Danny Cortez is a co-pastor of New Heart, a church that has adopted a Third Way approach on disputable areas of theology and practice. He co-founded My Refuge House, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit ministry that restores survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and abuse. He currently serves as a board member of The Gay Christian Network (GCN). He also works with Sanctuary to help pastors who are navigating discussions around LGBTQ inclusion in the church. He serves regularly as a hospice chaplain with Evergreen Hospice. He earned his M.Div. at Talbot Theological Seminary and is a graduate of Arrow Leadership, BC, Canada. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Abby and their 4 children: DJ, Derrick, Drew and Alyssa.