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Introducing our Theologians in Residence for 2022!

We are thrilled to share with you our Theologians in Residence for 2022! Throughout 2022, our Theologians in Residence will be an integral part of our educational and fellowship-oriented time together. They will serve as Keynote Speakers at our 2022 Synod Assembly, lead workshops and gatherings online, and be available to partner with your congregation in their area of specialty. We look forward to learning from them over the next year!

Pam Rocker

Pam Rocker is an American/Canadian, atypical activist, consultant, speaker, and musician. From Pride to politics, she has worked for over a decade for the full inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ people in faith communities and beyond. She is the playwright of heterophobia, was chosen as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Calgary, and as one of the top 30 activists in Canada. She is currently the Director of Affirming Connections and resides with her uber talented wife, two teens, and scraggly dog in Southern California.

"The ELCA has inspired me as I see so many of its faith leaders taking risks to fostering expansiveness and inclusion. Being connected to this Synod in particular at this moment in time is exciting! The invitation that we have to be a public witness of the love of God is greater than ever, and we indeed have good news to share. Queerness and difference is a gift and when we lean into celebrating each other's unique perspectives and expressions, we leave no room for fear and lots of room for Spirit to work. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your journey through this next year! I can't wait to see what unfolds."