The Many Paths Spiritual Care Team is a volunteer group of LGBTQ faith leaders first organized in January 2017. This multi-faith, multi-gender, multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-lingual team is available for loving support and presence at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference. We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, transgender, non-binary, and queer religious and spiritual leaders representing dozens of traditions, here to be with you however you need, no matter which—if any—path you claim. Contact a team member any time during the conference by texting 574-318-0724.

The Many Paths Gathering Space is a welcoming, dedicated space at Creating Change for spiritual practice, ritual, reflection, support, connection, and breathing space—available to conference goers of any or no spiritual path.

2020 Spiritual Care Team Coordinators

  • Rev. Lauren Bennett
  • Teo Drake: practicing Buddhist and yogi, blue-collar queer-identified trans man living with AIDS, heart-centered rabble-rouser
  • Rev. Candy Holmes: Spiritual activist and healer with a justice-focused ministry perspective
  • Zr. Alex Kapitan: lifelong Unitarian Universalist, queer non-binary young adult, lay minister, organizer, holy troublemaker
  • Rev. Rosa Manríquez: Ordained Roman Catholic Womanpriest ministering to all who have been made unwelcome
  • Rev. Lynn Young: Native American Traditionalist/Christian, Two Spirit, ritualist, drummer, drum maker, rhythmic spirituality facilitator/practitioner, Christian Pastor, troublemaker

Past Coordinators

  • Rev. April Alford-Harkey: Chaplain, Episcopal deacon, and companion to ministry dog Sandy
  • Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey: Queer Christian pastor with a heart for youth, young adults, and social justice
  • LeLaina Romero
  • Raquel Saraswati
  • Rev. Mykal Slack