Our Affirming Task Force

The Rev. Carla Christopher Wilson

The Rev. Carla Christopher Wilson

Synod Staff Liaison

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The Rev. Angela Hammer

The Rev. Angela Hammer

Chairperson

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The Rev. Angela Hammer

The Rev. Dr. Martin Zimmann

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The Rev. Michael Allwein

The Rev. Michael Allwein

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The Rev. Joel Folkemer

The Rev. Joel Folkemer

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Vicar Marty Jo Irvin-Stellabotte

Vicar Marty Jo Irvin-Stellabotte

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Beth McKinley

Beth McKinley

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Beth McKinley

Jonah Davis

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  • Michael Youse (he/him/his)
  • Sr. Davia Evans (she/her/hers)
  • The Rev. Traci Benditz Glover (she/her/hers)
  • Trey Perez (he/him/his or they/them/theirs)

Resources (in no particular order within their sections)

Specifically Lutheran LGBTQIA+ Support and Resources

Specifically LGBTQIA+ Affirming Worship, Bible Study, and Sermon Prep Resources

LGBTQIA+ Affirming Lists of Resources from Other Denominations

Books Suitable for Congregational Study and Use

  • The Queer Bible Commentary

  • Bible Trouble by Teresa Hornsby and Ken Stone

  • Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation by Hornsby/Guest

  • Radical Love; An Introduction to Queer Theology by Patrick Cheng

  • This I Know; A Simple Biblical Defense for LGBTQ Christians by Pr. Jim Dant

  • No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice by Shannon Craigo-Snell and Christopher Doucet

  • Outside the Lines by Mihee Kim-Kort

  • Transforming by Austen Hartke

  • Unclobber by Colby Martin

Secular Resources

Videos