PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Catalyzing Faith Communities: Have an Interfaith Pride Celebration
Track: Lead by Example
Workshop Block 2 – Saturday, October 26 – 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Room: Bennie Moten AB
Georgia Noble and Nancy Edmundson, PFLAG Santa Barbara
PFLAG Santa Barbara has, for five years, orchestrated Love. Period: An Interfaith Pride Celebration with our LGBTQ support center and progressive faith communities. The main purpose of these events has been to promote healing and reconciliation between faith communities and LGBTQ people. The events have been inspiring, uplifting, and well received. There have been many unanticipated positive ripples of coalition building and partnership formation among congregations, PFLAG Santa Barbara, and the community. The faith communities are more involved as allies helping us move equality forward. In this presentation we will share with you the “how to” of creating such an event: Step-by-step planning, funding, promotion, program designs, and major learnings along the way. We have even figured out how to break even. Join us.
Nancy Edmundson, PFLAG Santa Barbara
Nancy Edmundson, Treasurer of PFLAG Santa Barbara for the past four years, is joyfully retried from two professional careers as a Physical Therapist/business owner and religious professional as a Director of Administration. Nancy finds purpose and joy in being a co-conspirator on many projects with Georgia. She is currently a retreat facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal supporting their work with clergy and congregations. Nancy loves creating trustworthy communities that are transformational for the individual and the world. Spending any time around Nancy will include boasting about all of her children’s life partners and one amazing grandson!
Georgia Noble, PFLAG Santa Barbara
Georgia Noble, Ed.D, MFT, has been the President of PFLAG Santa Barbara for the past four years, has a doctorate in education, and enjoyed a private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist for 25 years working with individuals and groups. In addition to her PFLAG work, Georgia is currently a retreat facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal supporting their work with clergy and congregations. Her passion is creating hospitable spaces for growth and change.