Board of Directors

The Rev. Emily A. Mellott

Board Chair, Gathering of Leaders

Trinity Episcopal Church

Moorestown, NJ

The Rev. Robert Jemonde Taylor

Treasurer, Gathering of Leaders

St. Ambrose Episcopal Church

Raleigh, NC

The Rev. Kirk Berlenbach

Secretary, Gathering of Leaders
Canon for Growth & Development
Diocese of Pennsylvania
Norristown, PA

Dr. Scott Bader-Saye

Academic Dean
Seminary of the Southwest
Austin, TX

The Rev. Ronald C. Byrd, Sr.

Missioner for African Descent Ministries
The Presiding Bishop’s Staff
New York, NY

The Rev. Canon Michael Horvath

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
Bristol, RI 

Ms. Alisa Kelly

Canon of Finance & Administration
Diocese of West Tennessee
Memphis, TN   


The Rev. Yein Kim

Canon for Growth and Support,
Diocese of Pennsylvania
New York, NY

Dr. Westina Matthews

Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
Savannah, GA

The Rev. Emmanuel Mercer

Christ Episcopal Church
Columbia, MD

Ms. Diane Pollard

Member of Executive Council
The Episcopal Church
New York, NY

The Rt. Rev. Phoebe A. Roaf

Diocese of West Tennessee
Memphis, TN

Ms. Anne Schmidt

Search Consultant
Albuquerque, NM

Mr. Jeffrey Wilson

Senior Regional Vice President,
Radio One
Washington, D.C.

Gathering of Leaders Staff

Haley Bankey

Haley Bankey

Executive Director

The Rev. Alicia Hager 

Community & Communication Curator

Liz Brauza-Hughes

Program Manager