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    Nick Stumbo

    Topics

    Healthy SexualityA Culture of GraceOvercoming AddictionStarting the ConversationHow to Launch Purity MinistriesMarriage DynamicRelationship Recovery

    About

    As a third-generation pastor, Nick started his ministry career at the East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso, Washington. Serving as their lead pastor for more than a decade, Nick observed the fallout of sexual brokenness and devastation in the lives of men and women in the church and recognized, like never before, the need for a culture of grace in the Church.

    After facing his own addiction to pornography, Nick and his wife, Michelle, found hope and healing through the counseling and group ministries of Pure Desire. It radically changed their lives! His public disclosure to his church body led to a revival of forgiveness and healing, launching Pure Desire groups—of hope and freedom—for men and women.

    Today, as the Executive Director for Pure Desire, Nick continues to believe that the Church can become a place of healing and that Pure Desire is leading the way. His passion for the Church and this ministry is evident.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Crown College
    • Master of Divinity, Bethel Seminary
    • Ordained Reverend, Christian and Missionary Alliance

    Experience & Accomplishments

    • Featured on Focus on the Family Radio
    • Fifteen years of pastoral ministry experience
    • Author of Setting Us Free and Safe: Creating a Culture of Grace in a Climate of Shame.
    • Frequent contributor to PD blogs and podcasts, and documentaries on sexuality and addiction recovery

    Personal

    Nick and Michelle have four kids, ranging in age from 16 to 8, and live in Gresham, Oregon. Nick is an avid runner, having completed 8 marathons, including the Boston marathon. He is a sports enthusiast and has a deep love of the Minnesota Twins.

    Heather Kolb

    Topics

    Renewing of the MindThe Neurochemistry of AddictionHealthy SexualityPorn, Sex, and the Teen BrainParenting the Teen BrainLove, Sex, and the BrainDeveloping Emotional AwarenessThe Road to HealthOutliving the Lie (identifying limbic lies)Addiction, Depression, Suicide, and the Brain

    About

    Heather has years of experience working in an academic setting. As a college professor, she taught psychology and criminal justice, creating new courses and curriculum to support the academic and professional development of her students.

    During her first marriage, Heather developed an eating disorder. Through extensive counseling she learned how brokenness and addiction impacted her life and the practical steps needed to live in health. Her education stressed the importance of understanding the brain and how it contributes to behavior.

    As the Content Manager for Pure Desire, Heather is passionate about helping men and women understand God’s love for them, how to proactively heal their brain, and discover what it looks like to live in health.

    Education

    • Master of Science in C.J., Criminal Behavior, Tiffin University
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Oregon

    Experience & Accomplishments

    • Co-author of Digital Natives: Raising An Online Generation and Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships.
    • Frequent conference speaker and contributor to PD resources, blogs, and podcasts.

    Personal

    Heather and her husband, Michael, live in Gresham, Oregon. They have three adult sons and two daughters-in-law. As a lifelong learner, she enjoys reading, writing, and research; continuously absorbing new information about the brain, mental health, and behavior.

    Ashley Jameson

    Topics

    Healthy SexualitySexual Health in MarriageSex, God, and Me (a session for teens)How to Talk With Teens About SexHealing from Sexual BetrayalRecovering from Sex and Love AddictionIdentity Crisis—Discovering the Real MeHow to LeadGroupsBlended FamiliesTeen Mom, Teen Trauma

    About

    Ashley spent years in a pattern of finding freedom from one addiction only to find herself in another. She couldn't figure out how to end the cycle. It wasn’t until her husband’s pornography addiction was exposed that she realized unprocessed trauma and a lack of biblical and practical wisdom in her own life was keeping her stuck. The excruciating pain and trauma of the betrayal gave her a drive to find answers and healing, not only for herself but for her family.

    Ashley shares her expertise and personal story of triumph and restoration. She has overcome betrayal and her own love and sex addiction. Ashley knows firsthand the power of walking with others through recovery. Ashley wants women who feel alone and stuck in their struggles to know they are not alone and there is hope.

