Mentoring & spiritually nurturing the next generation of Christian LGBTQ Leaders.
What is Bakos Project?
Bakos Project is a theologically orthodox and affirming initiative that nurtures the faith and vocational aspirations of LGBTQ Christians in their 20s and 30s who demonstrate both a commitment to Christ and leadership qualities.
Through mentoring and spiritual edification, Bakos Project encourages LGBTQ Christians to use their God-given gifts in their communities. Whether pursuing formal ministry roles or serving in the public sector, LGBTQ Christians can be a positive witness and example of Christ-like service in our world.
Bakos is the name of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-40, as given by Ethiopian Christians to this day. As a eunuch, Bakos, was a sexual minority previously banned from the Temple, but now sent out by God as an evangelist.
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Meet the Mentors
Karen is a biblical scholar and spiritual director with The Redwood Center for Spiritual Care & Education. She worked in higher education for several years and has a deep love for nurturing young adults.
Sally is the founder and executive director of CenterPeace, a nonprofit that has been building Christian spiritual community for LGBTQ people for almost twenty years.
Ewduar "Ed" grew up on a coffee farm in Columbia. He has more than two decades of ministry experience, including church planting, prison ministry, and Christian education. He lives in Wisconsin with his husband Ben.
Ben has served in ministry for many years. After Bible college, he did church planting, youth ministry, a discipleship. He has also taught intercultural studies. He and his husband Ed are actively involved in their Madison, Wisconsin church.
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