NEW ON CHURCH CLARITY: Women in Leadership


Church Clarity Advocates agree that Ambiguity is Harmful and Clarity is Reasonable.
Learn more about our team below and consider becoming an advocate today!

Leadership Team

George Mekhail (he). Executive Director. Architecture.

George has been in the church his whole life. From growing up in the Coptic Orthodox tradition, to serving in Pastor roles within Evangelical and Mainline Churches. Follow him on twitter (@gmekhail) or email him.

Sarah Ngu (she). Database Director. Methodology.

Sarah Ngu is a freelance writer based in New York. A deacon at Forefront Brooklyn church, Sarah co-organizes Queer Communion and is a podcast host. Find her on Twitter and email.

Daniel Chou (he) Website Director. Experience.

Daniel (@danielchou) is editor-in-chief at Inheritance magazine and co-founder of Winnow+Glean, a creative studio that specializes in branding and web development.

Advisory Council

Larycia Hawkins

Larycia Hawkins, Ph.D.,  is a faculty fellow and lecturer at the University of Virginia, a speaker, and an activist. She was the first and only black female tenured professor at Wheaton College, when she wore a hijab to call attention to the most visible targets of Islamophobia, Muslim women. In the wake of her act of embodied solidarity, she and Wheaton College parted ways in February 2016.

Julie Rodgers

Julie Rodgers is a writer, speaker, and leader in the movement working for LGBTQ equality in faith communities. You can read more about her at

Clarity Advocates (100 latest)

To learn more about each person, click on their photo.

Weston Gibbon
Student/Worship Leader,
Student/Worship Leader
Valen Arnesto
, Oakridge Adventist Church
Oakridge Adventist Church
Eric Van Giessen
Operations Manager, Generous Space Ministries
Operations Manager
Generous Space Ministries
Melanie Kim
Operations Manager, Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism
Operations Manager
Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism
Jeffrey Luchun
Lead Pastor, Justice Community
Lead Pastor
Justice Community
Kevin Garcia
Speaker, writer, content creator,
Speaker, writer, content creator
Ophelia Hu Kinney
Writer & Activist,
Writer & Activist
Tim Collins
Vestry member, St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Vestry member
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Kevin Harris
Kevin Harris,
Kevin Harris
Morgan Guyton
Co-pastor, NOLA Wesley United Methodist Campus Ministry
NOLA Wesley United Methodist Campus Ministry
Kyle J. Britt
Data Strategist/Speaker, former megachurch Digital Director,
Data Strategist/Speaker, former megachurch Digital Director
Michelle Wahila
Reverend, Ordained Minister with the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Ordained Minister with the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Matthew Wigmore
Co-Founder, One TWU
Walker Brault
, Hamline Church United Methodist
Hamline Church United Methodist
Tyler Krumland
Tyler Krumland,
Tyler Krumland
Jim Keat
Rev., The Riverside Church
The Riverside Church
Ryan Walton
AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez
Organizing and Programs Director, The Reformation Project
Organizing and Programs Director
The Reformation Project
Aaron Harris
Artist & Creative Consultant, Aaron Harris Art, LLC
Artist & Creative Consultant
Aaron Harris Art, LLC
Wendy VanderWal Gritter
Executive Director, Generous Space Ministries
Executive Director
Generous Space Ministries
Mark Howland
Youth & Young Adult Minister, St Stephen's Lutheran Church
Youth & Young Adult Minister
St Stephen's Lutheran Church
David Spearman
Policy & Data Analyst,
Policy & Data Analyst
Brandan Robertson
Executive Director, Center for Social Renewal
Executive Director
Center for Social Renewal
Grace Kao
Associate Professor of Ethics, Claremont School of Theology
Associate Professor of Ethics
Claremont School of Theology
Mariah Houston
, Gravity
Andrew Shipley
Teaching Pastor, Missiongathering Christian Church Charlotte
Teaching Pastor
Missiongathering Christian Church Charlotte
Katie Hays
Lead Evangelist, Galileo Church
Lead Evangelist
Galileo Church
nicholas coates
lead minister, red deer lake united church
lead minister
red deer lake united church
Zach Hunter
Author and Social Entrepreneur,
Author and Social Entrepreneur
Cathleen Falsani
Writer/Journalist/Author, Sinners & Saints Consulting
Sinners & Saints Consulting
Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons
Founder, The Resistance Prays
The Resistance Prays
Mark Petersen
CEO, Stronger Philanthropy
Stronger Philanthropy
Sarah Pomerantz
Reverend, Community Church of Cedar Grove NJ
Community Church of Cedar Grove NJ
Elliot Vos
Board Member, Mission Friends 4 Inclusion
Board Member
Mission Friends 4 Inclusion
Darren Calhoun
Associate Fellow, Evangelicals for Social Action
Associate Fellow
Evangelicals for Social Action
Fred Harrell
Founder and Sr. Pastor, City Church San Francisco
Founder and Sr. Pastor
City Church San Francisco
Jonathan Tan
Music Minister, Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music Minister
Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, Cincinnati, Ohio
Braxton Mann
Ken Bussell
, Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ
Brian Murphy
Co-Founder, Queer Theology
Queer Theology
Cooper Shubert
, 1989
Tim Schraeder
Marketing and Communications Strategist,
Marketing and Communications Strategist
Ying Guo
Family Medicine physician,
Family Medicine physician
David Strugar
Topher Mehlhoff
Rev., United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
Jenny Rain
Marketing Manager,
Marketing Manager
Brittany Niequist
Elise Tiralli
Social Worker/Community Organizer,
Social Worker/Community Organizer
Helen Kim
, Candler School of Theology
Candler School of Theology
Sherien Barsoum
Kevin Browne
Administrator, A Side-B Community
A Side-B Community
Chris Heuertz
Founding Partner, Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism
Founding Partner
Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism
Sarah Gallagher
Founder, Kaleido Coaching
Kaleido Coaching
Caleb Morris
, thelightchase
William & Victoria Hamilton
Pastors, St. John's Lutheran Church (ELCA)
St. John's Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Tim Schaefer
Minister to Youth, Royal Lane Baptist Church
Minister to Youth
Royal Lane Baptist Church
Jazz Fitzgerald
Founder, You Are Welcome Here
You Are Welcome Here
Scott Russell
Chaplain, Canterbury House
Canterbury House
Emily Lane
Andrew Hill