You might wonder why I, a straight woman, am involved with Sanctuary and the LGBT community. It’s a good question, particularly since I don’t have any close family members who identify as LGBT.
To answer that question fully, I need to tell you a little about my experience with church. Although I grew up going to church occasionally, it wasn’t until college that I began following Jesus. Worshiping with brothers and sisters in Christ was amazing, and honestly, I know that God drew me toward closer with music. Playing, singing, writing music, and joining with others to lead people into worship became huge parts of my life and things that gave me great joy. The desire to worship with others naturally led me to the church, where I led musical worship and felt as though I’d finally found my place. The church was my home.Read More