About the Panelists and Moderator

Rev. Kay F. Albury | Panelist

Rev. Kay F. Albury is the pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and was a part of the Congregational Leaders Fellowship cohort in 2023. Within forty years of ordained ministry, Rev. Albury has served as pastor of 5 churches and one Conference Administrative position. They are: Associate Pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, (Washington, DC) 1980-1982; Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, (Fairmount Heights, MD) 1982-1985; Pastor of Ames Memorial United Methodist Church (Baltimore, MD) 1985-2004; Pastor of Brooks United Methodist Church (St. Leonard, MD) 1984-2009; Pastor of Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church (Severna Park, MD) 2009-2011; Baltimore Metropolitan District Guide (Baltimore, MD) 2011-2013; Pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church (Turner Station, MD) 2013- present. Rev. Albury has served connectionally in many capacities.  They include: clergy delegate to the 1988 and 1882 General and Jurisdictional Conferences; the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits; The Conference and District Conference Boards of Ordained Ministry, respectively; The B-W Clergy Women’s Choir; and several times serving as Director of West River Camp.

Mark Bomster | Panelist

Mark Bomster is a member of Cathedral of the Incarnation and was a part of the Congregational Leaders Fellowship cohort in 2023. He was a deputy managing editor for Education Week, overseeing coverage of politics, education policy, school law, and school finance. Before joining Education Week in 2006, he was a reporter and editor at The Baltimore Sun and The Evening Sun for more than 20 years, covering business, transportation, education, and state politics, as well as supervising state and local coverage. As a business journalist in Washington, D.C., prior to that, he covered the energy industry, regulatory affairs, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mark Gunnery | Panelist

Mark Gunnery is a member of Hinenu Baltimore and was a part of the Congregational Leaders Fellowship cohort in 2023. He is a musician, writer, and multimedia producer who worked for a decade in public radio. Mark studies the history of Jewish mysticism and Sabbatianism, a religious movement that arose around the 17th-century messianic figure Sabbatai Tsevi. In the fall of 2024, he will continue these studies as a graduate student at UMBC.

Christine Krieger | Moderator

Christine Krieger has more than a decade of experience in education, event planning, congregational leadership, and program management. She holds a B.A. in History and Gender Studies from McDaniel College and an M.A. in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College, and she is drawn to providing visibility to people who were previously overlooked. She is passionate about exploring intersectionality and building communities across various identities.