Go to Navigation Menu
 About Us  Donate 

Trans Woman Ordained as Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Elder


A couple of articles are circulating on the internet about the first transgender person ordained as an elder in the Seventh Day Adventist tradition. Unfortunately, these articles are accompanied by "scare quotes" and venom about Rhonda Dinwiddie's leadership in her local congregation, Hollywood Seventh Day Adventist in Hollywood, CA.

Apparently, these articles are just responses to a YouTube video posted in December 2015 showing Kirsten Salvador introducing/interviewing Rhonda Dinwiddie at a public gathering.

Transfaith is glad to join in celebrating both Rhonda ordination and Hollywood SDA's welcome, but we want to make sure you can watch the interview without also sifting through the backlash against it!

To view the nasty backlash on the interview/news, check these links:


On the Move

We celebrate the ordination of Transfaith's executive director, Louis James Irving Mitchell, at South Congregational Church in Springfield, MA on September 23, 2018

Join us for this annual transgender-led, transgender-centered Shabbat observance at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. D'var Torah offered by Enzi Tanner.

Transfaith's Executive Director, Louis Mitchell, reflects on the depth of community through his life

In the News

Upasika tree (aka Cleis Abeni) explains Dharma Day while remembering the blessed life of a young Buddhist named Alphy who was killed in 1999.

Mariette Pathy Allen's 2017 photobook highlights the lived experiences of T/GNC spirit mediums in Thailand and Burma

"It really felt like [the Episcopal Church] had our back!" TransEpiscopal marks a historic year at the 2018 General Convention of the Episcopal Church.