Tim Geiger’s talk
Fluid Family: Redemptive Responses When Family Members Announce They Are Transgender
A growing phenomenon in Christian families is that spouses, children, parents, and siblings announce that they are transgender. Often, this news seems to come from nowhere, and is devastating to the rest of the family. How can you understand gender struggles and offer the opportunity to a redemptive relationship with your family member? Harvest USA President Tim Geiger will walk you through what you need to know to deal with this in your own life, and to come alongside others who deal with it.
Tim Geiger is President of Harvest USA, a ministry that has helped Christians understand and live out biblical understandings of sex, sexuality and gender since 1983. Tim came to Harvest USA himself in 1997 as a Christian who had been struggling with secret same-sex attraction for 20 years. After two years receiving ministry, Tim became a volunteer and then came on staff in 2003. He is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary, and lives with his wife and family outside Philadelphia
Chris Torchia is the Parent & Family Ministry Coordinator for Harvest USA. In his role, Chris cares for hurting parents who struggle with their child who identifies as gay. Chris also helps educate and equip the church to minister to hurting parents. Chris completed his MA in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA, along with a counseling internship at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), Glenside, PA. He also holds a BA in Intercultural Studies from Lancaster Bible College, PA. Apart from his work at Harvest USA, Chris has been involved with a breakdance ministry for over 8 years that focuses on teaching and mentoring youth.