My name is Renee Roederer, and I am an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am the Community Care Director at the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, a Community Chaplain, writer, itinerant preacher and speaker, and an organizer of new communities centered around belonging, 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.

These days, I am grateful to be working alongside others toward the creation of relationships within these communities:

EFOMThe Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. As Community Care Director at the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, I implement our programing and work alongside a dedicated staff team to build community and increase social links of support among people living with epilepsy.


Michigan Nones and Dones is a community for people who are spiritually curious and institutionally suspicious. I am the founding organizer of this community, which is experiencing experiencing care and exploring spirituality through a community of friendships in Southeast 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 within these communities as well as Community Chaplaincy 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.