For those new to gender and sexuality justice work, the string of letters in the LGBT acronym can seem overwhelming - not to mention how all of it intersects with our faith and our lives. We'll explore the many dimensions of gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as a variety of ways to approach Scripture and the church rooted in love and care for those who have been excluded or condemned.
Reverend Emmy Kegler is a pastor, author, and speaker called to ministry at the margins of the church, especially among LGBTQIA+ Christians. She serves as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis. She is also the founder and editor of the Queer Grace Encyclopedia (queergrace.com), a curated collection of online resources around LGBTQ life and faith. Her first book, One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches to the Margins, tells her story as a queer Christian called to ordained ministry and how it formed her relationship with Scripture. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and enjoys biking, board games, books, and spending time with her wife Michelle and their two dogs and cat.