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: Natalie Fitzpatrick,

Treasurer & Communications Committee Chairman: Wayne Burling, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ypsilanti. 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: Rev. Adrain Mobley-Bowie, is the newest board member of Inclusive Justice. She is the Congregation and Faith Outreach Chairperson with the mission of helping clergy and lay leaders to organize at the intersection of public witness and spiritual conviction.

Legislation Committee Chairman, 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:

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

Rev. Mike Cooper, Paster at St. John's United Church of Christ, Owosso

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 flag Detroit and Clinton Township.

Linda Haywood, First United Methodist of Ann Arbor and co-founder and co-leader of Rainbow Crossing

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

Linda Karle Nelson, Past President and Board Member of Fortunate Families National, Past Co-President of PFLAG Detroit, Co-President of PFLAG Manistee Leadership Team of Families with Dignity

Tom Nelson, Past Board Member of Fortunate Families National, Past Co-President of PFLAG Detroit, Co-President of PFLAG Manistee, Leadership Team of Families with Dignity .

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

Jim Toy, Founding member of the Oasis TBLG Outreach Ministry of the Diocese and the University of Michigan Spectrum Center