Friday, September 30, 7:00-9:30pm

  • 6:45pm Doors Open
  • 7:00 Introduction
  • 7:25pm Engendered: Understanding Gender from the Bible Part 1. Watch the video.
  • 8:20pm A Lost and Found Identity. Watch the video.
  • 9:10pm Q&A

Saturday, October 1, 9:00am-3:00pm

  • 8:30am Doors Open/Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am Introduction
  • 9:15am Engendered: Understanding Gender from the Bible Part 2. Watch the video.
  • 10:15am Breakout #1
  • 11:10am A Story of Surrender
  • 12:05pm Lunch
  • 1:05pm Breakout #2
  • 2:00pm Q&A. Watch the video.
  • 2:40pm Closing


LGBT+ Culture: How Did We Get Here?
Presented by: Dr. Raymond Johnson
LGBT+ ideology did not get here overnight. Come learn the historical, religious and social framework behind the movement.
Watch the video of the breakout session.

Adolescence, Technology & Parenting
Presented by: Rev. Matthew McNutt
A practical session to better equip parents on all things social media and internet safety.
Watch the video of the breakout session.
View the breakout session handout.

Transgenderism and Identity
Presented by: Walt Heyer
Go deeper into understanding Walt’s perspective on how gender identity is shaped and the importance of a Jesus-formed identity.
Watch the video of the breakout session.

Behind the Scenes: Parental Rights
Presented by: Sharon Supp
Build your awareness of the legal battles over parental rights, schools and health agencies. Learn what you can do to make sure your legal parental rights are respected and not violated.
Watch the video of the breakout session.
View the breakout session handout.


Walt Heyer

Walt Heyer identified as a transgender woman for eight years and now has a passion to help others who regret gender change. Walt travels extensively to share his story of redemption. Walt’s articles have been published online and his many books are a welcome resource in understanding the issue. His story is stunning. His intellectual grasp of the topic is compelling.

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Dr. Sam Andreades

Rev. Dr. Sam A. Andreades is author of enGendered, hailed by World Magazine as best Accessible Theology book of 2015, and more recently, Dating with Discernment: 12 Questions to Make a Lasting Marriage. He has been a pastor for over 20 years and founded “Higher Ground,” a discipleship ministry in Greenwich Village helping those with unwanted same-sex attraction to follow Christ. Through the website AffirmingGender.com and speaking engagements, he has taught audiences around the country how to celebrate God’s precious gift of gender.

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Lyn Doyle

Lyn Doyle is a local missionary with UrbanPromise Wilmington, and an active member of Brandywine Valley Church. She has been serving with UrbanPromise for over seven years and cares deeply for marginalized communities. Since 2013 Lyn has been serving the LGBT+ community in several different capacities; she is passionate about the intersections of gender, sexuality and faith and hopes to be an asset to those navigating these topics.

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Dr. Raymond Johnson

Dr. Raymond Johnson serves as the senior pastor of Christ Church West Chester in West Chester, PA. Pastor Raymond leads “Sunday Night Theology,” a ministry equipping Christians in cultural discernment through developing a biblical worldview. He also serves on the board of Harvest USA, a Christian ministry equipping churches and individuals with resources to live in harmony with God’s design for gender and sexuality. Pastor Raymond completed his MDiv, ThM, and PhD in New Testament Studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of I See Dead People: The Function of the Resurrection of the Saints in Matthew 27:51-54.

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Sharon Supp

Sharon Supp serves as Senior Research Analyst at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, parental rights, and the sanctity of life. Sharon joined ADF in 2021 to support its strategic initiatives for influencing culture to preserve the fundamental rights of parents to guide and educate their children in accordance with their beliefs. Her work has largely focused on the infusion of radical gender ideology into the classroom through school policies and instructional materials, and the dangers it poses to parental rights. Prior to joining ADF, Sharon spent several years in private practice as a law partner at Leffler, Hyland & Thompson, PC, and also as an associate attorney at Smith & Pugh, PLC. She has been a member of the Virginia State Bar since 1996, and currently maintains Associate status.

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Rev. Matthew McNutt

Matthew McNutt is the Student and Adult Christian Education Pastor at Brandywine Valley Church. He received his Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Youth Ministry and History from Gordon College. Matthew is fascinated with technology and stays current with technology students are using, social media influences and resources for parents. He has spoken on the topic of “Tech Wise Families” at other conferences.

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Chris Torchia

Chris Torchia currently serves as an Associate for Pastoral Counseling and Care at Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to his work at Calvary, Chris was the Director of Parents & Family Ministry at Harvest USA. Over the past nine years Chris has cared for hundreds of Christian parents whose child embraces an LGBT+ identity, as well as men and couples impacted by various sexual issues.

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Dr. Roger Erdvig

Dr. Roger Erdvig serves as Headmaster at Wilmington Christian School and has extensive experience speaking on critical worldview issues and equipping leaders and parents to have constructive conversations with children and youth. Roger was recently appointed Director of Worldview Education for Summit Ministries, the premiere Biblical worldview ministry in the United States. In that role, he writes books and other materials and also trains educators, parents, and church leaders to effectively nurture a Biblical worldview in the emerging generation.

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Registration Options:

There are two registration options:

  • Friday Only. $10/adult. Free for teens.
  • Friday and Saturday. $25/person or $40/couple or family. Includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

Please note, there is no Saturday Only registration option.

Registration closes on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Registration has CLOSED but walkins are welcome. Please bring cash or check payment with you to the Forum.