Together in Faith and Love

Advocating Justice for all in Michigan

Exec Board Members:

Chair: Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Senior Pastor Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit, Director of Umoja Project

Secretary: Sharon Pedersen, Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty (Clarklake/Jackson) Treasurer and past Religious Education Coordinator, Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) LGBTQ+ Justice Organizer, nonprofit organization specialist."

Treasurer & Communications Committee Chairperson: Wayne Burling, Salem United church of Christ, Farmington, MI. Founder of the Michigan Open and Affirming Coalition, a coalition of the Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Congregation & Faith Group Outreach Committee Chairperson: (Position Available)

Legislation Committee Chairperson, Randy Block: Director and founder of the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN). It organizes for action on a range of justice issues, including LGBTQ rights and welcoming. For more information, go to:

Full Board

Pat Horton, Former member of the Social Justice Committee to establish Open and Affirming status at First Congregational Church-U.C.C., Battle Creek; and, currently attending Unity Church, Bay City. Former Chair Michigan Fairness Forum and the Peninsula Group. In addition, Pat has had a long time personal history with United Methodist, Catholic and Unitarian Universalist traditions.

Chaplain/Pastor Pj Anderson DMIN, Founder, Space for Grace Fellowship Ministries, UCC, Lansing

Michelle Fox Executive director and co-founder Gender Identity Network Alliance, She is also a deacon at Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit, and connected to the boards of Pflag Detroit and Clinton Township.

Lois Jelneck, past co-chair and 20 year member of the Southeast Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Diversity Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression, and member of First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor

Rev. Joseph Summers, Pastor of The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Coordinator of Oasis TBLG Outreach Ministry