A native of Hillside, New Jersey, Mashod Evans is an itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, having served congregations in Boston, Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; and Birmingham, Alabama.
Since 2017, Evans has served as senior pastor of Bethel AME Church in Ann Arbor. Bethel is a vibrant congregation with a passion for social justice.
Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Rutgers University and a master’s of divinity degree from Turner Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in ministry from United Theological Seminary.
Angela Moore, who is joining the committee as a Community Ambassador, lives in Whittaker, MI.
Moore grew up in a tight-knit community, which provided her with a large social network and lifelong friends. Professionally, she started out working in a pharmacy after leaving nursing school, and the skills she acquired while working behind the counter have guided her ever since.
Moore has lived in Washtenaw County for most of life, including as a teenager navigating the sometimes hostile environment of the seventies, as a college student without the safety net of her parents’ health insurance, and as a mother of young children being perceived as “urban,” which she defines as government-speak for poor, Black, and uneducated.
She worked at the Women’s Center, which she says opened her eyes to the inequities in the educational system and showed her the importance of listening to what the community needs from the community itself.