Rev. Sue Laurie has been present in the struggle for love and full inclusion for LGBTQ people within the United Methodist Church for over twenty years, working with Reconciling Ministries Network as a witness for Opening Doors, Extending the Table, Remembering Our Baptism, being part of One Family Tree, and Loving Your Neighbor. She received her M.Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1995 but was denied ordination because of Book of Discipline rules. She continued to offer ministry however, serving with RMN. At the 2016 UMC General Conference in Portland, OR, she received a “grassroots ordination” with the support of Love Prevails. Sue is married to Julie Bruno, her spouse of 35 years.