Emmy Kegler

Pastor. Doodler. Seeker of lost coins.


Emmy serves as the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis, which has an outreach ministry called Queer Grace Community.


A servant-hearted church in Northeast Minneapolis, with a long history of feeding the hungry and caring for the neighbor.



Sermons, etc.

Sermon DoodlesGLC Sermon Podcast


A worshipping & learning community of LGBTQIA+ Christians celebrating their affirmation and exploring how to re-connect with God, Scripture, and the church.


Posts & Projects

One Coin Found

My first book (!!!) ,on being queer and loving Scripture

Room for Interpretation

A new vision of the beauty of Jesus across cultures

Spoke in the Wheel

Stickers of one of the great Bonhoeffer quotes

Walking the Passion

A guided reenactment of the last hours of Jesus’ life through local streets in Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Interactive Alternative Worship

Crafting worship to break open the beauty of the stories of God

Queer Blue Christmas

Resources for navigating Christmas as an LGBTQ+ person

Speaking & Writing

Living Lutheran: Beyond the Rainbow Flag

Practices for directly and clearly welcoming the LGBT community in church

A Mothers’ Day Litany

A prayer for the many kinds of mothers & women

Queerology Episode 39

Guest appearance on the Queerology podcast

Queerness & Christianity

Guest appearance on the Butch Talk Podcast

Breaking the Silence

Article for Living Lutheran on #ChurchToo

Sketchy Preaching

Craft of Preaching 2017

Sin & Justice in Women’s Experience

Nevertheless She Preached 2017

Preaching from the Margins

Nevertheless She Preached 2017

Rev Emmy Kegler is Trying to Convert Me

Guest appearance on the Tiny Revolution Podcast

Sermon: “All Too Real”

Pride Worship 2017

Sermon: “A Sneaky God, Muddy Feet, and You”

Gay Christian Network Sunday Sermon 2016

Do you see this woman?

A preaching commentary on sexual assault

Forgotten Mothers of the Bible

Article for Sojourners on Mothers Day

The sound of sheer silence

A preaching commentary after the Pulse massacre

Unintended Consequences

Article for Sojourners on Lent, fasting, and disordered eating

How the Grinch Learned the Magnificat

A Seussian Christmas Sermon

Queer Grace