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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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Is your congregation ready?

Have you heard a congregation say they “just aren’t ready” for an LGBTQ pastor or deacon? We say – “Let us help you get ready!”
Call committees and congregations should check out this 6-minute conversation starter about “getting ready” to welcome LGBTQ people into the call process.  Watch and share now!



Oct 20, 2016 – ELM/Proclaim Campus visit, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Oct 22, 2016 – Decolonize Lutheranism Inaugural Gathering (LSTC – Chicago, IL)

Oct 23, 2016 – Ordination of Jean Hay to Word and Sacrament, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN.  Called to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Billings, MT.

Oct 29, 2016 – Ordination of Stefanie Fauth to Word and Sacrament, Redeemer Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, MN.

July 16-19, 2017Proclaim 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.

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Listing of Proclaim members.

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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!

Photo by Emily Ann Garcia.

Photo by Emily Ann Garcia.

VIDEO: A 3 minute video slideshow of the 2016 Proclaim Gathering. Watch here!