The Honorable (and Rev.) Vicky Kolakowski
Transfaith Board Member 2008-2010
Rev. Kolakowski was ordained in 1988 in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches and has served local MCC congregations in California, including MCC of the New Vision (Walnut Creek), MCC in Santa Cruz, MCC San Jose, and New Spirit Community Church (Berkeley).
Rev. Kolakowski stepped down from the Transfaith board service to avoid a conflict of interest as she began her historic run for Alameda County (California) superior court judge. She became the first openly transgender person to serve as a trial court judge of general jurisdiction in the United States, the first elected to a judgeship, and the first to serve as any type of judge in California.