Staff Bio: Barbara Satin



Barbara Satin is a transgender activist who’s been deeply involved with LGBTQ issues, locally and nationally, particularly around the issues of aging and faith. She currently serves as Assistant Faith Work Director for The National LGBTQ Task Force where her responsibilities include working for the full inclusion of trans persons in communities of faith.

Barbara has also been heavily involved in the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis. The housing project — a 46-unit affordable rental facility — opened in September 2013. This past February she was invited to the White House to talk to the Administration about housing concerns for LGBTQ seniors.

Barbara also sits on the boards of a number of non-profits that serve LGBTQ people in the areas of philanthropy, training of senior care providers and HIV/AIDS services. As an active member of the United Church of Christ, she has served on the denomination’s Executive Council and was involved in the church’s 2003 decision to affirm the inclusion of transgender people in the full life and ministry of the United Church of Christ.