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!
July 10 – Deadline for Program Director Applications
July 14 – Ordination of Preston Fields, 3 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Knoxville, TN
August 5-8 – Proclaim Gathering 2018
August 11 – Installation of Preston Fields, 4 pm at Salem Lutheran Church, Sycamore, IL
October 4-6 – ELM Board Meeting, Chicago, IL
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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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February 21-24: ELM Board of Directors meeting- St. Paul, MN.
April 12-15, 2013: 2013 Proclaim Retreat