The Pure Desire Summit 2020 will be the first of many annual events. This brand new two-day conference is for men, women, and students. Whether you are new to Pure Desire or have been connected with the ministry for many years, this is the event you want to be at! 

The two full days will be packed with valuable content in six main sessions including a live Pure Desire Podcast recording and two sessions from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Curt Thompson. In addition to the main sessions, we are also offering three breakout sessions with a selection of six topics from which to choose. Both days will begin and end with worship, helping us focus our hearts and minds on what we are learning.

Join us for the Pure Desire Summit 2020!

Register

Registration for the Pure Desire Summit 2020 is open! 

We are offering both in-person and virtual options for admission. 

Virtual Admission

$59 through August 15, 2020. The price will increase to $79 on August 16, 2020.

Attend the Pure Desire Summit from the comfort of your own home. The video link for the summit will be active beginning on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT. Access to the sessions will be available through September 30, 2020.

General Admission

$129 through August 15, 2020. The price will increase to $159 on August 16, 2020. 

General Admission also includes Virtual Admission. The video link will be active beginning on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:00 am PDT. Access to the sessions will be available through September 30, 2020.

Additional General Admission registrations in the same transaction are only $99! (The price for additional registrations will increase to $119 on August 16, 2020)

Schedule

Schedule

Friday, September 11, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 amCheck-in
9:00 – 9:15 amWelcome
9:15 – 9:30 amWorship
9:30 – 10:30 amMain Session 1
10:30 – 10:45 amBreak
10:45 – 11:45 amMain Session 2
11:45 am – 1:00 pmLunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 pmBreakout Session 1
2:15 – 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 – 3:30 pmBreakout Session 2
3:30 – 3:45 pmBreak
3:45 – 4:00 pm Worship
4:00 – 5:00 pmMain Session 3

Saturday, September 12, 2020

9:00 – 9:20 amWorship
9:20 – 9:30 amWelcome
9:30 – 10:30 amMain Session 4
10:30 – 10:45 amBreak
10:45 – 11:45 amBreakout Session 3
11:45 am – 1:00 pmLunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 pm Main Session 5
2:15 – 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 – 3:00Worship
3:00 – 4:00Main Session 6

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Speakers

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Curt Thompson

Psychiatrist Curt Thompson, MD brings together a dialect of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) and a Christian anthropology to educate and encourage others as they seek to fulfill their intrinsic desire to feel known, valued and connected. Curt understands that deep, authentic relationships are essential to experiencing a healthier, more purposeful life — but the only way to realize this is to begin telling our stories more truly.

His unique insights about how the brain affects and processes relationships help people discover a fresh perspective and practical applications to foster healthy and vibrant lives, allowing them to get unstuck and move toward the next beautiful thing they’re being called to make.

Main Session Speaker

Ashley Jameson

Main Session Speaker

Ashley Jameson

Ashley is the International Women's Groups Coordinator for Pure Desire. She helps churches around the world develop sexual integrity groups. Ashley oversees all women Regional Groups Advisors (RGAs), is a speaker, and a contributing author to Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships.

Main Session Speaker

Diane Roberts

Main Session Speaker

Diane Roberts

Diane is a Co-Founder and Clinician at Pure Desire. She is a pastor and has been in ministry for 30 years. She is the author of Betrayal & Beyond and co-author of Sexy Christians, Connected, and Peace Beyond the Tears.

Main Session Speaker

Dr. Ted Roberts

Main Session Speaker

Dr. Ted Roberts

Ted is the co-founder of Pure Desire Ministries. He is veteran fighter pilot with 30+ years of pastoral ministry and an IITAP certification as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional. Ted is a clinician on our Pure Desire Counseling staff. He has a MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and a DMin from Western Seminary. He is the author of Pure Desire and co-author of Going Deeper and Sexy Christians. He is also a contributor to many of our group resources.

Main Session Speaker

Heather Kolb

Main Session Speaker

Heather Kolb

Heather is the Content Manager and Neuroscience Professional for Pure Desire. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Criminal Behavior. Heather worked several years as a college professor prior to joining Pure Desire. She is an integral part of our speaking team and co-authored Digital Natives: Raising an Online Generation and Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships.

