KINSHIP COMMUNITY

 

Kinship organizes members into regions with the hope that people in each region will be able to connect locally and plan events throughout the year. Many of these regions have private Facebook and WhatsApp groups to provide more ways of communicating.

Around the WORLD
Africa
Social Media Groups:  Facebook  WhatsApp
Africa Regional Contact
spacerAfrican Leadership Team  email icon 35  
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events

Kenya
spacerRena Otieno  email icon 35
spacerSDA Kinship Kenya Website

Lesotho
spacer(Open)  email icon 35

Uganda
spacerJackson  email icon 35

South Africa  WhatsApp
spacerMark  email icon 35

Zimbabwe
spacerColbert  email icon 35

Asia
China
 (Includes Mainland China and Macao)
spacerPeter Reynolds  email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 Kinship Taiwan
Taiwan
spacerBraden email icon 35
 
Philippines
spacer(Open) email icon 35
 
Manila Chapter
spacer(Open) email icon 35
 
Indonesia
spacerVictor email icon 35
 
Malaysia/Singapore
spacerAdam email icon 35
 
South Korea
spacerKC email icon 35
Australia / New Zealand
Social Media Groups:  Facebook  WhatsApp
Australia/New Zealand 
Leadership Team email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
Melbourne Chapter email icon 35
Coming  Events
There are no up-coming events

Perth Chapter email icon 35

Kinship Australia Quuensland Chapter
Queensland Chapter email icon 35

Sydney Chapter email icon 35

Victoria Chapter email icon 35
Brazil
Brasil CoordintorSocial Media Groupsfb icon WhatsApp instagram
Coordinator
spacerItamar Matos (Ita) email icon 35  Facebookspacer
spacerLocation:  Brasília - DF 
spacerPhone:  +55 61 3034-7946 (Casa)
spacerspacerspacer  +55 61 9292-5773 (Cel) 
spacerSkype:  fellowdfbr
Coming Events


Communications Coordinator
spacer(Open)  email icon 35

Brasil Family Friends

Family & Friends Coordinators
spacerEva Marinotti  & Margarete Lirio  email icon 35

Brasil Women

Women's Coordinators
spacerKenia Pacifico & Natalia Caballero  email icon 35

 Youth Coordinator
spacerItamar Matos (Ita) email icon 35 

North Brazil Chapter 
  (AC, AP, AM, PA, RO, RR, TO)
spacer(Open)
 email icon 35

Brasil Northeast
Northeast Brazil Chapter 
  (BA, SE, AL, PE, PB, RN, CE, PI, MA)
spacerDado Dellono & Norton Cardoso
 email icon 35

Brasil MidwestMidwest Brazil Chapter 
  (DF, GO, MS, MT)
spacerAnderson Amorim & Walter Almeida email icon 35


Paraná Chapter 
spacer(Open)  email icon 35

Brasil Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro Chapter 
spacerGabriel Tardin, Victor Cunha  email icon 35
spacer& Bruno Pimentel 

Brasil Sao PauloSão Paulo Chapter 
spacerThiago Oliverttos & Felipe Maciel email icon 35 

 South Brazil Chapter 
   (PR, RS, SC)
spacer(Open) email icon 35

 Southeast Brazil Chapter 
   (SP, RJ, ES, MG)
spacer(Open email icon 35

Canada
Canada Eaestern
Eastern Canada  
(Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
spacerJerry McKay 
email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Canada Western
Western Canada  
(British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan)
spacerDebbie Hawthorn-Toop  email icon 35
  
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events

Canada Western Alberta
Alberta Chapter
spacerKen Clarke & Debbie Hawthorn-Toop email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
Vancouver BC Chapter
spacer(Open email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events

Caribbean
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
Cuba
spacerAugust P email icon 35
 
Jamaica
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Peurto Rico
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Central America
Central America Leadership Team email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 Belize email icon 35
 
