Aaron Miner is a recent graduate of Union Theological Seminary, and a candidate for ordination in the ELCA. Growing up in a conservative church, he struggled to reconcile his Christian identity with his identity as a queer transgender person. As an adult, he found spiritual community in a storefront Lutheran church in the Bronx, where he helped build a radically inclusive drop-in ministry. He works as a database developer. He enjoys spending time with his two teenage kids, going on long urban hikes, and cooking with friends and family. He sees church as a place for healing, community building, imagining a different world, and beginning to see ourselves and each other with God’s delight.