Main Session Speaker

Nick Stumbo

Main Session Speaker

Nick Stumbo

Nick is the Executive Director for Pure Desire. He has been in leadership for 15+ years. He was in Pastoral Ministry at East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso, Washington, for 14 years. Nick has a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Studies from Crown College and an MDiv from Bethel Seminary. He has authored two books, Setting Us Free and Safe: Creating a Culture of Grace in a Climate of Shame.

Main Session Speaker

Rodney Wright

Main Session Speaker

Rodney Wright

Rodney is an Advancement Specialist for Pure Desire. He previously served in pastoral ministry for decades. He has a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies from Bethany Bible College. Rodney loves being a part of fellowship that sees every person as valuable. He is passionate about people understanding that they matter. He and his wife, Traci, co-authored the book: How To Talk With Your Kids About Sex

Main Session Speaker

Trevor Winsor

Main Session Speaker

Trevor Winsor

Trevor is the Marketing Director for Pure Desire. He has been in ministry leadership for 10 years. Trevor is a licensed pastor and has a Bachelor's in Psychology from Corban University. He is passionate about people understanding that sexual and emotional health is possible.

Breakout Speaker

Anna Philipsen

Breakout Speaker

Anna Philipsen

Anna is the Event Manager for Pure Desire. Her background is in event planning and social media. Anna has a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design and Health Education from George Fox University. She is a leader for Pure Desire women's groups and a contributing author to Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships.

Breakout Speaker

Ashley Jameson

Breakout Speaker

Ashley Jameson

Ashley is the International Women's Groups Coordinator for Pure Desire. She helps churches around the world develop sexual integrity groups. Ashley oversees all women Regional Groups Advisors (RGAs), is a speaker, and a contributing author to Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships.

Breakout Speaker

Debby Flanagan

Breakout Speaker

Debby Flanagan

Debby is a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional and a Clinician for Pure Desire. She has a heart for bringing healing to men and women who are broken due to sexual and emotional issues. Debby has a Bachelor's from Corban University and has an Advanced Certification through International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). She contributed to Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships. 

Breakout Speaker

Ernie Chambers

Breakout Speaker

Ernie Chambers

Ernie is a Regional Group Advisor (RGA) for the South Region (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi). He is also a group leader at his church in Texas, Trinity Church. Ernie and his wife, Jackie, are Marriage Mentors at Trinity Church. He also has a weekly blog called Men of Redemption

Breakout Speaker

Harry Flanagan

Breakout Speaker

Harry Flanagan

Harry is a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional and a Clinician for Pure Desire. He has been with Pure Desire since 1993. Harry is a licensed pastor who has served in ministry for 30+ years. He also contributed to Seven Pillars of Freedom Workbook and Connected: Building a Bridge to Intimacy.

Breakout Speaker

Heather Kolb

Breakout Speaker

Heather Kolb

Heather is the Content Manager and Neuroscience Professional for Pure Desire. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Criminal Behavior. Heather worked several years as a college professor prior to joining Pure Desire. She is an integral part of our speaking team and co-authored Digital Natives: Raising an Online Generation and Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships.

Breakout Speaker

Jackie Chambers

Breakout Speaker

Jackie Chambers

Jackie is a Regional Group Advisor (RGA) for Pure Desire and is also on the Pure Desire speaking team. She and her husband are group leaders at their church in Texas. Jackie is a Certified Pastoral Sex Addiction Specialist.

Breakout Speaker

Rebecca Vander Meer

Breakout Speaker

Rebecca Vander Meer

Rebecca is a Clinician for Pure Desire's Clinical Team. She has been in ministry for more than 20 years and was first introduced to Pure Desire in 2007, when she served as a translator for Dr. Ted and Diane Roberts in Central and South America. Rebecca is the Small Group Trainer and primary point of contact for the Spanish community. 

Breakout Speaker

Rich Moore

Breakout Speaker

Rich Moore

Rich is the International Men's Groups Coordinator (IGC) for Pure Desire. He has been involved with Pure Desire for over 20 years and is a foundational piece to helping churches start a Pure Desire group ministry. Rich is also the author of The Silent Battle: One Man's Fight for Freedom.

Breakout Speaker

Robert Vander Meer

Breakout Speaker

Robert Vander Meer

Robert is a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP), certified through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Robert and his wife, Rebecca, represented Pure Desire in Latin America for a few years before returning to the United States to join the clinical staff in 2013. He is the Associate Pastor at The Oregon Community and one of the founders of The Oregon Public House.

