Rev. Laura Bethany Buchleiter (Laura Beth) is a transgender, intersex, person with over 30 years of experience in Christian ministry as a pastor, communications specialist, spiritual director, and musician. She speaks in churches and conferences around the country on issues regarding mental health and wellness and LGBTQ+ inclusion in faith communities. Laura Beth has an interdisciplinary, BAS in Communications and Christian Ministry from Dallas Baptist University and an MDiv from Christian Theological Seminary. She has been ordained to the ministry of the Gospel by University Baptist Church in Bloomington, IN, a member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Her memoir “Shattering Masks: Affirming My Identity and Transitioning My Faith” is available on amazon.