Erie United Methodist Alliance Welcomes Gray as First Chief Development Officer


ERIE – With over a decade worth of fundraising and development experience, most recently as the director of development at PennWest Edinboro, Jessica Gray will now lead Erie United Methodist Alliance’s (EUMA) growing marketing, communications, fundraising and volunteer department. She began her tenure at EUMA on January 23, 2023.

Gray is a two-time alumna from Edinboro University. She most recently completed her master’s in Communications Studies with an emphasis in Management and Leadership. An Erie’s 2018, 40 under 40 recipient, Gray is an Erie Ambassador graduate, primary fundraiser for the Edinboro Food Pantry and created the PennWest Edinboro Student Hardship Fund.

When reflecting on the move to EUMA, Gray states, “The work to end homelessness is something I feel to my core. EUMA’s staff, volunteers, partners and donors – they don’t just talk about the mission, they live it and breathe it. I’m excited to be a part of that. God has assured me, time and time again, that EUMA is where He wants me to serve.”

EUMA provides life-changing opportunities for those who live at the margins of homelessness to become vital members of the community.

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