Sam Offer serves as Vice President and senior consultant with the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm located in Baltimore, MD. Sam has served as an educator and administrator for over 30 years.
A native Marylander, Sam earned his B.S. from Calvary Christian College with a concentration in Early Childhood Development studies. Other studies included Human Sexuality, Religious and Spiritual Pluralism, the Intersection of Religion and the LGBTQ community (particularly Christianity), and Social Justice Education. Sam is an alumnus of Landmark Education and the Social Justice Training Institute. Sam serves as a lead facilitator for LeaderShape, Inc., and lead faculty for the Social Justice Training Institute: The Student Experience. He has spent many years working with the development of youth and young adults in education and within the community.
Sam is a member of Maryland Black Family Alliance and is an advisor to Pride and Faith, organizations advocating for equity of all people. Sam served as co-chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force premier conference, Creating Change 2012. Sam is chair of the African American (Black) People of Faith Caucus (MD) for Marylanders for Marriage Equality. Sam has been named as a “Profile of Courage” with the Human Rights Campaign. He has been named one of Baltimore’s most influential “out” clergy within the black community. He travels the world advocating social justice and equity for all humanity. He is known for his witty personality, style and love for the work he does.
His work includes developing presentations and workshops for colleges, universities and businesses; developing and implementing curriculum for local religious and community organizations to effectively engage social justice issues; developing and implementing curriculum for engaging spirituality and religion in the workplace; facilitating engaging group sessions and trainings on topics such as (not limited to): leadership, organizational change development, spirituality, diversity, sexuality and social justice.
He has served in music ministry for more than 40 years and currently serves as Minister of Community Relations and Outreach for Unity Fellowship Church, Baltimore, and is an ordained reverend in the Unity Fellowship Church Movement.
Sam is a noted consultant, facilitator and trainer on Diversity, Multiculturalism, Religion, Leadership, and Community Development. He has a way of engaging participants that will foster effective change in both their personal and professional lives.