Mansfield ‘Kasey’ Kaseman is the Interfaith Community Liaison for the Office of Community Partnerships in Montgomery County, Maryland. Since his student days he has been engaged in ecumenical and interfaith ministries aimed at creating the beloved community. The model he implemented for Theological Education in the Urban Setting was adopted by Harvard, Boston University, and Weston Divinity Schools. His engagement in the Civil Rights Movement included providing security for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., establishing non-profits such as the Blue Hill Christian Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts and helping to implement Racial Justice Now.
In a decade of service with United Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut Rev. Kaseman formed partnerships with Yale, New Haven Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO, state and municipal officials, and religious organizations in founding nonprofits and changing policies that impacted public education, urban renewal, anti-poverty programs, civil rights, affordable housing and healthcare. In establishing a new church in Tallahassee, Florida he simultaneously formed a statewide network for impacting the state legislature and implemented a budget committing 50 percent to mission and social justice.
Since 2006 Kasey has served as senior vice president of CTIS (philanthropy, community service and health disparities), and vice president of Van Eperen & Company (strategic planning, marketing and corporate social responsibility).
He has degrees from Westmar College, Andover Newton Theological School, and Yale Divinity School and serves on numerous boards. He and his wife, Dianne, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.