Meet The Team
We are small but we are mighty!
Crystal Cheatham, Creator & CEO
Crystal Cheatham received her MFA from Antioch University. She is an LGBTQ rights activist with a focus on religious liberty. Since 2011 Crystal has worked simultaneously as a ghostwriter and queer rights activist with groups such as Soulforce and the Attic Youth Center. As an entrepreneur Crystal is the founder of two projects: Follow the Red Balloon and The IDentity Kit, both of which provided resources for marginalized communities of faith. As an outspoken activist she has written for The Huffington Post on the intersections of faith and sexual identity, a faith and spirituality column for the Philadelphia Gay Newspaper, sat on the steering committee of the HRC as the Faith & Spirituality chair, and partnered with Equality PA to influence clergy to support non-discrimination legislation. She is the host of Lord Have Mercy, a podcast about God, sex and the bible, and has been featured in TeenVogue, Autostraddle, and LGBTQNation amongst others.
Rick y Cintron, Social media manager
Ricky Cintron (he/him or they/them) is a queer, nonbinary Latinx femme born and raised in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Temple University, where he did his BA in Religious Studies. After college, Ricky did a year with Episcopal Service Corps in Boston and then promptly moved back to Philly. He is the coordinator for the Philadelphia chapter of the Mystic Soul Project, which seeks to uplift and center the spiritual traditions of people of color. He is discerning a call to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. Ricky is passionate about communications (which he views as a ministry unto itself) and creating spaces for LGBTQ folks, which fits perfectly with his work at OBA. When he's not working, Ricky enjoys traveling, cooking for friends, embroidery, and buying books he may likely never read. Follow Ricky on Twitter and Instagram: @rickycint
John Davey runs technical support and continues to provide services overseeing the development of the app. For questions, concerns or help with the app you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Brubaker is our marketing assistant. With us for only a short time she is leading the charge on engaging with new users and creating partnerships with new organizations. If you have questions you can contact Debbie at email@example.com.