The More Light Presbyterians Staff and National Board of Directors

More Light Staff and Board at our 2018 Spring Board Meeting, on the campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary

More Light Presbyterians is supported by a dynamic staff and board of directors. More Light staff are available to visit your congregation or community group, and for individual consultation about furthering LGBTQIA+ inclusion. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or just want to say hi!

The More Light Board consists of 15 persons elected by the membership of MLP or appointed to fill vacancies per the requirements in the by-laws.

Nominations to the National Board of Directors are made by a Nominations Committee. The Nominations Committee solicits the MLP membership for suggestions for nominees and considers both within its composition and its proposed slate of nominees the diversity of sexual orientations, differing abilities, racial-ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expression, ages (in conformity with applicable laws), synod of residence, and MLP membership categories.

If you would like to contact a board member, please contact Alex and he will forward your request to the appropriate board member(s).

National Board of Directors

The More Light Board consists of 15 persons elected by the membership of MLP or appointed to fill vacancies per the requirements in the by-laws.

Nominations to the National Board of Directors are made by a Nominations Committee. The Nominations Committee solicits the MLP membership for suggestions for nominees and considers both within its composition and its proposed slate of nominees the diversity of sexual orientations, differing abilities, racial-ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expression, ages (in conformity with applicable laws), synod of residence, and MLP membership categories.

If you would like to contact a board member, please contact Alex and he will forward your request to the appropriate board member(s).

Photo of Tanner Pickett

Tanner Pickett

More Light Board Member

Biography

Gender pronouns: he/him/his

Tanner Pickett grew up in Camden, AR where he attended First Presbyterian Church. He received his BA in Psychology from Lyon College and a Masters in Public Administration from Arkansas State University. He had a long career in healthcare management before taking the roll of the vice president for sales, marketing, and communication for Montreat Conference Center. Tanner also serves on the strategy team of NEXT Church and has recently completed a certificate in community organizing from Johnson C. Smith Thecological Seminary. He has an interest in leadership and management. Tanner lives in Black Mountain with his wife and daughter and can usually be found drinking coffee, doing something “outdoorsy”, or drinking coffee while doing something “outdoorsy”.