We exist to offer safe and honest spaces for spirit-led conversations on racial reconciliation.

About

Who We Are

Mission Reconcile is a faith-based racial reconciliation nonprofit.

We are reconcilers.

A reconciler is anyone who answers the call to be a problem-solver in the face of this nation’s racial divide.

We connect majority one-race churches—predominantly black churches and predominantly white churches. Together, we facilitate organic relationships by talking about race and racism. 

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Man and woman having a discussion about racial reconciliation during a Mission Reconcile event.

Our organization was born from a vision of uniting people of different races and cultures together in love and harmony – starting with the church, the body of Christ. We believe in the power of prayer, fellowship, teaching, and breaking bread (Acts 2:42-47). 

Through conversation, fellowship, food, and music MISSION RECONCILE facilitates a three-part “Path to Reconciliation” event with partnering churches to inspire Christians of all denominations. We support people in answering the call to be a reconciler as a Christian and as a person of faith (Matthew 5:9).

What We Do

Racial reconciliation is a movement that brings together two groups of people who were alienated from one another. Together, people identify a common ground and take a stand for bridging the racial divide.

Racial reconciliation provides the necessary foundation for racial justice and equity in America. MISSION RECONCILE believes bridging this racial divide starts with the church– Jesus Christ followers and people of faith unifying.

 

As Christians, it’s our greatest privilege to be loved and bring harmony. God calls us to be reconcilers of one another. In the end, organic relationships must be created among people of different racial and cultural backgrounds in order to see the heart of God.

MISSION RECONCILE achieves this by facilitating a three-part “Path to Reconciliation” event with partnering churches, ultimately inspiring people to answer God’s call to be a reconciler. 

 

About the Founder

Our founder Kahlida smiling in front of a Powerpoint slideshow that's about to begin.

Kahlida Lloyd

Kahlida Nicole Lloyd is a Christian, attorney, teacher; but most importantly a reconciler. As the founder of MISSION RECONCILE, Kahlida has a love for people and bringing all people together.

She seeks to connect people everywhere by bringing churches together to talk about race, racism, and create organic relationships through the lens of Jesus. Most of all, she strives to lead in love, truth, and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Kahlida is a proud graduate of Florida State University, a predominantly white institution (PWI), and North Carolina Central University School of Law, a historically black college and university (HBCU). She holds degrees in Communication, Political Science and Law.

Kahlida believes that the cure to our hurting and divided nation is the church, and it all starts with a conversation.

 

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Meet the Advisory Board

Kim Turner - President/CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of West Alabama

Kim Turner

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Alabama
President/CEO

Kim Turner has been in her current role since August 2017. Prior to serving in Tuscaloosa, Mrs. Turner was the Vice President of Development and Administration for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama for 14 years. During her tenure in Tuscaloosa, the Clubs have more than doubled their budget size and average daily attendance and have opened three new Clubhouses. 

Tamika Mason - Chief Executive Officer Building For Mission

Tamika Mason

Building For Mission
Chief Executive Officer

Tamika Mason leads Building For Mission (BFM), a talent consulting firm that partners with organizations seeking to center people’s development and equity in their talent practices. Her experiences starting & leading organizations, serving as a senior leader, and consultant have given her the unique ability to lead and guide large complex organizational change. 

Dave Schmidgall - Director of Missions

David Schmidgall

Dir. Missions/Pastor of Lincoln Theatre
National Community Church

While church planting alongside a local pastor team in Scotland, David earned his Masters Degree in International Policy at the University of Edinburgh and honors in the Whisky Society.

For over 10 years, he’s served as campus pastor and International Director of A1:8 Missions at National Community Church in Washington, DC. 

Hazel Cherry - Communications Consultant

Hazel Cherry

Communications Consultant

Hazel is a social media guru, creative writer, and ministry leader with a passion for nonprofits. She’s spent her career helping mission-driven brands elevate their digital footprint while making the world a better place.

She’s extremely skilled at helping brands reach Key Performance Measures while staying unique, creative, and in service of their ultimate mission.

Reverend Doctor Robert Turner, smiling.

Rev. Dr. Robert R.A. Turner

Pastor, Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church

Rev. Dr. Turner speaks to the millennial generation with truth and power. Currently, he’s a pastor in Oklahoma for the Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church. He’s also the Academic Dean for Jackson Theological Seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas.

As a pastor, he helped organize and lead the fight seeking justice for victims of the 1921 Race Massacre by getting burial sites excavated and pursuing reparations. 

About the Team

Danielle Blevins - Chief Strategic Officer

Danielle Blevins

Chief Strategic Officer

A lawyer and journalist by trade, Danielle Blevins is the cohort alongside Kahlida and Amanda. Stepping into this role following personal experience, racial reconciliation was engraved upon Danielle’s heart after seeing the growing divide along racial lines in the church.

Danielle’s prayer is to see the American church recognize division and separation are not the ways of Christ. The steps forward are acknowledging its past history of racial animosity and collusion, repenting, and making tangible strides toward racial reconciliation and unity through authentic relationships.

Amanda Gann - Creative Lead of Communciations

Amanda Gann

Creative Director/Designer

Amanda Gann is a Creative Lead of Communications and Marketing at a D.C.-based nonprofit by day. By night she’s a creative director/brand strategist for startups in the DC area through her company little bird creative. She’s committed to supporting individuals, companies, and organizations who make the world a more peaceful and cared-for place.

When she isn’t working on her computer, she’s traveling with her camera in hand or serving in the children’s ministry at her church.