Pres House wishes to acknowledge its buildings sit on the traditional, ancestral homelands of the Ho-Chunk people and honor the long heritage and living legacy of Native Americans here in the Madison (Four Lakes) area.
This page compiles some of our writing, preaching, and other resources related to justice. Our commitment to justice at Pres House is not compartmentalized as you’ll see below; rather, we strive to integrate it into every aspect of our life together.
As you explore, know that we invite you to join us in doing what God requires of us: “to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.”
Pres House is an open and affirming community. This means LGBTQ+ folks are fully embraced as part of our community. We celebrate queer identities and experiences, draw on the richness of queer theology in our preaching, and welcome queer folks to lead in worship, serve on our Council, and otherwise shape our life together.
We strive to make Pres House a space where folks can heal from trauma connected to their gender or sexuality. We want our home to be one where you are free to question, explore, and ultimately flourish.
Queer Resources at Pres House
Queerly Beloved is our weekly gathering for queer, questioning, and curious students. QB meets biweekly on Sundays from 1:30-3:00 pm. For more details, contact Manato!
*** Becca Bedell left the Pres House team in May 2022 for a new adventure in Corvallis, OR. We have since welcomed Manato Jansen (he/him) as the Associate Director of Residential Community at Pres House Apartments. Manato identifies as queer and facilitates both Queerly Beloved and FACETS.
White supremacy is an insidious form of evil, woven into our nation’s history from the very beginning. It is killing BIPOC, and it will eventually kill all of us. As Christians living in America, we inherit and participate in this legacy, and we must commit ourselves to dismantling it.
Watch & Listen
We address a lot of topics at Pres House, and not everything fits neatly into a category. Here are some additional resources on topics like gun rights, bodily autonomy, climate change, and more.
Watch & Listen
We’re not experts on everything. But we’re happy to provide some of our favorite external resources on topics we think are too important to overlook.
If you have experienced racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or any form of discrimination and are looking for someone to talk to, Pres House staff and student leaders are available. CONTACT US >>