enGendered Conference


Saturday, September 30, 9am-3pm
1777 W. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27513

The cultural landscape on gender and sexuality has changed dramatically over the last decade: Same-sex relationships have been normalized. Traditional gender roles have been subject to massive critique. Unprecedented numbers of Americans now openly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

As the culture changes, Christians seeking to conform their beliefs and actions to biblical truth face significant challenges. We want to be faithful to the teaching of the Bible in how we think about sexuality and gender. We also want to show the love of Christ to friends and loved ones who approach these realities differently than we do. Join us at the enGendered Conference on September 30 as we explore these issues with renowned authors and Christian thought-leaders Rosaria Butterfield and Sam Andreades.

Rosaria Butterfield is an author and speaker on issues related to identity and sexuality. Formerly a tenured professor of English and Women's Studies at Syracuse University, Dr. Butterfield advised the Syracuse LGBT student group, wrote the school's policy for same-sex couples, and actively lobbied for LGBT aims alongside her lesbian partner. In 1999 she converted to Christ in what she describes as a train wreck. Her memoir, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert chronicles that difficult journey. Rosaria is now married to Kent, a Reformed Presbyterian pastor in North Carolina, and is a homeschool mother, author, and speaker. Learn more about Rosaria on her website.

Sam Andreades is the senior pastor of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. He is the founder of Higher Ground, a ministry of Christian discipleship serving those with unwanted same-sex attractions. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.S.), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.), New York University (M.S.), and Covenant Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Sam is the author of enGendered: God's Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship. He is married to Mary K., and they have four children. Learn more about Sam on his website.