Our Mission

To awaken hearts to God’s work in the world through Jesus Christ, to confront injustice, oppression, and white supremacy as offenses to the gospel, and to inspire transformational action for personal and systemic change throughout the ELCA and society.

Our Board

The EDLARJ board consists of laypeople and clergy from around the ELCA who are committed to dismantling white supremacy in our church.

Rev. Mark Cerniglia

Rev. Mark Cerniglia

Cathi Crimi

Cathi Crimi

Bev Dirkin

Bev Dirkin

Board Treasurer

Elle Dowd

Elle Dowd

she/her/hers

Bethany Fayard

Bethany Fayard

she/her/hers

Rev. Kelly France

Rev. Kelly France

he/him/his

Rev. Jessica Harren

Rev. Jessica Harren

she/her/hers

Julie Hettig

Julie Hettig

Kathy Long

Kathy Long

Rev. Russell L Meyer

Rev. Russell L Meyer

Board President

Rev. Elizabeth Rawlings

Rev. Elizabeth Rawlings

she/they

Shari Siefert

Shari Siefert

she/her

Board Vice-President

John Summerlot

John Summerlot

he/him or they/them

Rev. Andrew Tengwall

Rev. Andrew Tengwall

Board Secretary