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Transgender Christian leader appointed to White House Advisory Council
Barbara Satin is the first transgender woman to serve on President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Barbara Satin is the first transgender woman to serve on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She is a former member of the United Church of Christ’s Executive council and a transgender leader within the denomination. She has dedicated her life in serving the LGBT community through philanthropy, HIV-AIDS services and training of senior care providers. She recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, which is an LGBT senior housing project opened in 2013 in Minneapolis. She is also the Assistant Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. In addition to her work for the LGBTQ community, she is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

The White house announced Satin’s appointment, along with 10 other individuals, on May 12. “These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” the president said in a statement. The people who serve the presidential council are from different faith-based and charitable, neighborhood organizations. Together, they make recommendations to the administration on how to improve the partnerships it forms to serve the people in need.

Satin released the statement, “Given the current political climate, I believe it’s important that a voice of faith representing the transgender and gender non-conforming community—as well as a person of my years, nearly 82—be present and heard in these vital conversations.”

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President Obama appoints UCC transgender leader to presidential council
Barbara Satin, a member of the United Church of Christ’s former Executive Council and a transgender leader within the denomination, was appointed to serve on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships.

“Given the current political climate, I believe it’s important that a voice of faith representing the transgender and gender non-conforming community—as well as a person of my years, nearly 82—be present and heard in these vital conversations,” said Satin, who was involved in the church’s 2003 decision to affirm the inclusion of transgender people in the full life and ministry of the UCC.

Satin recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis that opened in 2013. She also sits on the boards of a number of non-profits that serve LGBTQ people in the areas of philanthropy, training of senior care providers and HIV-AIDS services. Satin is a veteran of the United States Air Force. The White House announced the appointment of Satin, along with 10 other individuals, to the advisory council on Thursday, May 12. The presidential council, made up of about 15 individuals from across the faith community and charitable organizations, brings together leaders and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations. Its role is to make recommendations to the administration on how to improve the partnerships it forms to serve people in need.

“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” the president said in a statement.