Restoring Hope • Proclaiming Truth • Equipping Churches
Friday & Saturday, June 9 & 10, 2023 9-3pm MST (Denver)
Join us online for a special conference filled with powerful biblical teaching, workshops, and inspiring life stories of those who have dealt with same-sex attraction and been transformed by the living God. Learn from some tender hearted experts in helping individuals and supporting families.
LGBT strugglers, family members, loved ones, counselors, pastors, and laypeople, this conference is for you!Questions? [email protected]
Robert A. J. Gagnon is a Professor of Theology for Houston Baptist University's School of Christian Thought. Previously, Robert has been Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1994 - 2017) after a one-year position as Visiting Professor of Religion at Middlebury College in Vermont.
He has a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (magna cum laude). His main fields of interest are Pauline theology and sexual issues in the Bible. He is a member both of the Society of Biblical Literature and of the Society of New Testament Studies.
He is the author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics; co-author (with Dan O. Via) of Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views; and, as a service to the church, provides a large amount of free material on the web dealing with Scripture and homosexuality. In addition, he has published scholarly articles on biblical studies in Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Novum Testamentum, Horizons in Biblical Theology, and The Christian Century. He is also author of article-length encyclopedia entries in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics, Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology, and Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. In addition, he has been quoted in, or has written for, the New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN, U.S. News and World Report, Christianity Today, Christian Century, and other news outlets and popular magazines.
Robert is an ordained elder at a Presbyterian Church (USA) in Pittsburgh. RobGagnon.net
For decades, Linda felt like a man trapped in a female body and was exclusively attracted to women. Today, she is content in a female body and wholly attracted to men, offering a unique, compassionate perspective as one who once struggled with her own sexuality and gender identity.
An ordained Assemblies of God minister, Linda shares candidly from her own struggles coupled with a strong scriptural foundation and the latest scientific research regarding the origins of same-sex attractions and transgender desires.
Linda earned a PhD from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, writing her dissertation on 30 case studies of men and women who were once same-sex attracted and have experienced transformation. Dr. Seiler’s training seminar "Compassion without Compromise: A Christian Response to Homosexuality" (available at lindaseiler.com) and forthcoming book (2021) are based on her personal experience combined with the latest academic research.
Linda is an avid golfer, dark chocolate lover, and cat mom to feline Facebook sensations Bo & Tabby.
Linda's Favorite Scripture:
“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom but on God’s power.”
(1 Cor. 2:4-5)
Linda's Favorite Quote:
“I’m short, and I intend to stay that way!”
Other Facts About Linda:
"I worked as an undercover missionary as a high school English teacher for 5 years before transitioning back to campus ministry to train up other students to be missionaries to the secular marketplace like I was."
For more info visit lindaseiler.com.
Dr. Van Meter graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1969. He attended the Medical College of Virginia where he received his medical degree in 1973.
Dr. Van Meter did his pediatric internship in 1973-1974 and his pediatric residency in 1974 to 1976 at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, through the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his pediatric endocrinology fellowship from 1978 to 1980 at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Hospital.
Dr. Van Meter worked as a staff pediatric endocrinologist at the Naval Hospital in San Diego from 1980 to 1986 and was Chairman and Director of the residency training program at the Naval Hospital Oakland from 1986 to 1991. In 1991, he retired from a 20-year career in the Navy Medical Corps and moved to the Atlanta area where he joined the Fayette Medical Clinic as a Pediatrician and Pediatric Endocrinologist.
To better serve the ever-expanding population of pediatric patients with endocrine disorders, he developed his own full-time endocrine practice - which today bears his name. He is a former faculty member at Emory University and is currently a faculty member at Morehouse Schools of Medicine.
Dr. Van Meter has been campaigning around the world to educate health care professionals about the harm of affirmation of gender incongruences. Dr. Van Meter is the Immediate Past President of Amercian College of Pediatricians.
Quentin and his wife Kathy will have been married 54 years this June, and have four grown children, five grandsons, with a granddaughter on the way in September. They are active members of the parish of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, where Quentin is a member of the choir. His youngest daughter, Mary, is a nurse practitioner in his office.
Elizabeth and her husband, Doug, have been at Bethel Church, Redding since 2013. Alongside Ken Williams, she is co-founder of Equipped to Love and CHANGED Movement, two organizations with a primary focus on the LGBTQ issue and those who have been impacted by it.
