For a comprehensive list of resources for LGBTQIA+ candidates, as well as candidacy committees, call committees, internship sites, and more, please see our Resource Page.
Listing of Proclaim members.
See Proclaim members available to preach and preside in your area.
Connect with people in Proclaim as you go through the coming out process as a rostered leader or seminarian.
Second Edition collection of essays and sermons by Joel Workin. Amazing stuff!
VIDEO: A 3 minute video slideshow of the 2017 Proclaim Gathering. Watch here!
April 30 – Proclaim regional gathering in San Antonio, Texas with ELM ED Rev. Amanda Nelson. For more information, email Amanda Nelson
May 31-June 2 – ELM @ Indiana-Kentucky Synod Assembly
June 1-2 – ELM @ West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod Assembly
June 1-3 – ELM @ Southeastern and Sierra Pacific Synod Assembly
June 7-9 – Executive Director Amanda Nelson @ New England Synod Assembly
June 7-9 – ELM @ Central States Synod Assembly
June 8-10 – ELM @ Virginia Synod Assembly
June 8-9 – ELM @ Metropolitan Chicago Synod Assembly
June 15 – Deadline for Joel Workin Scholarship Applications
June 22-24 – Executive Director Amanda Nelson @ ReconcilingWorks Triennial in Minneapolis
For more information about upcoming events and visits, please email us at email@example.com
Changing the church through the ministry of publicly-identified LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders
Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries (ELM) expands ministry opportunities for publicly-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people called to serve God as clergy and rostered lay leaders. We do this work through our three programs: Proclaim, Candidacy Accompaniment, and Ministry Grants.
Through this work, we seek to make real in the world today Jesus’ message that all are invited to share and receive God’s gifts.
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Click on events in color for more information:
February 21-24: ELM Board of Directors meeting- St. Paul, MN.
April 12-15, 2013: 2013 Proclaim Retreat