Ministries

The Racial/Ethnic Mission Strategy Discipling Team was created for two primary reasons:

  • To ensure the inclusion and participation of people of color in decision making processes & coordination of strategies for ministry in congregations & synod racial/ethnic groups;
  • To assist the synod & congregations to overcome barriers of racial separation, mistrust and misunderstanding.

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TEAM MEMBERS

Conveners’ Contact Info

Anti Racism Working Group
Stephanie Leong
EMAIL 
Rev Monique Ortiz
EMAIL

Ethnic Strategies Working Group
Rev Linda Boston
EMAIL
Sheela Boddu
EMAIL
Joy Larson
EMAIL

Cultural Competency Working Group
Rev Trudy Franzen
EMAIL
Rev Anne Carlson
EMAIL

Other Members

Dean
Rev Ned O’Donnell

Staff Member
Bp Mark Holmerud

 

These Working Groups provide educational resources, workshops and strategic assistance on:

  • Anti Racism
  • Multicultural Diversity
  • Cultural Competence
  • Ethnic Ministry Strategy for systemic change

If you are interested in making sure that People of Color are represented in every aspect of the church, including its highest offices, so that our Synod rightly reflects the diversity of our region, the REMSDT is here for you!