My name is Renee Roederer, and I am an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am a Community Chaplain, writer, itinerant preacher and speaker, and an organizer of new communities centered around spiritual formation and service.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Louisville and a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I’ve served three congregations as a Pastor and Campus Minister in Austin, Texas; Pasadena, California; and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

I’m married to Ian, an astronomer at the University of Michigan who thoroughly enjoys pondering the mysteries of the universe. We both grew up in southern Indiana, and after meeting in high school (we even went to prom together with dorky photos to prove it!) we embarked upon an adventure of living together in three different states and meeting formative communities of folks who have supported and enriched us along the way.

These days, I am grateful to be working alongside others toward the creation of community relationships, including the Michigan Nones and Dones Community:


Michigan Nones and Dones is a community for people who are spiritually curious and institutionally suspicious. I am the founding organizer of this Meetup Group which is exploring faith and spirituality through a community of friendships in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, and surrounding areas in Michigan. Participants include those who are religiously unaffiliated (the Nones), those who have left established forms of institutional churches (the Dones), and those who remain connected to particular faith traditions but seek new, emerging visions for their expression.

You may email me at to inquire about my work with this community and my work as a Community Chaplain on the University of Michigan campus. If you would like to connect with me as a speaker or workshop leader for retreats or conferences, please visit my Speaking Page.