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  • Writer's pictureMeda Thompson

Southminster Presbyterian Church Boise - A Beacon of Inclusivity and Acceptance

Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise is a beacon of inclusivity and acceptance, proudly serving as an LGBTQ affirming congregation. Our doors are open wide, welcoming individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities to worship and participate fully in our faith community. With a commitment to love, understanding, and equality, we strive to create a safe and supportive space where everyone can explore their spirituality without fear of judgment or discrimination. Come join us as we celebrate diversity and embrace the beautiful tapestry of humanity.

Check out our Community Spotlight and see what Reverend TJ Remaley says along with a few members of the congregation.

Community Spotlight on Southminster Presbyterian Church Boise

Reverend TJ holding a sign that says trans youth belong here
Rev. TJ Remaley (he/him)

Rev. TJ Remaley (he/him)

"On a personal note: as an out bisexual/queer pastor, it has been deeply healing and fulfilling to be called by God to serve alongside many other folks whose identity is in the LGBTQIA+ umbrella, including staff, elders, deacons, members, and community partners."

Expand Arrow to Read More from pastor TJ It is a true joy and blessing to serve as pastor alongside the members and friends of

Drew Harenberg (they/them)

Drew Haringberg wearing a bowtie and smiling
Drew Harenberg (they/them)

"Southminster is one of the first places I came out publicly as a nonbinary trans person. From the moment my coming out statement was read during the service I was surrounded by welcoming, supportive people who immediately began using my pronouns and my chosen name."

Expand Arrow to Read Full Review from Drew Harenberg (they/them)

Katie Fuze (she/her) of Boise's Southminster Presbyterian Church

Katie and Theresa smiling and looking out
Katie and Theresa Fuze

"We would like to acknowledge Southminster Presbyterian Church for being an open and affirming community."

My wife Theresa and I were both baptized in a Southern Baptist Church. Our church family at Southminster has loved us authentically and supported us in becoming members, as well as getting married in the church. It is an honor to be serving as Deacons first of all as women, and secondly as members of the LGBTQIA community.  We feel at home and accepted and loved for our true selves here." 

- Katie Fuze (she/her)

View an article TJ Shares as a coming-out post from a couple of years ago.

"I didn’t set out to be a bisexual advocate / pastor. At least, not consciously. Yet by God’s many Graces, here I am — (re)claiming my voice."

(taken from article.)

Here is another article shared for Bisexual Visibility Day 2023

Southminster Presbyterian Church

Southminster affirms and celebrates the worth and dignity of all people.

6500 W Overland Rd. Boise, ID, 83709


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