Board of Directors


Paige Eaves (President) – Rev. Paige Eaves is pastor of the University United Methodist Church in Irvine. She holds a graduate degree in public policy from UC Berkeley and has led special projects for her denomination.


Mikala Rahn (Vice President) – Dr. Mikala Rahn is an educator and activist who operates a charter school for at-risk youth and leads gang intervention activities in the San Gabriel Valley area. 


Roberto Munoz (Treasurer) – Roberto Munoz is an Episcopal lay leader and LGBT rights activist residing in the Inland Valley area. He directs new media projects for the Southern California Gas Company.


James Burklo (Secretary) – Rev. Jim Burklo is an author and blogger and United Church of Christ minister who currently serves as Associate Dean for Religious Life at the University of Southern California. 


Edward Anderson - Edward Anderson is the pastor of McCarthy Memorial Christian Church in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Claremont School of Theology.


John Cager III – Rev. John Cager is the senior pastor of Ward AME Church in Los Angeles and head of the AME Ministerial Alliance in the Los Angeles District of his denomination.


Christopher Carter – Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter is a UMC minister with a background in environmental racism. He recently completed his dissertation at Claremont School of Theology on Eating Oppression.


Vanessa Carter – Vanessa Carter works at USC’s Program for Environmental and Region Equity and Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration while studying at Fuller Theological Seminary.


Marty Coleman - Marty Coleman is a retired activist who worked extensively against nuclear weapons and arms race. She is currently a lay leader at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA.


Dominick Correy – Dominick Correy is a “Chaser” at Learning Works Charter School in Pasadena, helping ensure students return to schoolwork; Dominick speaks to local groups about his incarceration experiences.


Nancy DeNero – Rev. Nancy DeNero is a UCC minister with a background in management consulting. She is passionate about ministry around vocation and the spirituality of work.


Melanie Mays - Rev. Melanie Mays is lead minister at Bethel AME Church in Monrovia. She also works with ex-offenders in the Pasadena-Altadena area.


Alex Morales – Alex Ben Morales is president and CEO of the Children’s Bureau, a non-profit agency leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and promotion of healthy families in California.


Mark Pettis – Rev. Mark Pettis is the senior minister of Manhattan Beach Community Church. Prior to his call to ministry, he served as the Coordinator of Community Resource Development of a local high school.


Sandie Richards – Rev. Sandie Richards is the senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church of San Fernando and a leader in applying social media in developing social movements. 


Bo Sanders Rev. Bo Sanders is a United Methodist Church pastor serving at an emergent-style worship called “The Loft LA” at Westwood UMC,  while completing his Ph.D. at Claremont School of Theology.


Andrew Schwiebert Rev. Andy Schwiebert runs a progressive young adult ministry that is sponsored by the United Church of Christ in the greater Los Angeles area. 

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