Who We Are

We are always looking for more volunteers. From helping to organize, to responding to emails, we could use your help! Please email us at info@oneeastern.com if you would like to be involved.

Ryan Paetzold, Founder/Executive Director – 

Ryan is a 2007 graduate of Eastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry, a former student at Palmer Theological Seminary,  and a 2013 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  Ryan can be reached at ryan@oneeastern.com.

Sabrina Valente, Communications Manager – 

Sabrina is a 2006 graduate of Eastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and a 2011 graduate of Argosy University with a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology. She works full-time for Adams/Hanover Counseling Agency Inc. in Hanover, PA as a Clinical Supervisor in their Crisis Intervention and Emergency Services Department. As a bisexual woman, Sabrina is passionate about and committed to working for LGBTQAI equality. She volunteers with The CURVE, a Safe Space Group for LGBTQAI youth run through Planned Parenthood in York, PA and is actively working to start her own Safe Space Group in the Hanover, PA area. Additionally, she conducts Safety Zone Trainings through her job, reaching out to psychiatric hospitals; discussing the unique needs of LGBTQAI youth, teaching staff culturally competent ways to work with these youth, and helping both individual staff and the agency as a whole learn ways to become more welcoming and affirming. Sabrina believes strongly that in John 3:15, “that whoever believes in him may have eternal life,” the “whoever” Jesus spoke of was meant irregardless of sexual orientation and gender identity and should be the standard for the way in which all those who would call themselves followers of Christ should see each other.  Sabrina can be reached at sabrina@oneeastern.com.

Angélique Gravely, Editor – 

Angélique is a 2013 graduate of Eastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English Writing. She is passionate about exploring diverse LGBTQIA narratives and creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA individuals. Angélique can be reached at angelique@oneeastern.com.