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Children and Families in Detention & At the Border: A Word to the Church/Niños y Familias en detención y en la Frontera: Una palabra a la iglesia

“For the Lord your God…executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner therefore; for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 10:17-19)

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” (Matthew 19:14)

Dear Church,

Our sacred scriptures are filled with stories of uprooted peoples and prophets in movement, with constant presence and direction from God.  We are inspired by the leading of our Lord who liberated the Israelites, comforted the community as they faced exile and later repatriation, and guided Jesus’ family to safety as they fled persecution under Herod.  We therefore are ready to live out our call to demonstrate radical hospitality and welcome today’s immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who are likewise searching for protection from persecution.

Our hearts grieve the deaths of children on the U.S.-Mexico border and in detention facilities while in U.S. custody which are at odds with our call to welcome.  We urge the release of immigrant children and adults held captive within our land in detention holding centers reported in recent weeks by the Office of Inspector General to have “issues of dangerous overcrowding” and sub-standard hygiene requiring “corrective action…critical to the immediate health and safety needs of detainees.” We are appalled by the “prolonged detention of children and adults,” despite regulations aimed to ensure children are housed only in sanitary conditions, are released without unnecessary delay, and would be placed in the least restrictive conditions.  

We remember how Jesus announced his ministry “to preach good news to the poor… proclaim release to the captives and…set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18).  We reaffirm our previous commitments against family separations and efforts to end child detention, and we again demand these practices that are keeping children detained in dozens of facilities be ended.  Together with the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, we speak out against the housing of immigrant children at Fort Sill Army post where Japanese Americans were interned during World War II, and “cannot stand silent as this history is repeated with innocent children who will, no doubt, incur trauma and life-altering consequences.”   

Because we believe that love can transcend every cultural divide, we join with ecumenical and interfaith partners to urge all persons seeking asylum be granted full due process and opportunities to pursue protections as guaranteed by national and international laws.  We confess US foreign policies have contributed to exploitation of Central American countries and created root conditions that encourage persons to migrate.  

As people of faith, we are eager to “not neglect to show hospitality to strangers” (Hebrews 13:2) and to strengthen our efforts to become “Immigrant Welcoming Congregations.”  Therefore, we urge our government leaders to positively and urgently address the crisis at the border; such as establishing regional refugee processing centers, strengthening asylum protections in the US and Mexico, modernizing ports of entry, using existing funding to US Customs and Border Protection to hire child welfare professionals, supporting proven and community-based alternatives to detention, and addressing the root causes of migration.

In this critical moment, aware that our “ancestor Jacob was a wandering Aramean who went to live as a foreigner in Egypt…but…became a large and mighty nation” (Deuteronomy 26:5, NLT), we seek to faithfully assume our responsibilities to care for the sojourner.  For we remember Jesus’ words that “as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40).

In Christ’s love,
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Porque el Señor su Dios… hace justicia al huérfano y a la viuda, y que ama también al extranjero y le da pan y vestido. Así que ustedes deben amar a los extranjeros, porque ustedes fueron extranjeros en Egipto.” (Deuteronomio 10: 17-19)

Entonces Jesús dijo: “Dejen que los niños se acerquen a mí. No se lo impidan, porque el reino de los cielos es de los que son como ellos.” (Mateo 19:14)

Querida Iglesia,

Nuestras sagradas escrituras están llenas de historias de pueblos desarraigados y profetas en movimiento, con constante presencia y dirección de Dios. Nos inspiramos en el liderazgo de nuestro Señor que liberó a los israelitas, consoló a la comunidad mientras se enfrentaban al exilio y luego a la repatriación, y guió a la familia de Jesús a un lugar seguro mientras huían de la persecución bajo Herodes. Por lo tanto, estamos listos para cumplir nuestro llamado a demostrar una hospitalidad radical y dar la bienvenida a los inmigrantes, refugiados y solicitantes de asilo de hoy en día que también están buscando protección contra la persecución.

Nuestros corazones lloran la muerte de niños en la frontera de Estados Unidos con México y en centros de detención mientras se encuentran bajo la custodia de los Estados Unidos, lo que está en desacuerdo con nuestro llamado a recibir. Instamos a la liberación de niños y adultos inmigrantes que se encuentran cautivos dentro de nuestra tierra en centros de detención, mismos que de acuerdo al informe en las últimas semanas por la Oficina del Inspector General cuentan con “problemas de sobrepoblación peligroso” y una higiene deficiente que requiere “medidas correctivas … críticas para las necesidades inmediatas de salud y seguridad de los detenidos”. Nos sentimos horrorizados por la “detención prolongada de niños y adultos”, a pesar de las regulaciones destinadas a garantizar que los niños se alojen solo en condiciones sanitarias, sean liberados sin demoras innecesarias y se coloquen en las condiciones menos restrictivas.  

Recordamos cómo Jesús anunció su ministerio “de predicar buenas nuevas a los pobres … proclamar la liberación a los cautivos y … poner en libertad a los oprimidos” (Lucas 4:18). Reafirmamos nuestros compromisos previos contra las separaciones familiares y los esfuerzos para poner fin a la detención de niños, y una vez más, exigimos que se ponga fin a estas prácticas que mantienen a los niños detenidos en docenas de instalaciones. Junto con la Conferencia de Iglesias de Oklahoma, nos manifestamos en contra de el alojamiento de los niños inmigrantes en el puesto del Ejército de Fort Sill donde los estadounidenses de origen japonés fueron internados durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y “no podemos permanecer en silencio mientras que esta historia se repite con niños inocentes que, sin duda, incurrirán trauma y consecuencias que alteran la vida”.   

Debido a que creemos que el amor puede trascender todas las divisiones culturales, nos unimos a compañeros ecuménicos e interreligiosos para instar que a toda persona que solicite asilo sea otorgada el debido proceso completo y las oportunidades para buscar protecciones como lo garantizan las leyes nacionales e internacionales. Confesamos que las políticas exteriores de los Estados Unidos han contribuido a la explotación de los países centroamericanos y han creado condiciones de raíz que alientan a las personas a migrar.  

Como personas de fe, estamos ansiosos por “no dejan de practicar la hospitalidad a los extraños” (Hebreos 13: 2) y fortalecer nuestros esfuerzos para convertirnos en “Congregaciones de acogida de inmigrantes”. Por lo tanto, instamos a nuestros líderes gubernamentales a abordar de manera positiva y urgente la crisis en la frontera; como el establecimiento de centros regionales de procesamiento de refugiados, el fortalecimiento de las protecciones de asilo en los EE. UU. y México, la modernización de los puertos de entrada, el uso de fondos existentes para Aduanas y Protección de Fronteras de los EE. UU. para contratar profesionales de bienestar infantil, apoyando alternativas a la detención comprobadas y basadas en la comunidad, y abordando las causas fundamentales de la migración.

En este momento crítico, conscientes de que nuestro “antepasado Jacob era un arameo errante que fue a vivir como extranjero en Egipto … pero … se convirtió en una nación grande y poderosa” (Deuteronomio 26: 5, NTV), buscamos asumir fielmente nuestras responsabilidades de cuidar al viajero. Porque recordamos las palabras de Jesús que “les digo que todo lo que hicieron por uno de mis hermanos más pequeños, por mí lo hicieron” (Mateo 25:40).

