Open Hearts. Open Church. The North/West Lower Michigan Synod Task Force on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Who We Are » Members

Below are members of the task force who have chosen to be listed publicly on the website. They offered to be listed to provide faces and names to the people behind the task force, and as a way for you to reach out to someone local to you, should you wish.


Be assured that the task force takes confidentiality seriously and you will never be publicly identified as a member of the task force unless you chose to.

 Name/Home Congregation
 Contact Information
Pastor Jessica Rivera-Walker
Edgewood Lutheran Church
Fruitport, MI
revjrw@gmail.com
Personal Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Diane Madej
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Muskegon, MI

diane.madej@frontier.com
Personal Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
 Rich Weingartner
Faith Lutheran Church
Okemos, MI
 mathwhiz@mathwhiz.org
Personal Pronouns: He, Him, His
Bev Dirkin
St. Paul Lutheran Church
East Lansing
, MI
bdirkin@aol.com