Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Theologian, seminary professor and ordained minister; author, 'Radical Love' and 'Rainbow Theology'

Patrick S. Cheng is a theologian, seminary professor, and ordained minister. He is the Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in systematic theology from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He also holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Yale College.

Patrick is the author of "Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology" (Seabury, 2011); "From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ" (Seabury, 2012); and "Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit" (Seabury, 2013).

He is an ordained minister with the Metropolitan Community Churches, an LGBT-affirming Christian denomination that is open to all people. He is the coordinator of Queer Asian Spirit, an organization dedicated to the spiritual and religious lives of LGBT people of Asian descent around the world and their allies. Patrick lives with his husband of two decades, Michael. His website is