Happy Pride Month! Linzi & Meggie are newlyweds who live in Nashville, both youth directors at two local churches. Heather talks with them about their experiences as queer persons in ministry, a gospel for those on the margins, and how to best minister to the queer students in your ministry…because they’re there.
In case you didn’t know, Women in Youth MInistry seeks to be an organization that lifts ALL female voices, LGBTQ+ community included. You may not agree with our theology, and that’s okay; but we vow to stay true to who we are. You may choose to skip this episode, but we encourage you to listen — you might learn something new.
ABOUT LINZI: Linzi (she/her) is a native of (Northern) Ireland living in Tennessee where she serves as the Director of Youth Ministries at a local PC(USA) congregation. Linzi is a graduate of the Center for Youth Ministry Training and is working towards an M.Div at Memphis Theological Seminary. You can follow Linzi on Twitter and Instagram @LinziFinzi88, and she occasionally blogs at linzifinzi88.wordpress.com
ABOUT MEGGIE: Meggie (she/they) holds a B.S. in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a 2019 graduate of the Center for Youth Ministry Training graduate program with an M.A. in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary. They currently serve at Second Presbyterian Church as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. You can follow Meggie on Twitter and Instagram @gourmeggie
Linzi and Meggie live with their cat (Boots) and dog (Ted) and enjoy cooking, being outdoors, and cheering on the Nashville Predators.