Costa Rico
spacerAlvaro Acosta email icon 35  fb icon
spacerLocation:  Costa Rica 

spacerPhone:  +506-8902-0617 (Cel)
 
El Salvador
spacerJosué Hernandez email icon 35  fb icon
spacerLocation:  El Salvador 
spacerPhone:  +503-7737-8105 (Cel)
 
Guatemala
spacerSergio Bonilla email icon 35
 
Honduras email icon 35
 
Nicaragua email icon 35
 
Panama
spacerAlvaro Acosta email icon 35  fb icon
spacerPhone:  +50686570428
 
Europe
Kinship Europe
Social Media Groups: Facebook WhatsApp
European Coordinator
spacerRuud Kieboom  email icon 35
Coming  Events
There are no up-coming events
European Youth Coordinator
spacer(Open) email icon 35  

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France 
WhatsApp instagram
spacerClinger de Almeida  email icon 35
Coming  Events
 
Kinship GermanyGermany WhatsApp
spacerTanja Koppers  email icon 35 
Coming  Events
There are no up-coming events

Kinxhip Nederland Region Coordinator
Nederland
spacerRuud Kieboom  email icon 35
 
England 
   Social Media Groups:  Facebook WhatsApp
spacerLeadership Team email icon 35  

London Chapter
spacerAdrian  email icon 35
 
Manchester Chapter
spacerOrnette  email icon 35  

Spain
   Social Media Groups:  Facebook
spacerVictorio  email icon 35
♥ Bienvenido a SDA Kinship en España. Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International es una organización de apoyo dedicada a lo espiritual, emocional, social y el bienestar físico de los adventistas actuales y anteriores del séptimo día que son lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transexuales (LGBT). Creemos que todos somos creados a imagen de Dios y que nadie debe ser maltratado o discriminado a causa de sus diferencias de orientación sexual. Kinship es una organización de voluntarios que defiende los derechos humanos de todas las personas.◊
♥ Bienvenido a SDA Kinship en España. Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International es una organización de apoyo dedicada a lo espiritual, emocional, social y el bienestar físico de los adventistas actuales y anteriores del séptimo día que son lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transexuales (LGBT). Creemos que todos somos creados a imagen de Dios y que nadie debe ser maltratado o discriminado a causa de sus diferencias de orientación sexual. Kinship es una organización de voluntarios que defiende los derechos humanos de todas las personas.◊
♥ Benvingut a SDA Kinship a Espanya. Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International és una organització de suport dedicada a l'espiritual, emocional, social i el benestar físic dels adventistes actuals i anteriors del setè dia que són lesbianes, gais, bisexuals i transsexuals (LGBT). Creiem que tots som creats a imatge de Déu i que ningú ha de ser maltractat o discriminat a causa de les seves diferències d'orientació sexual. Kinship és una organització de voluntaris que defensa els drets humans de totes les persones.◊
♥ Benvido á SDA Kinship en España. Seventh-day Adventist Kinship Internationall é unha organización dedicada á defensa, emocional, benestar físico e social espiritual dos adventistas actuais e antigos do sétimo día que son gays, lesbianas, bisexuais e transexuais (LGBT). Cremos que todos son creados á imaxe de Deus e que ninguén debe ser maltratados ou discriminados por mor das súas diferenzas de orientación sexual. O kinship é unha organización voluntaria que defende os dereitos humanos de todas as perso◊
♥ Ongi etorri SDA Espainian Kinship. Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International. da, espirituala, emozionala, soziala eta fisikoa Adventistas egungo ohia eta Zazpigarren eguneko diren lesbiana, gay, bisexual eta transexualen (LGBT) ongizateari eskainitako Sustapen erakunde bat. Guztiak ez daudela, Jainkoaren irudi eta inork ez tratu txarrak izan behar da edo diskriminatuta bere orientazio sexuala desberdintasunak sortu dela uste dugu. Kinship boluntario erakundea dela defendatzen du pertsona guztien giza eskubideak da.◊
Mexico
Social Media Groups: fb icon WhatsApp
spacerCoordinator:
spacerMemo Guillermo Prior email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events

