Mid-America Center for Ministry Director Fran Schnarre Retiring

Following a fruitful ten years as the Executive Director of the Missouri School of Religion, now the Mid-America Center for Ministry, Fran Schnarre has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2015. 

Fran's dedication, hard work, and vision has led the school into a new future as the Mid-America Center for Ministry and has put the school on a solid financial foundation. However, because of the increased workload that it will take to reach the MCM vision, coupled with the lure of grandchildren and family, Fran has accepted a call to a new chapter in her life. 

We are grateful for all she has done for the school ... and for her continued guidance over the next few months. And though she has given us plenty of notice, it will take some serious work to identify and to attract the next Executive Director. The position will be full time and calls for someone with strong financial development experience. We ask for your assistance as we begin our search to fill the position. Please share this job description with any potential candidates you feel may qualify to lead the Mid-America Center for Ministry in its mission to equip congregational leaders for Christian ministry. The posting for the position is below.

Thank you for your continued service, prayers, and support.

Bill Tenny-Brittian 
Board Chair
Mid-America Center for Ministry


Mid-America Center for Ministry

formerly Missouri School of Religion

Executive Director

Full-time contract beginning December 1 to serve at Executive Director for the Mid-America Center for Ministry (MCM). The primary responsibility of the Executive Director is to lead in the fulfillment of the school's mission to equip congregational leaders for Christian ministry. To that end, the Executive Director serves as the primary advancement officer and is responsible for increasing student enrollment, providing effective and efficient administration, and ensuring vision attainment for the Mid-America Center for Ministry. 


  • An active, demonstrable Christian faith
  • Passion for equipping congregational leaders
  • Proven advancement and fundraising skills
  • Proven administrative and team building skills
  • Effective and inspiring speaker
  • Strategic thinker, planner, and implementer
  • Person of high integrity (background check will be conducted)
  • Congregational leadership experience preferred
  • Strong ecumenical orientation

Complete job description available upon request.

Compensation: Renewable annual contract up to $60,000 (plus benefits package) depending on education and experience, plus potential annual performance bonus. 

Send resume and letter of interest by September 1, 2015 to Mid-America Center for Ministry, P.O. Box 104685, Jefferson City, MO 65110-4685. Phone (573) 635-1187. Email: office@m-acm.org.