CHANGED was founded by Ken Williams and Elizabeth Woning to highlight the beautiful and compelling stories of men and women whose journeys with Jesus drew them out of LGBTQ.
Elizabeth also teaches at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, and is a member of the Moral Revolution team. She holds a master’s degree in Theology.
Elizabeth is passionate about the intersection of LGBTQ and Christianity in our culture and assists those wishing to engage and better understand the complexities of sexual and gender identity. Her heart is to see the LGBTQ community fully reconciled to God and to explore compassionate means of connection to those who disagree with Christian beliefs.
As a young woman in her 20s, Elizabeth “came out” as a lesbian and attended a Presbyterian Church (USA) seminary openly gay. In the early 2000s, she lobbied for gay marriage and the ordination of LGTBQ-identifying individuals and ministered among gay-identifying youth, espousing a theology that embraced homosexuality.
She later served as a youth pastor in a small rural community where an encounter with Jesus radically shifted her perspective. The love of God drew her into a revelation that fueled an unexpected journey out of the gay community and transformed her life.
Today, she no longer identifies as lesbian and has been married to her husband, Doug, for 16 years. To learn more about Elizabeth visit her website--elizabethwoning.com
Cover My Registration Processing Fee
Optional: Cover my Registration Processing Fees!
Audio or video recording and any form of media interview are not permitted unless expressly pre-approved and in the manner approved in writing by the Restored Hope Network Board of Directors. Under no circumstances shall attendees be solicited for interviews prior to, during, or after the conference. To request permission for interviews, contact [email protected].
However, individual registrants (non-media) attending the conference are permitted to record portions of the conference (on the stage or workshop teachings) for their own non-commercial purposes. You may share pictures from the conference or brief recordings if you are recording only those on the stage or the teaching at the podium.
If you take pictures with anyone else, you must be expressly granted permission by those in the pictures to post any pictures or recordings before doing so. We take your privacy very seriously.
Failure to abide by this media Code of Conduct is grounds for immediate dismissal from the conference. Persons asked to leave for violation of the Media Code of Conduct will not be eligible for refunds. Commercial use of media is prohibited unless previously approved in writing by the Restored Hope Network Board of Directors and may result in civil or criminal penalties governed by laws of the State of Missouri. Attendance at the Restored Hope Network event is an agreement to these policies.
Restored Hope Network requires that all participants at the HOPE conference adhere to the following standard of conduct.
Please review the Policies and Code of Conduct below and signify your understanding and acceptance by completing your registration for the conference.
* If you are registering on behalf of someone else, registration implies the individual's consent to abide by these policies *
All attendees will be required to provide an electronic signature of the agreement on-site at check-in
If you would like to register additional attendees using the same Billing Information, please use the button below. Otherwise, proceed to the 'submit' button after completing your billing information.
Additional Conference Information
On Saturday morning, there will be an opportunity to partner with Restored Hope Network through giving financially. We wanted you to know ahead of time so that you might prayerfully consider taking part in the conference in this way. Text to Give, online, and giving by credit card will be available.
ScheduleA detailed conference schedule will be available and uploaded to our website here, There will be pre-recorded workshops available here. (the code will be given out during the event on Friday and Saturday morning sessions). List of live workshops will be found here. (near bottom of page).
Need to update your Registration Information?- In the upper right-hand corner of the registration page, click "Login"- Select "Go to Account Center"- Enter the email address you registered with and your password (linked to the email used for billing) No Password? - Use the link in your Confirmation Email to set up your user account
Lost your Confirmation Email?- In the upper right-hand corner of the registration page, click "Resend Confirmation"
Refunds No refund will be issued to those who cancel within one month of the conference and those registered who do not show up for the HOPE conference will not be eligible for a refund. To request a refund contact [email protected].
Group Discount?Groups of 8 or more attendees will receive an additional 10% off. Must be registered in the same transaction. Use the "Add Attendee" Button while registering to add more people to your group. The discount will be automatically applied to your cart.
Minors Under 18Individuals under 18 are allowed when accompanied by a parent or guardian. No counseling will be provided for minors.
Changes to PoliciesIf Restored Hope Network is required to change any of these stated policies, changes will be made on the official conference website, this registration page, and conference delegates will be notified by email of such changes.
Questions?[email protected] or call 719-598-0659