South America
Latin America Coordinator
 
  Social Media Groups:  instagram  
spacerAugust P. email icon 35  fb icon 
spacerLocation: Caracas
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
KinYouth Coordinator Español
spacerAugust P. email icon 35  fb icon 
spacerLocation: Caracas   
 
kinship argentina en
Argentina
 
  Social Media Groups:  fb icon
spacerDario Franscovia and Claudio Mattias  email icon 35  fb icon
spacerLocation:  San Vicente, Misiones 
spacerPhone:  +54 9 3755 241075 (Darío)
spacerspacerspacer +54 9 3755 391866 (Claudio)
 
Bolivia
spacerJulio Leyva email icon 35
spacerLocation:  Lima, Perú
spacerPhone:  +51 999-676-122 (Cel)
 
Chile
   Social Media Groups:  fb icon
spacerJosué Delgado & Eva Reyes Zúñiga  email icon 35  
spacerLocation: Santiago
spacerPhone:  +56-931941160 (Josué)  +56-986300805 (Eva)
 
Kinship Colombia

Colombia
   
Social Media Groups:  fb icon instagram
spacerJohny Ochoa email icon 35  fb icon
spacer
Location:  Bogotá 
spacerPhone: +57 300 5288170 (Cel)
Coming Events
Bogotá Chapter
   Coming Soon! email icon 35

Medellín Chapter
   Coming Soon! email icon 35

Cartagena Chapter
   Coming Soon! email icon 35
 
Ecuador
spacerAugust P. email icon 35  fb icon
spacerLocation:  Caracas 
 
Paraguay
spacerAugust P. email icon 35  fb icon
spacerLocation:  Caracas 
 
Peru
spacerJulio Leyva email icon 35
spacerLocation:  Lima, Perú
spacerPhone:  +51 999-676-122 (Cel)

 
Uruguay
spacerDario Franscovia and Claudio Mattias email icon 35  fb icon
spacerLocation:  San Vicente, Misiones 
spacerPhone: +54 9376-414-5918(Cel)

 
Venezuela
spacerAugust P. email icon 35  fb icon
spacerLocation:  Caracas 
 
 


Is there another group you would like to see within the Kinship community? 

Let us know, help us find a leader, or you can volunteer to get the group started.

United States - REGIONS
Region 1
US Region1
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, & Vermont
   Social Media Groups:  Facebook 
      Region Coordinator:
         David Thaxton, Angel Rivera email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Massachusetts
Boston Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
New York
US Region1 NYCNew York City Chapter  WhatsApp
spacerJoshua email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Region 2
US Region 2
D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, & West Virginia
   Social Media Groups:  Facebook  WhatsApp
     Region Coordinator:
spacer  Yolanda Elliott email icon 35  
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
US Region 2 MarylandDC
Maryland & Washington, DC
Maryland-DC Chapter
spacerYolanda Elliott email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 
North Carolina
Asheville Chapter
spacer(Open) email icon 35
 
Region 3
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, & Tennessee
   Social Media Groups: Facebook   
      Region Coordinator:
spacer   Andrew Rester email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Florida
   Social Media Groups: Facebook
Central Florida Chapter
spacerErick & Steven email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
Greater Miami Chapter
spacerRoberto email icon 35
 
US Region 3 SouthwestFloridaChapter
Southwest Florida Chapter
spacerJuan email icon 35
 
Georgia
Atlanta Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
Tennessee
Chattanooga Chapter
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Region 4
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky,  Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, & Wisconsin
   Social Media Groups: Facebook      
      Region Coordinator:
spacer   (Open
email icon 35
 Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Missouri
St. Louis Chapter
spacerEdgar Umana email icon 35
 
