National Gathering Moderators

Rev. Mari Castellanos, Policy Advocate for Domestic Issues, Justice and Witness Ministries Washington Office, United Church of Christ

Mari Castellanos serves the church as Policy Advocate for Domestic Issues at the Washington Office of the Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ where she has worked for the past eight years. Before she answered this call she served a local congregation. She completed her studies at the Florida Center for Theological Studies where she obtained her Doctor of Ministry Degree and at Barry University in Miami where she received her Master’s Degree in Theology. Her doctoral work focused on developing an institute for multi-cultural studies for pastoral ministers. In Washington she focuses on different areas of legislative concern including immigration and climate change.

Sr. Marge Clark, BVM, Ed.D., Lobbyist, NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

Sister Marge Clark works as a lobbyist on domestic human needs at NETWORK. A member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), she has over thirty years experience in higher education, teaching teachers. This follows some years in elementary school teaching. She is also actively engaged in work to close the School of the Americas, and in her Congregation’s work with the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility

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