Reese Rathjen is Campaigns Manager for Believe Out Loud, a program that empowers Christians to work for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Reese is a faith-based organizer with a head for data and a heart for justice. In his work at Intersections, Reese draws on his Lutheran upbringing and decade of grassroots organizing experience to bridge digital and in-person organizing through Believe Out Loud’s innovative campaigns program. Reese studied political science, economics, and women and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Reese believes great food is critical for building community, and loving our neighbors means taking action to shift the harmful, oppressive structures that keep us divided.