The Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack is ordained clergy with Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) and founder and lead organizer of 4Lyfe Ministries, a collective of activist theologians, ministers, vocalists, preachers, prayer partners and teachers from all walks of faith and life. The primary focus of 4Lyfe Ministries is to provide healing work around issues of sexuality and gender identity/expression in communities of various faith traditions. As part of this ministry, he also serves as the Director of Spiritual Outreach for the Trans People of Color Coalition, the only national organization that seeks to promote the social and economic equality of all transgender and gender non-conforming people. In his spare time, he produces and performs in showcases that both raise awareness about the issues that most impact Trans people and generate much needed funds for folks seeking gender confirmation surgeries. Before settling in Boston, he completed his clergy candidacy and served as the Director of Worship and Congregational Care at Vision of Hope MCC in Mountville, PA and a Youth Minister and Staff Counselor at Sylvia’s Place, a shelter for homeless Queer-identified youth as part of his student ministry at MCC New York. He is a newly established blogger on mendingdrybones.com.