From 2012-2015, Rev. Linda Herzer served a church with a large transgender population. This resulted in her learning much about transgender people, becoming an active ally, and authoring The Bible and the Transgender Experience: How Scripture Supports Gender Variance, published by Pilgrim Press, 2016.
In recognition of her support, Linda was made an honorary member of the Atlanta chapter of Tri-Ess, an international organization for cross-dressers. She has also co-facilitated support groups for trans individuals and their loved ones, including the parents and spouses of trans children and adults.
Linda is a seasoned trainer and curriculum developer. Prior to becoming a trans advocate, she had a 10-year career as a public school library media specialist. Throughout those years she developed and taught an extensive research skills curriculum. During seminary, Linda did diversity training while serving as Assistant Director of Women’s Concerns, and designed the curriculum for the school’s course on Women in Ministry. She is a certified Breathwork Coach and a Life Coach.
Linda holds a BA in History from Tufts University, a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Masters in Library Media from Georgia State University. She is the proud mother of one adult daughter and lives in Atlanta.