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"God's Grace and the Gay Men and Women in our Churches" March 9 & 10, 2011

Wednesday  9th (evening) and Thursday 10th (all day) March, 2011

Introducing some of the speakers

Alan Chambers is a leading speaker on gender issues and is the President of Exodus International. His personal story as a gay teen and young adult who overcame unwanted homosexuality is inspiring and he offers insight into how this issue personally affects individuals and the broader culture    

Christine Sneeringer is the director of an Exodus member ministry in South Florida, called Worthy Creations. A gifted communicator, Christine's passion is to educate and equip Christians to deal with homosexuality in a compassionate and Biblical way. As a freelance writer, her story of overcoming lesbianism has appeared in numerous magazines. Christine is pursuing her master's degree in counselling psychology.  

Andrea Minichiello Williams is a barrister and the Director of the Christian Legal Centre, defending Christians' right to speak biblical truth in the public sphere. Andrea is also involved in seeking to influence Government Policy for Christian values. She is co-founder of Christian Concern, which has over 25,000 supporters, and is committed to enabling Christians to stand for biblical truth in the public arena.    

Jonathan Berry was converted to faith in Christ aged 24, at whichpoint he left a long-term same-sex relationship. He served as the pastor of a church in East London for 10 years. Jonathan is now director of True Freedom Trust, a teaching ministry which offers pastoral careand practical support to Christians who struggle with unwanted samesexattractions.
Lesley Pilkington worked as a psychotherapist in doctors' surgeries for over 20 years and also in Christian counselling. Her son has been involved in a homosexual lifestyle, a challenge that has however enabled Lesley to face her own issues and to encourage others in similar situations. Lesley is available for counselling, seminars and ministry    
Dermot O'Callaghan, graduated in Mechanical Sciences from Cambridge University. His working life included experience in manufacturing industry, followed by a career in management consultancy. In his retirement he has taken an interest in the problem of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and in issues affecting the Anglican Communion. He is a Lay Reader and member of General Synod in the Church of Ireland  

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