En el amor de Cristo, 

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Rev. Dawn Weaks, pastor, Connection Christian Church, Odessa, TX
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Rev. Linda S. Miller, Retired Disciples Pastor, Carrollton, MO
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Rev, John williams, Senior Minister, Federated Church, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Rev. Dr. Warren Sapp, Retired, Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, MO 65201, MO
Rev. Dr. Woodie Rea, Senior Minister, The Inter-Faith Chapel, Silver Spring, Maryland
Rev. Laura Guy, Pastor, Living Water Christian Church, Parkville, MO
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Mary E Durham, Norwalk Christian Church, Norwalk, Ia
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Diane Mark, Webster Groves Christian Church DOC, Saint Louis, Missouri
Rev. Dr. Darren Phelps., Pastor, Washington, DC
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Rev. Jose, Comoderador and Pastor, FCC, Commerce, Texas
Rev. Gale Stutz, Pastor, Franklin Central CC/Eastgate CC, Indianapolis, Indiana
Linda Sexton, Arizona Regional Disciples Women Coordinator, Foothills Christian Church, Glendale, Arizona
Valerie Kines, Executive Director, Ruth’s House DV Program, First Christian Church, Washington, NC
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Mrs. Judy Thompson, Retired, Taylor Mill, Ky
Rev. Deborah Bolen, Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cambridge, Ohio
Rev. Cari Fowler, Pastor, First Christian Church, Portland, Texas
Rev. Rebekah Krevens, Pastor, Foothills Christian Church, Glendale, AZ
Mrs. Martha Linville, retired, Lee’s Summit Christian, Lee’s Summit, MO
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Rev. Caleb J. Lines, Senior Minister, University Christian Church (DOC/UCC), San Diego, CA
Rev. Dr. Julia Brown Karimu, President, Division of Overseas Ministries Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Light of the World, Indianapolis, Indiana
Rev. Dean W. Bucalos, New Life in Christ Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky
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Rev. William L. Johnson III, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Madison, Indiana
Cindy Wallace, Board Chair, Crittenden Christian Church, Crittenden, KY
Bryan Feille, First Christian, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reverend Cynthia Klingemier, Interim Pastor, Good Shepherd Christian Church, Macedonia, Ohio
Rev. Dr. Thomas Kleinert, Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville, TN
Rev, Ruth Chávez Wallace, VP Pension Fund Christian Church, First Christian church, Little Rock, Ar
Min. Greta Adams, Amazing Grace Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
Min. Leah Thomas Brown, Commissioned Minister, Light of the World Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Sherrill Morris, Fireside Christian Church (DOC), Denver, Denver
Gloria, Light of the World Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
Dr. David G. Ruffer, Member, Zionsville Christian Church, Zionsville, IN
Rev. Roger Osgood, Senior Minister, Heights Christian Church, Shaker Hts, OH
Rev. Dr. Stephanie B. Crowder, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Academic Dean, Chicago Theological Seminary, Park Manor Christian Church, Chicago, Illinois
Rev. Carmen R Fernandez, Gahanna, OH
Ms. Carole Hughes, Laity, Webster Groves Christian Church, St Louis, MO
Lee Bryar, Foothills Christian Disciples of Christ, Peoria, Arizona
Rev. David Hargrave, Interim Regional Connection Minister, Christian Church in the Southwest, Fort Worth, Tx
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Jamie Stidham, 4th grade teacher, Bullittsville Christian Church, Burlington, KY
Rev. Dr. William E. Crowder, Jr., Senior Pastor, Park Manor Christian Church, Chicago, Illinois
Didi Christie, Deacon, First Christian Church, Union City, TN
Rev. Day Broers-Case, Senior Minister, Brandon Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Brandon, Florida
Rev. John M. Richardson, Regional Minister (Retired), Beargrass Christian Church, Louisville, KY
Cindy Kim-Hengst, Chicago Christian Church, Des Plaines, Il
Elder K. Inez Cole, Amazing Grace Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Yessica Muñoz, Iglesia Alas de Salvacion, Mesa, AZ
Rev. Linda Harding, Director Raleigh Youth Mission, Raleigh, NC
Rev. Kathy Bird DeYoung, ACPE Certified Educator, Cascade Christian Church, Cascade, MI
Rev. Linda Hunsaker, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Davenport, Iowa
Austin Staggs, Youth Minister, First Christian Church of Granbury, Granbury, Texas
Rev. Warren R. Schoming, Chair of the Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members of the Great Plains UMC Conference, Guide Rock and Red Cloud UMC Parish, Red Cloud, Nebraska
Ms. Joan Corbin, Crown Heights Christian Church, Oklahoma City, OK
Ms. Juli Claussen, Lay leader, First Christian Church-DOC, Carbondale, IL
Rev. Bentley Stewart, Pastor, Christian Church of Vacaville, Vacaville, California
Isabel Ramos, Calvary Community, Thousand Oaks, California
Sarah Zuniga, Disciples Divinity House Scholar, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mrs. D Jane Bartlett, Lay Minister, Leadership Council Chair, New Song Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Kansas City, MO
Rev. Glenda Dietrich Moore, Spiritual Director, Bethany Christian Church, Lincoln, NE
Tyrell Albin, Boulevard Christian and Congregational Church, Lawton, Oklahoma
Denise Pahl, Webster Groves Christian Church, St. Louis, MO
Bethany Guy, Director of Communications, Global Ministries, Indianapolis, IN
Ginny Braddock, Chair of Elders, First Christian Church Columbia, Columbia, SC
Rev. Dr. Bradley Donahue, retired pastor, Avon Lake
Rev. Dr. Judith Dalton, Sr. Minister, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pasadena, TX
Rev. Danielle Cox, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Texas City, Texas
Becky Helton, Deacon/ Worship Chair, First Christian Church, Falls Church, Virginia
Ms. Sue Tarleton, Christian Church of Woodland, Woodland, California
Rev. Gabriel Pfefer, Minister, Christian Church in Kentucky, Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Ann Bailey, University Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Mr. Gary Adams, Ft. Thomas First Christian, Florence, Kentucky
Karen, First Christian Eugene, Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Rev, Venus, Iglesia Cristiana Bethel, Dallas, Tx
Karen Barr, Elder, Springfiled Christian Church, Springfield Christian Church, Virginia
Rev. Robert Elizarrarás, Senior Pastor, Iglesia Cristiana Biblica Eben-Ezer, Dallas, Texas
Rev. Jeanelyse Doran, Hospice Chaplain, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Woodland, Woodland, CA
Rev. Renee Chase, Chaplain, Lexington, KY
Rev. Dr. John C. Callison, Retired Minister, Memorial Drive Christian Church, Houston, Texas
Rev. Dr. Martha A. Brown, Associate Pastor, Henson Valley Christian Church, Fort Washington, Maryland
Rev. Harold Straughn, St. Francis of Assisi Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at the Utah Women’s Prison, Draper, Utah
Ms. Lois Ann Smith, Elder, Bethany Christian Church, Fort Washington, Maryland
Rev. Patricia Farmer, Minister, Millersburg Christian Church (DOC), Fulton, MO
Eli Hess, Member, The DOCK Christian Church, Wichita, Kansas
Rev. Matthew Every, Pastor, First Christian Church, Bowling Green, Ohio
Sandra Surface, First Christian Church, Peoria, Illinois
Lou Ann Millett, Mission Ministry Team, West Street Christian Church, Tipton, IN
Rev. Teri Nilson Baird, South Broadway Christian Church, Denver, Colorado
Laura Conner, First Christian Church, Rockwood, TN
Pastor, Jennifer M. Moreno, Interim Minister, Palm Lake Christian Church, St. Petersburg, Fl
Horace Williams, Mt Pleasant CC, Greensboro, N C
Jenn Simmons, Lead Pastor, National Avenue Christian Church, Springfield, Mo
Rev. Dr. Richard L. Lauer, Retired Regional Minister, First Christian Church, Eugene, OR
Ms. Miranda Martin, First Christian Church (disciples of Christ) of Pineville, Pineville, Louisiana
Suzanne Quenette, University Christian Church, Austin, TX
