Rev. Tom Gehring
Who am I?
I currently work as a chaplain in Chicago, caring for the spiritual well-being of folks living with or at risk for HIV. For fun, I walk trails in the woods, play Dungeons and Dragons and other board games with my friends, and DJing funky tunes on my Twitch channel.
I don’t believe that the youth are the future of the church, I believe they are the *now* of the church! MyJ is a space dedicated to empowering, developing, and connecting the BIPOC youth of the ELCA, and I believe that is so important. Younger generations are the ones already leading some of the most important movements of this age in history, and I want MyJ to be a place where these young leaders can connect with each other, celebrate their authentic selves, and feel empowered and equipped to keep leading in inspiring ways by showing up in their fullness. MyJ is a place to show up and celebrate who God created you to be!
One Favorite thing to look forward to:
How creative y’all get with social media takeovers!
“Chosen Family” – Rina Sawayama
Quote: “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents” - Bob Ross