Meet the Team
We are small, but we are mighty!
Crystal Cheatham, Founder & 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.
Kevin Garcia, Social Media Manager
Kevin Garcia (they/them) is a digital pastor, content creator, and self identifying hot mess. Working at the intersection of queerness, sexuality, Christian faith, gender, and justice, Kevin creates videos blogs and podcasts that reflect the queer Christian experience. After coming out in the fall of 2015, Kevin has reached thousands of people through his online work and discourse in public theology. He has spoken all over the country at colleges and universities, churches and festivals, and works as an organizer with The Reformation Project in Atlanta, GA. Presently, Kevin is pursuing his masters of divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. In addition to queer stuff and Jesus, Kevin also enjoys dark coffee, red wine, tacos of all varieties, and running the streets of Atlanta, GA where he presently finds his home. You can find out more and connect with Kevin at theKevinGarcia.com. Contact Kevin at Kevin@ourbibleapp.com
Theresa Ta, Editor in Chief
Theresa Ta (she/her) 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 her at Theresa@ourbibleapp.com.
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Cooper Kidd, Marketing & Social Media Assistant
Cooper Kidd (they/them) is a Philly transplant from right outside of Washington, DC. They are a full-time public health researcher interested in holistic mental & physical wellbeing, queer-centric lenses, public health research pertaining to HIV/AIDS and convergences of technology and health landscapes. Cooper is also interested in learning more about progressive Christianity and growing their social media skill set. In their free time, Cooper works with a research collective in West Philly and is a peripheral member of an LGBTQ+ Catholic organization, Dignity/USA, where they work to merge gaps between perceptions of LGBTQ+ issues & people and Catholicism. Cooper has previous experience working with social media in their role as a researcher and through previous roles such as their role as LGBTQ+ Fellow at Swarthmore College. When not working Cooper can be found outdoors rock climbing, hiking, or biking. Contact them at Cooper@ourbibleapp.com
John Davey, Developer
John Davey (he/his) 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 John@ourbibleapp.com.