Marilyn Bennett is an author, activist, video biographer, non-profit consultant with a long career in social justice working with LGBTQ equality and the church. She was Executive Director of Reconciling Ministries Network (Chicago), a national organization working for sex and gender equality in the United Methodist Church. She has a Master of Divinity from SMU Perkins School of Theology where she later worked as the executive director of development, media and alumni relations. She is the co-author of We Were Baptized Too: Claiming God’s Grace for Lesbians and Gays, foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She currently produces video biographies for elders and people with cancer nationwide, and is a co-founder of Truth in Progress.