Clattering bones (AKA Jess Cook) is the Program and Communications Manager at More Light Presbyterians. Prior to that, they served as the Youth Programs Director at Side by Side (formerly ROSMY), an organization serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth. Jess has a BFA in Studio Art from Baylor, an MFA in Photography from North Texas, and a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond.
As a queer person currently in the process of ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Jess is drawn to conversations about the gap between the “queer” world and the “church” world (including why that gap exists), and is deeply invested in ways we might create spaces where those worlds overlap. Jess spends much of their time trying to figure out why the gap exists in the first place, and wondering what it would be like if we allowed ourselves to see every person we meet as a child of God, how we might live into the notion that our religious experience can make us more.