Meet our Bloggers

Meet our Bloggers

Melanie Ollett is a soon-to-be Wesley Seminarian from Washington, D.C. She enjoys theology, exploring the outdoors, and learning about the Vikings. She's an Our Faith Our Vote intern and campus organizer.
Sandy Sorensen is the Director of the UCC Washington office. She has a well-documented passion for justice, the United Church of Christ, and White Sox.
Loey Powell is the Executive for Administration and Women’s Justice for JWM, former local church pastor (among other calls in ministry), past Chair of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Board of Directors, life-long feminist and avid golfer.
Rachel Nelson is an Our Faith Our Vote intern based in Chicago, where Rachel recently graduated from Elmhurst College. When not involved in some sort of faith-based organizing, Rachel enjoys rugby, boxing, and reading the nearest book.
Elizabeth Leung is the Minister for Racial Justice with Justice and Witness Ministries. When not working on faith, race and justice, she enjoys seafood, floor plans, and music without words.
Jan Resseger serves as the Minister for Public Education and Witness in the United Church of Christ’s Justice & Witness Ministries.  With Jan’s staffing support, the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries works to improve the public schools that serve 50 million of our children; reduce testing; ensure there is attention to vast resource opportunity gaps; advocate for schools that welcome children from all races and cultures; and speak for the public role of public schools.
Sala Nolan Gonzales is the Minister for Criminal Justice and Human Rights.  When she is not in prisons or working or justice issues, she enjoys the countryside with her two dogs, and drumming.
Edith Rasell is on the national staff of the United Church of Christ serving in Justice and Witness Ministries as Minister for Economic Justice. Before coming to the UCC she worked for 12 years at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

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Sandra Sorensen
Director of Washington Office
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-543-1517
sorenses@ucc.org

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Jessie Palatucci
Online Communications Specialist
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-543-1517
palatucj@ucc.org