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Candace Chellew

Author - Speaker - Writer-for-Hire - Spiritual Director

Candace Chellew is the author of two books, a professional writer, speaker, and spiritual director.
She is available for speaking engagements, writing projects, and spiritual direction.

A Dynamic and Engaging Speaker


One of the top fears that people list is speaking in front of groups of people - but I have always had a passion for speaking and presenting before groups, large and small. I enjoy connecting with an audience and teaching them to think and see the world in new and exciting ways.


I am especially passionate in helping the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community think and see the world in new and exciting ways. For so long, the LGBT community has been demoralized and marginalized by both secular and religious institutions. My calling has been to reach out to this community and bring them the truly Good News that they are not sick or sinful, but are beautiful and blessed by their Creator.


I have taken this passion and put it into a variety of presentations and workshops. My most famous and requested workshop is Spiritual Self-Defense for LGBT Christians which serves as the basis for my book, Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians.


At the heart of that workshop is the revelation that our enemies have a lot to offer us, and when confronted with compassion and understanding, we can learn a lot about ourselves, and those who oppose us, and perhaps find some common ground where we can begin to reconcile our broken relationships. We don't have to take the enemies words to heart - but they can be a valuable source of healing and hope for the LGBT community.


In this section you will find links to topics on which I can present or speak. This is a short list, and many presentations can be customized to your audience. You will also find photos and audio from past events so you can get an idea of what I look and sound like during presentations.


If you are seeking a keynote speaker, a workshop leader, or someone to guest preach at your church, please contact me. I look forward to working with you!

To learn more about how to book Candace Chellew-Hodge for lectures, presentations, keynote speeches or workshops, please use this form to contact her.