- Aubrey Thonvold (she/her) is a lifelong Lutheran who is committed to work centered in justice and equity for LGBTQIA+ people and their families within religious and faith communities. With a master’s degree in Transforming Spirituality from The School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, she strives to bring people in from the margins and invite all people to the table. She leads this work at ReconcilingWorks with a sense of call to this holy work. Aubrey has worked on marriage campaigns in Washington, Hawaii, and Oregon, organizing outreach, education, and advocacy and encouraging faith communities to support the freedom to marry for LGBTQIA+ couples. Aubrey and her wife Heather both have a call to ministry, a love of adventures, and enjoy time with friends and family.
Communications and Graphic Design Coordinator
- Zac Baker (he/him) received a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina and produces print and multimedia content for ReconcilingWorks. Zac was a leader in USC’s queer community as the president of the LGBTQ student group and a founding member of Youth Empowered Against HIV. Zac lives with his husband, Samuel, in Minneapolis and enjoys ballroom dance and combining multiple coupons.
Annual Fund Director
- Ryan (he/him), a life-long Lutheran, began his work at ReconcilingWorks in June of 2014. As Annual Fund Director, Ryan works closely with faith communities and individuals as they discern best ways to donate their gifts of time, talent and finances to accomplish the mission of welcome, inclusion and celebration of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Ryan spends his days reaching out to Lutheran communities across the U.S. and Canada along with a devoted team of volunteer Regional Coordinators to deepen and expand the Reconciling in Christ program. Ryan's top priority is stewardship of financial gifts as ReconcilingWorks funds this important and life changing mission in sustainable ways. Ryan lives with his fiance Ned in Roseville, MN where they enjoy cooking, gardening and watching reality TV shows.