(artwork by: David Hayward: graffiti artist on the walls of religion)
Our LGBTQ+ Spiritual Conversations group is a safe and sacred place to explore our spiritual journeys in light of our sexual and gender identities. Participants learn contemplative listening practices and share spiritual journeys with each other for support and encouragement. Each session begins with a spiritual practice and silent contemplation, and although we are a Christ-centered spiritual community, people of all faiths or no faith are welcome to participate.
To make sure that this is a safe space for all participants, we ask that only people who identify as LGBTQ+ attend. Thank you.
Free/Drop in. Donations welcome.
Facilitator: Matt Nightingale, Spiritual Director, musician, pastor, and writer.
He is a teacher at Sonoma County Day School in Santa Rosa and the worship leader at The Quest in Novato.
For seventeen years, Matt worked as a full-time worship pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, serving churches in Redwood City, CA; Houston; Tulsa; Seattle and Santa Rosa. He recently completed The Journey Center’s 2-year Spiritual Director Formation Program.
Matt is passionate about the intersection of sexuality and spirituality. Through his writing, speaking, podcast appearances and even a TEDx talk, he works to create safe, sacred space for people exploring their own understanding of these important matters.
Matt lives in Santa Rosa, and is the proud father of Joshua (23), Jacob (21), Emily and Zachary (17).