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So This Is What It’s Like

So This Is What It’s Like

Sundays are always busy days for me. I’m the music minister at MCC San Francisco, so I get up early and drive from Rohnert Park to San Francisco (about an hour without traffic). I’m here for practice at 10:30 and then worship at noon. We have another service at...

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Gratitude & Hope: The TEDx Talk

Gratitude & Hope: The TEDx Talk

Last summer, about two weeks after I came out of the closet and resigned from my worship pastor job, I went to a mixer put on by the Letter People. I was lonely and anxious to find some kind of community, but this LGBTQ world was brand new to me. People would ask...

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Surrendering To God’s Design

Surrendering To God’s Design

Last summer, right before I came out of the closet, I was still leading worship every Sunday in church. It was a scary time, because I knew this massive change was coming for me, for my family and for the church, but it was also rich and good. God was meeting me in...

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Why Pride?

Why Pride?

As I celebrate my first Pride Month with my LGBTQ+ siblings, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting, and I’m planning to post a lot of my thoughts here on Facebook throughout the month. I’m so grateful that I can live openly and honestly, and I’m grateful that I can...

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Yes, It’s Sad

Yes, It’s Sad

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2019 in Review

2019 in Review

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Spiritual Direction & Support Groups
“Spiritual direction—also called spiritual companionship—explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday.”

Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv, former Executive Director, Spiritual Directors International

I am honored to serve as a spiritual director through The Christian Closet, offering web-based counseling, coaching and spiritual direction for LGBTQ Christians.