The Flame’s Pastor

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Photo Credit: Elle Zober

Leo Bancroft (he/him/his) is a pastor with the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He has a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California.

Leo is a bisexual trans man who has spent most of his life in the Portland Metro area. In addition to The Flame, he also works in tech support and is a natural born goofball. He loves to play on the trapeze and practice handstands.

His favorite bible passage is Romans 8:38-39, because he appreciates the reminder that nothing he does will make God stop loving him. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”