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.
J Mase III is a black/trans/queer poet currently based in Brooklyn. The creator of the traveling performance event Patriarchal Rites: A Multigendered Approach to Masculinity, J Mase has shared his special brand of poetry on stages around the U.S. and UK. An organ donor, he is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around. In J Mase’s other life as an educator and activist, he has worked with thousands of community members and service providers across the country on the needs of LGBTQ youth and adults in spaces such as faith communities, elementary schools, domestic violence shelters, medical agencies, juvenile justice organizations, and foster care programs, among others.
Brock Cravy is a creative collaborator and media producer who has been working in television and film since 1997. His experience is diverse with work credited to major networks and studios such as ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Bravo, MTV, OWN, Paramount and 20th Century Fox. Including the worlds first LGBTQI cable network, The Q-Television Network. Mr. Cravy has worked on the productions of American Idol, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, The Amazing Race, Prison Break, Friday Night Lights including the feature film ‘Hate Crime’, the story of a gay man murdered by a fundamentalist preacher. Mr. Cravy has a committed integrity to use his experience and talents to support Soulforce in ending religious and political oppression against Gays, Lesbians, Bi-sexuals and Transgendered people.