MORE2 was created in 2004 as a social justice organization representing different faith traditions, cultural backgrounds, races, and economic means. The organization included twelve congregations and has now grown to thirty-two congregations and many individual members. We are united in our commitment to transforming our communities, building a Kansas City area that embraces all people and offers everyone the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.

As people of faith, we are called to break down barriers that divide us by race and class. Rather than providing services or programs, we work to change policies through grassroots movements, in ways that promote racial and economic equity in Kansas and Missouri.

We are affiliated with the Gamaliel Network, which includes 45 affiliates in 17 states. Truly grassroots, the members of MORE2 and the other affiliates work together to set the national priorities agenda for Gamaliel and come together multiple times a year for training and development.



MORE2 is led by a board of directors comprised of representatives from our member organizations. Our executive board is as follows:
  • Keith "KD" Dixon, President
  • Ronald Carter, Recording Secretary
  • Ronald Achelpohl, Secretary
  • David Grummon, Recording Secretary
  • Violet Martin, Executive Board Member
  • Edgar Palacios, Executive Board Member



Lora McDonald
Executive Director

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Rev. Thomas "TJ" James
Lead Organizer, Transformational Justice

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Austin Jared
Community Organizer, Freedom To Read

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Jay Jones
Community Organizer, Environmental Justice

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Rev. Dr. Bobby Love, Sr.
Kansas Faith + Democracy Table organizer

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Linda Spence
Administrative Professional

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