The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) welcomes Christina Repoley as its new director of strategic partnerships for organizations serving young adults. In her role, Ms. Repoley will build and manage leadership initiatives with organizations working with young adults in a variety of faith-rooted settings. Her work will help to build the capacity of organizations and their staff members to facilitate vocational exploration and leadership development with promising young leaders in diverse Christian communities.
Ms. Repoley has been involved in FTE’s work for over a decade as a leader of a faith-based organization that partnered with FTE’s Faith, Ministry, and Service Network and as a fellowship recipient in 2009 through a former program. She recently transitioned from her role as founding executive director of Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS). QVS is an 11-month experiment where young adults work in professional positions at community-based organizations while living in a cooperative house and receiving mentorship from local Quakers. Prior to her founding QVS, she was the coordinator for the Faith and Service Program of the Cousins Family Foundation. Ms.Repoley also served on the Peace Building Program of the American Friends Service Committee (Southeastern Regional office).
“I am thrilled to welcome Christina to the FTE staff. She brings an established track record as a strong organizational leader. Having founded the Quaker Voluntary Service, Christina holds a deep commitment to justice, service and Christian witness to God’s healing work in the world,” said FTE Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Matthew Wesley Williams. “Her deeply held values and professional expertise align perfectly with the present and future leadership needs of FTE.”
In addition to her leadership at FTE, Ms. Repoley serves on the board of directors of Friends Fiduciary. She received a Master of Divinity from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology where she was also a Woodruff Fellow.
The Forum for Theological Exploration is committed to cultivating diverse young adults to be faithful, wise and courageous leaders for the church and the academy. FTE provides resources and a forum for young adults and students to explore their purpose and call to pastoral ministry and teaching.