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Minnesota-based collective supports transgender Christians worldwide


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Minnesota-based collective supports transgender Christians worldwide

                              MPR NEWS

Britt Aamodt, Cathy Wurzer and Sam Stroozas
December 27, 2022 12:53 PM

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When people ask Austen Hartke what his job is he says it’s a little hard to explain.
“I usually say that I work to support transgender people of faith, and that can look like a lot of different things.”

Hartke is the executive director of Transmission Ministry Collective, a Minnesota-based collective working to transform the relationship between faith and the LGBTQ+ community.

Hartke is a graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul and says his work has been focused on supporting trans-Christians for many years. He wrote a book in 2018 called Transforming and says the response was overwhelming.

“I got all these emails from trans folks across the world saying where can I talk to other trans Christians about my faith?”

Hartke, who is transgender, said during the journey of his faith and gender he had to ask himself, “what does this mean?”

“A lot of it came down to the idea that God made me exactly how I was meant to be. God made me trans on purpose, it wasn’t some mistake that somebody made,” he said.

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