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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.

Speaking and Workshop Topics


Some of the presentations and workshops Candace Chellew-Hodge has delivered around the country include:

  • Spiritual Self-Defense for GLBT Christians
  • Not a Strange Love: How Gays and Lesbians Can Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Bible
  • Just As I Am: Healing Images of God and Self
  • A Slimmer Soul in Seven Days: How to Banish Negative Thought
  • Simon Says vs. Mother May I: The Role of Permission in the Church
  • A Grace Too Far: Homosexuality and the Christian Church


Chellew-Hodge has presented at many conferences and universities including:

  • Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
  • Witness Our Welcome (WOW)
  • Evangelicals Concerned Western Region
  • Together in Faith (American Friends Service Committee)
  • Soulforce Anti-Heterosexism Conference
  • Gay Christian Network Conference
  • Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
  • Creating Change Conference
  • United Chuch of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns Annual Gathering


Her first book, Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians, was published in September 2008 by Jossey-Bass.

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