Restoring Hope • Proclaiming Truth • Equipping Churches
Friday - Saturday, June 21 - 22, 2024, (Fri & Sat: 9 am-9 pm)
Join us in person for a compassionately truthful conference addressing same-sex attraction & transgenderism from a transformational perspective. Hear powerful biblical teachings, workshops, and inspiring life stories. You will not want to miss the Saturday evening session! Hosted by Restored Hope Network at the architecturally award-winning Jessup University Rocklin Campus, this year's conference theme is, "Leaning Into Jesus Together."
LGBTQ overcomers, family members, loved ones, counselors, pastors, and laypeople, this conference is for you!
Come and lean into Jesus with us!
Equipped to Love, Changed Movement
Formerly suicidal over what felt like gay orientation, Pastor Ken Williams is an author, lecturer, and minister helping others navigate LGBTQ issues with Christian care. Ken has been a licensed pastor in Redding, California, since 2006 and is co-founder of the CHANGED Movement. CHANGED is a ministry that equips the church to graciously minister to those impacted by LGBTQ and advocates for people’s freedom of self-determination, particularly with regard to sexual identity. He holds a B. S. in Marketing/Finance. Ken's greatest joys are his beautiful wife and their four incredible children.
Find his resources via www.kenwilliamsministries.com
--The Journey OUT (autobiography)
--Finding You: An Identity-Based Journey Out of Homosexuality and Into All Things New (a discipleship resource)
As a current Board Member of Restored Hope Network, Director of Parent Support for His Wonderful Works since 2013, and host of the award-winning podcast, The Bridge Between Us, Melinda Patrick has ministered to many families with children and loved ones who have embraced an LGBTQ identity.
Having a daughter involved in the LGBTQ community for over 11 years, Melinda knows what it is like to grieve the choices our loved ones have made and understands the helplessness when things aren't as we had hoped. Through her healing journey with her daughter, she became passionate about emboldening and equipping parents to see beyond their grief and join God where He is at work in their lives and families.
Along with meeting families one-on-one, Melinda has had the opportunity to speak life into the lives of many families through radio, TV, podcast interviews, and guest blogging. She is an international speaker who often speaks at family conferences, church ministry events, and parent groups to equip families and the church to love well while not compromising Truth.
You will find Melinda and her husband, Ron, on the south side of Atlanta, Georgia. Together, they have four children and four grands. Her kitchen is notorious for impromptu dance parties, and her porch is loved for long talks, slow swinging, and sweet tea. The outdoors is where she loves to spend most of her time hiking, reading, and enjoying lazy lake days.
Dr. Laidlaw is a specialist in Endocrinology which is the study of gland, hormone, and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, adrenal disease, gonadal disorders and other conditions.
Education And Training
2004-2006 Fellowship Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at LAC/University of Southern California Medical Center
2001-2004 Residency Internal Medicine at LAC/University of Southern California Medical Center
1997-2001 Medical School - University of Southern California
The Endocrine Society
National Board of Physicians and Surgeons
Caitlin Zick had a profound moment at the age of sixteen where God called her out of a crowd and her life was forever changed. From that moment, she began to discover who she was as a daughter of God, fall in love with Jesus, and realize the power of the Holy Spirit in her life.
Caitlin and her husband Cole became co-directors of Moral Revolution in 2017 through 2023 and openly share topics around identity in Christ Jesus, their marriage story, and first years of sex in marriage to start a healthy conversation and begin to unfold God’s design of sex. They now serve as the lead pastors of Risen King Community Church in Redding, California.
They have been married and in full-time ministry for more than 15 years and have started their own little zoo, known as #thezickzoo. You can find their wild on Instagram with their little animals: Caleb, Connor, Cade and Chloé Rose.
The name is so challenging because it is Greek. But you say it like the man's name, "Andre" plus "ODD'-iss". So there you go: "Ahn-drae-ODD'-iss" (If you really want to sound authentic, you can trill the "r").
Much of Rev. Andreades' pastoral work put gender issues front and center. He pastored for over ten years at Village Church in Greenwich Village, New York City, where he founded Higher Ground, a New York City ministry of Christian discipleship serving men and women with unwanted same-sex attraction. His doctoral dissertation was on emotional intimacy in Christian marriage, a qualitative study of men with a history of same-sex attraction and unions who are in long-term marriages with Christian women.
From 2014 to 2018, Rev. Andreades was senior pastor of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. He is now associate pastor of Iron Works Church in Phoenixville, where he has served for five years. He has counseled scores of engaged and married couples as well as church members in their various relationships.
Dr. Andreades holds a B.S. in Geology & Geophysics with a minor in Biblical Studies from Yale University (1984). He earned an M.Div. in Pastoral Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary (2001), as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from New York University (1997). He obtained a D.Min. in Mission and Ministry at Covenant Theological Seminary (2013).
