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While a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany for 17 years, Brian O'Shaughnessy served in numerous roles, including parish associate, HC chaplain and Director of the Peace and Justice Commission (which taught modules on “effective organizing for social justice” throughout the diocese). He also was the diocesan Refugee Resettlement Coordinator for 3 years.

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...

Jeannine Otis, RMM’s Music Director has become an important ally in our quest for farmworker justice in NYS. Jeannine has produced RMM’s Voices of Hope CD and leads the music programming at the Overnight Leadership Camp and our Annual Rural Women’s Conference. As a songwriter, singer, actress, and recording artist, she moves from style to style. She has worked with Grover Washington,
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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...

Librada Paz, born in Oaxaca, Mexico, came to the United States of America at 15, to seek a better future. Librada worked on a farm when she first arrived, then migrated up and down the east coast for 3 years picking fruits and vegetables. She worked on farms for over 10 years while attending school, earning a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)...

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...

Frangelin Pozo has been organizing in various sectors for over 10 years including but not limited to: immigrant rights, criminal justice, student rights, labor and economic justice. She is a vibrant, passionate and dedicated transformative strategist and coalition builder in multiracial, multigenerational and faith communities. During her work at the Nail Salon Worker School, Faith in New York...

Sarah Rescigno got her introduction to RMM as the summer Special Events intern, and is now returning to the staff as an Administrative Assistant. Currently enrolled in her last semester, she is set to graduate from SUNY New Paltz where she majors in English - concentrating in Creative Writing and minors in Journalism and Communications. Having been an avid soccer player growing up and through...

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