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Ordain Women Executive Board Organizational Structure
Current Chairperson of the OW Executive Board: Debra Jensen
Chair-elect: Bryndis Roberts
Treasurer: Mark Barnes
Secretary: Christy Clegg
Social Media Committee
Chairpersons: Joanna Wallace and Leah Marie Silverman
The Social Media Committee maintains the OW website and manages social media responses during activist events. The Social Media Committee gives advice and feedback where necessary.
Chairpersons: Kristy Money
The Action Committee is a clearing house for ideas for the in-person, strategic, faith-building actions that are at the core of Ordain Women. Action Committee will plan logistics of all actions and make assignments to the other Committees, as necessary. The actions will range from formal statements to symbolic public acts to small, local discussion groups and everything in between.
Chairperson: Debra Jenson
The Communications Committee works to ensure that all messaging and public statements support Ordain Women’s goal to faithfully agitate for ordination within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This task includes creating visual and written material, coordinating public speaking engagements, publicizing events, and working with the media to ensure that our messaging is accurate, positive and proactive.
Community Support Committee
Chairpersons: Danielle Mooney
The Community Support Committee is in charge of people management. This committee edits and posts profiles, welcomes new supporters, manages the logistics of volunteers and participants on the ground during events, and coordinates their skills and interests within the organization. Fostering a healthy, caring, inclusive community through organizational support and managing social relations are also integral here.
Chairperson: Julia Murphy
The International Committee cultivates the fresh and much-needed global perspective Ordain Women needs. This committee runs OW International, brings OW to global audiences, and ensures that all our actions, messaging, and materials reflect the needs of the global Mormon community and are multiculturally-sensitive.
Chairperson: Natasha Smith
The Intersectionality Committee seeks to ensure that all statements and actions of Ordain Women reflect an awareness of, a support for the efforts of, and inclusion of all groups who have been historically excluded from full participation in the activities and ordinances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Long Term Planning Committee
Chairperson: Lorie Winder Stromberg
The Long Term Planning Committee is a discussion based team that focuses on considering all possible ramifications for actions, structure, messaging, and goals for Ordain Women. The LTP committee will provide other committees with suggestions and summaries of its discussions about things in that committee’s jurisdiction, will play a strong role in giving feedback on potential actions, and will serve any other internal function that will help keep Ordain Women organized, cohesive, and sustainable.
Male Allies Committee
Chairperson: Mark Barnes
The Male Allies Committee works to involve men in the movement to ordain women. The 2011 Pew Research survey found that half of Mormon men favor women’s ordination, so this committee of male supporters strategizes to advance the cause through education, openness in church meetings and local leadership and volunteering their time to support OW’s operations.
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