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Together At Last

March 18-20, 2022 • Louisville

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.

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 January 15, 2022.

COVID-19 Protocol

We are looking forward to safely gathering together in Louisville! While currently there are no vaccination or testing mandates, we are STRONGLY encouraging everyone in attendance to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the event, and will be requiring masks for the duration of the conference anytime you're indoors. This is subject to change based on any guidance or requirements issued by local, state, or federal health officials. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Schedule

The following is a tentative schedule for Out In Faith. Check back for updates closer to the event!

Friday, March 18

1:00 PM
Registration & Resource Tables Open
3:00 PM
Opening Gathering
5:00 PM
Dinner Break
7:30 PM
Evening Activity

Saturday, March 19

8:00 AM
Registration & Resource Tables Open
9:00 AM
Main Gathering
11:00 AM
Optional Group Lunch / Free Time
1:00 PM
Afternoon Sessions
4:00 PM
Round Table Gathering
5:30 PM
Dinner / Free Time
8:00 PM
Evening Activity

Sunday, March 20

9:00 AM
Resource Tables Open
10:00 AM
Main Gathering
12:00 PM
Closing Activities

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.

Resource Tables

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.

Location

Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown

Out In Faith will be hosted at the Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown. Centrally located downtown, the Embassy Suites is steps away from dining, shopping, nightlife, and more! 

OutChristian has booked a special group block for Out In Faith. Book by February 24, 2022 to lock in this discounted rate of $159/night. 

Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown
501 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY  40202 
502-813-3800

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