Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Retired global leader for Metropolitan Community Churches

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Rev. Dr. Nancy L. Wilson

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My Purpose in life is to share the message of God’s amazing grace, in a way that is engaging and inspiring in an intersectional, contemporary way

And to lift up the liberating, life-saving and history-making story of Metropolitan Community Churches and our movement for spiritual and social change.

Positions with the Universal Fellowship of the Metropolitan Community Church

  • 2005 to 2016: Moderator (global leader), Metropolitan Community Churches. Senior leader and chief spokesperson, including speaking and preaching at conferences and churches, universities and organizations all over the globe on many different subjects.
  • 1972 to 2005: 44 years of pastoral, local church ministry while simultaneously serving the global church in various positions, including as senior pastor of MCC’s founding church in Los Angeles from 1986 to 2001
  • Elected Co-Senior Pastor of SunCoast Cathedral MCC in Venice, Florida, March 19th, 2017

Educational Background

2016 Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Episcopal Divinity School,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2011 Doctor of Ministry, Episcopal Divinity School,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1980 Master of Divinity, SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary,
Orchard Lake, Michigan (Roman Catholic)
1972 BA in Religion, Allegheny College,
Meadville, Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise and Interest

  • Queer theology and Biblical interpretation
  • Spirituality and Social Change
  • LGBT global human rights, especially from a faith perspective
  • Women in faith leadership
  • Developing and Mentoring Trustworthy Leaders
  • The Art of Preaching
  • MCC’s role in social, cultural and religious changes over the last nearly 50 years
  • Climate Change: the most urgent issue of our times: especially from a queer perspective and/or a faith perspective
  • Race, Class and Gender, and Faith, the intersections
  • Human trafficking – connections to queer politics and human rights

Books and Publications

Updated: September 2016