Rev. Ronald E. Crooks, Retired, Member FCC, Katy, TX
Rev. Glenda Survance, Pastor, First Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Rev. Laura Evans Mahn, Minister, First Christian Church, Princeton, IL
Catherine C Jobe, New Hope Fellowship Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Rev. Suzie Moore, Pastor, Stanhope Parish (DOC-UM), Stanhope, Iowa
Minta Colburn, Elder, Eureka Christian Church, Eureka, Illinois
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer, Senior Pastor and Teacher, Niles Discovery Church, Fremont, CA
Rev. Stephen Yorba Patten, Minister of Community Wellness, UrbanMission, Pomona, CA
Cynthia Zimmerman, First Christian Church, McKinney, TX
Rev. D. Kim Fields-Haley, Regional Connection Minister, New Mexico and El Paso, West Mesa Christian Church, Albuquerque, NM
Rev. Deborah Carlton, Chaplain, Ashburn, VA
Robbie Wilson, Elder, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fort Smith, Arkansas
Martha Quinn, Secretary, First Christian Church of Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR
Amy Bramblette, Shelbyville First Christian Church, Shelbyville, KY
Marvin Lance Wiser, Pastor, Eden United Church of Christ, Hayward, CA
Devyn shaffer, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
Rev. Brandon Johnson, Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Burbank, CA
Phillip Cooley, Sturgeon Christian Church, Clark, MISSOURI
Dr. Scott Rollins, Minister, Highland Christian Church, Frankfort, KYMicki Rice, Congregant, Rush Creek Christian Church, Arlington, TX
Dr. Dan Busdiecker, Retired, East Dallas Christian Church, Dallas, TX
Rev. Dr. Coll T. Wise, Choir Director, Chestnut Ridge Christian Church, Marietta, Georgia
Patricia Grate, Elder, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Peoria, Illinois
Mary, First Christian Church, Lawrenceville, Illinois
Rev. Bob Parvin, Ordained clergy, retired, DoC, Hillsville VA, Fancy Gap, VA
KJ Reynolds, Webster Groves Christian Church, St. Louis, MO
Julie Rybolt, First Christian Church – Disciples Of Christ, Dexter, MO
Rev. Bruce D. Frogge, Sr. Minister, Cypress Creek Christian Church, Spring, Texas
Denise Houchins, Smiths Grove First Christian Church, Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Rev. Luke Sumner, Pastor, Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle, WA
Rev. Jimmie C Spiller, Retired, Frederick, MD
Rev. Ryan Motter, Associate Minister, Community Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
Rev. Dr. Darlene Brewer, Wyndholme Christian Church, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Rev. Karen R Kelly, minister, First Christian Church Williamston, Williamston, NC
Angela Rehfuss, Erlanger Christian, Erlanger, Kentucky
Laurie Pound Feille, Senior Pastor, First Christian (Disciples of Christ), Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rev. Dr. Robert R. Howard, Pastor, Community Christian Church, Tempe, AZ
Rev. Vicki, Pulpit Supply, Woodland Christian Church, Waddy, KY
Rev. Megan Turner, Minister To Children and Families, Northway Christian Church, Dallas, TX
Barbara Enochs, University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Rev. Brandon L. Gilvin, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Chattanooga, TN
Rev. A. David Digby, Retired, First Christian Church, Ames, IA
Ms. Sheila R. Riddle, Elder, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Logan, West Virginia
Rev. Dr. Alex Wright, Senior Minister, Standford Christian Church, Standford, KY
Rev. Dr. David L. Haun, Retired after over 60 years in pastoral ministry, Pompano Beach, Florida
Dr. Derek Penwell, Senior Pastor, Douglass Blvd Christian Church, Louisville, KY
Rev. Gerry Brague, Associate Pastor, Forest Hill Christian Church, San Francisco, CA
Rev. Tracy A Siegman, Covington, Kentucky
Matthew Rosen, Silverton, OR
Rev. Andy Shelton, Director of Chapel, Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas
Rev. David B Bell, Minister for Indigenous Justice, Yakama Christian Mission, White Swan, WA
Rev. Natalie Chamberlain, Pastor, Hilton Christian Church, Newport News, VA
Rev. Michael N. Riggs, Senior Minister, Union Avenue Christian Church, St. Louis, Missouri
Rev. Ted Firch, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church, Sacramento, CA
Rev. Christine Ahmose, Pastor, Crestwood Christian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Z. McNeil, Pastor, First Congregational Church and Park Congregational Church, member Youth and Outdoor Ministry Commission, Nebraska DOC/UCC, Neligh, NE
Rev. Jan Ekstedt, Senior Pastor, 1st Christian Church, North Platte, NE
Rev. Nona S. Hodder, Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Scottsbluff, NE
Rev. Dr. Robin L. Welch, Havelock Christian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska
Sally Mason, First Christan, Lincoln, Nebraska
Rev. Gary George, Executive Director, Hospice House—The Josie Harper Residence, Omaha, Nebraska
Donna DiPaolo-Alexander, First Christian Church, Amarillo, United States
Rev. Jerry D Albright, Executive Director, Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Rev. Sarah Richey, First Christian Church, San Bernardino, CA
Rev. Ailsa Guardiola Gonzalez, Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Tucson, TUCSON, AZ
Rev. Edward L. Cushingberry, Jr., Pastor, New Hope Christian church Disciples of Christ, Buton, SC
Rev, Diana Hodges-Batzka, Bellevue, KY
Rev.,Giuseppe Amato, Associate Pastor, Cedar Hills United Church of Christ, Portland, OR
Kyrmen Rea, Minister of Visitation and Worship, Tapestry Church, GREENWOOD, IN
Lisa Natham, Foothills Christian Church, Peoria, Arizona
Rev. Russell M. Fuller, Pastor Emeritus, Journey of Faith Christian Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Mrs. Donna Linn, Royal Palm Christian Church, Coral Springs, Florida
Rev. Brian Daly, Pastor, Pacific Beach Christian Church, San Diego, CA
Rev. Annie Grogan, Chaplain, First Christian Church Grand Junction, Grand Junction, Colorado
Dr. Cecilia Johnson, Chalice Christian Church, Gilbert, AZ
Dr. Alan Davis, Minister of Worship and Music, Westview Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Lorna B. Hernandez, Director, People-to-People Pilgrimage Program, DOM/Global Ministries, Indianapolis, Indiana
Julie Miles, Foothills Christian Church, PHOENIX, AZ
Betsy Hatfield, Murray Hills Christian Church/Chalice Christian Church, Beaverton/Gilbert, OR/AZ
Rev. Dr. Dan Bryant, First Christian Church, Eugene, OR
Chaplain James G. Goode, Retired/Navy, Arden Christian (D of C), Sacramento, CA
Jason Ellis, Central Christian Church, Texarkana, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. John Archer, First Christian Church DoC, Monett, MO
Linda Necker, Lay leader, Community Christian church, Tempe, Arizona
Jason Ellis, Central Christian Church, Texarkana, Texas
Elizabeth Ann McKelvey, Member, Greenfield Christian Church, Greenfield, Indiana
Barbara Scamman, Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle, WA
Mrs. Cicely Holt, Trustee, First Christian Church, Reidsville, North Carolina
Horace Derrick, Royal Palm Christian Church, Coral Springs, Florida
Allen Foster, Forest Hill Christian Church, San Francisco, CA
Pastor Kega Nasios, Program Direction, Glendale, AZ
Rev. D. Kent Deubner, Pastor, Pleasant Hill First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pleasant Hill, MO
Joyce Sterling, Member, Community Christian Church, Tempe, AZ
Dr. Steven Blinder, Brandon Christian Church, Brandon, FL
Rev. Dr. Lisa, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK
Rev. Cyndy W. Twedell, Fort Worth, Texas
Ken Lundgren, First Christian Church, Sheridan, Wyoming
Elizabeth Topliffe, Grand Rapids, MI
Pam Rahn, Allisonville Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Diane Williams, Burleson Church of Christ, Burleson, TX
Rev. Amy E. Wharton, Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Olney, Illinois
Ms. Carolyn Theil, Retired, South Joplin Christian church Disciples of Christ, Joplin, Mo
Carol Neff, Elder, First Christian Church, Arlington, TX
Rev. Dr. Lara Blackwood Pickrel, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Smithville, MO
Rev. Andrew Shipley, Lead Pastor, Missiongathering Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Charlotte, North Carolina
