Embrace Webinar #31

The Kaleidoscope Story

May 18, 2023

Additional Resources

Kaleidoscope Ministries

Kaleidoscope is a ministry based in New York City providing LGBTQ+ people with opportunities to engage with tangible expressions of Christ. 

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The Venture 12 Podcast

Drawing on their experience being allies for and partnering with the LGBTQIA+ community, The Venture 12 Podcast hosts the founders of Kaleidoscope, who, through their pioneering work, are seeing the Spirit move, hearts opened and lives transformed through relationships.

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In Prayer, We Are Fully Seen and Known

In this article by Christianity Today, Rachel Gilson interviews Meg Baatz on how intimacy with God fuels her ministry among same-sex-attracted and LGBT peers.

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Elizabeth Delgado Black (presenter)

Elizabeth Black has served as an evangelist and minister in New York City for almost 10 years. Originally from Baltimore, MD, she attended Washington Bible College for undergraduate studies. Elizabeth has a heart for New York City, and she loves sharing Jesus with those in the LGBTQ, Jewish, and African-American populations – and beyond. She is currently working on her Master of Theology in contextual theology at All Nations, a missions college in the UK. Elizabeth loves to cook, entertain, watch documentaries, and read about culture. Last but not least, she is a proud wife and the mother of two young boys.

Meg Baatz

Meg is a bridge-builder and ministry educator whose desire is to see people grow personally and engage locally in diverse communities – particularly at the intersection of sexuality, gender, and spiritual life with Jesus. Prior to co-founding Kaleidoscope, Meg served as a Director at Posture Shift. She has been featured in Christianity Today, and on podcasts like Venture 12 and Life On Side B. Meg has a Social Work degree from Colorado State University.

Michelle Sanchez (Facilitator)

Michelle is the author of Color-Courageous DiscipleshipColor-Courageous Discipleship Student Edition,, and the picture book, God’s Beloved Community. She has previously served in leadership for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, launched ministries to international students with a multiethnic Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) team, and worked as an investment banker for Goldman, Sachs & Co. 

Clair McClun (facilitator)

Claire has a passion for equipping the church to be disciples who make disciples. She and her husband Adam earned M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and their joint call is to be a bridge between the community and the Church. She has pastored in the Kansas City area for a decade and is a disciple-maker to their two young children, Theo and Grace.

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
Skype or Facetime: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Retreat/Workshop Leader: Yes


C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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