Above Photo: Jim (left) and Chris. MITILINI, GREECE
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As of June 2013, Other Sheep Board of Directors officially welcomed Chris Caldwell and James
Tvarian to the ministry of Other Sheep as "World-Wide Outreach Volunteers."
Chris and Jim will invest their time and personal means/resources to work, from time to time, in
different regions of the world to bring the Other Sheep message of inclusion and
empowerment to LGBT people of faith.
Chris Email: cjguz(at)yahoo.com
Jim Email: cjguz(at)yahoo.com
Jim holds a Masters in Intercultural Management from the School for International
Training, Brattleboro, Vermont, and an advanced certificate in TEFL (Teaching English
as a foreign language) and Computer Assisted Language Learning
(CALL) from Transworld Schools in San Francisco, California, USA.
Jim has over seven years experience teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) in
Thailand, Germany and the Persian Gulf. His ESL teaching experience includes:
teaching children, professionals, teenagers, English communication practice and special
courses in English for Specific Purposes such as English for Hotel and International
Jim is of Polish and Lithuanian decent. He was born in Chicago and educated in the
United Kingdom. "I began my travels when I was just 10 years old, and have never
looked back." Jim has taught English as a Second Language in over 5 countries. He
enjoys meeting new people with differing backgrounds.
Coming out to himself when he was 19, Jim had the support of his family, which made
self acceptance much easier.
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Photo at left: Jim (left) and Chris
Chris a Gay, African American, with ancestral roots from West Africa, is an esteem
builder and affirmation speaker to the GLBTQI community, especially youth, and their
allies. He is founder & writer for the Gay Affirmation Project, "In the G.A.P"
The first born son of a career United States Marine, Chief Warrant Officer, his leadership
was recognized from an early age. First as a starting American football quarterback,
licensed protestant minister and peer mentor, all before graduating public high-school.
While attending the University of California at Davis, he was mentored with the
Navigators, a "Man to Man" spiritual mentoring program. He developed his mentoring
skills at the University of Irvine and while studying at Biola University. To date he has
mentored over 100 men and women who in turn have made a great impact on their
He has written curriculum, organized and spoke at regional youth, young adults and
general audience retreats and conferences; he's been a regular guest speaker and an
affirming mentor to men and women for over two decades. His work with teens and young
adults has given him the privilege of seeing them excel and succeed in adult life.
For over 25 years, Chris has drawn on personal experiences; including a heterosexual
marriage of 13 years, a Father, Pastor, and a Male survivor of childhood incest abuse;
his path has honed his skills in GLBTQI diversity issues, mentoring, and leadership
development. His journey has motivated him to lead a life of simplicity, writing, reading,
traveling and focusing on what matters in the present moment.
When he isn’t catching up on the latest trends, he spends time preparing gourmet meals
for family and friends, creating websites, supporting the endeavors of his teenage son
and being a great son to his mom. Yes, he is a momma's boy!
Chris has traveled to 16 countries including South Africa, Ecuador, Greece, Canada,
and has lived in Japan. His recent travels gave him the opportunity to march with the Gay
alliance in Madrid, Spain and to encourage GLBTQI in the North and South of Italy.
Today, he is privileged to speak before student and adult audiences sharing his
personal story and affirming the lives of others. He now lives in California, taking care of
his son and mom, nurtured by his partner, whom he met while living in Hawaii.
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