Meet The Team
We are small but we are mighty!
Crystal Cheatham, Creator & CEO
Crystal Cheatham (she/hers) 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. Contact Crystal at Crystal@ourbibleapp.com.
Ricky Cintron, Social media manager
Ricky Cintron (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. Contact Ricky at Ricky@ourbibleapp.com.
Theresa Ta, Editor in Chief
Theresa Ta (she/her/hers) is a Southwest Philly native who graduated from St. Joseph's University, where she earned a BA in English and also studied Theology/Religious Studies. At St. Joe's, she adored her work as a writing tutor in the Writing Center and as a Liturgical Ministry Intern in the Office of Campus Ministry. Her love for Spirit-driven worship and building God-revealing relationships led her to devote two summers as an intern at The Philadelphia Project. With her love for the art of writing, she is committed to mastering the powers of language to prompt justice for the oppressed. Theresa is also ridiculously passionate about cast iron cookware, flossing, and the Oxford comma. Contact Theresa at Theresa@ourbibleapp.com.
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John Davey, Developer
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.