Pure Desire Men

Pure Desire Men (PD-M) is a one-day conference designed to help men find hope and freedom. It is a time where men can connect with one another and know that they are not alone in this journey seeking sexual integrity. At a PD-M conference, men will leave with insight that will empower them to work toward changing not only themselves, but the culture around them.



Rodney Wright

Rodney is the Advancement Specialist for Pure Desire. He has 30 years experience in pastoral ministry and a BA 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 they matter.

Jay Stringer

Jay is a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing. He also partnered with The Heart of Man film to create Journey into the Heart of Man, a 5-month online curriculum for men and women struggling with sexual brokenness. He holds an MDiv and Masters in Counseling Psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and received post-graduate training under Dr. Dan Allender. Jay lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife Heather and their two children.

Nick Stumbo

Nick is the Executive Director of Pure Desire Ministries. He has been in leadership for over 15 years. He was in pastoral ministry at East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso, Washington, prior to joining Pure Desire. Nick is the author of Setting Us Free and Safe: Creating a Culture of Grace in a Climate of Shame.

Robert Vander Meer

Robert is the Associate Pastor at The Oregon Community and is one of our Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP) at Pure Desire Ministries. He also is one of the founders of the Oregon Public House, a not-for-profit restaurant. Robert and his wife, Rebecca, are the owners of Woodlawn Swap ‘n Play, a community-focused play space. They live in community and care deeply about being vulnerable and visible to others.

Dr. Ted Roberts

Ted is the co-founder of Pure Desire Ministries. He is a veteran fighter pilot with more than 30 years of pastoral ministry and is IITAP certified as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP). Ted is part of the Pure Desire clinical 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.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

7:30-8:30 am


8:30-9:00 am


9:00-9:45 am

Session 1 Relationship on Purpose

9:45-10:00 am


10:00-10:45 am

Session 2 Now Streaming: The HOLE in Your wHOLEness

10:45-11:00 am


11:00-11:45 am

Session 3 A Sit-Down with Dr. Ted

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch (Provided)

1:00-1:45 pm

Session 4 Q&A Panel

1:45-2:00 pm


2:00-2:45 pm

Session 5 Thought Life, Schmought Life

2:45-3:00 pm


3:00-3:45 pm

Session 6 Won't You Be My Neighbor?

3:45-4:15 pm


4:15-4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Portland, OR Area

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

Click here for directions.


Includes lunch and light breakfast refreshments.

$59 through August 30

$79 after August 30


Call (503) 489-0230 or email events@puredesire.org for more info.

Registration is not refundable, but it is transferable. Please call (503) 489-0230 at least 48 hours before the event if you would like to transfer your registration to another attendee or to another event within the calendar year.

Photography, video recording, and audio recording may occur at this Pure Desire (PD) event. See our photography and recording notice here.

This event is appropriate for men 14 and older.