Rev. Miller Hoffman has been an active member of UFMCC
since joining MCCNY in 1998, where he served on the deaconate, as Adult
Education Coordinator, and as a Candidate for Mininstry. Rev. Miller
studied at Union Theological Seminary and was awarded the Roswell Dwight
Hitchcock Prize in Church History for the thesis, “Every Woman Who
Will Make Herself Male: Genderqueer Expression in the Early Church.”
This thesis was deposited in the Burke Theological Library in 2004.
He has worked for LGBT civil rights as a paralegal with Lambda Legal
Defense; for anti-violence justice and meditative practice as a tai
chi teacher and member of the Board of Directors at the Brooklyn-based
Center for Anti-Violence Education, one of the first all-women organizations
to include trans women and, later, all trans-identified people; as
a counselor and advocate for domestic violence and rape survivors with
organizations in New York and Pennsylvania, including work with a state-wide
LGBTQ domestic violence network and with one of the few domestic violence
organizations in the country to provide services, including shelter,
to gay men and trans survivors; as a mentor to local queer and trans
youth in NY and PA; and as the pastor of MCC congregations in Binghamton,
NY, and now Boyds, MD.
Mind-body-spirit connections to social justice and the connectedness
of all forms of physical, emotional, and spiritual violence deeply
influence his theology and ministry. Rev. Miller lives in Carlisle,
PA, with girlfriend Corrine Bertram and volunteers with local community
coalitions to promote visibility and respect for and to celebrate the
lives of LGBTQ folks. He was ordained by MCCNY in 2004.
Read more of Rev. Miller's writing at his Huffington Post page here.