Staff

Rev. Alba Onofrio

Co-Executive Director, CFO & Spiritual Strategist

alba@soulforce.org

Alba Onofrio (aka Reverend Sex) is a Southern Appalachian First-Gen Latinx Queer Evangelical Femme Resister who lives and loves in la Lucha with QTPOC folks as a Spiritual Healer and Bruja Troublemaker to subvert systems of domination, combat spiritual terrorism, reclaim Guad, and eradicate shame and fear wherever they are found. They hold a Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School, where their studies focused on the theologies of sex, embodiment of the Divine in the Queer Colonized body, and sexual ethics based in Queer desire. As the Spiritual Strategist for Soulforce and a co-founder of the Sexual Liberation Collective, Reverend Sex continues to work for Queer Liberation all over the place, but most fondly in the US South and in solidarity with the Global South. 

Yaz Mendez Nuñez

Co-Executive Director, Director of Programs & Communications

yaz@soulforce.org

Yaz Mendez Nuñez is a facilitator based in Durham, North Carolina. As a Queer Southerner from an immigrant & military family, Yaz lives, loves, and hustles in the legacy of their Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestors. For five years, Yaz has served as Soulforce’s Director of Programs & Communications, where they practice weaving webs between political/theological education and healing from spiritual violence with activists across our social justice movements. They have also served our movements as a facilitation fellow for Wayside Center for Popular Education, a member leader of Southerners on New Ground, and through leadership in The Clearing, a community-centered, anti-oppressive spiritual convening place. Yaz's deepest political and spiritual commitments are to enthusiasm, integrity, play, joy, and authenticity.

Grace Nichols

Kinship Minister

grace@soulforce.org

Grace Nichols is a queer genderqueer adopted pilipinx disabled angelic trouble maker. They have served as a Cultural Organizing Fellow for Southerners on New Ground and the LGBT’ Program Coordinator for Georgia College & State University. Blessed to be baptized in Southern Queer Resistance and in alignment with their radical commitment to dismantling all systems of oppression, Grace is elated to serve as the new Kinship Minister for Soulforce. In this new role, Grace will focus on cultivating relationships with members and donors.

Beth Tacular

Media and Design Specialist

beth@soulforce.org

Beth Tacular is a Southern queer artist, communicator, collaborator, designer, social justice enthusiast who believes in the sanctity of our human bodies of the earth that sustains us.  They are thrilled to pour themselves into beautifying and clarifying Soulforce's crucial work – of dismantling Christian Supremacy and all forms of oppression with which it is inextricably linked, and to foment spiritual and bodily liberation for all people.  Beth has degrees in Visual Communication and Visual Art and Social Change, and they have worked for years in design, writing, marketing and branding, and as a musician and painter and gardener.  Beth currently lives close to the Eno River in Durham, NC, where they love spending time tromping around the outdoors, digging in the dirt, and plotting adventures and various creative endeavors.

c. Michale Holliday

Sabotage Coordinator

c.michale@soulforce.org

c. Michale is a southern trans-plant and a BlkBoiCyborg with a Cancer heart. Ze enjoys deeply learning about community/connectivity, flipping the legal injustice system, Blk queer prose, and Blk queer liberation theology. Community gardening, drag shows, and ancestral work balances zir commitment to the movement which fuels zir heart. c. Michale loves rocking with crews who disrupt norms and focus on the needs of the most marginalized: Blk trans folx-- ze loves pistachio and butter pecan pecan ice cream--equitably,  of course. (when c. Michale's name is said out loud, the 'c.' is silent. When written, the 'c.' is always included)

D.J. Hudson

Nonviolence and Direct Action Consultant

dj@soulforce.org

D. J. Hudson is a queer womanist activist and community organizer. Born and raised in Georgia, D. J. moved to Nashville, TN in 2006 to attend college and loved it so much that they have yet to leave. A proud lifelong Southerner, D. J. takes their greatest inspiration from Southern Black women like their mama and their aunties and their ancestors. They are also really inspired by the history of southern people’s movements, the works of Alice Walker, Octavia Butler, and Zora Neale Hurston, and being a big ole’ sci-fi and fantasy nerd who is forever dreaming of new worlds and defeating evil once and for all.

Thekla Clemons

Office Manager

thekla@soulforce.org

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