Shannon T.L. Kearns
Shannon T.L. Kearns
Shannon T.L. Kearns > Speaking

IMG_0142Shannon T.L. Kearns is a sought after speaker. He has spoken on panels, keynoted conferences, led workshops and more. He has spoken at the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference, at Pride in Prague, at churches across the United States, and for groups of all sizes.

Past topics include: Transgender 101, The Unique Needs of Queer Youth, Sacred Stories and Sacred Texts, Introduction to Queer Theology, Queering the Bible, and Subversive Stories: The Power of Narrative.

He would love to talk with you about speaking at your event! Send him an email to begin the conversation.


Upcoming Speaking Engagements:


January 27th: Re-imagining Conference: Storytelling for Justice (an Uprising Theatre Co. presentation) [Open to the public]

March 11th: Urban Homeworks presentation, Minneapolis, MN: Subversive Stories [Open to the public]

March 22-24th: Be the Hope Conference, Chicago, IL:  Subversive Stories and Transgender Spiritual Care [Open to the public]

March 25th: Queer Grace Community, Minneapolis, MN: Queer Resurrection [Open to the public]

April 22nd: St. Peder’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN: Shannon’s story. [Open to the public]


Here’s what some people have said about Shannon’s presentations:

“Fr. Shay brought a message of hope to our Reconciling group in 2014. His demeanor and knowledge helped many who were struggling with Queer theology to see its place in the church and the importance of sharing it from the pulpit. The youth/young adults who attended have been more engaged in their own study of scripture and several pastors have really made a difference in how they approach scripture and its effect on their entire congregation.” -M. Jane Brazell

“A gifted story-teller, writer, and leader, Shannon brings all his skills to bear as an influential and impactful speaker, whether he’s sharing his experiences as a transgender man, his insights on the biblical text, or his love of theater that leads to social good. One cannot experience Shannon’s speaking and not leave more inspired, informed, and excited about the world and the future ahead of us.” Adam Rao, founding pastor of Lakeside Church

“Shannon was courageous with his openness, especially in a rural area.”
“His personal story was powerful.”
“Very research based with good information shared.”
“Such a good speaker on the issues.”