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Nate Tinner-Williams

Nate Tinner-Williams. Co-founder of Black Catholic Messenger. Priesthood applicant with the Josephites. ThM student w/ the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA)

Guest Writer

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Alessandra Harris

Novelist, wife, mother, and BCM co-founder. Degrees in Comparative Religious studies and Middle East Studies and currently studying in the Diocese of San Jose's Institute for Leadership in Ministry.

BCM Staff

Founded in October 2020. Amplifying Black Catholic voices.

Jenario D. Morgan

Native Detroiter, resident of South Bend and father of two. For 12 years, I taught theology in Detroit, where I was the first diversity director for the local KoC. (Also a former Grand Knight.)

Stephen Staten

BCM co-founder. Black Catholic in the San Francisco Bay Area, Knight of Peter Claver, and active in local Catholic music ministry and action for racial justice. Also Claudio Monteverdi's #1 fan.

Ansel Augustine

New Orleans Area Director for Vagabond Missions. Has served on the board of directors for the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association and the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry.

Zuri Davis

Criminal justice reform activist and a former journalist. Covered police misconduct, wrongful incarceration, the drug war, and the death penalty. Currently residing in Jacksonville, Florida.

Fr Joseph Brown, SJ

Joseph A. Brown, SJ, Ph.D. is a native of East St. Louis, Illinois and a Catholic priest. He currently teaches Africana studies at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Douglas M. Stringer

Business, Political, and Government Relations Consultant in DC and proud member of St Augustine Catholic Church. Currently serving as the Candidate Outreach Director for Democrats for Life of America.

Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ

Teaching in the psychology department at Creighton University, where I am also a psychotherapist. I enjoy jazz, traveling, and learning new languages; and I play the guitar, harmonica, and drums.

Fr Nnaemeka Ali, OMI

Born and raised in Eastern Nigeria and serving at the Innu First Nation communities of Ekuanitshit (Mingan) and Matimekush-Lac John (Schefferville) at the Coastal Shores of Quebec in Canada.

Nancy Sangwa Saro

Neonatal ICU Nurse and student of Bioethics. Rwandan-American and member of the Emmanuel Community, an association of the faithful of pontifical right. Enjoy scribbling poems when the mood strikes me.

Louis Damani Jones

Graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis and co-host of the Living Communion podcast. He is also the recipient of the 2020 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award from the USCCB.

Isaiah Brickus

Graduate in public policy and African American studies from the University of Maryland at College Park, a Lay Dominican, FOCUS missionary at Temple University, and prison ministry volunteer.

National Association of Black Catholic Administrators

Providing a forum for diocesan Black Catholic ministry directors to gather and share their collective resources to address the spiritual needs, issues and concerns facing the Black Catholic community.

Fr Jeffery Ott, OP

Fr. Jeffery Ott, OP, is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Martin de Porres ( and pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia (

National Black Sisters' Conference

The National Black Sisters' Conference (NBSC) was established in 1968 to educate, support, and communicate to African American women religious.

Preslaysa Williams

Preslaysa Williams is a Catholic revert and novelist based in Virginia. Her heartwarming contemporary romance, A Lowcountry Bride, releases on June 1, 2021.

Fr Anthony Bozeman, SSJ

Pastor of the Church of the Transfiguration in Los Angeles, host of the "Turned Up on the Word!" podcast, as well as a revivalist and liturgist.

Cory Frontin

Lay Catholic who hails from the Washington, DC area but is currently stranded in Boston.

Br Herman Johnson, OP

Dominican religious brother in the Province of St. Martin de Porres. Teacher of Spanish at Xavier University of Louisiana. Master's degrees in theology and counseling and a doctorate in Spanish.

Rana Irby

Freelance writer from Detroit, Michigan focused on the intersections of faith and culture