Rev. Malcolm Himschoot knows about profound transformation.
Born female, Himschoot chose as a young adult to become male, despite fears he would be lonely, unemployable and cast aside by other Christians.
He made the decision, when 21, that he wouldn’t take his own life. To Himschoot, living meant making a leap of faith into gender transition.
He is now the married father of 3-year-old twins and the new pastor of a mainline, albeit liberal, Protestant church in Douglas County.
“I have a life beyond my wildest dreams,” the 33-year-old Himschoot said.
Parker United Church of Christ installed Himschoot as its spiritual leader this evening in the Mainstreet Center Auditorium.
“On this day we celebrate God doing a new thing,” said Pam Thompson, a church founder. “So let us come together in boldness and genuine humility.”
via The Denver Post