Pauli (Paul E.) Reese (they/them/their)

Pauli (Paul E.) Reese is a Candidate for Ordination to the Priesthood in The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Their mission is to help people and parishes know their belovedness and tell their story, creating a world where kindness and love become infectious and irresistible. As a digital content producer, they have collaborated with industry-leading film and tv professionals and churches across the country. They regularly create content for Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, a spinoff of Lin Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop improv group that teaches its students the history and the art of rap as expression and social justice; (check them out here: They are a co-pastor of The Welcome Church, a worshipping community without walls that serves the unsheltered residents of Philadelphia. Their patron saint is the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray. Their birthday is October 20, and you can follow them on Instagram and Twitter at @episcopaulian.