Tj’s home church is National Avenue Christian Church in Springfield, MO, where they have served as the Justice Coordinator for three years. While at Missouri State University, Tj pursues a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies and a minor in philosophy. In 2014, they were a summer Disciples Home Mission Intern in Moore, OK. Tj also spends some hours each week at RareBreed Safe Place, the local youth drop-in center for street-dependent youth. They enjoy writing poetry and rock climbing. Tj has a passion for working towards justice with marginalized individuals and groups, such as LGBT people and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
- From: National Avenue Christian Church, Springfield, MO
- XPLOR House: Golden Gate, CA
- Community Engagement Site: Christian Church Homes
- Host Congregation: Forest Hill Christian Church