Labyrinth is a progressive Christian community that is LGBTQ-friendly, racially inclusive, and open to all students, whether atheist, questioning, or devout.
Whether you’re a long-time believer, or hopeful skeptic at best, spirituality in college is a journey with twists, turns, and dead ends. You have questions and beliefs, doubts and dreams, and school work to go along with it. Here at Labyrinth, we welcome and encourage you on your journey by providing a safe place to ask questions about God, explore and grow in your spirituality, and connect with other students. College can feel like a maze — we can help you find your way.
Rene Slataper is our Minister of Outreach and Organizational Development. Rene is a transgender seminary student and minister who resides in Austin, TX. As a member of the United Church of Christ, Rene has been blessed with support to begin his ecumenical social justice ministry working with churches to define what open and affirming means for their transgender neighbors. Rene has been a volunteer mentor for transgender youth for over 3 years and has over 500 hours of service with LGBTQ youth in Central Texas. He facilitates a transgender and non-binary weekly meditation group, and recently became part of the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Trans Seminarian Leaderiship Cohort. He enjoys playing guitar, camping with his dog, and Dr. Pepper.
Luke Leverett is our Director of Music and Media. Luke is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, music instructor, father, and writer. Luke says, “I never think of myself as a starving artist, but a hungry artist. My songs are about being in between, and I am.” Luke leads us in worship with music from old hymnals, new song books, and original music.
Anna Strickland is our Program Assistant. Anna is an alumna of Labyrinth, having graduated from the University of Texas in 2010 with her degree in Applied Learning and Development. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology. As an artsy type, Anna brings creativity to our worship services and meditation group.