Rev. Katey Zeh, Chief Executive Officer
Rev. Katey Zeh joined the RCRC family as a twenty-something seminarian trained in our spiritual youth activism program. In 2015 she was the youngest board chair ever elected to lead RCRC, and now as CEO, Rev. Katey guides the organization with a spirit of collaboration, an open heart, and a commitment to growth. She currently serves on the Clergy Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A journal keeper since the age of nine, she has written about faith and gender justice for national outlets like the Washington Post and Religion Dispatches, and she is the author of two books, A Complicated Choice: Making Space for Grief and Healing in the Pro-Choice Movement and Women Rise Up: Ancient Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution. Rev. Katey is an ordained Baptist minister and the co-host of the monthly podcast Kindreds, a show about faith, feminism, and friendship.
Rev. Brandee Jasmine Mimitzraiem, Director of Institutional Engagement and Public Theology
As RCRC’s Director of Institutional Engagement and Public Theology, Rev. Brandee Jasmine leads efforts to move outside of strictly-Christian spaces and into reproductive justice (RJ) spaces, incorporating a diverse and multi-faith strategy into our work. Rev. Brandee Jasmine was ordained an itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2003 and has pastored congregations in Utah, Kansas, and Nebraska. She prioritizes the well-being within the real-lived experiences of Black Queer women and children, and works to create and sustain safe places across the intersectional realities of race, sexuality, gender expression, and class within the Church and in communities. She has two donor-conceived sons and two dogs (she calls them “models of pastoral leadership”), all of whom keep life full of laughter. Rev. Brandee Jasmine is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Melanie Bui Larsen, Director of Communications and Outreach
Melanie Bui Larsen serves as RCRC’s Director of Communications and Outreach, where she is responsible for the support and articulation of our mission and core values of reproductive freedom and dignity to the greater public. She also coordinates bridge-building efforts with national sister organizations and local grassroots partners across the country. Melanie was raised in a religiously pluralistic family and strives to bring that spirit of co-existence to her work. She is also a creative writer, bookworm, former dancer, and unrepentant cat lover.
Carolyn Miller, Chief Operating Officer
Carolyn Miller joined RCRC in 2005 as a manager of Accounting, Finance and Human Resources. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland and has a broad range of experience in the federal government and local non-profits.
In addition to enjoying all things RCRC, Carolyn likes to travel, build model railroads, ski and hike.
Dr. Elizabeth M. Freese, Associate Director of the Religion and Repro Learning Center
Dr. Elizabeth M. Freese is Associate Director of RCRC’s Religion and Repro Learning Center, Chair of the Curriculum Committee for SACReD, and Adjunct Professor of Religion and Society at Drew University Theological school. She educates faith leaders to understand and articulate their intersecting justice commitments in terms of their religious commitments.
Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson, Director of Spiritual Care and Activism
As RCRC’s Director of Spiritual Care and Activism, Dr. Cari collaborates with religious and community leaders, advocating for reproductive freedom as a vital aspect of human dignity and divine integrity. Cari seeks to help foster a society in which religious pluralism and cultural diversity are valued, as she believes a society’s greatness is reflected in its demonstrated commitment to honor, care for and nurture each individual, especially those most marginalized. She coaches leaders to strengthen their capacity and courage as agents of social healing and transformation. She is a minister in the United Church of Christ, who grew up in the Pentecostal Church and participates regularly in other spiritual traditions. Dr. Cari has a Ph.D. in Christian Social Ethics and is the author of several books. One of her current writing projects is a romantic comedy screenplay.