Laurie Kotalac, First Christian Church, Medina, Ohio
Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr., Executive Director, Ohio Council of Churches, Columbus, Ohio
Mrs. Beth Kaback, Hampton Park Christian Church, Toledo, OH
Jessie Lewis, Keezletown, VA
Kirstin Ringel, Peoria, Illinois
Janet Taylor, Lay Leader, First Christian Church, Festus, MO
Jane Cole, Royal Palm Christian Church, Coral Sorings, Fl
Rev. Marvin Eckfeldt, Rev. Marvin Eckfeldt, First Christian Church, Kent, WA
Rev. Megan Peglar, Admissions Associate, Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX
Rev. James R. Plunkett, Minister of Youth and Families, University Christian Church of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Chad Peterson-Sloan, Deacon, South Joplin Christian Church, Joplin, MO
Rev. Jessica Vacketta, Minister of Connections, University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
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Ellen Annala, Member, Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
Sylvia Sanchez, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA
Cynthia Kellerman, Community Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri
Rev. Dr. Robert Kunz, East Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68516
Daniel E White, Church member, 1st Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Berryville, Arkansas
Rachyl Joy, Chickasha, Ok
Mrs. Gail Wallace, The Table, Knoxville, TN
Kimberly Brown, Christian Church of Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA
Ms. Angela Edwards, Royal Palm Christian Church, Coral Springs, Fl
Travis, Chickasha FCC, Chickasha, Oklahoma
Rev. Kathleen Day, Campus minister, United Christian Ministry at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Jonni C. Lynch, DOC, Florence, Ky
Sandra Weed, Foothills Christian Church, Phoenix, Arizona
Dr. Paul E Hopkins, Albuquerque, NM
Cindi Watts, Director, Royal Palm Christian Preschool, Royal Palm Christian Church, Coral Springs, Florida
Sadye C. Sanders, Member, National City Christian Church, Washington, D.C.
Rev. Laurie Anderson, Minister of Church Life, Rolling Hills, Overland Park, Kansas
Nancy Hoober, Lay Leader, Community Christian, Tempe, AZ
Rev. Casey Tanguay, Senior Pastor, Westwind Christian, Keller, TX
Ms. Sally B. Paolantonio, Member, Royal Palm Christian Church, Coral Springs, Florida
Dr. Catherine Nichols, First Christian Church, Tucson, Arizona
Caitlin, Director of Children and Youth Ministry, SouthPointe Christian Church, Lincoln, NE
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Strain, First Christian Church, Crawfordsville, IN
Ms. Jeanie Morrison, South Joplin Christian Church, Joplin, Missouri
Rev. Ayanna Johnson Watkins, Memphis, TN
Ann brewer, First Christian, Covington, Ky
Linda McKiernan-Allen, Minister of the Gospel, West Street Christian Church, Tipton, IN
Thomas Hice, Member, Drive-in Christian Church, Daytona Beach, Florida
Rev. Geo Latimer, South Grand Lake, Langley, OK
Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, Program Director for Activism & Advocacy, National Benevolent Association, St Louis, Missouri
Rev. Shannon Cook, Minister of Faith Development, First Christian Church, Norman, OK
Pastor Alan Cory, (Retired), FCC, Kent, Ohio
Rev. Sylvia Mill, (retired), Westview Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Rev. Melissa Guthrie Loy, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Greensboro, NC
Rev. Kevin McGee, Chaplain, Royal palm Christian church, Coral springs, Florida
Mary Ann Cahail, Member, Community Christian Church, Tempe, AZ
Cara McKinney, Disciples Christian Church, Cleveland Heights, OH
Marybeth McCormick, Director of Outreach, Central Woodward Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Troy, Michigan
Julie Boston, Community Christian Church, Mesa, Arizona
Rev. Thandiwe A. Dale-Ferguson, Pastor, First Congregational Church, Loveland UCC, Loveland, CO
Carol Lundgren, First Christian Church, Sheridan, Wy
Rev. Neil E Topliffe, Clergy, Central Christian Church, Grand Rapids, MI
Rev. Amy Rogers, Pastor, First United Presbyterian Church, Guthrie, OK
Angela DeVore, Coordinator of Pastoral Care, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, Kansas
Sarah C Beveridge, Advance Conference Officer, Camp Christian, Delaware, Ohio
Dorothy Corder, Foothills Christian Church, Glendale, Arizona
Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez, Co-Director, InterReligious Task Force On Central America and Colombia, Cleveland, Ohio
Emily Saeteurn, Foothills Christian Church, Phoenix, AZ
Mr. David Stonebraker-Martinez, Member of the Regional Church Council – Ohio Region, First Christian Church, Niles, OH
Rev. Dr. Dayna Kinkade, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church of Orange, Orange, CA
Rev. Sarah Kingsbery, Jefferson City, Missouri
Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren, Retired Regional Minister and NBA Consultant, First Christian Church, North Hollywood, CA, Palm Springs, CA
Rev. James R. Burtopn, Retired, Hurdle Mills, NC
Rev. James Sterling, Community Christian Church, Tempe, Arizona
Mr. George M. Roper, Elder, Othello Christian Church, Othello, WA
Charles Varner, Chaplain’s Assistant, First Christian Church, Corvallis, OR
Rev. Katherine Wright, Minister of Family & Community, Central Christian Church, San Antonio, Tx
Karen Piker, Abbey Road Christian Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Rev. Dr. Betty M Green, Associate Pastor, Woodlawn Christian Church DOC, Columbus, Ohio
Mrs. Teresa Thomas, Broad St. Christian Church, new bern, NC
Rev. Patricia Roberts, Chaplain, Apollo Beach, FL
Marie Tumeshwar, Coral Springs, Florida
Robert A Riester, retired Disciples minister, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Gabriela Trejo, Concerned Believer, Nuevo Amanecer, Kinston, NC
Rev. Clint Collins, pastor, First Christian Church, Bremerton, WA
Rev. Evan Taylor, Associate Minister, Forest Park Christian Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Rev. Julia Bratton, Pastor, First Christian Church, Alexandria, Indiana
Rev. Gregory Rumburg, Chaplain, Nashville, Tennessee
Rev. Carol Prochaska, Retired pastor, United Church of Canada, Nelson, British Columbia
Rev. Carolyn Reed, Associate Regional Minister, Geist Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
Rev. Nick Larson, Minister, Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, MO
Brittany King, Marketing Associate, Light of the World, Indianapolis, IN
Debi G Mitchell, Tempe Christian Community Church, Tempe, AZ
Luci, DoC-Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri
Patricia Baker, Community Christian Church, Tempe, Arizona
Rev. Don and Alice Jane Lanier, Retired Disciple pastor and wife, Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, Mo
Rev. Daniel Lyvers, Associate Minister, Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (DOC), Fort Collins, CO
Dr. Kimberly Wilburn, Plymouth Creek Christian Church, Plymouth, MN
Krysia R. Gonzalez, child volunteer, First Christian Church, Tucson, Arizona
Elizabeth, Knox Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, OH
Deborah Shannon, Broad Street Christian Church, New Bern, North Carolina
Al Powers, Chair of Trustees, First Christian, DeLand, FL
Billie Lynch, Board member of HELM, First Christian Church (DoC), Daytona Beach, FL
Cheryl Pease, Harvard Avenue Christian Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ms. Judy Krase, Ankeny Christian Church, Ankeny, IA
Rev. Brenda Harris, Clinical Chaplain, Broad Street Christian Church, New Bern, North Carolina
Mr. Michael Readinger, President & CEO, The Council for Health 7 Human Service Ministries, UCC, Cleveland, OH
Rev. Jason Butterick, Pastor, Prairie Avenue Christian Church, Decatur, IL
Dr. Alan Lobaugh, Minister, Azle Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Ms. Bonnie Van Zandt, Lakeside United Church of Christ, Maineville, OH
Christina Bilyeu, Lakeview UCC, Maineville, OH
Gayle A. Gengenbach, East Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln,, NE
Mrs. Lauren Skipper, Deacon, Royal Palm Christian Church, Coral Springs,, Florida
Rev. Kim Gage Ryan, Co-Director/Pastor, Bethany Fellows, Columbia, MO
Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, Former General Minister and President, Bethany Memorial CC, Bethany, WV
Lillie Wiggins, Alameda Christian Church, Nashville, TN
Jackie Thiry, St. Matthew Catholic church, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Rev. Doug Stokes, Gordon Street Christian Church, Kinston, NC
Glenna With, Elder, Liberty Christian Church, Newnan, Georgia
Roger With, President of the Georgia Men’s Commission, Liberty Christian Church, Newnan, Georgia
Rajcoomarie Tumeshwar, Coral Springs, Florida
Rev. Jonathan Cahill, , Cleveland, Ohio
Horace Williams, Mt Pleasant CC, Greensboro, N C
Ms. Millie Magner, , Seattle, Washington
Rev. Rick Frost, Senior Minister (retired), Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, MO
Rev. Pamela Yost Mason, West Street Christian Church, Tipton, IN
Rev. Brenda G.Warren, Beaumont, Tx
Dr. Ann W Nichols, Elder, First Christian Church Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Willis Jackson, Deacon, First Christian Church, Tucson, Arizona
Jean Jackson, Elder, First Christian Church, Tucson, AZ
Douglas L Price, North Middletown Christian Church, LEXINGTON, KY
Ms. Christine K Butler, Greentree Community Church, St. Louis, Missouri
Dr. Barbara Henthorn, Elder Emeritus, First Christian, Edmond, Oklahoma
Rev. Michael Schmidt, Pastor, Nebraska City First Christian, Nebraska City, Nebraska
Rev. Martha Jolly, Columbia, MO
Rev. Brian S. Kirk, Lead Pastor, First Christian, St. Joseph, Missouri
Mrs. Cheryl Roy, Pine Valley Christian Church, Wichita, KS
Rev. Sarah Stephenson, Children’s Pastor, Brentwood Christian Church, Springfield, MO
James w. Martin, Retired, Royal palm Christian church, coral springs, Florida
Rev. Dr. Phil Snider, Senior Minister, Brentwood Christian Church, Springfield, MO
Marcia Phillips, Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Ann Hyman, First Christian Church of Gainesville, FL, Gainesville, FL
Carolyn Cannon Litke, University Christian Church, DeLand, FL
Rev. Dawn Rosignol, Sr. Minister, Monte Vista Christian Church, Albuquerque, NM
Rev. Terry Overfelt, Pastor, Broadway Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Columbia, MO
Rev. Diane Spleth, Senior Minister, Allisonville Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Rev. Joseph Pusateri, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church, Danville, KY
Rev. Dr., Jay C. Treat, Marple Christian Church, Broomall, PA
Mrs. Loralee Cooley, Attending, Monte Vista Christian (Disciples) & La Mesa Presbyterian, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rev. Patricia Hatfield, Boston, MA
Doug, Elder, Mantua Center Christian Church, Mantua Center, Ohio
Rev. Jenny Wynn, Minister, First Christian Church, Scottsdale, AZ
Rev. Stephen Cumming, Minister of Music, First Christian Church, Waxahachie, Texas
Rev. Jacqueline Morgan, Central Christian Church, Terre Haute, IN
Rev. Dr. James R Ryan, Exec. Dir. Colorado Council of Churches, Retired, Lakewood Christian Church, Littliton, Colorado
De Trautman, Board Chair, Webster Groves Christian Church, St. Louis, MO
Rev. amos acree RN, Retired, East Aurora Christian Church, DEPEW, NY
Jacqueline Myers, First Christian Church, Virdet, Illinois
Rev. Rebecca Sundquist, Minister, Highland, IN
Sandra Langley, First Christian Church, Kerrville, TX
Mrs. Linda, First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Jacksonville, FL
Mrs. Nina, Cairn Christian,, Lafayette, CO
Jonathan Sigler, Highlands Ranch, CO
Carol Poore, member, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, CO
Re. Dr. Christine Isham, Chaplain, First Christian Church Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Charles Cole, Johns Creek Christian Church, Johns Creek, GA
Phyllis B. Cole, Johns Creek Christian Church, Johns Creek, GA
Rev. Baylee Smith, First Christian Church, Greensboro, NC
Rev. Michael Cook, Pastor, First Christian Church, Lompoc, California
Rev Dr, Beth Gerardy, Retired, Member Southern Hills Christian Church, Edmond, Oklahoma
Rosanna Keirn, Elder, First Christian Church, Bellefontaine, OH
Kathryn Ioannides, Elder, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Denver, CO
Allison Vincent, Boise, ID
Leslie Denton, West Mesa Christian Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rob, The Welcome Table Christian Church, Arlington, TX, Arlington, TX
Linda B Eagle, Columbia, MO
Dr. Donna & Marv Leroux, Foothills Christian Church (DOC), Phoenix, Arizona
Allison Vincent, Boise, ID
Rev. Dr. Tyler and Carolyn Soine, Retired, Tempe Community Christian Church, Tempe, Arizona
Richard Hall, Community Christian Church, Manchester, MO
Rev. Cheryl Sybrant, Associate Pastor, First Christian Church, Fayetteville, AR
Rev. Dawn Remster, Senior minister, First Christian Church, Zanesville, OH
Rev. David Christman, Associate Minister to Children and Youth, First Christian Church, Tyler, Texas
Bob Einert, Boulder, CO
Jody Mason, Member, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, CO
Rev. Steven Gower, Pastor, First Christian Church of Massillon, Massillon, Ohio
Carrie Broadwell-Tkach, Elder, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, CO
Anastasia Tobin, Eugene, OR
Mrs. Laura, First Christian Church, Eugene, Oregon
Rev. Ginger Brandt, First Christian Church, Tyler, TX
Rev. Eileen KunZ, Moderator Christian Church in NE, East Lincoln Christian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska
LaDonna Hopkins, Albuquerque, NM
Heather Avens, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, CO
Rev. Shaye Champ-Correll, Associate Pastor, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, CO
Rev. Lise Hildebrandt, Interim Priest, Church of the Holy Spirit, Fall River, MA
Rev. Dr. Barb Wilkins-Crowder, Member, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, Colorado
Rev. Sara Steenhouse, Vallejo, California
Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump, Senior Minister, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, CO
Jerilyn Consla, Elder, Deltona Christian Church, Deltona, Florida
Rev. Chris Cash, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Georgetown, KY
Rev. Kristin Jack, Minister to Families, Central Christian Church, Waco, Texas
Janene Suggs, Heights Christian, Houston, Texas
Jeanne Sommer, Springfield, IL
Rev. Laura Baird, Pastor, First Christian, Medina, Oh
Rev. Linda Coppinger, Retired, First Christian Church, Jeffersonville, Indiana
Jennifer Kerr Hale, Ridglea Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Crystal Johnson, Youth Ministry Leader, Missiongathering, San Diego, California
Rev. Christine Bandy-Helderman, Senior/Lead Minister, Tropical Sands Christian Church, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Rev. DaWanna Rivera Lopez, Pastor, First Christian Church, Sparta, TN
Mr. Gary Adams, First Christian Church, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
Sandra K King, Deacon, First Christian Church, Tacoma, WA
Lisa Nolte, Hurst Christian Church, Hurst, Tx
Jeanette Sanchez and Sam Izenman, First Christian Church, Tacoma, Washington
Ronnie Wilson, South Hills Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Rev. Carolyn Roper-Fowlkes, Healthcare Chaplain, Eureka, Il
Rev. Anne James, Palliative Care Social Worker Highland Hospital, Lafayette Christian Church (DOC), San Leandro, California
Ms. Alice Price, Royal Palm Christian Church, Coral Springs, FL
Julie Kreft, Elementary School Librarian, First Christian Church, Norman, OK
Rev. Susan Payne, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Rev. Dr. Laurie Pound Feille, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church and Disciples Public Presence, Minneapolis, MN
Scott and Meagan Jacoby, First Christian Church, Smithville, MO
Susan, Member, First Christian Church of Stow, Stow, Ohio
Rev. Leslie Dotson, Transformational Minister, First Christian Church, Ardmore, Ok
Rev. Lydia Land, Minister, Philippi Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Deltaville, Virginia
Rev. David Hargrave, Interim Regional Connection Minister, Christian Church in the Southwest, Fort Worth, TX
Shelby Lewis, Eastwood Christian Church, Nashville, Tennessee
Rev. Alyssa Spradlin, Associate minister, Springfield, MO
