Rev. Melissa Pace, Co-Pastor (she/her/hers)
Rev. Mel’s faith informs her activism and passion for change. The books cramming Rev. Mel’s book case include essential readings on social change, queer theology/theory, sexuality and spirituality, and creation care. Rev. Mel loves being part of a community where one’s whole self is invited to the table to be nourished mind, body, and spirit.
When not co-creating community at Open Table Rev. Mel may be out hiking, swimming, hugging trees, listening to live music, thinking about her next tattoo, thinking about intersectionality, or eating ice-cream. Most likely the last one.
Rev. Mel received her MDiv from Andover Newton Theological School and is ordained in the Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC).
Rev. Megan Snell, Co-Pastor (she/her/hers)
Rev. Megan's favorite thing about Open Table Dinner Church is that it is a community in which people share from a place of authenticity and vulnerability. Megan is passionate about mental health, drug law reform, and trauma ministry. She finds God in nature and the mosh pit, in cathedrals and at the dinner table. Megan likes religion that is relevant to life.
Megan is a Southern California native and live-music lover. Megan enjoys craft cider, fun tattoos, long road trips, going to Ireland, matinee movies, drums, and her dogs.
Rev. Megan received her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School and is ordained in the United Church of Christ (UCC).
Rebecca Roberts, Food Minister (she/her/hers)
Cooking and eating are spiritual practices that Rebecca thoroughly appreciates. She creates delicious, nutritious meals that nourish the body and spirit. Let us know if you'd like to be Rebecca's sous-chef at an upcoming dinner church night.