Joyce & William Wartmann Lecture Series

We’re hosting three free events:  a trans-inclusive course, a workshop on radical welcome, and the traditional lecture.
The Wartmann Lecture Series is the dream and effort of the late Joyce & William Wartmann.


Join us for a course that “pushes participants to the next level of congregational welcome, relationship-building, and skills-building. It counters mainstream narratives about who trans people are; supports understanding of non-binary identities (such as genderqueer, agender, and two spirit); and employs a deeply intersectional approach.”

The format for this course involves watching online lectures from the Transforming Hearts Collective on your own, and then gathering online with fellow FUS members and staff for a conversation about the lectures. We’ll meet on Sundays at 12 pm on October 25, November 8, and November 22.



Zr. Alex Kapitan from Transforming Hearts Collective will lead us in a 2 1/2 hour online workshop on creating radical welcome and culture change. This workshop builds on the trans inclusive course offered in October, but the workshop is accessible even if you aren’t able to join us for the course.

Alex will lead us in worship on Sunday, February 7, and then join fellow FUS members and staff after coffee hour for this exciting workshop!



Dr. Linn Tonstad, Associate Professor of Theology, Religion, and Sexuality at Yale Divinity School, will be our lecture for the 2020-2021 Wartmann Lecture Series. Dr. Tonstad’s work is rooted in systematic theology and queer theory, pushing our thinking beyond sexuality and inclusion.

A date for this lecture will be announced soon.