The More Light Board and Staff

The More Light Presbyterians 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).

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Rev Kyle Walker

Biography

Gender pronouns: he/him/his

Rev. Kyle Walker is a Texan by birth and a gay man by the grace of God. His ordained life in ministry began in 1997 as an Associate Pastor for Youth and Christian Education at Springdale Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Since that time he spent 14 years in student ministry on behalf of the PCUSA and UCC at Texas A&M University where the Department of Student Life honored him with their Rainbow Award for helping the university create a climate of inclusion for LGBT persons. Recently, Kyle has been called as the pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. Faith joined the More Light Movement around 2005.

Kyle was a commissioner from Mission Presbytery to the 221st General Assembly in Detroit. As the PCUSA has moved to include LGBT persons to greater and greater degrees, Kyle has a passion for looking back at where we as a church continue to fall short for women, people of color, and those who do not fit our continuing cisgender biased ethos as a church. Believing we will find Jesus increasingly at the intersections and margins, Kyle is excited about More Light playing a big role in the future church. Kyle is a graduate of West Texas A&M University, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Columbia Theological Seminary where he received his Doctor of Ministry examining young adult involvement in church life. Kyle and his partner Nelis Potgieter enjoy traveling, seeing historical sites, cooking, and pretending they are the reincarnation of Siskel and Ebert at the movies. No, really.