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A glance at past conferences

CenterPeace hosted its first conference in 2009 in Abilene, Texas. Since then, we have gathered folk together regularly for a fantastic time of community, worship, inspiring speakers, and informative break-out sessions. In October 2024, CenterPeace will host its 7th national  conference. We hope you will join us!

2022 Conference: "A Place at the Table"

Keynote Speakers

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Jeff Chu
Pastor, Author, Does Jesus Really Love Me? & Wholehearted Faith, with Rachel Held Evans 
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Staci Frenes
Musician, Mom, Author, Love Makes Room 
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Matthew Vines
Author, God & the Gay Christian, &  Founder/Exec Dir, The Reformation Project 
Joel Holier
Joel Hollier
Pastor, Author, A Place At His Table 
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Justin Lee
Author, Torn and Talking Across the Divide 
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Sally Gary
Author, Affirming: A Memoir of Faith, Sexuality, & Staying in the Church, & Founder/Exec Dir, CenterPeace 

Hosts

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Portia Andrews
Executive by day, DJ by night 
from Los Angeles, CA 
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John Alan Turner
Author/Speaker/Executive Coach 
from Atlanta, GA

2020 Conference: "Together"

Kenote Speakers

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Sean Palmer
Teaching Pastor, Ecclesia Houston, Author of Unarmed Empire: In Search of Beloved Community
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Megan DeFranza
Theologian and Speaker, Author of Sex Difference in Christian Theology, Film Director of Stories of Intersex & Faith
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Don McLaughlin
Preaching Minister, North Atlanta Church of Christ, Author of Love First
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Richard Beck
Professor of Psychology, Abilene Christian University, Author of Stranger God
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Sally Gary
Founder and Executive Director of CenterPeace
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Matthew Vines
Founder/Executive Director, The Reformation Project, Author of God & the Gay Christian
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Pat Bills
Pastor, Highland Oaks Church of Christ
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John Alan Turner (Host)
Author/Speaker/Executive Coach 
from Atlanta, GA
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Join us in 2024
CenterPeace Conference

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