Mark Bowman has been involved in the development of LGBT-RAN since
its founding in 2001. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Boston
University School of Theology. He first became active in Affirmation:
United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns in
the late 1970s. He was instrumental in the formation of the Reconciling
Congregation Program (United Methodist) and the magazine Open Hands and
headed these programs for fifteen years. He played a key leadership role
in initiating several cooperative ventures in the ecumenical
"Welcoming Church" Movement, including the historic, massive
Witness Our Welcome (WOW) Conference in 2000. He was also one of the
original members of the National Religious Leaders Roundtable.
Carl Foote hast been LGBT-RAN's web designer and developer
since the beginning.