About Us

Our MISSION  is to provide online resources and information for individuals and churches regarding morals and social issues.


Our PURPOSE is to encourage fellow Christ followers to be a people of integrity and to be on guard that we “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.


About Our Name

The first word in our name, MICAH, was chosen, because our organization was founded on this verse:

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 (NRSV)

The second word in our name, MOVEMENT, was chosen to be a constant reminder of our purpose to rally Christ Followers who are working to promote justice and mercy in our communities and throughout the world while maintaining an attitude of humility before the LORD. Won’t you join us?!

"For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we may walk in them." Ephesians 2:10 (NRSV)

The Micah Movement will continue to promote the instructions set forth in Micah 6:8 to seek justice, promote mercy and walk humbly with the LORD—in our local communities, state, nation, and all over the world.


About Our Founders

Photo of Mary Louise Stancell

The Micah Movement was originally developed under the leadership of Mary Louise Stancell in 2013 during her tenure as the Director of Public Morals and Social Issues Awareness with the NC East District of the Wesleyan Church. When Mary Louise retired in 2016, her position was absorbed into another ministry; the website was taken down; and “The Micah Movement” officially ceased to exist. Unofficially, however, the ministry continued on social media, and it soon became clear that God was not finished with the Micah Movement. Mary Louise continues to seek justice and works with the Micah Movement as the Lord permits (mainly through social media at this time).

Photo of Laura ZielkeWhen the domain came up for renewal in February 2017, ministry partner and fellow abolitionist, Laura L. Zielke (http://laurazielke.com), offered to continue the mission of the Micah Movement by providing online resources and accurate information regarding social justice issues. She has been involved with the Micah Movement since its inception and has helped with website design, social media, and graphic design services. With the blessing of the NC East District, she purchased the Micah Movement domain names. The name and mission of the “movement” remains the same; however, the ownership is now private and unaffiliated with any single denomination. Opinions shared may or may not be aligned with the official stance of the Wesleyan church, but they will always be aligned with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.