Rev. Amy Stapleton

Special Assistant to the General Secretary

As Special Assistant to the General Secretary, Amy is responsible for aligning the strategic priorities and operations of the General Secretary’s Office while serving as primary liaison to internal and external partners on behalf of the General Secretary, facilitating efficient execution of the agency’s vision and initiatives.

In Her Own Words

What do you do (in 5 words or fewer)?

Ensure alignment, accountability and impact.

What brought you to GCORR?

I came to GCORR because I believe in the mission of GCORR. There is a often a disconnect between the Church and the lived experiences of people. GCORR is “standing in the gap” (Ezekiel 22:30) and equipping the Church, engaging people in relevant conversations, and building relationships. That’s something wonderful to be a part of.

What is your Meyers-Briggs type?

ENFP “The People are the Product”

What brought you to The United Methodist Church?

It’s all I’ve ever known. When my grandparents were first married they took out a second mortgage on their home in order to help build a UMC in their part of town. They took a risk because they believed in the Church. So for me, the Church became an extension of home.

If you could have one magic item what would it be?

Wonder Woman’s invisible jet.

What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy afternoon?

If it’s summertime, on a screened in porch where I can smell the rain and hear the thunder.

What song gets stuck in your head most often?

Ruby Baby.  Ruby is my daughter’s name.

Is there a book from your childhood that helped make you who you are today?

When I was in third grade I did a book report on Susan B. Anthony and even dressed the part for my presentation. Early on I had a strong concern for injustice in the world and wanted to make a difference. I still have my Votes for Women sash.

GCORR is building the capacity of The United Methodist Church to be contextually relevant and to reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.