Transform Network has been developed and guided by a group of grassroots activists and missional practitioners:
Steve Knight | Transform Network Co-Founder, Pastor
Steve Knight is co-founder of Transform Network. Steve is the former manager of the Internet division for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, who futurist Leonard Sweet once called “the Grand Master of New Media.” He currently serves as Pastor of Social Justice and Activism at Missiongathering Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Charlotte, NC. He also serves on the executive team for the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice and on the transitional leadership team for Charlotte’s Commission on Reconciliation and Equity (CORE).
Holly Roach | Transform Network Co-Founder, Cultural Organizer
Holly Roach is a contemplavist with her activist roots in numerous social justice movements including the struggles for Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Big Mountain, AZ, and the Global Justice movement. Holly has a bachelors degree in art and social change and graduated in August 2015 from the inaugural class of Richard Rohr’s Living School for Action and Contemplation. She is an organizer for the Faith-Rooted Organziing Un-Network and mentored by Rev. Alexia Salvaterra. Holly is president of the board and a co-founder of Transform Network. Holly is a practicing anti-racist organizer and contemplative and mother to no less than 200 pounds of dogs.
Anthony Smith | Transform Network Co-Founder, Pastor & Organizer
Anthony Smith lives in Salisbury, NC. Anthony is one of the curators (along with this wife Toni Cook-Smith) of Mission House, a kingdom experiment in Salisbury, NC. He is the ‘resident emerging theologian’ of an Emergent Village cohort in Charlotte. He facilitates a blog, Musings of a Postmodern Negro, that is an investigation into the intersection of theology, philosophy, race, popular culture, politics, and emerging culture.
Jennifer (Jay) Yoder | Organizer & Advocate
Jay is a social justice activist, community organizer, advocate, and educator, with expertise in undoing oppressions such as racism, sexism, and queerphobia. Jay is co-director of Into Account, a project sponsored by Transform that strives to provide the most up-to-date relevant resources for survivors seeking healing and/or accountability. They specialize in strategies for holding institutions, perpetrators, and enablers accountable for violence, harm, and cover-ups. Jennifer also co-founded Pink Menno, a movement for queer inclusion in the Mennonite Church.