I have been coming to All Souls Church since good friends chose to hold their Civil Union here. It was soon after Civil Unions had become legal in Vermont. A joyous celebration, those present included the entire fourth grade class taught by one of the brides and the children’s parents. I was so grateful that a church in Brattleboro gave everyone a chance to see what gender equity looks like. As another one of their teachers, I could not imagine a better lesson.

From that experience I went on to become a member of ASC, part of the Board, and the headmistress of Camp Hogwarts. My church family accepts me as I am, eccentricities and all. May you find as warm welcome as I have here.

-Linda Hay