Jay & Julie Julian
Jay & Julie love living in the beautiful state of Colorado where they can hike, kayak, fish and ride their bikes with scenic views all around. Julie is a high school librarian and also directs the staff in the school’s four libraries. Jay is a professional development program manager for a regional nonprofit. They grew up in conservative homes with parents deeply involved in ministry within the Christian church. Married in 1993, they have served in multiple churches in several states in youth and small group ministries and planted a church in Colorado in 2006. Their adult children are two of the best humans they know. In 2019, their oldest child came out as transgender, which rocked their world. The next year was full of fear, disbelief, sadness and guilt, yet an unwavering determination to choose love no matter the cost prevailed. Finding ETJ and joining a parent support group have been instrumental in discovering God’s purpose and plan in their new reality, as they are committed to supporting and loving other parents who have found themselves on this same journey.