About us:

SAGA stands for "Sexuality and Gender Acceptance." SAGA Community Center was born of a need for acceptance and support for the LGBT+ community of Montgomery and Bucks Counties. While not in itself a religious organization, SAGA is hosted by Love In Action UCC, an open and affirming faith community in Hatboro PA. Friends and allies are welcome! All of our programs are free and we are supported mainly by donations. Please feel free to contact us if you need to talk or have questions!

Meet the team!
Niki Kulp, LSW
Executive Board Member 
(she/her or they/them pronouns)

 

Niki is a Clinical Social Worker and musician. She studied social work at Bryn Mawr College and psychology at Arcadia University. She has interned with Mazzoni Center Counseling Program and JFCS's LGBTQ Outreach Program in Philadelphia. She is currently working as an Addictions and Mental Health Therapist in Montgomery County. Niki co-founded SAGA Community Center in 2017 and has been an active co-leader since. Her main contributions include program development, web design and management, and branding. She also designed and helped build SAGA's LGBT+ Library. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, exercising, and being outdoors. 

Aimee Goldsmith
Advisory Board Member 
(she/her or they/them pronouns)
Aimee is a professional artist with a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts. She helped co-found SAGA Community Center in 2017 and has been integral in event planning and advertising. She also assisted with building SAGA's LGBT+ Library. Her interests include outdoor activities, festivals and live music, and hand crafting wooden jewelry.

 

Mel is a self-avowed practicing bisexual who lives literally less than a mile from SAGA. A survivor of conservative Christianity, Mel’s heart is set aflame somewhere at the intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality. Now a social worker in Philadelphia, Mel graduated summa cum laude from the University of Valley Forge in 2018 as president of the Social Work Club and was a member of The Reformation Project’s 2019 Leadership Development Cohort. When Mel’s not with their partners, working with clients, or enjoying community — they’re probably doing nerdy things like watching fantasy shows and documentaries, playing videogames, or processing religious trauma on Twitter. Above all, Mel treasures the concept of “chosen family” and dreams of a world where everyone is unconditionally included... or at least one where chocolate-covered cherries grow on trees.

Mel G.
Advisory Board Member 
(they/them or she/her pronouns)
Jennifer Angelina Petro
Executive Board Member 
(she/her pronouns)
Jennifer Angelina Petro is a proud transwoman and mother of three grown sons.  She is an activist, poet, musician, artist, storyteller, speaker, twenty-year elementary school teacher, and workshop leader.  She has been featured on an episode of Liz Plank’s Vox, as well as in several newspaper articles including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Montgomery News, and the Bucks County Currier Times.  She has published articles for GLSEN and the Montgomery County Women’s Center, as well as two books of trans-related poetry.  Jennifer has spoken at rallies and featured in a production of This is My Brave. She was invited to speak on the steps of the Norristown Court House on International Day Against Homophobia.  She has led Q-Crew groups at local libraries, and also been asked to speak at local youth centers.  Jennifer was asked to speak before the Hatboro City Council by the mayor of Hatboro in an effort to help successfully pass Human Rights Ordinances for the LGBTQIA community.  She has also spoken in local faith communities on welcoming queer people in their congregations.  She played music at the Germantown Jewish Center’s first ever Pride Shabbat, and set up the first LGBTQIA booth at Glenside Elementary School’s Diversity Fair.  She has also led an LGBTQIA training at Peco Energy, and helps lead queer support groups.  In addition to her passionate activism and work with the SAGA Community Center, she loves used bookstores and thrift stores, reading P.G. Wodehouse, and eating dark chocolate.  
Brittany S.
Bio coming soon!
Josh Blakesley
Acting Director (he/him pronouns)
Bio coming soon!
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SAGA Community Center

Love in Action UCC 350 S. York Rd. Hatboro, PA 19040

215-675-8808 ext. 203

SAGAHatboro@gmail.com

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