About

[a photo of Avery Smith standing against a brick wall. They are smiling and looking to their right, not at the camera. They are white, have short brown hair, glasses, and they are wearing a lavender button-up shirt and an untied floral bow tie.]

Poet. Minister. Binary Breaker

Reach out to me at queerlychristian36@gmail.com or by using the contact form on the lefthand side of this page!

I’m Avery (they/them or ze/hir). I graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in May 2019, and now I live with my wonderful wife and two noisy cats in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m genderqueer, autistic, white, currently able-bodied, middle class, a leftist, and so much more.

A firm believer that all binaries were made to be broken, I am both Catholic and Presbyterian. I also believe that Divinity thrums through all of Creation and breathes life into every human community, not just Christian ones. Thus while the liturgy you’ll find on this site is Christian and often quite Trinity-focused, I hope that my respect for other faiths also rings through it.

Most of my ministry these days takes place online; you can find links to all of it over at blessedarethebinarybreakers.com. There’s a podcast where I interview trans and/or nonbinary persons of any faith background; a tumblr blog where I offer advice; a YouTube channel where I make videos about disability theology among other things; and more!