Lawrence A. Reh -- Curriculum Vitae

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First Light was founded and continues to be directed by Lawrence A. Reh,
an award-winning journalist, poet and pastor.
It is privately, independently funded and operated.
It keeps
no records identifying its clients;
it charges
no fees.

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EDUCATION

B.A., Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois
majors -- psychology, journalism, English literature
minors -- political science, Russian language

Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois
Masters program in adolescent psychology

M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo, California
American Bible Society award
in scripture interpretation

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EXPERIENCE

Reporter
Lindsay-Schaub Newspapers, Inc.
Decatur, Illinois

Public Information Officer
State of Illinois - Environmental Protection Agency
Springfield, Illinois

News Editor
The Advocate
Los Angeles, California

Editor-in-Chief
NewsWest
Los Angeles, California

LGBT Community Liaison
Offices of the City Council
Los Angeles, California

Pastoral Intern
Redwoods Presbyterian Church
Larkspur, California

Pastoral Director
First Light Ministries
Alameda, California

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SERVICE TO CHURCH AND COMMUNITY:

First Presbyterian Church, Decatur, IL:
Scout troop oversight, lay preacher,
library committee

First Presbyterian Church, Alameda, CA:
moderator of deacons; shut-in visitation; Bible study leader; Building & Grounds committee; volunteer groundskeeper; moderator Film & Spirituality series; choir; worship assistant

East Bay AIDS Interfaith Network, Oakland, CA:
worship leader

SF AIDS Foundation, San Francisco, CA:
public relations assistant, hotline counselor

Marin County Habitat for Humanity, Larkspur, CA:
publicity coordinator, work crew volunteer

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tiburon, CA:
elder; chair of Outreach Commission; member Church & Society Commission; Parish Caregiving Team; nursing home outreach worship leader; church school teacher; moderator Film & Spirituality series; choir; worship assistant; substitute preacher

San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA: designed, organized, administered and co-moderated special petition class, "Sexual Orientation in Church and Society"; LGBT Support Group; Seminary Singers; Education Commission

That All May Freely Serve/NCal, San Rafael, CA:
board member, major donor campaign team, publicity coordinator, benefit show impresario

Member/volunteer -- Spectrum Center, San Anselmo, CA; Hollywood Suicide Prevention Hotline, Los Angeles, CA; FISH Ministries, Decatur and Springfield, IL; Macon County Association for Retarded Children (McARC), Decatur, IL; Disciples on Voluntary Enlistment (DOVE), Decatur, IL

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RECOMMENDED RESOURCE LINKS:
Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse
Whosoever, an Online Magazine for LGBT Christians
PFLAG, Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Separate email support groups for LGBT young people
and transgender persons, sponsored by a PFLAG chapter
Lesbian Christians
Soulforce, Inc.
All you ever need to know about "ex-gay ministries"
Love Makes a Family
TransFaith
"What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality"
Faithmates Relationship Listings
New Ways Outreach to LGBT Roman Catholics
Concerns of Aging for LGBT people
Creating Safe Schools for LGBT students
The Other Side, a magazine of social consciousness

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