I’ve dedicated my life to an ethic of love, to being kind, compassionate, and intentional. I’m determined to advocate for those who are ostracized or excluded, who are marginalized. I believe God loves diversity and that God’s creative action is ongoing, in us, through us, among us. We are called to a full, abundant life and not one which asks us to squeeze ourselves into smallness or the loss of our voice. I believe that God’s benediction on creation, “It’s good, so very good!” is an ongoing blessing as we participate in becoming fully who we were created to be, and that this goodness is evident in all genders and all expressions of gender. I believe that each person carries within them the sacred image of God and has innate worth and value.