Rev. Richard Mosley, Jr.,
Clair Christian United Methodist Church
Rev. Richard Mosley, Jr., was recently called out of retirement to serve Clair Christian United Methodist Church in the North Lawndale community. For 26 years Rev. Mosley served congregations in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church, including Oak Park, Morgan Park in Chicago and Waukegan. He recently retired from Hemenway UMC in Evanston and subsequently served as Interim Pastor at Grace-Calvary UMC in Chicago. Pastor Mosley's educational credentials include certification from the Harvard Divinity School Leadership Institute for Faith-based Community and Economic Development, the Kellogg Executive Scholars Certificate Non-profit Management Program at Northwestern University, and “The Art of Organizing for Democratic Change and the Mission of Liberation” from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Former Board service includes Protestants for the Common Good; the Evanston Housing Commission, Connections for the Homeless, and Interfaith Action in Evanston; and the Interfaith Housing Network of the Northern Suburbs (now Open Communities). His passion for social justice and improving lives inspired him to create an endowment for Curt's Cafe, a restaurant-based job training program that aims to keep young people out of the criminal justice system, and he received the Curt’s Cafe Life Changer Award in 2016. He has served as a teaching pastor at the University of Chicago Divinity School, McCormick Theological Seminary and Garrett-Evangelical Seminary.