He wrote the books, enGendered: God's Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship (2015), and Dating with Discernment: 12 Questions for a Lasting Marriage (2021). His latest book, Across the Kitchen Table: Talking to Your Teen about Trans, was published Fall 2023.
Registration includes: Cost of Conference, Lunch, & Dinner Onsite for Both DaysLunch and dinner meals are served at Jessup University's dining hall on Friday and Saturday (6/21-22) and include options for most dietary preferences. If you have a severe food allergy please inform our staff.
HOUSING is NOT Included in the Cost of the ConferenceRestored Hope Network staff is working on obtaining a reduced reservation contract with a local hotel, which will be approximately 10 minutes away by car and includes breakfast, Wifi, and free parking.
Full 2-Day Conference, per personIncludes 4 Meals (Lunch & Dinner on 6/21-22)Early Bird price of $250 increases to $275 on 1/1/24
Registrants and Attendees MUST be 18 years old or older.Children and minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to be present at conference events, activities, or within the conference venue(s).
HOUSING is NOT included in the cost of the conference. Hotel Rooms will be available in our room block at a local hotel within a 15-minute drive.
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Media Professionals: 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].
Non-Professionals: 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 (individual attendees, non-media persons) 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.
All: 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.
I have read and agree to the Media Terms outline above
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
Conference Participation Agreement and Code of ConductConference AgreementRestored 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 someone else, registration also implies the individual's (individuals') assent to abide by these policies.Code of ConductRestored Hope Network requires that all participants at the HOPE conference adhere to standards of conduct in keeping with Christian professional standards. This includes abstaining from all forms of immoral behavior. It is expected that all participants attending the conference will either agree with Restored Hope Network’s Doctrinal statement or will be respectful while finding out more about the beliefs and practices of Restored Hope Network. Disruption of the conference in any form is not acceptable, including but not limited to: interrupting conference presenters or activities; distributing literature or materials; audio or video recording by media persons at the conference that have not been pre-approved by the Restored Hope Network Board of Directors; campaigning for alternative religions, philosophical or political views; on-site demonstrations; seeking sexual contacts; harassing others; using alcohol or narcotics; or sharing registration with other persons. Failure to abide by this code of conduct is grounds for immediate dismissal from the conference. Persons asked to leave for violation of the Code of Conduct will not be eligible for refunds. Restored Hope Network reserves the right to refuse any delegate their registration, or to remove a delegate from the conference. This is especially so if there is reasonable cause to believe that he or she may endanger themselves or others by attending or has endangered themselves or others in attendance. Persons removed from the conference under these circumstances will not be eligible for refunds.Minors Under 18Registrants and Attendees MUST be 18 years old or older.Children and minors under the age of 18 are not allowed to be present at conference events, activities, or within the conference venue(s).Policy Agreement/Liability Release“I understand and acknowledge that Restored Hope Network holds to a traditional, biblically-based view of scripture affirming heterosexuality as God’s created intent, and that this viewpoint will influence—and be expressed throughout—this conference. I further understand that the subject matter at the HOPE conference deals with sensitive topics and opinions which may or may not align with my worldview, and which also may touch on emotional or spiritual issues that are critical to me and thus may be unsettling. I voluntarily and personally assume responsibility for my participation in any and all aspects of the conference, and I release Restored Hope Network, its board, members, and any other conference teachers or contributors from any claims whatsoever for damages alleged as a direct or indirect result of participation in this conference."By registering, I signify my understanding and agreement to abide by the code of conduct and liability release statements above.
I have read and agree to the terms of the Conference Agreement and Code of Conduct above
By registering for the HOPE 2024 conference, you agree to abide by Jessup University's Community Covenant, Statement of Faith and Campus Regulations (listed below)
Jessup University Campus Regulations
I have read and agree to the Jessup University Policies, Guidelines and Campus Regulations listed above.
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Additional Conference Information
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is 28 miles away from the conference site in Rocklin, California.
Housing near Jessup University Rocklin
Reduced-cost hotel accommodations are being negotiated within a 10-minute drive to the University. As soon as the agreement is finalized, we will add the hotel name, cost, address, phone, or web address so that you can reserve a room.
A meal package for lunch and dinner onsite is included in the cost of your registration. Meals are served in the dining hall and include options to accommodate most dietary restrictions.There will be no refunds for missed meals.
There will be an opportunity to partner with Restored Hope through giving financially during the conference.
ScheduleA conference schedule will be uploaded to the Restored Hope website and linked here.
Jessup University Policies
Use of Jessup University has certain policies that you need to know about. See Full Policy Statement HERE
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 HOPE Conference Registration: Full refunds of conference fees are available 31 days prior to the conference. Cancellations within one month (30 days) of the conference and those registered who do not show up for the HOPE conference will not be eligible for a refund.
Minors Under 18Individuals under 18 are not allowed. 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