Shawna Bodine, Youth Leader, First Christian Church DOC, Lansing, MI
Zoe Tupts, SECC, Lexington, KY
Rev. Kelley Becker, Senior Minister, Disciples Christian Church, Bartlesville, OK
Glennys Sabuco, Granger Christian Church, West Valley City, UT
Rev, David Ramos, Pastor, Tercera Iglesia Cristiana, New York, NY
Mrs. Jane Vencill, Cedar Bluff, Virginia
Lori Southard Howe, First Christian Church, Adel, Iowa
Rev. Pat Sutherlin, Enid, Oklahoma
Amber Fields, Foothills Christian Disciples of Christ, Glendale, Arizona
Mrs. Christie Lancaster, National Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Springfield, Mo
Liliana Alvarez, First United Church of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Rev. Mindy Kiepe, Fulton, MO
Ashlyn Reynolds, First Christian Church, Bedford, Indiana
Rev. Brittany Barber, Minister, Waukesha, WI
Bob and Holly Yowler, Bedford Christian Church (DOC), Bedford, Kentucky
Rev. Belva Brown Jordan, Moderator of the Christian Church (DOC), Downey Memorial Christian Church, Claremont, United States
Rev. Allison Drake, Associate Minister, Dallas, Texas
Julia Moore, Montagnard American Alliance Church, St Paul’s Christian Church, Raleigh, NC
Joyce King, Member, First Christian Church, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Mrs. Laurie Stillwell, Member, South Hills Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Rev. Dr. Judith K Jones, Cassel, California
Janet Staicoff, Community Christian Church, Manchester, Mo
Rev. Jacqueline Morgan, Central Christian Church, Terre Haute, Indiana
The Rev Dr. Fred Clarke, Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Charleston, SC
Rev. Rochelle Richards, Pastor, Sumner First Christians Church, Sumner, WA
Robert Wham, Lake Washington Christian Church, Kirkland, Washington
Rev. Kevin Deibert, Pastor, Cadiz Christian Church (KY), Cadiz, Ky
Rev. Kelly Gindlesberger, Shelton Memorial Christian Church, ULYSSES, KANSAS
Winston Turner, Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
Rev. Dr. Deborah A Phelps, Pastor, New Union Christian Church, Versailles, KY
Larry Mattes, Board chairman, Central Christian Church, Washington, Indiana
Helen Smith, Deaconate, First Christian Church, Rockwall, TX
Rev. Rev. Susan Ellis, Minister, North Side Christian Church, Omaha, Nebraska
Bonnie Dickson, Elder, Hillside Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
Rev., Stephanie Moon, Minister, North Middletown Christian Church, North Middletown, KY
Rev., Tamalyn Kralman, Associate Pastor, First Christian Church, Bellingham, WA
Rev, Roger McKinney, Pastor, Disciples Christian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Rev., Kathy Reinger, retired, First Christian Church, Wilmington, NC
Vickie DeShazer, Jeffersontown Christian Church, Louisville, KY
Ms. Vickie Keeling-Wallace, Christian, retired counselor, Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, MO
Dr. Margaret B. Puckett, Professor of Child Development (retired), University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Rev. Carla Ficke, Retired DOC Chaplain, Parkview UCC, Denver, CO
Faye & Mike Smith, Members, Disciples of Christ, Guyton, GA
Rev. Allie Lundblad, Pastor, Christian Church of Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights, IL
Sheila Blandford, Middletown Christian, Louisville, KY
Mrs. Phyllis Blackwood, First Christian, Neosho, MO
Rev. Marcus and Wanda Adams, Pastor, Mt. Olivet Christian Church (DOC), Baltimore, Maryland
Rev. Sharon I, Gouwens, Thetford Center, VT
Kathleen A. Meyer, Allisonville Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Mr. Roy H Nickum, Overland Park Christian Church, OVERLAND PARK, KS
Rev. Timothy Shipe, Welcome Table Christian Church, Seattle, WA
Carla Chance, Member, Crittenden Christian Church, Crittenden, KY
Rev. Joel Aurand, Pastor, Hawk Point Community Church, Hawk Point, Mo
Ms. Connie Hogle, CLCC, Cherry Log, GA
Allison Mezzera, First Christian Church, Vallejo, CA
Cindy Coble, Member, Allisonville Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Rev. Mark Miller-McLemore, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Brentwood, TN
Alton (Al) Waller, Elder, Swope Parkway United Christian Church (DOC), Kansas City, MO
Rev. Shelly Shepherd, San Diego, CA
Linda and Butch Glass, First Christian (DOC), Georgetown, KY
Nancy Powers, First Christian Church, DeLand, Florida
Carolyn Cannon Litke, University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Kimberly Sommerville, Church member, First Christian (Disciples of Christ), Bowling Green, KY
Lynette Alcorn, United Christian Church, Austin, Tx
Renee Hoemann, First Christian Church, Bellingham, Washington
Marsha Webster, Zionsville Christian Church (DOC), Zionsville, IN
Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, Minister, Central Christian Church, Terre Haute, IN
Mr. Carl Cordes, First Christian of Vallejo, Vallejo, CA
Rev. Rita Cordell, Pastor, First Christian Church (DOC), Laurens, IA
Ed Ramsey, Elder Emeritus, First Christian Church, Madisonville, KY
Dr. Edmund C. Short, Central Christian Church, Orlando, FL
Mrs. Kathleen Traylor Sink, Member, First Christian (DOC), WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Rev. Rebecca Sumner, Pastor, Welcome Table Christian church, Seattle, WA
Rev. Dr. Lanny C. Lawler, Interim Pastor, First Christian Church, Kokomo, IN
Rev. Paul A. Hagedorn, Tabernacle Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA
Joy Pendry, Sandersville, Georgia
Judy Meneghin, Murray Hills Christian Church (DOC), Beaverton, OR
Trudi Ellison-Kendall, Elder, North Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Columbus, IN
Rev. Doris Beckerman, Regional Elder, Wabash Cluster, CCIW, FCC, Mt. Carmel, IL
Rev. Andrew Bear, San Jose, CA
Steven Osborne, Deacon, North Middletown Christian Church, North Middletown, KY
Pastor Kega Nasios, Pastor in residence, Ktizo UCC, Phoenix, AZ
Mrs. Janice Rockwell, Elder, Chair of Christian Action & Outreach, First Christian Church, Macomb, Illinois
Rev Dr. Warren Sapp, Pastoral Psychotherapist (AAPC Fellow), Broadway Christian Church / Bethel Church (ABCUSA), Columbia, MO
Mindy Hamm, member, Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
Ms. Sandy Reynolds, The Table, Knoxville, TN
Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman, Senior Minister, University Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Rev. Randall Hill, Pastor, First Christian Church, Smith Center, KS
Rev. Mitch Becker, First Christian Church of Antelope Valley, Lancaster, California
Ms. Kathy Siperly, Elder, Disciples of Christ Church, 1st Christian Church, Rock Falls, IL
Kay Van Dorn, First Christian Church, Lexington, TX
Marsha Davidson, United Memorial Christian Church, Euless, TX
David L. Wallace, Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, MO
Rev. Carol Spencer, Fort Worth, Texas
Rev. Tim Bobbitt, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Alexandria, Virginia
Judy Singleton, Central Christian, Washy, IN
Marjorie S Yuill, Member, 1st Christian Church, Carbondale, IL
Lynn R. Ditto, Retired, Pagosa Springs, CO
Rev. Helen Hempfling, Bloomington, Indiana
Megan Proffitt, SouthPointe Christian Church, Lincoln, NE
Rev. Bill Shive, Retired, Tapestry Ministries, Berkeley, CA
David Boger, Compton Heights Christian Church, Saint Louis, Missouri
Jim, Community Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
Jennifer Force, Executive Administrator, Central Rocky Mountain Region, Christian Church (DOC), Denver, CO
Mr. Timothy Kirk, Connection Christian/First Christian Church of Odessa, Odessa, TX
Polly McLean, University Christian Church, Austin, TX
Loretta Blanks, First Christian Church, Washington, NC
James Long, Member, Church for our Common Home, San Diego, CA
Rev. Janet Given, Senior Minister, South Street Christian Church, Springfield, MO
Rev. Dr. Jay C. Treat, Marple Christian Church, Broomall, PA
Rev., David Digby, Retired clergy, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Ames, IA
Rev. Hollie, Minister, Seventh Street Christian Church, Richmond, VA
Mary Lee Brooks Parrott, Cocoa, FL
Rev. Joy Majied, Pastor, Garfield Memorial Christian Church DOC), McLean, Virginia
Rev. Katie Sexton, Executive Director, Arizona Faith Network, Phoenix, AZ
Karen Hori, Los Angeles, CA
