Jamie Bruesehoff (she/they) is an award-winning advocate, sought-after speaker, and heartfelt writer. She is an openly queer woman married to a Lutheran pastor and mom to three spirited children, including a sixteen-year-old transgender daughter. She is passionate about sharing her family’s story, because she believes our stories are bridges to understanding, compassion, and celebration. Her first book, Raising Kids Beyond the Binary: Celebrating God’s Transgender and Gender Diverse Books is available for pre-order wherever books are sold.
Jamie advocates for LGBTQ youth and adults creating opportunities for learning and conversation in schools, churches, camps, workplaces, and beyond. Whether it’s in front of ten people or more than thirty thousand, Jamie shares her experience in a way that touches hearts, changes minds, and inspires positive change. She works for legislative change in her home state of New Jersey and on a federal level.
Jamie serves as a curator for parents in New Jersey and across the country, connecting them to resources, walking with them on their journeys with gender expansive children of all ages, and empowering them to share their stories. She’s a founder and administrator of New Jersey’s Parents of Transgender Children online community. Her and her family’s work has been featured by media outlets and organizations around the world, including but not limited to Teen Vogue, Forbes, the Human Rights Campaign, Good Morning America, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and Good Morning Britain.
Jamie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gettysburg College with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion. She went on to receive her Masters of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Theology for Outdoor Ministry from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. In her free time, you can find her playing in the woods and climbing mountains with her family.