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Announcing our new Co-Executive Director

2023-10-23T16:14:00-05:00

Miche Van Essen joins Transmission Ministry Collective as new Co-Executive Director Of Operations For immediate release Minneapolis, Minnesota - Transmission Ministry Collective (TMC) is excited to announce the hiring of Miche Ilana van Essen as the organization’s new Co-Executive Director of Operations. Miche will join Co-Executive Director of Community Engagement Micah Melody Taberner in leading TMC, as the organization continues to build an online community dedicated to the spiritual care, faith formation, and leadership potential of transgender and gender-expansive Christians. "I am incredibly excited to work alongside Miche!” said Micah Melody. “Her skill in strategic leadership and her passion [...]

Announcing our new Co-Executive Director2023-10-23T16:14:00-05:00

We’re expanding our leadership team!

2023-07-12T13:29:14-05:00

Transmission Ministry Collective is excited to announce its nation-wide search for a co-Executive Director! When TMC was founded in 2020, our first board, alongside founder and Executive Director Austen Hartke, intentionally built in structures that would ensure a diversity of leadership perspectives. This included limiting the term of the Executive Director role to no more than 5 years. With Austen in the fourth year of his time in that role, we have now begun the process of leadership transition. As part of this process, TMC will be shifting from having one Executive Director to two Co-Executive Directors, allowing greater [...]

We’re expanding our leadership team!2023-07-12T13:29:14-05:00

Micah Melody Taberner for Pacific School of Religion

2023-06-27T12:01:22-05:00

Transition as an act of co-creation in partnership with the Divine TMC's Community Care Coordinator, Micah Melody Taberner, recently had her work featured on Religion News Service! Her reflection on transition as co-creation was developed as part of her graduate studies at Pacific School of Religion. Read the full piece here. You can also hear Micah Melody discuss this idea and others in an upcoming presentation, "PSR Engage: Toward a Transgender Ethic of Liberation," on Tuesday, June 20th at 4:00 pm PST. Register for this free, online event here. Image: Jason Reed/Daily Dot

Micah Melody Taberner for Pacific School of Religion2023-06-27T12:01:22-05:00

Daily Dot on affirming Christian communities

2023-02-07T13:44:20-06:00

LGBTQ Christians are using Instagram to protest the ex-gay, ex-trans movement Thank you to the Daily Dot for their recent piece highlighting the work of affirming communities of LGBTI2A+ Christians like TMC and the UNCHANGED Movement, including thoughts from our Program Coordinator Micah Melody! Read the full piece here. Image: Jason Reed/Daily Dot

Daily Dot on affirming Christian communities2023-02-07T13:44:20-06:00

MPR interview with TMC’s Austen Hartke

2023-01-31T08:34:35-06:00

Minnesota-based collective supports transgender Christians worldwide Thank you to Cathy Wurzer at Minnesota Public Radio for a great conversation with our Executive Director, Austen Hartke, on his experience as a trans Christian and the history and mission of TMC. Listen or read the full transcript here!

MPR interview with TMC’s Austen Hartke2023-01-31T08:34:35-06:00

NPR on trans Christian leadership

2023-01-31T08:22:05-06:00

Trans religious leaders say scripture should inspire inclusive congregations "...it's part of Jesus's call to abundant life. It's not desecration; it's co-creation. Holy work." Our Executive Director, Austen Hartke, recently had the opportunity to share some thoughts with Deena Prichep at NPR Chicago, for a piece on how trans people are leading in the church. Check out the full piece here!

NPR on trans Christian leadership2023-01-31T08:22:05-06:00
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