SPEAKERS & PErformers
The Q Christian Conference features some of the leading names and voices in LGBTQ faith from across the country and the world. We'll be revealing the 2019 keynote line-up over the next few weeks, so stay tuned for these exciting announcements!
Nicole M. Garcia (she/her/hers) is an out and proud transgender Latina of faith. Nicole is the Director of Congregational Care at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Boulder CO and is a Candidate Preparing for Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul MN. Nicole has a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. Nicole is a therapist and clinical supervisor with the Umbrella Collective. Nicole was featured Sojourners magazine: 2018’s 10 Christian Women to Watch and a speaker at the Why Christian conference at Duke University Chapel in March 2018. In July 2018, Nicole delivered the keynote speech at St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral Light Up the Cathedral Interfaith Service as a part of San Diego Pride. Nicole was also the Faith Grand Marshal at the 2018 Pride parade.
Our other exciting keynote speakers will be announced over the coming weeks!
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Friday Night Performer
Michael and Lisa Gungor are curators of the Grammy-nominated musical collective simply known as Gungor. The duo uses their skills as accomplished song writers and multi-instrumentalists to tell honest and forthright stories - some personal and some allegorical. Together they've tapped their considerable musical reserves to blur genres and break expectations creating a unique magnetic expression.
Gungor is in the midst of their most ambitious endeavor to date called One Wild Life, which is comprised of three full-length albums - Soul, Spirit and Body. On August 7, 2015, they kicked off the album trilogy with One Wild Life: Soul, which debuted as the #15 album on the iTunes Alternative chart. “One Wild Life: Spirit," released on March 25, 2016. The final piece of the album trilogy concludes with One Wild Life: Body, which released on September 30, 2016. While each record carries with it its own distinct vibe, the album series presents a body of work that celebrates the adventure and challenges faced by Michael and Lisa Gungor since the release of their album I Am Mountain in 2013.