Jim Monnier is recently retired after a 45 year career in Higher Education Administration, Corporate Training and Development, and Fundraising. He has been a VP for Training and Organization Development at major investment banks, Associate VP for Institutional Advancement at St. John’s University in Queens, and most recently a Senior Development Officer at Habitat for Humanity.

Jon Norton is a semi retired clergyman affiliated with the Reformed Church In America. He served three churches in the Metropolitan New York City region: Fort Lee NJ, Hackensack NJ, Spring Valley, NY and for 20 years was the Executive Minister of the Regional Synod of NY, Reformed Church In America. He has had a long association with Rural & Migrant Ministry. He is currently the...

Jane Gurley Orcutt, originally from the Syracuse area, moved to Callicoon in 1970 with her husband and two sons. She has a BS in music education and music therapy and taught private piano for over 40 years. She has been active in many area music and community projects as well. She is an elder at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church and has been interested in RMM's work through Hudson River...

Marshall Paris is Organizing Director for UFCW888, helping workers secure union representation at their work site by informing them about their rights, identifying and developing leadership skills among workers, explaining the union organizing process and helping the workers campaign for union recognition. Marshall earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at State University of NY, Old...

Rev. Katherine Pater serves as Associate Pastor of Mission, Outreach, and Church Families at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, NY. She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in Political Science and Religious Studies. After receiving her Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, she was ordained to serve a small ecumenical mission in rural El...

Michael Phillips currently serves as the Vicar of Trinity Episcopal Church in Saugerties, NY. He has been involved with RMM since 1995 and sees this ministry as central to living out the gospel. He has served parishes in Poughkeepsie, Manhattan, suburban Chicago, and the Pacific Northwest. He has been active in the Diocese of New York through the Hispanic Commission, Campus Ministry...

The Reverend Canon Robert A. Picken has been Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rochester since 2014. A native of Long Island and ordained in 2006, he has served congregations in Brooklyn and Garden City, New York. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and the General Theological Seminary. Rob became acquainted with the work of RMM during his time in Long Island and is...

Natalia St.Lawrence is a Geneva, N.Y. resident, with experience as a communications professional. As the Senior Communications Coordinator at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, she creates stories, photography and multimedia content for web and print publications. Natalia also has a background in teaching English Literature at the secondary level. Passionate about food justice and food...

Dr. Stein is the Brody Endowed Professor of Nursing at the University of Rochester. Dr. Stein’s clinical expertise is in the area of psychiatric and mental health nursing. She was a Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing between the years of 1991 and 2011. Since assuming a faculty position at the University of Rochester in 2011, Dr. Stein has established a strong...

I am an active retiree. I volunteer for my Unitarian Universalist (UU) church, the local YMCA, the Rochester Early Childhood Development Initiative, and co-facilitate the Rochester Children’s Film Festival. I became interested in Farmworkers Rights via a Social Justice General Assembly for Immigration Rights in Phoenix sponsored by my denomination.

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