Together At Last
March 24-26, 2023 • St. Paul
Out in Faith brings together a family of believers, hopefuls, and dreamers who want to find belonging. Join us for this 3-day event as a wonderfully created community exploring our stories and celebrating our callings, all while growing together in compassion, hope, and connection.
Learn more about Out in Faith and register to attend!
Featured Guest Speaker
Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer
Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer (they/he) is Bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Bishop Megan, the first openly transgender pastor ordained in the Lutheran church, was ordained Extraordinarily in 2006. One of 18 pastors ordained during the time when the ELCA did not allow LGBT pastors to serve openly. In 2010, Bishop Megan was one of the first seven pastors received into the ELCA after their policies changed. On May 8, 2021 they were elected as the first openly transgender Bishop in a mainline Christian denomination.
Before serving as Bishop, they served as Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco, Community Chaplain Coordinator for the San Francisco Police Department and Executive Director of Welcome with the LGBTQ+ Homeless Community in San Francisco. Bishop Megan is an award winning filmmaker, musician and historian and has been featured on Queer Eye, Cosmo, People and in Wittenberg, Germany for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Bishop Megan lives near Golden Gate Park with their wife Laurel, two children and two cats.
Author / Speaker
Sharon "Rocky" Roggio
Advocate / Pastor
Author / Speaker
Ms. Penny Cost
The Drag Evangelist
Steven Michael Carr
Advocate / Storyteller
Private Screening & Fundraiser - 1946: The Movie
1946 is a feature documentary film that will tell the story of two intrepid researchers, Kathy Baldock, an evangelical straight Christian LGBTQIA+ activist, and Ed Oxford, an evangelical gay Christian graduate of Talbot Seminary, who trace the origins of the anti-gay movement within the American conservative Christian church to an erroneous mistranslation of the Bible in 1946, and how the Bible has subsequently been weaponized against LGBTQIA+ people. While other documentaries have been successful in their attempt to treat the symptom of homophobia in the church, 1946 is working to diagnose and treat the disease – Biblical Literalism.
Out In Faith attendees will have an exclusive private preview of the film and a chance to ask questions of the film’s director/producer, Sharon “Rocky” Roggio.
Interested in presenting a session?
Our community thrives on dialogue and shared experiences, sharing in the opportunity to grow together. Community-led sessions feature the unique and beautiful experiences, knowledge, and passions from our members, and allow us to strengthen our connections with one another. We invite any who are interested in presenting a breakout session to submit a proposal for consideration.
Sessions should relate to one or more of our gathering focus areas:
- Building Meaningful Community & Relationships
- Living Authentically
- Faith & Spirituality
Spots are limited, and proposals should be received by February 15, 2022.
We are looking forward to safely gathering together in Louisville! While currently there are no vaccination or testing mandates issued by the city of Louisville or the state of Kentucky, OutChristian has made the decision to require all attendees to be FULLY VACCINATED (booster optional). We will ask to see your proof of vaccination prior to checking you in on-site at registration.
If you have questions regarding this policy, please reach out to us.
The following is a tentative schedule for Out In Faith. Check back for updates closer to the event!
Friday, March 18
Saturday, March 19
Sunday, March 20
Join us for a special group lunch!
We're organizing a special community lunch on Saturday, March 19! This event is optional, and allows a chance for you to enjoy a meal with new and old friends alike. Tickets are $35, and include food and soft drinks/tea/water. Additional details will be available closer to the event. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, so reserve your seat by adding on the ticket during your Out In Faith registration.
Are you an organization or company with products, services, or resources for LGBTQ Christians and allies? Book a resource table to connect with our community! Sponsorship opportunities also available.
DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
Out In Faith will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown. Centrally located downtown, the DoubleTree is steps away from dining, shopping, nightlife, and more!
OutChristian has booked a special group block for Out In Faith. Book by March 2, 2023 to lock in this discounted rate of $129/night.
DoubleTreet by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota St
St. Paul, MN 55101
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