Dealing with a LGBTQIA+ identity within any of the segments of Christianity is rarely, if ever, easy. There are an ever-growing number of writers publically addressing the dissonance many feel within the church. This is a part of a series of profiles of those courageous people furthering the conversation.
The realities of a shrinking clergy labor market, and seminary tuition costs outpacing inflation, leave some facing debts of $80,000 or more trying to find work in a relatively low-paying profession. The burden is falling particularly hard on prospective minority clergy with the fewest resources, analysts state.