Ben became Chair of Q Christian in 2018. He previously served two terms as a member of the board.
Pastor Ben is the Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado. Before joining the clergy, Ben served for almost 15 years in the nonprofit and corporate worlds working on issues of public health and healthcare, as well as Diversity & Inclusion. Among his chief accomplishments was securing over $100 million in investment and donations to increase public health outcomes throughout the developing world. He is a staunch advocate and supporter of issues related to women's rights and health.
While serving Q Christian, Ben has been a forward-leaning leader helping the organization thrive and change to meet an ever-evolving mandate. He is passionate to see all members of Q Christian invest and deepen their ability to foster self-acceptance, cultivate community, and advocate for those in their neighborhoods who have not, yet, experienced the healing love of Christ as expressed through our organization.
In his free time, Ben is a contributor to the OnlyLads dating app where he writes and advises on matters of ethics and ethical behavior in dating. Uncle Ben is the admiring uncle of two amazing nephews, and deeply loves his Oklahoma-based family.
The name Q Christian Fellowship signals to me that our community is more than a person, or a series of points in a mission statement. It means that we are strong, that we are flexible, and that we are able to change, which is what God wants from us. The ability to change, then change again, and then, again. Change means that we know that we are loved, and now we want to demonstrate that same love to an ever-expanding community of people who know or don't know how they identify in the world. Q CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is a chance for others from us to cue into what God is calling us to do, to provide an actual experience of faith - raw, honest, and unconditional. All are welcome. Go in peace!