Who We Are

Joshua Reno is a PhD candidate in the Classical & Near Eastern Studies department at the UMN. His dissertation examines the way Paul deploys sexual slander in his attempt to shape and control the communities to which he wrote. He lives in Northeast Minneapolis where he spends his days thinking about cats, watching cat videos, and/or pining over his friends’ cats. Outside of school, Joshua enjoys cinema, olympic lifting, obscure indie bands, and most any whiskey cocktail. Joshua helps with music and brings a certain je ne sais quoi to our community.


Emmy Kegler is the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis and the founder and editor of Queer Grace, an encyclopedia of online resources around LGBTQ life and faith. She lives in Saint Paul and is married to a gorgeous veterinarian named Michelle. She keeps the wheels on around this place.


Emily Szeliga comes from an eclectic faith background that includes a year living in a convent in intentional faith-based community. She currently lives in South Minneapolis with her younger sibling and many, many houseplants. She brings her relentless enthusiasm to worship leading, culture event planning, and making everyone laugh till their sides hurt.