Rosaria Butterfield was once a tenured professor of English who identified as a lesbian and worked to advance the cause of LGBT equality. After her conversion to Christ in 1999, she came to see the sinfulness of having any identity apart from Him.

Rosaria is married to Kent Butterfield, pastor of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham, and is a home-school mother, pastor’s wife, author, and speaker. She is helping Christians to better understand their LGBT neighbors and loved ones so that we can lovingly look past labels of sexual identity and share the gospel effectively.

In 2012, she published her conversion memoir, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey to Christian Faith. Her second book is Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ (2015). Her third book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key (2018) addresses the lost art of Christian hospitality. Rosaria writes about sexuality, identity, Christian hospitality and community, and seeks to encourage all in faithful Christian living and service.

By God through the merit and power of Jesus Christ, here I stand.
~Rosaria Butterfield

Plenary (Keynote)

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Rosaria Butterfield is a keynote speaker at this year’s conference.

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