Rev. Dr. Darren Phelps, FCC, Melbourne, Florida
Janice Martin, Open Table Christian Church, Murfreesboro, TN
Rev. Dr. Judy Alston, Woodland Christian Church, Columbus, OH
Rev. Dr. Douglas Garner, Senior Pastor, Central Christian Church, Billings, Montana
Pastor Micheal K. Carlson, Pastor, Central Christian Church, Boone, Iowa
Rev. Dianna Clark, Senior Pastor, Elmwood Christian Church, Elmwood, NE
Cheryl A. Poynter, Deacon, Centennial Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Saint Louis, Missouri
Rosemary Campbell, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, Colorado
Ms. Jackie, Venice, FL
Rev. Brett Winters, Raymore Christian Church, Raymore, Mo
Rev. Clint Collins, pastor, First Christian Church, Bremerton, WA
Rev. Dr. Donald K. Gillett, II, Senior Pastor, East Second Street Christian Church, Lexington, KY
Kay Lowe-Wendling, Cairn Christian Church, DOC, Lafayette, Colorado
Debra Gardner, First Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX
Kathleen Holmson, Member, Hood River Valley Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Hood River, OR
Ms. Terry LeRud, First Christian Church, Tacoma, WA
Rev. Dr. Mandye Yates, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church, Fullerton, CA
Rev. Randall Hill, Pastor, First Christian Church, Smith Center, KS
Rev. Tim Graves, Lead Pastor, Albany First Christian Church, Albany, OR
Rev., John Bowers, Minister, Hurst Christian, Hurst, TX
Mrs., Sue Fettchenhauer, member, First Christian Church, Bloomington, Indiana
Rev., Michael Junkroski, Sr. Pastor, The Current: FCC Naples, Naples, Fl
Ms. Connie Burgan, Addison, IL
Elizabeth Brown, South Elkhorn Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky
Dr. Frederick J. Nelson, President and Outreach Chair, First Christian Church, Alexandria, VA
Christina Johnson, Kemper Road Christian Church, Cincinnati, OH
Connie Myers, Bloomington, IN
Minister Deborah Clark, Associate Minister, First Christian, Stuart, Virginia
Ms. Judith Olmsted, First Christian Ch. (DoC), Bloomington, IN
Rev. Beckie Linn Gregory, Interim Pastor, Mt. Healthy Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
Charles Haseman, Cairn Christian Church, Louisville, CO
Mr. Bradley, Montano, Central Christian Church, Dallas, TX
Rev. Dr. J. Michael McMahon, Executive Director, The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, National City Christian Church, Washington, DC
Dr. Cynthia Neville, Valley Christian Church, Mountain Brook, AL
Lynsey Johnson, Cranberry Twp, PA
Nora Allen, The View Christian Church, Portland, OR
Sarah Campbell Drury, Elder/Member, Woodmont Christian Church, Nashville, TN
Rev. Paul Appleby, Senior Minister, First Christian Church McKinney, McKinney, TX
Jane Parker, Member, Greenville, NC
Rev. Dr. Bradley Henderson, Senior Pastor, Grace Christian Church, Helena, Alabama
Sage Appleby, First Christian Church of McKinney, Allen, TX
Rev. FRITS HAVERKAMP, Pastor, Northside Christian Church, Knoxville, TN
Rev. Ben Hitzfeld, Pastor, First Christian Church, Manhattan, KS
Ms. Francine Inslee, Retired, Community of Christ, Tulalip, WA
Mrs. Rebecca Brown Smith, Lay Leader, Medford First Christian Church, Medford, OR
Mrs. Jessica L. Norcross, Tabernacle Christian Church, Franklin, IN
Christy Brown, Member/Stephen Minister, Woodmont Christian Church, Nashville, TN
Mrs. Paula Reeder, Elder, Ghent Christian Church, Akron, Ohio
Rev. Sharon Waters, Pastor, Zion Christian Church, Maurertown, VA
Rev. Tonja Gerardy, Minister, North Christian Church, Columbus, IN
Linda Siegwald, Chair of the Elders, Foothills Christian Church, Glendale, AZ
Rev. Hollie Woodruff, Minister, Seventh Street Christian Church, Richmond, VA
Caroline Drury, Woodmont Christian Church, Nashville, TN
Rev. Lory Hunt, Minister, Central Christian Church, Nocona, Texas
Donna Snider, Board Member, First Christian Church (DOC), Irving, TX
Rev. Kathryn Menser, Chaplain serving in Pensacola, FL, First Christian, Pensacola, FL
Ms. Norma Carolyn, First Christian Church, Tacoma, Washington
Rev. Dr. John H Bennett, Retired clergy/Elder Emeritus, First Christian Church, Jefferson City, Missouri
Mrs. Lou Ann Millett, Mission Ministry Team, West Street Christian, Tipton, IN
Charles Cole, Johns Creek Christian Church, Johns Creek, GA
Rev. Hannah Ryan, Associate Minister, Olivet Christian Church, Columbia, MO
Tesslyn Mustain, Kingwood Christian Church, Kingwood, Texas
Mr. Gary Brown, Member, Highland Christian Church/Disciples of Christ, Bella Vista, AR
Paige Martin, Kingwood Christian Church, Kingwood, TX
Jami Knight, Olivet Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri
Reverend Dr. Franshonn Salter, Lead Pastor, Anew Church, Chicago, Illinois
Rev. Dr. Terrye Williams, Interim Minister, First Christian Church, Nowata, OK
Marilynn Knott, Retired Social Worker/Pastor, Crown Heights Christian, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Rev. Mary Lu Johnston, Executive Director, Reach Beyond Mission, Austin, Texas
Rev. Jana Quisenberry, Minister, Brightwood Christian Church, Pittsburgh, PA
Ron Matthews, First Christian Church, Ames, Iowa
Rev. Peggy Edge, Community Regional Minister, Houston, TX
Lori Taylor Valleroy, Olivet Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri
Rev. Christopher McCreight, Minister, Hiram Christian Church, Hiram, Ohio
David L Theel, Pastor, First Christian Church, Spearman, TX
Ms. Mary Wolfskill Ybarra, Office Administrator, FCC-Olympia, First Christian Church, Olympia, WA
Ms. Sandra Kelsey, United Christian Church, Levittown, PA
Evelyn Nickerson, Elder, First Christian Church, Gulfport, Mississippi
Rev. Wesley Knight, Sr. Pastor, Pastor, Columbia, MO
Rev. Chris Furr, Senior Minister, Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cary, NC
Rev. Katherine Raley, Advancement Associate, Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY
Dr. Ed Linberg, Retired Disciples Pastor, First Christian Church, Fullerton, CA
Rev. Al Beasley, Pastor, First Christian Church, Globe, AZ
Hiatt Allen, Disciples Divinity House Scholar at the University of Chicago, Crestwood Christian Church, Lexington, KY
Marcia Muster, Hiram Christian Church, Hiram, OH
Ms. Melody A Hobson, Bethany Christian Church, Lincoln, NE
Rev. Dr. Christy Newton, Senior Minister, First Christian Church (DOC), Vallejo, California
Claire Wiegand, Grace Disciples of Christ, Mandeville, La
Edward Martinez, Teacher, Church of Christ, Houston, TX
Rev. Jose M Matos-Hernandez, Pastor, Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) en Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Rev. James Westmoreland, Pastor, Baskett Christian Church, Baskett, Kentucky
William R. Gardner, First Christian Church, APPOMATTOX, VA
Rev. Kevin Arensman, Pastor, Red Rock Christian Church, Boise, ID
Andy Elliott, Process Engineering Leader, First Christian Church, Newton, IA, Newton, IA
Mr. Andrew Thomas, Unity Christian Church, Radford, VA
Amber Elliott, Operations Manager, Christian Conference Center, First Christian Church, Newton, IA
Michelle Varner, First Christian Church, Corvallis, OR
Heath Jones, Northwood Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Karen M. Barrett, Deacon, Mills Grove Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Oakland, CA
Mrs. Mary Lynn Fothergill, Elder, Rocky Mount Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Rocky Mount, Virginia
Rev. Kathy Bryant, Retired, Interim Minister, Anthem, Arizona
Rev. Annell George-McLawhorn, Member, Winterville Christian Church, Winterville, NC
Rev. Donna L Oberkreser, Central Christian Church, Clearwater, FL
Rev. Ana B Eivera-Acevedo, Capellana, Escuela Interamericana San Germán, San German, Puerto Rico
Brenda Harris, Deacon, Madison Heights Christian Church, MADISON HEIGHTS, VA
Linda Rehfuss, elder, First Christian (Disciples of Christ), Covington, Ky.
Rev. John Longard, Retired DOC pastor, First Christian Church, Covington, KY
Jim Hopkins, First Christian Church, Covington, Kentucky
Matt Thomas, Xenia, Ohio
Hilde Baldridge, First Christian Church, Covington, KY
Sterling Staggs, Jr., Elder, First Christian Church, Covington, Kentucky
Katherine Catlin, Raytown Christian Church, Raytown, MO
Theresa Lee, Elder, First Christian Church, Kent, Washington
Pastor Kega Nasios, Ktizo UCC, Phoenix, AZ

