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Rev. Brenda Girton MitchellRev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell
Founder & President

Reverend Girton-Mitchell is the Founder and President of Grace and Race Ministries, Inc – a ministry dedicated to working for racial understanding, healing and reconciliation. Rev. Girton-Mitchell served the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA as Associate General Secretary for Justice and Advocacy from 2000-2007. She gave leadership to the NCC Washington Office and was responsible for coordinating the social justice and advocacy initiatives on Capitol Hill.

Erin Hatton

Erin Hatton received her B.A. from Duke University where she participated in an intensive, honors program called Diversity and Identity which consisted of a semester-long series of seminars on critical race theory and writing courses that elicited verbal and written expression on personal experiences with racial identity and understanding the racial background of others.

Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune
Vice President

Rev. Leslie Copeland-Tune is spiritually and professionally gifted and diverse. Her passion for social justice is matched only by her desire to serve the Lord and her love for her family. Rev. Copeland-Tune is currently the Director of Communications and Resource Development for the D.C. Baptist Convention.

Rev. E. Terri Lavelle
As a Presidential Appointee, Rev. E. Terri LaVelle began serving as Director, VA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, on September 14, 2009. Rev. LaVelle hails from Chicago, Illinois.  She is a registered nurse and has worked in health care as an administrator, clinician, human resource manager, and nurse recruiter for inpatient and outpatient facilities.  She has also served on the Board of and worked for nonprofit faith-based community health centers in the areas of HIV/AIDS and childhood asthma.

Lyndsay Moseley Lyndsay Moseley
Lyndsay Moseley is a creative, energetic and passionate advocate for social justice and the environment. Lyndsay currently serves as the federal policy representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, advocating for strong and effective public policies to reduce public health and environmental threats from toxic coal ash contamination, air pollution, and global warming.

Rev. Renee Williams Thomas
Reverend Thomas has served in diverse positions of the church and the Episcopal District where she resides. Reverend Thomas has conducted workshops and seminars both at local and national religious conferences and retreats. In November, 2005, she was ordained and appointed to the pastorate of Bethlehem FBH Church in Washington, DC, where she currently serves as Senior Pastor.