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We are the Liberation Methodist Connexion
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About the 

We are a grassroots denomination of former, current, and non-Methodist faith leaders working on the unfolding of the kin-dom of God. We intentionally invite the full participation of all who are living out their God-given identities and expressions, including but not limited to:

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gender expressions and sexual identity

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religious or non-religious backgrounds

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heritage/nationality/ citizenship/immigration status

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races and ethnicities

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size

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physical and/or mental age

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incarceration status

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living with HIV and any other chronic medical conditions

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socio-economic/housing status

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monogamous and non-monogamous

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hair color or styles, tattoos/piercings/body art

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mental/physical ability or disability

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use of drugs

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education level

LMX Connexion

The Liberation Methodist Connexion (LMX) is built on what currently is, and on an expectation of what is yet to come. We are journeying toward a new way of being followers of Christ that refute the imbalance of powers, principalities, and privileges that has plagued Methodism: colonialism, white supremacy, economic injustices, patriarchy, sexism, clericalism, ableism, ageism, transphobia, and heteronormativity. We trust God’s presence and our collaborative labors will guide us toward a new, more liberative way of answering our calling and being in connexion together.

LMX Resources

As Liberationists we are called to live out fully-resourced lives, sharing and caring with extravagant generosity and reciprocity. Remembering that we are God’s stewards, the work of liberating holy resources includes a commitment to reparations and the healing of the earth. We vow to live abundantly. We dream of a new community, freed from hereditary limitations and historical precedent, where we hold all material things in common and embrace new ways to value the gifts of everyone.

LMX Pastoral Care

The mission of pastoral care in the LMX is to create sacred spaces for holding grief and sharing joy as relationships are nurtured, as deep listening opens the way for healing, and as laughter leads us to hope. Embodying a justice-centered, liberating future, pastoral care in the LMX holds a vision for shared community care through mutual love and truth-telling, for care with one another, where the spiritual gifts of those who offer care are affirmed and received.

LMX Collaborative Leadership

LMX strives to be a relevant, thriving,  justice-oriented, affirming, liberationist connexion. We believe that practices creating this expression can best be found in leadership that is transformational, humble, and representative. We commit ourselves to continuously examine colonizing and institutionalizing tendencies. This will be multiplied in the ways that we address formal and informal theological education, credentialing, lay and clergy vocations, mutual support + accountability, and administration.

LMX Theology

LMX theology is not written in stone because our human understanding continues to evolve as we deepen our personal and collective understandings of God. We have been expanding our methodist theological heritage with various expressions of Liberation theologies, theories, and praxis. God remains infinitely gracious, creative, merciful, and engaged with creation, healing and redeeming the world.

"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth... And the one who was seated on the throne said, 'See, I am making all things new.'"

Revelation 21:1,5

"No one educates anyone else nor do we educate ourselves, we educate one another in communion in the context of living in this world."

Paulo Freire, JD, PhD

"If your anti-racist work does not embrace an intentionally intersectional approach to liberation and justice then you just as well call it anti-human. Racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism - all life-threatening, all disastrous for Black people."

Rev. Dr. Pamela R. Lightsey

"There can be no salvation without liberation."

Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, PhD

"The Bible presents liberation—salvation—in Christ as the total gift, which… gives the whole process of liberation its deepest meaning and its complete and unforeseeable fulfillment. Liberation can thus be approached as a single salvific process."

Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, A Theology of Liberation

"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."

Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Elder

"Whatever else the true preaching of the word would need to include... It would need to be a word of solidarity, healing and love in situations of brokenness and despair and a disturbing and troubling word of justice to those who wish to protect their privilege by exclusion. "

Letty M. Russell, ThD

LMX Collaborators

  • Adam Marshall (he/him)
  • Adrian Hill (he/him)
  • Rev. Akilah Bixler (she/her)
  • Rev. Alex da Silva Souto (They/Brown/Latinx)
  • Rev. Alka Lyall (she/her)
  • Rev. Dr. Althea Spencer-Miller (she/her)
  • Rev. Amy DeLong (she/her)
  • Rev. Andrea Brown (she/her)
  • Rev. Ann Hunt (she/her)
  • Dr. Bill Mefford (he/him)
  • Brenda Smith White (she/her)
  • Chaplain Brinna Kolitz, MDiv (she/her)
  • Rev. Carlos Samuel Reyes Rodríguez (he/him)
  • Colleen McRoberts (she/her)
  • Rev. Dr. Darryl W. Stephens (he/him)
  • Erika Panzarino (she/her)
  • Elisa Gatz (she/her)
  • Dr. Rev. H. Ward Greer (he/him)
  • Deaconess Irene DeMaris (she/her)
  • Rev. Janet G. McKeithen (she/her)
  • Rev. Jennifer Berry (she/her)
  • Rev. Jon Pohl (he/him)
  • Joy L. Butler (she/her)
  • Rev. Kai Greer (pronoun: Kai)
  • Katie Kuntz-Wineland, MDiv (she/her)
  • Rev. Lois McCullen Parr (white she/her)
  • Rev. M Barclay (they/themme)
  • Rev. Mark Cordes (he/him)
  • Margaret Downey (she/her)
  • Marla Marcum, M.T.S. (she/her)
  • Rev. Martha E. Vink (she/her)
  • Dr. Mary Lou Taylor (she/her)
  • Rev. Melissa Boyer (she/her)
  • Rev. Nikki Edleman (she/her)
  • Ravi Roelfs (he/him/his)
  • Rev. Sean McRoberts (they/them)
  • Rev. Sue Laurie (she/her)
  • Rev. Terri Jane Stewart (they/them)
  • Rev. Vicki Woods (she/her)
  • Rev. Vivian Ruth Waltz (she/her)
  • Rev. Wesley White (he/him)
  • Rev. Wil Ranney (he/him)

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Liberation Methodist Connexion
37 Main Street, Unit 1222
New Milford, CT 06776-9998