Aubrey Thonvold (she/her) is a lifelong Lutheran from Minnesota. Aubrey is committed to work centered in justice and inclusion for LGBT people and their families within religious and faith communities. Most recently, 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 LGBT couples. 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. Aubrey and her wife Heather both have a call to ministry, a love of adventures, and enjoy time with friends and family. Aubrey is thrilled to be a part of the team at ReconcilingWorks.
Program and Development Associate
Ryan (he/him), a graduate of the University of Minnesota and life-long Lutheran, began his work at ReconcilingWorks in June of 2014. As Program and Development Associate, Ryan works closely with congregations and other faith communities as they discern what it means to welcome, include and celebrate 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 also works to steward financial gifts as ReconcilingWorks funds the mission of welcome, inclusion and celebration in sustainable ways. While doing this important work at ReconcilingWorks, Ryan is also working on earning a Master of Business focusing on Nonprofit Management.
Communications and Graphic Design Coordinator
Zac Baker (he/him) oversees external communications, website and email wizardry, and print and digital resource development at ReconcilingWorks. A graphic designer at heart, Zac enjoys the opportunity to help churches be bold about their welcome to LGBTQ people. Zac joined the ReconcilingWorks staff in May 2013 after receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina.