"All things must change to something new" -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
John's master’s degree in instructional design from Florida State University equipped him to work as an Instructional Designer for over a decade before becoming a full-time employee of Integrity USA. His new job will be as an Instructional Designer II with Element K, a global training company based in Rochester NY. He will be developing online and traditional courseware for their customers.
"John's tireless commitment and contributions to Integrity have served invaluable over the years", said Max Niedzwiecki, Integrity's Executive Director. "Our strength as an organization and our witness for justice in the Church and beyond are a result of his very hard work and tremendous spiritual depth. We wish John the best in this new phase of his career."
John began his tenure with Integrity USA when he was elected Co-Convener of Integrity Washington in 1994. In 1997 became the chapter's Director of Communications. In the same year he served as Lead Information Technology Volunteer for Integrity USA’s Nerve Center during General Convention. In 1999, John was elected Southeast Regional Vice President of Integrity USA. In 2000 he served again as captain of Integrity USA’s Nerve Center team at General Convention.
After doing such a magnificent job, John was re-elected Southeast Regional Vice President of Integrity USA and went on to serve again as Captain of Integrity USA’s Nerve Center team at General Convention in 2003. He was also appointed Director of Communications for Integrity USA that same year. This was the year Bishop Gene Robinson was elected and communications were tantamount to Integrity's success at helping get consents for that election.
After many years as a very active volunteer, in 2005, John was hired as an independent contractor by Integrity USA to oversee membership and bookkeeping. In 2006, John was hired as General Convention Project Manager [a contract position] by Integrity USA and served valiantly yet another time, as captain of Integrity USA’s Nerve Center team at General Convention.
And, the story doesn't end there. In 2007, John was hired as full-time Administrator of Integrity USA. In 2008, he traveled to Canterbury, England, as Integrity USA’s Communications Centre co-manager during the Lambeth Conference . It was there that Integrity USA proved a tremendous witness for the LGBT faithful to all the bishops of the entire Anglican Communion. In the same year John was promoted to Acting Executive Director of Integrity USA—supervising a full-time Development Coordinator, half-time Field Organizer, and half-time General Convention Project Manager.
Integrity could not even think about General Convention 2009 without asking John to serve...one more time..... as co-captain of Integrity USA’s Nerve Center team at General Convention. 2009 proved to be one of Integrity's most successful General Convention presences with a historic Communication presence, a historic Integrity Eucharist and historic legislation voted in.
John then served as Acting Executive Director of Integrity USA until Max Niedzwiecki was hired in July of 2010 and John returned to his former role as Administrator of Integrity USA.
John will be leaving Integrity USA effective March 15, 2010. “Integrity has been a very important part of my life for the past 2 decades—and will continue to be in the future," he said. "It’s been a privilege to be an employee of an organization I love during a period of unprecedented growth and intensive programming. I rejoice that Integrity has advanced to the next level of organizational maturity during my tenure. I give thanks for the accomplishments our ministry has achieved during that time. I’ll continue to pray and work for the fulfillment of Integrity’s goal—all the sacraments for all the baptized—as a member and volunteer.”
It is a breathtaking resume of service, work and devotion to the cause that John Clinton Bradley leaves behind. Each and every one of us in this organization who have had the privilege to serve with him, or to know him, can never thank him enough for his good work. If you'd like to join us in wishing John well, please post a comment on this blog or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will mean a lot to him as he moves on.