LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Spectrum was founded in 2010 by a group of friends who shared the same common goals to build a supportive network for the LGBTQ+ community in Findlay, Ohio. In 2011 we received our non-profit status and since then we have been building on the community momentum that has propelled us into new avenues for service to our community, including the forming of support groups and the development of our Ally Directory. The values of compassion, education, respect, diversity, optimism, authenticity, unconditional love, determination, kindness, and family are extremely important and help to drive our organization forward. We provide a variety of services, resources, social events, and support to the LGBTQ+ community which are described throughout our website. We want to continue to create a Findlay that welcomes and includes all! You are welcome here! We are excited that you are taking the time to get to know us a little better and we look forward to connecting with you in the near future!

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to promote interaction between the individuals in Findlay through events and activities so that we may build a safe and supportive place for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

OUR VISION

Our vision is to create a Findlay that welcomes all walks of life no matter what age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.

OUR VALUES

We value compassion, education, respect, diversity, optimism, authenticity, unconditional love, determination, kindness, family and support.

Meet Our Team

William Grose

Board President

Bill has been involved with the community for many years and is a long time native of Findlay and Hancock County. “As a single gay foster father of 9 children and a business owner my days can be challenging and rewarding, with every opportunity. I enjoy working with our LGBT&Q community.”

Dr. Jasmin Bradley

Board Secretary

Jas moved to Findlay from the UK in 2016 with her wife and two young boys. “I love Findlay’s community spirit and I am excited that I get to have a small part in building support for the LGBTQ+ community here in town and the surrounding area.”

Cresta Montgomery

Board Member

Barry Ratzlaff

Board Vice President

Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr.

Board At-Large (Casting Vote)

The Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. is the senior pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), an open and affirming congregation in Findlay. A native of Cleveland, OH, Jack is a longtime social justice advocate having worked to dismantle racism, sexism, poverty, and capital punishment while fighting for marriage equality and the addition of LGBTQ+ to anti-discrimination laws. He is married to the Rev. Sekinah Hamlin who fights payday lending as Director of the Faith and Credit Roundtable of the Center for Responsible Lending in Durham, NC.

Pat Wright

Board Member

Lisa Metcalfe

Operations Manager

Jennifer Gravitt

Board Treasurer

Jen has lived in Findlay and surrounding areas for the last 25 plus years. “I have been involved with many local non-profits as a volunteer and as an employee. My partner and I are raising 2 wonderful children and we love giving back to the LGBTQ+ community.”

Abby Levitt

Board Member

Sean Warren-Diebley

Board Member

Heidi Mercer

Support Groups Coordinator

Shae Golden

Support Groups Facilitator
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