Breakout Speaker

Shari Chinchen

Breakout Speaker

Shari Chinchen

Shari is a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP) and has been part of the Pure Desire Clinical Team since 2011. She also is a Special Education Teacher at David Douglas High School. She has experience in performing arts and ministry. Shari is a contributing author to Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships.

Breakout Speaker

Tyler Chinchen

Breakout Speaker

Tyler Chinchen

Tyler is the Clinical Director at Pure Desire. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Tyler has a Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy from George Fox University. He is a contributor to Pure Desire's marriage resource Connected: Building a Bridge to Intimacy.

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Sessions

Sessions

Main Sessions

Main session descriptions coming soon.

Breakout Sessions

Intimacy in Marriage: Healthy sex during and after recovery 

Robert and Rebecca VanderMeer

Getting to a point of intimacy in marriage is not easy. The foundation of a good sex life goes beyond the bedroom and into our daily interactions. But how do we move into healthy intimacy after so many challenges in our relationship? Can we have a good sex life when we can’t even agree on simple decisions? Robert and Rebecca Vander Meer share from a personal, clinical, and practical perspective on how to create true intimacy in your marriage.

Healthy Group Dynamics: What makes a group really “work”

Ashley Jameson and Rich Moore

Leading a group takes personal dedication and commitment. In addition to the time it takes to pour into the lives of our group members, it also takes a significant amount of emotional energy. As group leaders, we encounter different situations in the dynamics of each group. We have challenging group members and, at times, we experience burn out. Join other group leaders and learn how to create the most effective group experience for everyone.

Telling Your Story: Passing on your healing to others

Ernie and Jackie Chambers

In the depths of addiction, betrayal, and a collapsing marriage, there are days when we can’t imagine a way out. Yet, when we have gone through the process of healing, we suddenly see so many people who are in the place where we used to be. How can we use our story to help others experience healing and restoration in their marriage? Learn from Ernie and Jackie Chambers how to tell your story in a way that encourages others to lean into their own healing.

Parenting in 2020: Understanding and helping kids navigate a hyper-sexualized world 

Heather Kolb and Anna Philipsen

In a world where kids can access anything, anytime, anywhere, we struggle to know what it means to parent them. Even young kids can easily see inappropriate content on our TVs, tablets, and computers. What may start as normal curiosity could turn into a dangerous habit. Heather Kolb and Anna Philipsen will help us understand where kids are developmentally and how to create a home that promotes healthy sexuality, approach this subject with grace, and raise healthy children. 

Trauma, Grieving, and Forgiveness: Healing from the wounds of our past

Harry and Debby Flanagan

We have all gone through trauma in one way or another. Whether we have processed this in a healthy way or are in the midst of it, we need to understand what trauma is—both big and small—and how to move forward. Healing from the wounds of trauma is a process but it is possible. None of us are alone in this struggle. Learn what healing looks like and how to begin the process of moving past trauma. 

Staying Healthy and Free: “Phase 2” of our recovery journey

Tyler and Sheri Chinchen 

We have been in restoration for a long time now and understand the need to continually be healing. With so many tools under our belt, several group experiences, and a lasting sense of freedom, what else do we need? We wonder if we can step away from group and back into a life without it but fear this may be a mistake. How do we know we have reached this place in our healing and what does it look like to experience freedom for our lifetime? The Chinchen’s will give you a path to lifelong health.

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Location

Location

The Pure Desire Summit 2020 will take place at Harvest Christian Church. This is a beautiful facility located less than a mile from the Pure Desire Office in Troutdale, Oregon. 

Harvest Christian Church – 624 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR 97060

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Travel

Travel

Information for Out of Town Guests

For those of you traveling to Oregon, we welcome you to the Portland area and hope to help make your trip a little easier. Here are some helpful details: 

Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)

Ground Transportation: You can rent a car at PDX or take The Sheraton shuttle to the hotel. 

Hotel: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220

We have locked in a group rate for all of our out of town guests at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. The group rate is $159/night + taxes and fees. This rate is available for any dates between September 10-13. Click here to reserve your room at our group rate. Both Single King and Double Queen rooms available. 

In addition to shuttle transportation to and from the airport, The Sheraton also offers complimentary shuttles to Cascade Station, where you will find a selection of shopping and dining options. 

Event Location: The Pure Desire Summit is a quick 20 minute drive from The Sheraton. 

Directions from Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel to Harvest Christian Church

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