Dr. Raymond Pendleton has served as professor of Pastoral Psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary since 1975. He is also Assistant Rector of Pastoral Care and Healing Ministry at Christ the Redeemer church in Danvers, MA, and has served as Lead Them Home’s board chairman since 2005.
Founder & President
Bill Henson is the founder and president of Lead Them Home, creator of Posture Shift, and author of Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones. Bill trains national, regional and local ministry teams across America to extend Christ to LGBT+ persons within a biblical framework. Bill guest lectures at Gordon College and has presented Posture Shift at Denver Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Paul Atwater is the founding pastor of North River Community Church in Pembroke, MA. He has been married to his lovely wife, Susan, since 1981, and they have two adult daughters. Paul is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A.) and Denver Seminary (M.Div.), where he is currently a D.Min. candidate. He has served on the Wheaton College Leadership Council and the board for New Hope Correctional Ministry, and was a Contributing Editor for Leadership Journal. Paul loves following Boston sports and played football and ran track at Wheaton College.
Director of Communications & Creative Design
Meg Baatz directs design and communications at LTH. Meg holds a BSW from Colorado State University. Previously, Meg owned a small Denver-based web design company for 3 years.
Meg lives in community in Denver, CO. She is passionate about spiritual family and empowering people to grow and thrive in community.
Director of Operations & Donor Relations
Chadyn Case loves to manage details and build relationships. She has previously worked at a university, in youth groups, at a science museum, and for a fashion company, to name a few. Originally from the Boston area, Chadyn recently spent a year living and working in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She grew up deeply involved in her local church and in the performing arts. In her free time, you’ll likely find her in a museum, watching sci-fi, or hiking with her husband and their dog.
Gender Identity Ministry Director
Lesli currently serves as Gender Identity Ministry Director for Lead Them Home. Lesli mentors youth and adults seeking God’s will in their gender identity. They are also developing a resource designed to thoughtfully engage church leadership in the gender conversation.
Prior to joining the LTH team, Lesli spent 15 years on the road and in regional theater as Production Stage Manager for numerous Broadway musicals, ballets, and plays. They still escape to NY to see shows whenever possible.
Social Media Director
Certified Posture Shift Instructor | Armenia, Colombia (South America)
Josh Proctor serves a Social Media Director and a Posture Shift Instructor for Lead Them Home in Latin America. He also works with the CM&A of Colombia in International Relations and equipping its campuses to reach LGBT+ people.
Josh has an M.A. in Biblical Literature, and his greatest passion is help people grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Mitchell serves in community outreach in Decatur, IL. This includes assisting church leaders with discipleship development and outreach training; helping community organizations with program implementation; and mentoring and discipling individuals of all backgrounds. He also serves in a local counseling practice as an administrative assistant and leads a support group for teens. Mitchell and his wife Emily have been married since 2014 and have a beautiful daughter, Violet.
Certified Posture Shift Instructor | New York, NY (USA)
Ray graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He is currently serving as a pastor in New York City and also working with inner city Chinatown youth. He has a passion for discipleship, evangelism, and social justice issues, and his dream is to see reconciliation between the Church and the LGBT+ community.
Ty Michonski is studying Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries at Gordon College. He is a gay Christian pursuing celibacy due to deeply held biblical beliefs. Ty is deeply grieved at the mistreatment of young people like himself — often at the hands of the church — and he believes this mistreatment propels many LGBTQ+ believers to seek understanding outside of Christian faith communities. Ty believes Posture Shift is something all churches can benefit from, and he is hoping to work so the church will radically love LGBTQ+ people.
Catherine is a faithful volunteer with Lead Them Home. She is passionate about real relationships, Jesus, innovation, books, traveling, and creating safe spaces. She cares deeply about helping people carry out the Royal Law of Love. Her vision is to build bridges of love between all Christians.
Certified Posture Shift Instructor | Indianapolis, IN (USA)
Ty is the founder of Walls Down Ministry where he seeks to make the church a safe place for LGBT people to meet Jesus. Ty speaks on issues such as sexuality, faith, and intimacy as well as his own journey of following Christ with his sexuality. He also counsels at a church in Indianapolis, giving clients a safe place to reconcile their faith and sexuality. He lives in greater Indy area with his wife, Rachel, and their son, Beckett.