MEET DEV CUNY
Dev Cuny M.Div., is an educator, trainer, and storyteller.
An ambassador for the Born Perfect Campaign to End Conversion Therapy, Dev has shared their story in multiple documentaries and media outlets including Huffington Post, The Guardian, VICE, and a promo for the film Boy Erased. In 2019, Dev presented the TEDx Talk, What Elvis Taught a Conversion Therapy Survivor about Love.
Dev is an advocate for creating a world where every young person is safe and loved. Their work to support young people includes working with the national initiative Resilience in School Environments (RISE) to help school districts and educators build a culture that is trauma-informed, restorative, and rooted in social emotional health. Prior to RISE, Dev served as a Restorative Justice and Social Emotional Health Facilitator and Coach in Oakland Unified School District. Dev is also an associate board member for Covenant House, California, a faith-based organization that supports young people struggling with houselessness and sex trafficking.
In addition to their work in education, Dev provides trainings and workshops that focus on healing spiritual and religious trauma using restorative practices as a primary healing modality. Dev considers this one part of their ministry as a pastoral resident at Oak Life Church in Oakland, CA.
Dev is serving as an Interim Pastor at Oak life Church in Spring/Summer 2021.