Angel Celeste Collie

Assistant Director, Duke Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Angel (he/him/his) serves as the Assistant Director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity at Duke University. Before his current role, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his BA in Religious Studies with minors in both Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies) and Yale Divinity School, where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity.

Angel is in the Doctor of Ministry program at Duke Divinity School. In his program, he is focusing on providing pastoral care within queer and trans communities. Additionally, Angel serves on the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies Transgender Roundtable, as the secretary for The Freedom Center for Social Justice board, on the Church Council at United Church of Chapel Hill, and is co-faculty for the Transgender Seminarian Leadership Cohort.

Angel is proud of the Transformative Church Ministry Program he co-authored when he led Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) Transgender Ministries. The program is a curriculum guiding congregations to become more welcoming and inclusive of transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary people and communities.

Angel’s favorite thing is to travel. He has done so extensively, often through his work as the intersection of spirituality, sexuality, and gender identity & expression. He lives in Chapel Hill with his cat and two Australian Shepherds named Scooter and Scout.

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