CAN Structure & Leadership
The Washington, DC, Metro region spans the District as well as the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Each of these jurisdictions has its own government and community structures. Because much of CAN's work is local - within each of these communities - the Network has formed four congregational clusters to most effectively act in solidarity with immigrant communities and individuals.
The four clusters and cluster leaders are as follows:
Photo by Brian Barger
Each cluster is represented on the Congregation Action Network Steering Committee by CAN Lead Organizer Omar Angel Perez, the cluster leaders and several clergy members from the clusters. Current CAN Steering Committee members are:
CAN Lead Organizer Omar Angel Perez
Washington, DC - Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Disciples of Christ Refugee and Immigration Ministries
Northern Virginia (NOVA) - Pastor Julio Hernandez, Christ Crossman United Methodist Church; Rev. Alexis Kassim, Little River United Church of Christ; & Mary Lareau, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax