Dr. Paula Williams is an internationally known speaker on gender equity and LGBTQ advocacy. Jonathan Williams is a writer and speaker who covers religion and spirituality, and LGBTQ inclusion and justice. Their writing and story has been profiled in the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Denver Post and their TED Talks have a combined 3 million views. Jonathan’s latest release She’s My Dad chronicles their courageous story and details their path to reconciliation.
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Jonathan is the Lead Pastor of Forefront Church in Brooklyn, New York. He serves on the board of W/ Collective, an organization dedicated to starting progressive Christian Churches. He also serves on the board of Left Hand Church in Longmont, Colorado. He holds an M.Ed from Eastern University in Urban and Multicultural Education.
Jonathan is a popular writer who covers religion and spirituality, current trends, and LGBTQ inclusion and justice. Jonathan has written for the Huffington Post, Faithfully Magazine, The Christian Standard, and more. Jonathan has been featured in The New York Times, The Christian Post, and Rebel Storytellers.
Jonathan speaks at national events including, TEDWomen18, Wild Goose Festival, Eastern Christian Conference, Exponential National Conference, W/ National Conference, and more.
In 2016, Jonathan was named one of the “Top 40 Leaders Under 40” by Christian Standard Magazine.
Jonathan currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Jubi and two daughters. He enjoys a good beer, a better story, and (despite years of disappointment) still roots for his beloved New York Mets.
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Dr. Paula Williams is an internationally known speaker on gender equity and LGBTQ advocacy. She is the Pastor of Preaching and Worship at Left Hand Church in Longmont, Colorado.
As a transgender pastor and keynote speaker, Paula has been featured in the New York Times, TEDWomen, TEDxMileHigh, the Denver Post, New Scientist, Radio New Zealand, The Huffington Post, and Colorado Public Radio. Paula’s recent TED talk had over half a million views in its first 48 hours, and her TEDxMileHigh talk on gender equity has had over 1.7 million views on YouTube.