Michigan
Michigan Chapter
spacerTami Doty email icon 35
 
Andrews University Chapter
spacerJuanita email icon 35
 
Region 5
US Region 5
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana,Oklahoma, & Texas
   Social Media Groups:  Facebook   
      Region Coordinator
spacer   Floyd Poenitz email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Texas
Region 5 North Texas Chapter
North Texas Chapter 
    
Social Media GroupsFacebook  WhatsApp Logo 2 
spacerFloyd Poenitz email icon 35 
spacer(Floyd lives in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth)
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
Region 6
• Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota,  South Dakota, Utah, & Wyoming
   Social Media Groups:   
spacerRegion 
Coordinator:
spacer   (Open
email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Colorado
Boulder/Denver Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
Nebraska
Lincoln Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
New Mexico
Albuquerque Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
Region 7
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington
   Social Media Groups:  Facebook   
      Region 
Coordinator:
spacer   (Open
email icon 35
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Washington
Seattle Chapter
spacerChristina email icon 35
 
US Region Chapter 7 walla walla valley
Walla Walla Valley Chapter
spacerTerry email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events

Oregon
US Region Chapter 7 Portland
Portland Chapter
spacerGrant, & Tara email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 
 
Region 8
Northern California, Hawaii, & Nevada
   Social Media Groups:  Facebook
      Region Coordinator:
spacer   Obed Vazquez-Ortiz email icon 35  
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Northern California
Sacramento Chapter
spacerNorma email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 US Region San Francisco Chapter
San Francisco Chapter
spacerPeter email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
Region 9
Arizona & Southern California
   Social Media Groups:  Facebook
   Region Coordinator:
spacer(Openemail icon 35  
 
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
US Region 9 inlandempire
Inland Empire Chapter
spacerGabriel & Chase email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
Los Angeles Chapter
spacer(Open)email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events


US Region 9 Palm Springs
Palm Springs Chapter
spacerJoc Anderson email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 
 





More ways to CONNECT
Español

SDA Kinship International es una organización de apoyo voluntario que aboga por los derechos humanos de cada individuo. Creemos que toda persona es creada a la imagen de Dios y que nadie debe ser maltratado o discriminado por su orientación sexual. SDA Kinship International es una organización de apoyo voluntario que aboga por los derechos humanos de cada individuo. Creemos que toda persona es creada a la imagen de Dios y que nadie debe ser maltratado o discriminado por su orientación sexual. A través de la educación, el apoyo, y la reconciliación, Kinship International, Inc. facilita y promueve la comprensión y aceptación de los Adventistas GLTB entre ellos mismos y dentro de la comunidad mundial de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día. http://www.sdakinship.org

Social Media Groups:  fb icon

    Coordinator:
    August P. email icon 35 
Próximos eventos
There are no up-coming events

Family and Friends
US Family Friends Coordinators
Social Media Groupsfb icon
    Coordinators:
    John and Carolyn Wilt email icon 35  
Coming Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Discovering a relative is LGBTIQ+ can be emotional, difficult, and complex. While walking, or having walked this path before, members of SDA Kinship’s family community have used their experience and knowledge to develop strong, safe paths of communication between themselves and their LGBTIQ+ family members, even when disagreements linger. 
 
They are available and happy to share their stories and experiences.
 
If someone in your family is LQBTIQ+ and you are currently struggling with how to best love your LQBTIQ+ family member and reconcile that with your Seventh-day Adventist or Christian beliefs, or if you have already made progress on that journey, SDA Kinship’s Family Community welcomes you and wants to support you on your journey.
 
Join Kinship as a Family Member or Friend/Straight Ally here!

 
A FEW USEFUL RESOURCES
FAMILY & FRIENDS BLOG POSTS
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Kinship Seniors

The “Golden Years” can be challenging. You may find yourself free from the daily grind of work and parenting, but you’re likely also dealing with increased financial pressure, health problems, and social disconnection. LGBTIQ seniors often find these challenges magnified.

