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The Greater Milwaukee Synod Reconciling in Christ Ministry Team invites you to proclaim “We Love All” as we learn how to be communities of welcome, inclusion, and celebration of our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ. Whether you are in an RIC congregation or not; whether you know what all the letters stand for or have lots of questions and uncertainties; whether you are trans, an ally, or don’t know a single gay person – as long as you feel called to love as Christ loved us and want to learn how to better show that love to others, this is the event for you.

Register by Thursday, November 2 at 11:59 pm to guarantee a meal. If you register after this (online or at the door), you may need to find lunch on your own.

Event Details

This year we will welcome Rev. Jonah Overton (@rev_jonah) from Zao MKE Church to share with us how a queer perspective can enrich our theology and open our eyes to see Scripture in a new light. We will also have workshops on LGBTQIA+ 101, A Lutheran Reading of the “Clobber Passages”, How to Be an Ally / Allied Parenting, and more.


What can the garden of eden teach us about nonbinary thinking? How can the flood story root us in humanity’s call to creative survival? What do Jesus’s post resurrection scars have to do with gender affirming medical care?


Our understanding of the scriptures has often been only as wide as our lens. Join Jonah P. Overton (they/them) for an exploration of queer readings of the Bible, meant to variously challenge, subvert, and amplify traditional readings.


8:30 am – Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 – Welcome, Opening Prayer and Orientation
9:20 – Morning Workshops
10:20 – Keynote Presentation with Q&A
11:40 – Meal Prayer
11:45 – Lunch
12:45 pm – Keynote Application
1:45 – Afternoon Workshops
2:45 – Closing Worship
3:30 – Departure

Morning Workshops:

  • “LGBTQIA+ 101 – Learning the Lingo” with Rev. Rachel Young Binter (she/her)
  • “RIC 101 – Journey to Becoming RIC” with Holy Cross Lutheran (Menomonee Falls)
  • “RIC 201 – We’re RIC; Now What?” with Rev. Donna Brown (she/her)

Afternoon Workshops:

  • “How to be an Ally & Allied “Parent”ing” with Shannon Malnory-Silbernagel (she/her)
  • “Intersectionality” with Rev. Michelle Townsend De Lopez (she/her) and Rev. Juniper Linberry (they/them)
  • “Clobber Passages, a Lutheran Approach” with Rev. Tyler Rasmussen (he/him)