While they can hold their own among clergy and Ph.D.’s, Mx Chris is not a Christian clergy person, pastor, or priest. Mx Chris has an irregular calling that might even be considered “Irreverend.” They draw on numerous lineages and identify as an Animist religious practitioner with Christian ancestry. [Learn More]
Mx Chris spent more than 20 years immersed in non-profit management in a variety of roles from executive director to board member, from communications and website development to volunteer activist and organizer. In 2019, they launched OtherWise Engaged Publishing in order to begin to fill the gaps they saw in transgender (and adjacent) religious resources. Their current goal is to become a board-certified Humanist chaplain with a specialization around transgender and intersex spiritual care.
- Member, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
- Member (student), Association of Professional Chaplains (APC)
- Member (student), World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Mx. Chris lives in Central New Jersey, but maintains strong affinity and active relationships developed over more than 25 years nearby in Philadephia, PA. They are blessed to parent an extraordinarily wise teen and cuddle with a pretty pup.
Mx Chris Paige (pronouns they/them) is an OtherWise-identified writer, educator, organizer, and coach, who authored OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation (2019). Chris was founding executive director of Transfaith, a multi-tradition, multi-racial, multi-gender advocacy organization by and for people of transgender experience. Chris launched OtherWise Engaged Publishing in order to provide a platform for prophetic, transgender, intersex, and OtherWise voices and is now doing graduate work at Drew University.
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Mx Chris Paige (pronouns they/them) is an OtherWise-identified writer, educator, organizer, and coach, who authored OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation (2019), garnering the coveted “starred review” from Publisher’s Weekly which called it “invigorating” and “a treasure chest of resources.” A follow-up anthology, OtherWise Christian 2: Stories of Resistance, was released in 2020. Additional volumes in the OtherWise Christian series are in development.
Mx Chris has launched a new press, OtherWise Engaged Publishing to provide a platform for prophetic, transgender, intersex, and OtherWise voices. Examples of projects include a series of introductory booklets, called OtherWise Reflection Guides, as well as shepherding books by other authors (including Jonathon Thunderword and Liam Hooper).
Mx Chris was founding executive director of Transfaith, a multi-tradition, multi-racial, multi-gender advocacy organization by and for people of transgender experience and continues as operations director for Transfaith, while publishing and working towards an Master of Divinity at Drew University Theological School with a concentration around chaplaincy and spiritual care with transgender and intersex populations.
Mx Chris has been a catalyst and/or contributor to several other ground-breaking projects for and by transgender faith leaders. Previously, Chris had been publisher and co-director of the (now defunct) award-winning, progressive, Christian magazine, The Other Side.