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Alex McNeillAlex Patchin McNeill, Executive Director

Alex Patchin McNeill is the first openly transgender person to head a mainline Protestant organization. He is an openly transgender man, a life-long Presbyterian, and a nationally known educator and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Christians. He has trained hundreds of Christians to become community leaders through the Institute for Welcoming Resources and the Reconciling Ministries Network. He played key roles organizing faith communities for the passage of Amendment 10A in the PC(USA), and for marriage equality legislation in Maryland. McNeill has also campaigned for ballot measures and legislation to promote LGBTQ rights. His journey to ordination is currently being chronicled in the documentary, Out of Order. Alex holds a Master’s of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He currently resides just outside of Washington, DC with his wife and three dogs.

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Antony Hebblethwaite, Communication/Technology Manager, has over a decade of experience directing communications and technology projects in both for nonprofit and for profit settings. Prior to joining MLP, he served in similar roles at Reconciling Ministries Network and HR Solutions International. Antony has a Master of Science in Information Systems from the School of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. During his time at DePaul, he helped develop, deploy and manage the websites for developing countries with Permanent Missions to the United Nations. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian Church in America seminary.

Antony lives in Chicago, Illinois and enjoys reading, writing, activism and hiking.

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Susan Robertson, Financial Assistant, has worked for MLP for almost 10 years as the financial assistant. She continues to work full time in a Physical Therapy Office where she manages two clinics in Minneapolis, MN. Being on staff with MLP is important to her because she gets to work with a tremendous group of people and help to create change within the PCUSA. Susan has been with her life partner, Brenda, for 11 years and have two adult children and two cats.

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