Jess Grace Garcia (they/them) is a cofounder of Q Worship Collective, Co-Host of Lavender Mafia Podcast and the Music Director at Community Congregational UCC in Los Angeles. They spent a number of years leading worship in non affirming spaces until they took a break to rediscover what it looks like to be a queer person of faith. After spending 20 years in Baltimore Jess and their beautiful wife Erica moved to Los Angeles in hopes of finding better care and weather for Erica’s health. After moving, she quickly got connected to an affirming church community and with their love and support got super engaged in ways to give back to the LGBTQ+ Progressive Christian Community. In Jan 2021 Jess and their wife met their gorgeous fiance Janna at a Queer Christian Conference. Jess is passionate about writing and producing songs that provide healing and reflection on the beauty, holiness and God’s image within us. They love to create safe spaces for healing from religious trauma/spiritual abuse helping to provide a supportive environment to deconstruct/ reconstruct at their own pace.