Executive Director, Parity
Reverend Marian Edmonds-Allen is Executive Director of Parity, a nonprofit that works at
the intersection of faith and LGBTQ+ concerns. She is the author of Family Christian, and
the Director of Blessed by Difference, a project that promotes curious and collaborative
bridging across the LGBTQ+ and faith divides.
She is a speaker, author, and educator with a focus on inclusive religious freedom, and on
theological methods for encountering others with love and curiosity. Marian previously
served as Executive Director of OUTreach Resource Centers, National Program Director of
Family Acceptance Project, Executive Director of Utah Pride Center, and Justice Ministry
Supervisor at Auburn Seminary.
Marian attended Gordon College, Western Theological Seminary, and Eden Theological
Seminary and is a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Eden Theological Seminary with the topic
Covenantal Pluralism and Mission: Evidence for Healing the LGBT and Faith Divide. Marian
is married, has four children, and is a passionate skier and outdoor enthusiast.