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Dr. Ben Huelskamp

Executive Director

Dr. Ben Huelskamp (he/they) is the Executive Director of LOVEboldly and an openly Queer Christian, author, activist, and host of The Christian Bear podcast. A lifelong church geek, Ben appreciates a stirring sermon as much as he loves a well-executed liturgy. He earned a BA in philosophy, a MEd in higher education and student affairs, and an EdD in leadership with a focus on religion and ministry. He wrote his dissertation on the leadership of LGBTQIA+ people in the Church. Ben is currently studying for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO). He is a voracious reader, avid Star Trek nerd, and an alumnus member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity. If he ever got a tattoo, it would be of the Oxford Comma.

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