Task Force Welcomes New Faith Work Director Reverend Rodney McKenzie Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2015 —Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force announced that Rev. Rodney McKenzie Jr. has joined the organization as the new Faith Work Director. McKenzie, an out LGBTQ person of faith and a community organizer, brings over thirteen years of experience working for organizations fighting for grassroots political power in marginalized communities.

 “It is an honor to join the National LGBTQ Task Force as the Faith Work Director. I am grateful for the opportunity to merge my experience as a political organizer and a pastor in order to dismantle the destructive ways in which faith has been used against LGBTQ people. This moment in history requires the prophetic truth about faith as a tool for liberation for all people. I am excited to be doing this work at the National LGBTQ Task Force and with millions of LGBTQ people of faith across the country,” said Rev. Rodney McKenzie Jr., National LGBTQ Task Force Faith Work Director.

 McKenzie first joined the organization in 2002 as a field organizer before working as the Coordinating Director for the Pushback Network in 2007. Most recently, he served as the Spiritual Director and Co-Creator of the Expansion Church. He is currently a Master of Divinity candidate at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

picture of Rev. Rodney McKenzie Jr.

Rev. Rodney McKenzie Jr.


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