Press Release
April 18, 2011        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jamie Ann Meyers Elected to the Lutherans Concerned Board of Directors as Transgender Representative

The Board of Directors of Lutherans Concerned/North America (LC/NA) is pleased to announce the election of Jamie Ann Meyers as the Transgender Representative on the Board for the remainder of the 2010-2012 biennium.

Jamie Ann is a transexual woman, currently active as a lead trainer for the Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance.  She also serves on the board of the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, and is involved with GenderFold in the Coalition of ONA churches of the United Church of Christ.

Retired in 2010 as Professor Emerita of Geoscience, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, she takes her 39 years of teaching experience into training both secular and faith communities on concerns of the GLBTQIA community, focusing on Ally, Transgender and Bisexual issues.

Married 44 years to her wife, Peggy, they have two adult children and three grandchildren, and have lived in Winona, Minnesota for 31 years.

The Board welcomes Jamie Ann as an activist and advocate for social justice and against oppression. 

Her term expires at the July 2012 Biennial Assembly of LC/NA, along with the rest of the Board.  Her election to the Board resulted from her predecessor becoming the Secretary to the Board.  The By-laws of LC/NA provide that the Board may fill vacancies on the Board that occur during a biennium.

About Lutherans Concerned:
Working at the intersection of oppressions, Lutherans Concerned/North America (LC/NA) embodies, inspires, advocates and organizes for the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the Lutheran communion and its ecumenical and global partners. LC/NA is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Further Information:
Contact: Phil Soucy, Director Communications