Faith Work Director
Barbara Satin is a transgender activist involved with both local and national gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities and organizations. In her role as Faith Work Director for The Task Force, Barbara works on a variety of social justice issues that have a faith component, including assisting faith settings in welcoming and affirming transgender persons; providing leadership training opportunities for trans religious leaders; educating people and faith settings around the needs of LGBTQ individuals as they age; helping bring both a faith and LGBTQ perspective to issues such as immigration, asylum and employment.
Besides serving on a number of local GLBT boards, Barbara is a founder of GLBT Generations, a group that has worked to educate people about the needs of LGBT persons as they grow old. She is also a member of Living Table (formerly Spirit of the Lakes) United Church of Christ in Minneapolis, and was instrumental in helping develop a 46 unit affordable rental facility, Spirit on Lake, which opened in Minneapolis in 2013 and is providing safe and respectful housing for LGBT seniors.
Nationally, Barbara has served on the Executive Council of the United Church of Christ, the first transgender woman to have a national leadership role in that denomination. She has also been an adviser to the Civil Marriage Collaborative and has worked on LGBT aging issues with a variety of national senior organizations.