploration retreat.

Pastoral Intern

October 2000 – August 2003

New Life Church; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Led youth groups, assisted with preaching and worship leadership, facilitated contemporary praise music team.

DENOMINATIONAL SERVICE

Reformed Church in America Commission for Women

June 2006 – June 2012; Moderator, June 2008 – June 2012

Belhar Implementation Task Force

June 2011 – June 2013

Regional Synod of Albany Overtures and Judicial Business Committee

Chairperson, May 2016 – Present

May 2009 – May 2013; Chairperson, May 2012 – May 2013

Regional Synod of Albany Executive Committee

May 2016 – Present

May 2012 – May 2013

Regional Synod of Albany Classis Ministries Board

May 2009 – May 2012

Fowler Camp and Conference Center Program Committee

May 2006 – May 2012

Classis of Schenectady Executive Committee

Past President, May 2017 – Present

President, May 2015 – May 2017

Vice President, May 2014 – May 2015

PUBLICATIONS

“Trusting in God, Relying on Others.” Breaking Barriers. Winter 2017.

“It’s a Revolution!” The Twelve: Reformed Done Daily. Perspectives Journal. 20 July 2016.

“Little Deaths.” The Twelve: Reformed Done Daily. Perspectives Journal. 13 May 2015.

“Divine Particularity.” Unbound. 5 December 2013.

“Ministry in an Untenable Situation.” Ecclesio. Cynthia Holder Rich. 31 May 2012.

“Putting Down Roots.” Fidelio’s Sisters. 12 May 2012.

“LGBTQIAWhat? The ABCs of Sexuality.” Room for All. Winter 2012.

RETREATS AND PRESENTATIONS

Loving Through Policy: Affecting Change in Church and Society

September 2017

Future Church: Sacramental Living in a Secular World, 5-week course

January 2016

Rise of the Nones and Dones: Trends in Religion and Non-Religion

December 2015

Intersectionality: Advocacy Across Layers of Oppression

November 2015

Body and Soul: Spirituality and the Body, 3-week course

November 2015

Accra Confession

October 2015

Conflict, Reconciliation, and Hope: Experiencing Radical Theology in Belfast

May 2015

Camp Chaplain for students at Fowler Camp and Retreat Center

One week each summer since 2005

Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Multiple presentations and panel discussions since 2011

Food Insecurity in America

March 2014

Response to Loyalty and Loss by Lynn Japinga

July 2014

Beginnings and Beyond: Transitions into Ministry

April 2009

Reformed Church in America Polity

Repeated several times for groups of elders and deacons since 2008

The Invisible Middle: Reaching Out to the ‘Lost’ Generation

Repeated three times in 2008

VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Schenectady Inner City Ministry – Ecumenical collaboration providing food services, education, and social justice advocacy.

Steering Committee Member, Vice President, President, and Past President, May 2008 – April 2017

Patty’s Place – Drop-in support and referral center for sex workers and prostitutes, directed by an ecumenical, faith-based coalition of churches, non-profits, and public officials.

President and Founding Steering Committee Member, September 2011 – April 2017

SAFE, Inc. – Emergency shelter and outreach program for at-risk youth.

Vice President, June 2016 – Present, Board of Trustees, June 2010 – April 2017

Schenectady City Board of Ethics – Oversee city officials’ and appointees’ conflicts of interest, review ethical complaints and charges.

May 2013 – April 2017

The Young Clergy Women Project – Support and resources for female clergy under forty, including online journal Fidelia’s Sisters.

Founding Board Member, Editorial Board Member, June 2007 – July 2012

Room for AllEducation and advocacy toward inclusion of LGBT persons in the church.

Founding Board Member, Vice President, January 2005 – January 2011

Damien Center – Community center for those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Advisory Task Force Member, May 2008 – May 2012

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Wake 2016

Belfast, April 2016

Tricks of the Light: A Festival Curated by Peter Rollins                                  

Belfast, April 2015

The Power & Practice of Personal Storytelling featuring Mark Yaconelli

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, October 2014

Out of the Deep: Pastoring in Creative Spaces            

Minneapolis, July 2014

Posts, Tweets, Blogs, and Faith: Writing for the Digital Public Square

Collegeville Institute, June 2013

The Idolatry of God with Peter Rollins

Belfast, April 2013

Inclusion 2.0 Diversity Bootcamp with Steve Robbins

Grand Rapids, February 2011

Leading as Ourselves: Annual Conference of the Young Clergy Women Project

Candler Theological Seminary, July 2010

Anti-Racism Training

General Synod Commissions and Council, October 2010

The Lesser Known Jesus with John Bell

National Cathedral College for Preachers, April 2008

Preaching as Testimony with Anna Carter Florence

National Cathedral College for Preachers, August 2007

Festival of Homiletics

Atlanta, May 2006

Beginnings and Beyond: Transitions into Ministry

January 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

RECOGNITION

  • Junior League Helen George Volunteer of Distinction Award, May 2016
  • YWCA President’s Circle Award, March 2015
  • Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State Faith at Work Award, September 2014
  • Schenectady Inner City Ministry Community Service Award, December 2012
  • Siena College Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Award for Non-Violent Social Change, April 2012
  • Western Theological Seminary Award in Biblical Studies, 2003
  • Western Theological Seminary President’s Community Life Award, 2003

OTHER RESOURCES

RCA Minister’s Profile

PIF in PC(USA) Format