Rev. Liam Hooper
Reverend Liam M. Hooper, M.Div., is the founder of Ministries Beyond Welcome, which aims to improve the lives of trans and queer people in the community through public education, advocacy, activism, and general support activities.
Rev. Hooper is an out, active, and proud trans-masculine gender theorist, theological activist, educator, and professional trainer. He has previous experience as a mental health counselor, clinical director and program developer. Liam regularly appears as a workshop presenter and on panels at national conferences, is a an active member of Transfaith, and regularly collaborates with several other local, regional and national organizations.
Liam received a bachelors degree in Psychology from Winston Salem State and his MDiv from Wake Forest School of Divinity. Ordained within the United Church of Christ in 2016, Liam lives in North Carolina with his wife and their teenage son. He splits his time between his work and travel with Ministries Beyond Welcome and completing a book of radical, trans-que(e)ried theology. When he can, he enjoys creative down-time in his wood shop, tending the iris beds, learning to play his guitar and mandolin, and spending time with his spouse. You can find out more about Liam by visiting his professional website.
He was the first transgender organizer for the Reconciling Ministries Network and is co-founder of Trans Still Speaking in the United Church of Christ.