Rev. Mother Merrick Moise is an ordained minister, writer, community activist and teacher living in Baltimore, MD. This native New Yorker is a graduate of Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Spanish language. Rev. Merrick was one of the first Black women ordained within the Old Catholic Movement in Baltimore. She was also the first Black field organizer for Equality MD, MD's LGBT civil rights organization. Rev. Meredith was a co-chair of Creating Change 2012, the National Conference on LGBT equality founded and produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She was vice chairperson of Baltimore Black Pride in 2012, the first woman to hold that position in the 11 year history of Black Pride in Baltimore. Rev. Meredith is currently a climate organizer for the MD League of Conservation Voters, an environment centered advocacy organization.