Rev. Darryl! LC Moch, joins UCC Fredericksburg after serving for the last 15 years as a Senior Associate Minister and former Assistant to the Bishop and founder. Rev. Darryl!, identifies as a multi-faith spiritual practitioner and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Potomac Association of the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is a founding member and current Community Co-chair of the Places of Worship Advisory Board (DC Health) and has maintained strong connections and support to the board for fifteen years. He has been and continues to be a champion for the diversity and inclusion of all faiths in POWAB and continues to push for expansion of POWAB through this diversity. Rev. Darryl!, is the co-founder of the former Inner Light Inc. and founder of Innergy, Inc., local nonprofit community empowerment and faith-based organizations working to eradicate poverty on all levels to improve quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. He was ordained in 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia and has served as Assistant, Associate, and Cofounder of ministries since that time. He began service in ministry in his teens in various non-denominational and independent denominations in Los Angeles, Upstate New York, Erie, PA,Chicago, Phoenix, AZ, Atlanta, and Portland, OR. Recently he served as Consulting Pastor for Supply and Pastoral Care for Bethel, UCC in Arlington, VA, and served as the Dean of Communities of Practice for the Central Atlantic
Conference of the United Church of Christ and is the convenor/Director of the CAC Mass Choir. Darryl! is an inspirational and motivational life coach, performing artist, ordained minister, consultant, and community advocate.
Darryl! currently provides consulting services and training in Mental Health in DC and MD and for nonprofits organizations providing DEI, Administrative, Leadership, Program, Community Engagement, Grant writing and Management, and Development consulting. His work centers on social change, social justice, and equality for all people without distinction in order to ensure a good quality of life for all people. His passion and current work includes arts and culture of the progressive community; creating opportunities that will empower, expose, and enlighten individuals and our collective communities. His art, activist and advocacy work is rooted in social justice, equality, and quality of life issues, and as subject matter expert for African-American/People of Color and minority communities, children, youth, families, LGBTQ constituencies, people living with mental health, substance use disorders, and developmental, intellectual, and physical challenges, the homeless, as well as HIV/AIDS and other issues facing communities most disenfranchised by local, regional, and national political policies and laws. He also serves on several other local and national boards or committees, including the DC Department of Health Places of Worship Advisory Board and Project Healthy Living (The ManDate) an advisory board and organization working to elevate the holistic health and wellness of Black Gay/Bi/Same Gender Loving men.
Darryl!, currently serves as the co-chair for the Washington, DC ACTSO program. He is a published author, poet and has written, directed and/or produced several original productions including, Spheres Of Influence, Adolescence: Voices Inside My Head, A Symphony of People: In our own words, Phoenix Is Rising, and God’s Trombones: The Manifestation. He is also a recent co-author of a published research project "Lessons Learned from U.S. Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Programs"; in International Journal of STD & AIDS. Additionally, Darryl! was Director and performer in The Moment Was Now, in collaboration with Gene Bruskin, a historically based musical fantasy on the intersections of Civil/Human Rights, Women's Rights, and Labor Rights set in the Reconstruction era. He provides consulting services and training for nonprofits and for core service mental health agencies in DC and Maryland Mental Health and for nonprofits organizations. Rev. Darryl!, states his passion and work centers and is rooted in social change, social justice, and equality for all people without distinction in order to ensure a good quality of life for all people with an emphasis on issues facing communities most disenfranchised by local, regional, and national political policies and laws. This work is realized through "psycho-edu-tainment", ministry, arts and culture of the progressive community; creating opportunities that will empower, expose, and enlighten individuals and our collective communities. He also serves on several other local and national boards or committees. He is working on the publication of NubianSpirit (a motivational journey for self-discovery, and Enduring Evil (about childhood trauma), as well as a book of poetry and other artistic productions. He is also developing the Becoming Your Ultimate Self experience and life coaching series and motivational cruise.
His vision for POWAB continues to be realized as POWAB continues to grow in its impact and influence in the DMV area, engagement with faith entities, and making a difference in the whole-person health of the community that our organizations and ministries serve. Having served in the past as a co-chair Rev. Darryl! , is very familiar with the processes of working with government, building collective efforts with faith groups across the region, and ensuring that members participation and engagement is both encouraged and supported. We have produced great programs and activities, served to provide support to faith groups, and made a significant footprint in the DMV as a model for serving the community through partnerships with Faith institutions, government, and businesses. We can build on this model and continue to support whole-person health and the growth and support of our member organizations. We can establish POWAB as a model locally, nationally, and globally in using faith communities as a cornerstone in transforming communities and lives through public health promotions.
Rev. Darryl!, has a Liberal Arts BA in Performing Arts (Theatre and Dance)
and Psychology (Clinical Counseling), a Master of Education in Counseling,
and a terminal Master of Fine Arts in Theatre: Directing. He is completing his
doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in
Darryl!’s motto: “Remember to live in Love and let LOVE live in you,
around you, through you, and… AS you.”
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