Haven Herrin has been with Soulforce since 2005. Haven uses “they” and “them” for their gender pronouns. Haven started as an Equality Ride Co-Director and, enjoying the process of organizational development, moved into fundraising, analysis, and relationship-building as the Executive Director. Since helming the bus at a young 23, the desire to provide resources, training and exploration of “how we do what we do” to other activists has compelled Haven in their work with Soulforce. Haven’s favorite element of the organization is its continuing excavation of the nature of oppression and possibilities for alliances across movements.
Director of Communications
Richard Lindsay recently graduated with a PhD in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. He also has a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. In spring and summer of 2006, he was the Communications Director for the first Soulforce Equality Ride, and served as Interim Director of Communications for the Soulforce 1000 Watt March, Vigil, and Concert at Focus on the Family. He has worked in communications with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Pacific School of Religion, and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry. He began his activist career organizing, preaching, and doing communications work with Janie Spahr and Lisa Larges and That All May Freely Serve, a grassroots organization working for full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Richard currently lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.