Rev. Kathy Itzin
Kathy Itzin is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She spent many years directing children’s formation programs in various Catholic Churches before choosing to return to seminary and pastor a congregation.
She and her wife raised four children and fostered several others with special needs. She has served on many Mn. Conference UCC and educational and justice-oriented boards. These have included:
Minnesota Conference UCC Committee on Ministry
Association of Coordinators and Religious Educators
The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s Congregations Concerned for
Interfaith Children’s Advisory Network, and
several organizations promoting justice for GLBTQI families.
She loves creation, gardening, cooking, children, everyone else, and the United Church of Christ – specifically this one!
Rev. T. Michael Rock
T Michael Rock is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ since May 1996. Before coming to Robbinsdale Parkway in the Fall of 2006, he served churches in Sudbury, MA and Providence, RI.
On a national level T Michael has been training teachers in community and religious settings to teach, Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Our Faith, a values-based sexuality curriculum for all ages, and Creating Cultures of Peace, a curriculum for personal and social transformation that has been developed with influence from peacemakers all around the world.
He also leads Centering Prayer workshops and retreats, is trained in Reiki Healing I and II, and Magnified Healing.
T. Michael has served previously as a Prison Chaplain (9 years) and is currently a Police Chaplain (10 years) and is also on the Adjunct Faculty at United Seminary of the Twin Cities. He also volunteers as a member of various community non-profit boards related to nonviolence and interfaith dialogue.
Rev. Laura Cannata
Pastor Laura Cannata is a Justice Minister. She specifically focuses on Mental Health and Disability Justice but is also versed in other areas of Justice. Duties include helping churches become Accessible to All and Mental Health aware. Also, pastoral care by phone. Favorite Bible verses are the story of Zacchaeus and Micah 6:8, "Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God."