Rev. Elena Rose Vera, Executive Director

Rev. Elena Rose Vera (she/her), a Filipina-Ashkenazi trans woman originally from rural Oregon, joined Trans Lifeline’s executive team in May 2018. A longtime organizer, educator, and performing artist, she holds an M.Div. focused on social justice and community care work and was ordained as a minister by the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, a historic civil-rights church in San Francisco. Rev. Vera is proud to bring her deep commitment to love, support, and liberation for trans people everywhere to her work with Trans Lifeline.