Heterosexual Inclusion bios

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  Craig Bartlett is a native of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, currently living in South Korea and teaching at a university in the city of Daejeon. He is also Pastoral Leader of Open Doors Metropolitan Community Church in … Continued

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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Jim East (program lead) is the former Lay Delegate of Trinity MCC of Gainesville FL in the US. He is totally blind and has earned a BA in Political Science and a Minor is Sociology.  He completed a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation and mental … 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* and Diverse Genders Working Group

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  Rev. Norma Gann graduated from Brite Divinity School (Fort Worth, Texas) with a Master of Divinity degree. She also completed a one year hospital chaplain residency.  Due to a family situation, Rev. Gann is living in San Francisco, 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