Steering Committee

Our Board is:

Natalie Cooper
Natalie Cooper is a Sydney Christian who attends an Anglican church. She grew up in the Baptist church in Perth. Natalie’s professional background is in nursing; she currently works in healthcare business development and is also secretary of PFLAG NSW.

Rev Dr Keith Mascord
Rev. Dr Keith Mascord is a Sydney-based Anglican priest and the author of Faith without Fear: risky choices facing contemporary Christians (2016) and A Restless Faith: leaving fundamentalism in a quest for God (2012). He was previously a lecturer at Sydney’s Moore Theological College, teaching philosophy and pastoral ministry for a total of 15 years.

Rev Dr Margaret Mayman
Margaret Mayman is minister at Pitt Street Uniting Church, a spirited community of justice-seeking friends in the heart of Sydney. Margaret holds a PhD in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, New York.

Benjamin Oh
Benjamin Oh is a community organizer who has been working to build greater understanding about the reality of LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) people from faith and diverse cultural backgrounds. He also works as an educator and advocate on areas of human rights as well as international aid and community development. Ben is chair of the GLBTIQ Interfaith & Intercultural Network (GIIN)

Irene Stein
Irene has advocated for gay rights issues for decades. Her advocacy has included making submissions to government  and lobbying politicians directly. Working in aged care, Irene strongly advocates for equality and the rights of older GLBTIQ people. Irene is congregate at Holy Trinity Dulwich Hill and is a member of several professional forums.

Rev Thomas Peacock
After 27 years in the ordained ministry (mainly Anglican), Thomas has campaigned against both active and passive discrimination in the church and wider society for as long as he can remember: he has spoken out against the exclusion of women in ministry, against the relegation of young people to the sidelines, and against the treatment of refugees under successive governments. “Now it is time for those of us in the church to acknowledge and repent the enormous harm that churches have inflicted upon the LGBTIQ community for way too long’. Fr Thomas currently serves as Senior Priest of the Christian Communities of Our Lady, a diverse group of worship communities which refuse to exclude any person, for whatever reason.