People of African Descent Advisory Council

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Rev. Candy Holmes (Program Officer) brings rich perspectives and insights stemming from her spiritual bedrock and life experiences. As a clergy person with the Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC), she lifts up a liberation theology united with her Baptist, Pentecostal, and Interfaith … Continued

Accessibility Advisory Council

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Rev.  Mel Martinez (program lead) is an ordained minister in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches.  A graduate of Perkins School of Theology (Dallas, TX), Pastor Mel comes to us to preach the Gospel and make joy-filled music to God.  … Continued

Women’s Advisory Council

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Rev. Jackie Carter (Program Officer) is the senior pastor of First Metropolitan Community Church of Kansas.  Her passion for social justice and equality provide the motivation for her life and ministry.  Jackie was recently recognized as an American Red Cross Hero … Continued

Trans*/Gender Non-conforming People Advisory Council

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Angel Celeste Collie is a transmasculine person from Bunn, NC. He leads MCC’s Transgender Ministries, serves on the LGBT-Religious Archives Network Advisory Committee, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Transgender Roundtable, the Freedom Center for Social Justice board, and … Continued

Older Adults Advisory Council

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Dr. Imani Woody is the founding director and CEO of Mary’s House for Older Adults, a developing LGBT friendly residential housing in Washington, DC. She has a PhD in Human Services specializing in non-profit management.  Her thesis is entitled:  Lift … Continued

HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Biographies

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Preben Babko Sloth is 49 years old and has been living with HIV for 25 years. He works as a social worker with people who are physically and mentally challenged and part time studies comparative religion at Copenhagen University. Preben … Continued

Young Adult Advisory Council

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Originally from Livingston, Texas, Kedric Brown is currently the lead inventory specialist and analyst for Valerus Compression Services-Houston. He is instrumental in working with project managers, coordinators and engineers, training new hires on product and equipment in the oil and … Continued