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The Power of Inclusivity

Saturday - January 13, 2024
Pilgrim Bozeman UCC


Thank you for joining us at the Open and Affirming Conference 2024!

Please click on the icon to download the recording.


10:30                 Coffee, tea and gathering


11:00-12:30      Celebration and Presentation
                            on the power
                            of inclusivity in our
                            faith communities
                            Rev. Dr. Katrina


12:30-1:30         Lunch 

1:30-3:00          Panel with LGBTQ+
                           public leaders from Montana, 
                           facilitated by Dr. Katrina

Cost                   Suggested
                           Lunch Donation - $10

                           Event Donation - $30 to 50

This events includes lunch.

Everything over $10 is tax-deductible.

Your contribution offsets our guests’

travel costs and honorariums,

and will help to support

Open and Affirming ministries

in the United Church of Christ

locally and globally. 


No one should stay away due to cost!

Rev. Katrina Roseboro-Marsh (she/hers)
Executive Director - ONA Coalition, UCC

Rev. Dr. Katrina Roseboro-Marsh is the Executive Director of The Open and Affirming Coalition (ONA) of the United Church of Christ (UCC). She has been in this role since February 15, 2023, and is the first Black/Black Female in this position in 51 years. Dr. Marsh has over sixteen years of experience as a clinician; working with a diverse client population nationally and internationally, but mostly with those who are LGBTQIAN2S+ identified, and particularly with those who also identify as African American/Black with an active religious and/or spiritual practice. She considers herself to be a Psycho/Spiritual Generalist who utilizes holistic therapeutic counseling.


Dr. Marsh works with individuals, couples, and families using an integrative approach in her private practice, A Fit Mind Professional Counseling (AFMPC). She also offers Spiritual Direction and Counseling, and mediation services through AFMPC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University – NYC, and a Doctor of Ministry in Interfaith Clinical Education in Psychological Pastoral Counseling from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), NYC. She is currently in an accelerated program pursuing a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and is All-But-Dissertation (ABD), writing her dissertation on Chronic Disappointment and African Americans/Blacks in the United States

Event Facilitator
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Christopher Coburn (he/him) -

Bozeman City Commissioner 

Interim Executive Director - Montana Planned Parenthood Founder, Queer Bozeman

Christopher (he/him) comes from a non-Indigenous family that has called Montana home for generations. Originally from Missoula, he moved to Bozeman in 2017. In 2021, Christopher made history by becoming the first Black, openly-queer elected official in Montana when he was elected to the Bozeman City Commission. In addition to his work as a commissioner, Christopher works as the Vice President of Health Equity at Planned Parenthood of Montana, co-founded the Bozeman-based non-profit, Queer Bozeman, and also serves on the board of directors for the Pride Foundation.

Shawn Reagor (he/him) -
LGBTQ+ Allies Coordinator, BridgerCare 

Shawn is a lifelong Montanan. Shawn studied Chemistry at Carroll College and has been doing LGBTQ+ advocacy for more than a decade. He has started and run trans, nonbinary, and Two Spirit support groups in cities around Montana and is the state's for most expert on name and gender marker updates. He has been involved in policy making on the municipal, state, and federal levels in the legislature and the courts. He has been involved in campaigns in both Montana and Alaska and lead the LGBTQ Coalition during the '21 and '23 legislative sessions. Shawn has been selected for fellowships with the Trans Justice Funding Project and the Western States Center. He loves camping with his spouse, Kasandra, and his cat, Copernicus.

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SJ Howell (they/them) -
Montana State Legislator (Missoula)

Executive Director - Montana Women Vote

SJ Howell is the Executive Director of Montana Women Vote, a statewide economic and racial justice organization. Howell joined MWV in 2011, and over the last decade, has led the organization through multiple civic engagement and ballot initiative campaigns, successful state and local policy campaigns, and internal growth and evolution.  Howell also serves as a state legislator, representing House District 95 in Missoula.  When not working, Howell brings their community organizer skills to outdoor recreation, enjoying a stiff drink, and parenthood. 


Deacon Connie Campbell Pearson (she/they) - Spiritual Health (chaplain)
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital,
and loc
al faith leader

Connie is an ordained Deacon with the Episcopal church and can be found advocating for those on the margins and the poor. She serves as the organist at St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman as well as the Deacon in charge at Gethsemane Episcopal Church in Manhattan. You might also meet Connie at the hospital where she is a part time chaplain. She and her wife, Roxanne, have been married ever since it was legal and have a daughter, son-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren that live in New Zealand.

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