Our Ministry Team
The Rev. Phiwa (pronounced PEE wah) Langeni joins us for church services as our interim pastor. The Rev. Phiwa Langeni is founder, director and pastor of the Salus Center, the first LGBTQ resource and community center in Lansing. Rev. Langeni identifies as a trans-masculine genderqueer person. Phiwa has experienced, firsthand, exclusion because of who they are as a child of God which has made them passionate about creating space where folk can live in wholeness. Their compassion and openness shows up in their preaching, teaching, doing and being. A graduate of Eden Theological Seminary and Chicago Theological Seminary, Rev. Langeni is also a solo parent of a young adult daughter in college. Phiwa has a cottage industry and makes reversible, adjustable, self-tie bow ties and matching earrings.