This week’s guest episode is with Jess Grace Garcia (she/they) who is a co-founder of Q Worship Collective, Co-Host of Lavender Mafia Podcast, and the Worship Pastor at NoHo Community in Los Angeles where she lives with her wife and girlfriend. They spent a number of years leading worship in nonaffirming spaces until she took a break to rediscover what it looks like to be a queer person of faith. After spending 20 years in Baltimore Jess and their beautiful wife Erica moved to Los Angeles in hopes of finding better care and weather for Erica’s health. After moving, she quickly got connected to an affirming church community and with their love and support got super engaged in ways to give back to the LGBTQ+ Progressive Christian Community. Earlier this year they met their gorgeous girlfriend Janna at a Queer Christian (Virtual) Conference.
Jess is passionate about writing and producing songs that provide healing and reflection on the beauty, holiness, and God’s image within us. She loves to love people, creating safe spaces for healing from religious trauma/spiritual abuse and to deconstruct/ reconstruct at their own pace.
When Jess isn’t leading and loving her community she owns and operates a video production company & studio called Springwood Productions that she started over 10 years ago. She loves to help artists tell their stories in unique and compassionate ways of connecting with their audience.
Learn more about Jess and her work:
Lavender Mafia: https://linktr.ee/lavmafia
Q Worship: https://www.qworshipcollective.com/
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