2023 Participant Biographies
Rev Cross serves as Pastor at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She is an Associate Minister at Tapestry Ministries, and also the Northern California-Nevada Women's Ministries of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Monica is a log-term transgender activist, educator, writer, planner, social justice advocate, and public speaker. She has was the Past Co-Chair of the Community Collaborative Planning Council (CCPC) and a Past Board Member United Church of Christ (UCC), Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns where she helped develop various models for the maintenance and inclusion of LGBTQIA2+ persons in the DOC and UCC. Monica has worked with the Human Rights Campaign as a writer for “Out In Season” as well as the National Center for Transgender Education (NCTE). Monica has two published books, Reflections of a Prophet Without Honor (Amazon) and Authenticity and Imagination in the Face of Oppression (WIPF&Stock).