Naomi Washington-Leapheart is the Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, the country’s oldest national LGBTQ justice and equality group. Before joining the Task Force, she was the suburban community organizer for POWER, a multi-faith, multi-racial network of congregations in Metro Philadelphia. She also served as Co-Pastor and Minister of Music at the Wisdom’s Table at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.
Rev. Washington-Leapheart's work is included in the volume,” From Generation to Generation: A Commemorative Collection of African American Millennial Sermons from the Festival of Preachers 2010-2015, a rare and unique compilation of what the nation’s most promising young African-American ministers are thinking and proclaiming about the Christian faith.
An adjunct faculty member in the Theology and Religious Studies department at Villanova University, her class discussions have included zombie sci-fi, 2 biblical accounts of the walking 'undead,' Lazarus and Jesus, and the theological and practical assumptions we hold about life, death, and the space in-between.
She is affiliated with the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries and the United Church of Christ, and earned the Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2016.
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