Major Gifts Officer, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion

Rev. Jim Mitulski (BA, Columbia University, ’86; MDiv, PSR ’91) is responsible for overseeing donor relations and major fundraising to build the CLGS endowment, which is currently valued at $1.5 million. Jim is no stranger to PSR and has been associated with CLGS since its founding. A 2004 PSR Distinguished Alumnus of PSR, Jim served for nine years on the PSR Board of Trustees and has served as adjunct faculty, co-worship director, and campus pastor. Jim brings many years of organizing and activism in LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, racial, and immigration justice along with UCC, MCC, DoC, and TFAM ordination connections and has pastored churches across the country.

Jim is excited about this new project. “I’ve spent decades in the LGBT community all over the country and can’t wait to raise money to secure the future of theCLGS. Now we need to preserve the history and draw on our victories as assets in this present era so we don’t lose ground and so we can forge new history in regard to spirituality and sexuality, in religious institutions, and in public policy.”

Dr. Bernard Schlager, CLGS Executive Director, expressed enthusiasm about Mitulski joining the CLGS staff. “We are thrilled to welcome Jim, a strong and ongoing supporter of CLGS since its founding, to our staff, and I look forward to working with him in building the endowment that CLGS needs to continue its work of creating change for LGBTQ people and our families in faith communities and in society at large.”