Rev. E. Michelle Ledder

Director of Equity and Anti-Racism

As a Director of Program Ministries, Michelle crafts and facilitates initiatives focusing on the Institutional Equity priority of GCORR’s Ministry Model. She works to help all levels of the connection create the beloved community with systems, policies, and processes that level the playing field for everyone.

In Her Own Words

What do you do at GCORR?

Help create space for justice

What brought you to GCORR?

After the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, I asked God what I, specifically as a white AME clergy person, was being asked to do. I remembered having seen an opening at GCORR for someone to help the United Methodist Church, on all levels, live into increasingly honorable forms of diversity. This work fulfills what I always believed my call to ministry to be – a vocation of teaching and proclamation that helps to create spaces for justice for all people.

If you could have one magic item what would it be?

A wand – because I love the Harry Potter series – and because – it’s a magic wand.

What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy afternoon?

Spending the day in my pajamas, with no schedule, reading (if alone) or watching a bunch of movies and snuggling with my dog Webster.

What calls you?

Knowledge, courage, true love, justice.

The best advice I ever received?

You have the courage within you to speak truth to power. Do it.

GCORR is building the capacity of The United Methodist Church to be contextually relevant and to reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.