Room for All is a non-profit corporation organized to engage in charitable, educational, religious and community activities. As a 501(c)3 corporation, we are governed by a board of directors. At least 50% of the Board is comprised of members of the LGBTQ community in the Reformed Church in America. In addition, Room for All values and actively seeks board members who reflect the racial, ethnic, geographic and age diversity of the RCA. The following people represent the current board and staff of Room for All.
Preferred pronouns: she, her, hers. Marilyn is Room for All’s Executive Director. She is a “born and baptized” RCA member, and her first involvement at the denominational level was when, as a Western Seminary student representative on the RCA Christian Action Commission, she contributed to the Commission’s 1978 report, “Human Sexuality: Sexism and Pornography.” Previous…
Preferred pronouns: he, him, his. Cameron has served on the RfA staff since 2015, first as Community Coordinator, and now as Associate Director. He is a native of Pella, IA and a 2013 graduate of Central College, where his academic foci included nonprofit management and writing. Professionally, Cameron previously served as the Director of the…
Pronouns: she, her, hers Deb is Room for All’s new Bookkeeper. Her journey has included pastoring three RCA congregations and serving as a Synod of NY Area Minister; nurturing faith development at Project Hospitality and Hunger Action Network of NYS; and as the Executive Director of the FOCUS Churches of Albany NY. “Reflecting on journey…
Mary Kansfield is a former (and founding) Board member and continues to serve as the RfA archivist.
Rev. Debra Jameson serves as the RfA bookkeeper.
RfA Development Team: Rev. Sam Clover, Dr. Jane Dickie, Rev. Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell, Dr. Ron Mulder, Marilyn Paarlberg (staff), Dr. Jerry Van Es, Cameron Van Kooten Laughead (staff)
*2018 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President– Rev. Trica Sheffield
VP– Rev. Chad Tanaka Pack
Secretary– Deb Tiemens
Treasurer– Dr. Jerry Van Es
At Large Members– Darren Major
PAST BOARD MEMBERS:
Rev. Jennifer Aull, Rev. Beverly Bell, Rev. Karel Boersma, Rev. Jack Branford, Rev. Shari Brink, Rev. Rachel Brownson, Rev. Miriam Bush, Dr. Lorraine Cox, Tom De Witte, Tom Dibble, Dr. Jane Dickie, Tom Folkert, Rev. Patricia Fox, Rev. Thomas Goodhart, Karis Granberg-Michaelson, Carl Haan, Gerald Harrington, Rev. Eric Johnson, Rev. Ann Kansfield, Mary Kansfield, Rev. Dr. Norman Kansfield, Rev. Jes Kast Keat, Rev. Cari Keith, Rev. Carl Kleis, Jan Koopman, Ara Lawrence, Rev. Hank Lay, Marilyn Mariani Lay, Rev. Howard Major III, Rev. Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell, Rev. Stacey Midge, Robert Mutch, L. Nichols, Rev. Dan Ramm, Rev. Brad Redeker, Rev. Ann C. Reilly, William Rupp, Rev. Conrad Strauch, Rob Sweeney, Rev. Adriene Thorne, David Van Heest, Rev. Ron Vande Bunte, Rev. Marlin Vander Wilt, Cameron Van Kooten, Rev. Kenneth Walsh, Rev. Rob Williams