Dr. Paula Williams is a nationally known speaker on gender equity and LGBTQ advocacy.  She is the Pastor of Preaching and Worship at Left Hand Church in Longmont, Colorado, and a therapist with RLT Pathways, Inc.  Paula serves on the board of the Q Christian Fellowship, the Union of Affirming Christians, and the W/ Collective of progressive churches.  As a transgender pastor, Paula has been featured in the New York Times, the Denver Post, New Scientist, Radio New Zealand, Colorado Public Radioand The Huffington Post. Paula’s TEDxMileHigh talk on gender equity has had over one million views on YouTube.  For more information visit paulastonewilliams.com.

Humans are made for community.  We operate best when the tribe of which we are a part is aligned with our deepest values and desires.  So it is with the With Collective.  Hundreds of individuals and churches, who once wandered the wilderness, alone, have found one another and started journeying together.  Whether it is Launchpad, our joint church starting initiative, or She Is Called, our vibrant women’s initiative, W/ is my place – post-evangelicals who value local church autonomy, vibrant contemporary worship, dynamic children’s programming and progressive theology.  It is great to find fellow travelers on the journey who are committed to doing justice, loving kindness and walking humbly with God.