Reverend Gabrielle Kennedy serves as the Director for Faith & For the Sake of All. Rev. Gabrielle is a seminarian and ordained itinerant deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) who has worked in the Medicaid program across the state of Missouri for 15 years. She believes in the embodied work of her ministry through community collaboration in the areas of youth, health, liturgical leadership and race equity work. Rev. Gabrielle serves on the executive board of African & African American Students of Eden Networking Denominationally (AAASEND) and recently completed a fellowship in the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative. She currently serves as Associate Minister at Ward Chapel AME Church in Florissant, MO.
Laurie Creach is the Project Coordinator for Faith & For the Sake of All. Laurie began her career in legislative and constituent affairs for the Office of the Governor during Matt Blunt’s administration. The passion for equity that led her to this work developed through Laurie’s work as a parent volunteer in the Clayton School District and a guest volunteer in the Normandy Schools Collaborative. Laurie also serves as a facilitator for Diversity Awareness Partnership’s Give Respect Get Respect program.
Dominique Shields is the Administrative Assistant for Faith & For the Sake of All and she helps to keep the organization in order. With her background in customer service and administration, she’s an invaluable addition to the Faith & For the Sake of All team. She’s a natural leader who stands for equality, in her community and in the world. Because of her helping spirit, Dominique’s goal is to support organizations with an aspiration for change by ensuring efficient operation of the office.
Alexis Tardy is a graduating seminarian from Eden Theological Seminary in May 2019. She is from Grand Rapids, MI and Indianapolis, IN with a passion for God, which means she also has a passion for people, ministry, justice, and racial equity. She looks forward to continuing this ministry in St. Louis through the work with Faith and For the Sake of all as well as through the future pursuit of a Ph.D.