We’ve MOVED (2015): ELM + PO Box 14317 + Chicago, IL 60614-8503


Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries believes that LGBTQ+ people have extraordinary gifts for ministry. Through their public witness, these leaders proclaim the Gospel now.


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Enrich & Transform – new video!

One thing we commonly hear about LGBTQ pastors is that congregations just “aren’t ready.” As you know, we like to say – “Let us help you get ready!”
Thanks to this fabulous new short video, call committees and congregations now have a 6-minute conversation starter about “getting ready” to welcome LGBTQ people into the call process.  Watch and share now!



June 4, 2016 – Ordination of Proclaim member Rachel Anderson, St John’s Lutheran Church, Ambler, PA

October 16-18, 2016 – ELM board in person meeting

July 16-19, 2017 – Proclaim Gathering (Cenacle Retreat Center, Chicago, IL)





For a comprehensive list of resources for LGBTQ candidates, as well as candidacy committees, call committees, internship sites, and more, please see our Resource Page.

Current Proclaim Members

Listing of Proclaim members.

Proclaim Pulpit Supply

See Proclaim members available to preach and preside in your area.


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Thinking About Coming Out?

Connect with people in Proclaim as you go through the coming out process as a rostered leader or seminarian.


BOOK:  “Dear God, I am Gay — thank you!”

Second Edition collection of essays and sermons by Joel Workin.  Amazing stuff!

2015 Proclaim Retreat

VIDEO: 2015 Proclaim Retreat Video CLICK HERE 

A 2 minute video slideshow of the gathering.