Rev. Wanda Floyd is an ordained clergy person with Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC).
Rev. Floyd began her journey with MCC at St. John's MCC in Raleigh, NC in 1987 and served as a member, lay representative and clergy representative. In 1997, after spending ten years at St. John's MCC in Raleigh, NC, she founded Imani MCC in Durham, NC. She has served as transitional pastor for MCC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC and MCC Las Vegas, NV. Currently she works for MCC as the Emerging Church Specialist.
Within MCC, she has been awarded the "Mutuality in Ministry" given to a clergy within MCC who works alongside and believes in the work of the laity, the Trail Blazer Award from the People of African Descent and the 2016 Interim Pastor award awarded from MCC.
Outside of church, she is a gay activist in her community. Having served as co-chair for the NC Coalition for Marriage Equality, a board member of PFLG and other LGBTQA organizations. Rev. Floyd has also represented the LGBT community in newspapers and on television. She has been able to share her story in several books and newspapers helping educate others on LGBTQA issues and spirituality.
She received her M.Div. from Shaw University Divinity School in 2011 and a certificate of religious studies from MCC Samaritan Institute for Religious Studies in 1999. Currently, she lives with her wife, Collis, in Sanford, NC. Their family includes Collis' daughter, Anna Ruth Nelson, a granddaughter, Adeline Jean Thomas and a four-legged child, Odie.
Rev. Wanda Floyd has been appointed as the Gap Pastor at Good Hope MCC in Cape Town, South Africa, from 18 August 2018 - 15 November 2018, while Rev. Beulah Durrheim is on sabbatical.
Rev. Floyd will remain on MCC staff and continue consultation for Emerging and Affiliated Churches.
While in South Africa, Rev. Floyd will collaborate with local leaders to build the Network and may visit other MCC churches and ministries.
"It is my prayer that, by visiting other churches in Africa, they will not feel so isolated. It is difficult to feel connected when you are so geographically spread out. Hopefully, by the time I leave, the churches will have a better way of connecting. This connection will help create a way to have a Network Gathering in Africa in early 2019."