 

Sign on to the Child Detention and Family Separation Statment 2019

Sign on to the July 2019 Word to the Church regarding child and family detention

39 Responses to “Children and Families in Detention & At the Border: A Word to the Church/Niños y Familias en detención y en la Frontera: Una palabra a la iglesia”

  1. Minta Colburn:

    I very much support this statement, although I’m not sure you are seeking signatures from people without titles or positions.

    • Cherilyn Williams:

      Minta – We very much want signatures from all Disciples who wish to agree with this position. We simply were able to solicit some of the leaders quickly before posting. Please add your name if you wish.

  2. Josephine Manns:

    The majority of us in America do not agree to how you are being treated. I am so sorry that you and your children have been separated, and pray for you daily. No human being should be treated as you have been. Be assure there are people who are working on your behalf. Keep faith and know things will change for the better.

  3. Sherrill M Morris:

    Thank you so much for beginning the so-very-important discussion. My belief is that it is not enough to make the detention centers hygienic and less crowded, we must change the process so they are not needed. It is a human right to ask for asylum and legal as well. I work with Honduran and Guatemalan families who have come out of detention with their children and been bussed to Denver for assistance in their processing and moving on towards final landing with their sponsor families around the country. God’s work, our hands, as our ELCA sibs would say. These experiences, the stories I have listened to have left me a changed person and I pray Rev. Dr. Hord Owens will be on the border with Repairers of the Breach at the end of the month, so she can bring the stories back to us, the DOC Church at large.

  4. Signing this important letter is a good step. It cannot be our last. Moving from the current moral chaos will require far more from each of us as disciples of Jesus Christ. It is no accident that we are alive in this moment in history and nurtured and prepared carefully over the years in the Church. God has more faith in us than we will ever have in God or in one another. I pray that I/we continue to honor that faith and keep on finding the courage and the will to sacrifice certainty, comfort and control for the sake of advancing the cause of Christ. Si se puede. YES WE CAN!

  5. Rev Sharon Cantrell:

    I think I signed up but do not see my name. How do we make sure.

    • Cherilyn Williams:

      We will be making updates periodically throughout the next few days, so if you don’t see it by Friday, please resubmit.

      • Cindy Wallace:

        Prayers for the separated families, the sick children and our very souls. Lord, have mercy

  6. Pastor Julio Barquero:

    Es hora de convergencia nacional.

    • Donna Marlette:

      I pray for the families, I pray there will be an awakening to stop this inhumane treatment of children. Too many people condone this treatment..Jesus can not be pleased with this situtation…

  7. Rose stucchio:

    Jesus wept

  8. Magdala Gue-Alabre:

    May God delivers them!!! And may he open the heart of those in power to have mercy for those in needs

  9. Kega Nasios:

    It is so important that we follow the example of Jesus, and stand for those who are injured spiritually, physically, and mentally. We must continue to fight oppression everywhere we find it, not only with our words but those words into action. All human beings are children of the Creator and there is only one race; the human race!

  10. Karen Sarabia:

    Sign me in, please God bless!

  11. Christin Miller:

    Let us not forget Jesus spent time in a foreign land as a child.

  12. Dr. Marla K. BANKS:

    This is such a sad time, and I’m praying for the immigrants.

  13. Rev. Michael Schmidt Nebraska City First Christian Church Nebraska City Nebeaska:

    I do not see how any person can oppose helping children

  14. Melody Keazer:

    Signed

  15. Julie Logan:

    Christ’s strength be with them.

  16. April Rollins:

    Keep families together!!!!

  17. Angela G Johnson:

    Families should not be separated. As I learn more about this issue at General Assembly, I feel more strongly about it.

  18. Andrea Rainier:

    Let the children come to me

  19. Bill Shive:

    Whole-heartedly support this.

  20. Sandra Cowan:

    So proud of my church!!!!!

  21. Meg Knol-Digby:

    may justice and mercy prevail!

  22. Dean Rockwell:

    I can not believe that this is allowed to continue in our country.

  23. Janice Rockwell:

    This behavior is deplorable.

  24. Justin Moore:

    Thank you for speaking out!

  25. Beth Davis:

    Please protect and honor the least among us.

  26. Rev. Cheryl Breiner:

    Thank you, church for addressing this.

  27. Sylvia H. Hodges:

    Thank you very much.

  28. Recently changed church’s/ Please add me (my new info.) to the signatory list. I hope more from the congregation will follow.

  29. Bob Yowler:

    There are no borders in natural geography, nor in God’s love. We MUST SHARE the abundance of what we, each of us AND in community, have.
    The WHOLE WORLD is OUR FAMILY!
    Stop searching for ways to separate people.
    Let families be reunited and allowed into our country. We need them as much as they need us.

  30. Joan Fuller:

    Matthew 25:40-45 Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

  31. Janet Chalif:

    Very much support this statement. It is what Jesus would say.

  32. Grace Williams:

    Prayers for peace