Kinship Seniors aims to provide mutual support by providing information and lively discussions in a welcoming environment. Many LGBTIQ seniors grew up in a time when homosexuality was a crime and considered a mental illness. Sometimes LGBTIQ seniors deal with people in terms of their finances, medical care, or housing, and continue those old practices of keeping a part of yourself private for safety’s sake.

Kinship Seniors on Facebook provides a safe place to connect and share. Kinship Kampmeeting will also provide opportunities to provide social connections and focused presentations that will provide helpful support.

Social Media Groupsfb icon

      Kinship Seniors Coordinator:
      Andrew Dykstra  email icon 35  

Men

KinMen provides a safe place for men to support each other, and share life experiences.

Social Media Groups:  fb icon

    Coordinator:
    Josh Tuburan email icon 35 

Transgender / Intersex

These groups provide a safe place for transgender and intersex members to support each other and share life experiences.

Social Media Groups:  fb icon

    Transgender Coordinator:
    Randi  email icon 35  

    Intersex Coordinator:
    Carolyn  email icon 35  

Women

KinWomen provides a safe place for women to support each other, and share life experiences.

Social Media Groups
fb icon  

    Director of Women's Interests:
    (Open) email icon 35  

Youth

Director of Youth Inrterests

Social Media Groupsfb icon

      Director of Youth Interests:
      Nathan Hilton  email icon 35  

Kinship's collegiate/young adult group welcomes those who are under the age of 30, LGBTIQ+, or a friend or ally as members of the worldwide community of SDA Kinship International.

Join an ever-expanding community that walks together, with pride, in love and acceptance just as they are and just as God created them to be. Faith, spirituality, religious identity, sexual orientation, and gender identity all come together in this inclusive family whether you are "in" or "out of the closet" or discovering more about yourself.

You are unique, you are valued, and you are cherished!

 



United States - CHAPTERS
California
US Region 9 inlandempire
Inland Empire Chapter
spacerGabriel & Chaseemail icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
Los Angeles Chapter
spacer(Open) email icon 35
 Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
US Region 9 Palm Springs
Palm Springs Chapter
spacerJoc Anderson email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Sacramento Chapter
spacerNorma email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 
US Region San Francisco Chapter
San Francisco Chapter
spacerPeter email icon 35
 Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 
Colorado
Boulder/Denver Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
Florida
Central Florida Chapter
spacerErick & Steven email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
Greater Miami Chapter
spacerRoberto 
email icon 35

US Region 3 SouthwestFloridaChapter
Southwest Florida Chapter
spacerJuan email icon 35
 
Georgia
Atlanta Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
Maryland/DC Area
US Region 2 MarylandDC
Maryland-Washington, DC Chapter  Facebook  WhatsApp
spacerYolanda Elliott email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
Massachusetts
Boston Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
Michigan
Michigan Chapter
spacerTami Doty email icon 35
 
Andrews University Chapter
spacerJuanita email icon 35
 
Missouri
St. Louis Chapter
spacerEdgar Umana email icon 35
 
Nebraska
Lincoln Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
New Mexico
Albuquerque Chapter
spacer(Openemail icon 35
 
New York
US Region1 NYC
New York City Chapter  WhatsApp
spacerJoshua email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 
North Carolina

Asheville Chapter
spacer(Open)
 email icon 35

Oregon
US Region Chapter 7 Portland
Portland Chapter
spacerGrant, & Tara email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
 

 
Tennessee
Chattanooga Chapter
spacer(Open) email icon 35
 
Texas
Region 5 North Texas Chapter
North Texas Chapter  Facebook  WhatsApp
spacerFloyd Poenitz email icon 35 
spacer(Floyd lives in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth)
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events
Washington
Seattle Chapter
spacerChristina email icon 35
 US Region Chapter 7 walla walla valley
\• Walla Walla Valley Chapter
spacerTerry email icon 35
Chapter Events
There are no up-coming events