The Rev. Miguel Bustos named Episcopal Church manager for Racial Reconciliation and Justice
By Episcopal Church Public Affairs
The Rev. Miguel Bustos has been named The Episcopal Church’s manager for Racial Reconciliation and Justice. Based in San Francisco, Bustos is a respected leader in racial and social justice with deep experience mobilizing people and resources for movement. He fills a vacant position in the Department of Reconciliation, Justice and Creation, which is led by the Rev. Melanie Mullen. His first day will be Feb. 1.
Bustos is completing his service as chief of global initiatives and senior director of the Center for Social Justice at the Glide Foundation, an arm of Glide Memorial Church, known for its strong justice focus. Prior to joining the team at Glide, he was director of government and community relations at Wells Fargo (2012-2018) and senior program manager at the Levi Strauss Foundation (2010-2012). He spent years as a strategist, advisor, and staff leader in the Clinton White House, with Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper Gore, and with Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
He is the cathedral deacon at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral and serves on the board of the diocese of California’s School for Deacons. Bustos holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Holy Names University, a Master of Arts in international peace and conflict resolution from the American University, and a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s College of California. He serves on the boards of MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation and Hispanics in Philanthropy and is a mentor in the Trinity Church-Wall Street Fellows Program. Born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, Bustos lives there with his life partner, Alex.
As manager for Racial Justice and Reconciliation, Bustos will facilitate and support the church’s work of racial reconciliation, justice, and healing, guiding strategic efforts to inspire, mobilize, form, gather, and celebrate Episcopalians engaged in those ministries. He will also bring special focus to racial justice, public witness and action, truth-telling about our churches and race, and repairing the breach.
Learn more about The Episcopal Church’s racial justice and reconciliation ministries at www.episcopalchurch.org/reconciliation.