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Trainers, Theologians, and Leaders

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Brother Steve Jerbi, OEF

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Director of OFMN

Communities where I organize or represent: I organize within the network. I also serve as a pastor at University Congregational UCC in Seattle and support local organizing efforts.


Favorite organizing saying: "all organizing is science fiction." -Adrienne Maree Brown


One random thing: I've been going to Phish concerts since last century.

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Rev. Sue Engh

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Communities where I organize or represent:  Grace University Lutheran Church, ISAIAH of Minnesota
 

Favorite organizing saying: "When in doubt, form a team!"


One random thing: I’ll be serving as camp chaplain this summer at Outlaw Ranch in Custer South Dakota!

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    Rev. Denise Graves, DD, MPA, MASM, PhD

    Mama Denise (she, us , all)

    Organizing Networks : PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing), a multi-faith organizing non-profit organization founded by Jesuits; The MICAH Project (Health Care, Environment, Mass Incarceration, Blight Elimination) , WISC (The Wyandotte County Interfaith Organizing Project); The Louisiana State Organizing Project; The National Health Care Organizing Project; OVNV (International Black and Brown Organizing); The Congo Square Preservation Society; Peace Ministry

    Organizing Sayings: The first revolution is internal; Small is beautiful; There are no permanent allies or permanent enemies;  People organize around their own self-interest; Listening to people is an act of love.

    Randoms:  I am a 40 plus year roller skater, serves as the Chaplin, my skate name is “skatepeace” of the Skate Unit Krewe, we travelled about the country participating in multiple 3 day and night skate jams.
     

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      Rev. Joe Kim

      he/him

      Communities where I organize or represent: Bothell United Methodist Church


      Favorite organizing saying: Power is a product of relationship


      One random thing: I raise chickens in my backyard garden

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        Sister Kelly Marciales

        she/they

        Based in Palmer, AK

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          Rev. Clark Olson-Smith

          he/him

          Communities where I organize or represent: Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa; local Gamaliel affiliate


          Favorite organizing saying: It works if you work it.


          One random thing: “love & justice are not two. without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.” --Rev. angel Kyodo williams’

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            Rev. Anna Rieke

            she/her

            Communities To Which I am Accountable: St. John United Lutheran Church - Seattle (ELCA), Organizing for Mission Network, Sound Alliance (IAF)


            Favorite Organizing Saying: "When you know your self interest, it's easier to direct your life...and it's a lot more fun." - Mary Gonzales 


            One Random Thing: In high school, I was confronted by a cougar in the wilderness while hiking. I could almost pet them!

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              Bianca Vazquez

              she/her

              Based in Washington D.C.

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                Amber West

                she/her

                Communities where I organize or represent: Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) 


                Favorite organizing saying: "A protest with permission is a parade" 


                One random thing: Star Wars > Star Trek 

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                  Joey Ager

                  he/him

                  OFMN Shared Leadership Team

                  Communities where I organize or represent: Ecumenical communities in Washington state, through Design For Peace + SWWA ELCA

                   

                  Favorite organizing saying: Power is a product of relationship. 

                  One random thing: Iona is my happy place. 

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                    LaVeta Gilmore-Jones

                    she/her
                    OFMN Shared Leadership Team

                    Based in Portland, OR

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                      Chelsea Kadovitz

                      she/her
                      OFMN Shared Leadership Team

                      Communities where I organize or represent: OFMN, SWCA Synod, Los Angeles Abortion Support Collective

                      Favorite organizing saying: "Any autonomy, self-determination, and freedom that come at the cost of self-mutilation are falsely conceived. Liberation cannot mean liberation from corporeality." - Christopher Marmolejo


                      One random thing: I am always game for a dance party.

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                        Joey Lopez

                        he/him

                        Communities where I organize or represent: Church Council of Greater Seattle,
                        Queen Ann UMC and broader UMC spaces
                         

                        Favorite organizing saying: “Relationships move at the speed of trust. But, social change moves at the speed of relationships.” - Rev. Jen Bailey (adapted from Steven Covey)
                         

                        One random thing: I technically lived as a monk for a year. (It is possible I am still a monk because I was never released from my “vows.”)

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                          rev. dr. abby mohaupt

                          she/hers
                          OFMN Shared Leadership Team

                          Communities where I organize or represent: Presbyterian Church (USA), north side of Chicago, climate activists


                          Favorite organizing saying: when you don't know what to do, schedule a one to one


                          One random thing: I eat M&Ms in twos.

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                            Rev. Kwame Pitts

                            she/her

                            Communities where I organize or represent: SOUL Chicago, CGN Buffalo


                            Favorite organizing saying: Burning Shit Down.


                            One random thing: My Ancestry I found out is my maternal lineage is from the Mandikia peoples of Senegal

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                              Jaszy Segarra

                              she/her

                              Communities where I organize or represent: Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT)

                              Favorite Organizing Saying: When it comes to outreach, just do it like Nike.

                              One Random Thing: Oat milk lattes are the best!

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                                Rev. Tuhina Verma-Rasche

                                she/her

                                Based in Greensboro, NC

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