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Valerie Nicole Green


Founder & Co-Chair

Founding member Valerie Nicole Green is a transgender woman who is active in her ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Missouri. Before transitioning, she was married for 34 years and is now widowed. She is a parent to five children and grandparent to six grandchildren. After five decades of waiting, she has been fully socially transitioned since January 1, 2019.

John Gustav-Wrathall


Founder & Co-Chair

Founding member John Gustav-Wrathall is a published scholar and teacher in the fields of LGBTQ history and American religion and a former president and executive director of Affirmation. He is active in the Lake Nokomis Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his husband of almost three decades are parents of a gay foster son and live in south Minneapolis.

Erika Munson


Founder & Co-Chair

Erika is a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a descendent of Mormon pioneers. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Harvard College where she met her husband Shipley; together they have raised their five children in the northeast United States and Europe. In 2012 she co-founded Mormons Building Bridges. Now living in Sandy, Utah, she is an English teacher and Library Chair at the Waterford School.

Carson Perez


Board Member

Carson graduated with a B.A. in English from Northwest University, and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. In July 1996, in Kearns, Utah, he joined the Church. Currently, he serves on the JustServe Committee in the Sunset Ward, and in the Stake Self-Reliance Committee. Carson works in admissions at an independent school, and lives with his partner, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Diane Roldan


Board Member

Diane graduated from B.Y.U. and received her law degree from Stanford Law School. Diane currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she works as a public interest lawyer. She serves in her ward as 2nd Counselor in the Relief Society.



Board Member

Sytske is a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She played collegiate volleyball at U.V.U. and graduated from B.Y.U. She is a Certified Life Coach who guides people through religious and Lgbtq spaces. Currently in a same-sex relationship and raising four boys from two different marriages, Sytske lives in Utah and enjoys studying psychology, philosophy, and spiritual development.

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Board Member

Liv, also know as the Mexican firecracker, was born in California and raised in Mexico. She is a Gospel Convert and was baptized in 2010. In 2015 she acknowledged for the first time her orientation and started her journey to become a joyful daughter of Heavenly Father. Liv served a full time mission in the Northwest Mexico City Mission where she focused on inviting others to come into Christ; not only those that did not know him, but everyone including leaders and companions. Liv currently lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and baby boy where they share their passion for cooking, traveling, and helping people

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