    As the International Women’s Group Coordinator for Pure Desire, Ashley provides leadership and training to churches throughout the world. She has been instrumental in training new leaders to advance the message of hope and healing in the Church Community. Ashley’s transparency is refreshing; her love for Jesus is contagious.

    Education

    Ashley spent several years as a lead Certified Medical Assistant before working at Pure Desire. No matter the type of work she is doing, Ashley enjoys using her leadership skills and creativity to make it easier for people to find the help they need.

    Experience & Accomplishments

    • Co-author of Unraveled: Managing Love, Sex, and Relationships.
    • Frequent conference speaker and contributor to the PD blogs and podcasts.

    Personal

    Ashley and her husband, Jon, are working to raise their four children (including 17 year old twins) with grace and understanding about being sexually healthy. Being a teen mom herself, graduating high school while pregnant with twins, Ashley understands what teens are facing in an over sexualized world. She has a desire to help teens, their parents, and leaders feel equipped to go against the grain and navigate the culture.

    Trevor Winsor

    Topics

    Promoting Sexual IntegrityGroupsYouth and AddictionCreating Safe CulturesRecovery from AddictionHealthy Sexuality

    About

    Trevor has been in ministry and pastoral leadership for more than 10 years. Growing up in a house dedicated to ministry, he lived the prototypical “Christian” life. The oldest of four boys, Trevor learned the power that shame and wounds can carry over our lives.

    As an athlete, Trevor learned the message of “performance equals love.” This message created pockets of shame and ultimately led to a love and sexual addiction. Through almost 15 years of an addiction to pornography, and while serving as a youth pastor, Trevor learned that in order to help others heal, you have to experience your own healing. This started Trevor on his recovery journey to sexual integrity.

    Today, as the Marketing Director of Pure Desire Ministries, Trevor is passionate about making the opportunity for recovery and healing available to all and helping people maintain growth throughout life.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Corban University
    • Licensed Pastor

    Experience & Accomplishments

    • Ten years of pastoral experience.
    • Host of the Pure Desire Podcast and contributor to the Pure Desire Blog.

    Personal

    Trevor and his wife, Amy, have two boys: Brady (3) and Brooks (7 months). They live in Sandy, Oregon. Trevor is an avid reader and lifelong learner who loves baseball, music, and the enneagram.

    Rodney Wright

    Topics

    Healthy SexualityParenting and SexualityMarriage and SexualityGrief, Loss, and TraumaWeekend Services: present Pure Desire or biblical studiesMen’s group: Testimony or Men and SexualityCollege Students: Healthy Sexuality

    About

    Rodney is an Advancement Specialist for Pure Desire, traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad sharing his personal journey of recovery and hope. Prior to joining Pure Desire, he had decades of experience serving in pastoral ministry. He is passionate about helping people realize their worth and value—seeing just how much they matter to God.

    Rodney and his wife, Traci, have been married for more than 30 years, with three adult children and one son-in-law, and live in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. With years of experience as pastors, counselors and speakers, they facilitate training conferences to educate parents and leaders on how to communicate healthy sexually with kids.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bethany University
    • Ordained Minister, Assemblies of God
    • Pastoral Sexual Addiction Professional (PSAP), IITAP (International Institute of
    • Trauma and Addiction Professionals)
    • Certified Facilitator/Trainer for Prepare Enrich
    • Facilitator/Trainer for the Grief Release Program
    • Assemblies of God Certified Coach

    Experience & Accomplishments

    • Co-author of How To Talk With Your Kids About Sex.
    • Facilitator for sexual addiction recovery groups for men and pastors.
    • Over 20 years pastoral ministry experience.
    • Volunteer Chaplain for Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

    Personal

    Rodney loves people, the outdoors, and new experiences, including new people. He is passionate about helping others in the time he is given on this earth.

    Traci Wright

    Topics

    Parenting and Sexuality (with Rodney)Healthy Marriage/Sexuality (with Rodney)BetrayalHealthy SexualitySelf-care for Women

    About

    Traci is the Advancement Assistant for Pure Desire. She travels around the country with her husband, Rodney, sharing the message of hope and healing. They have been married for more than 30 years and have three adult children and one son-in-law. They live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where they love hiking, bicycling, and the outdoors. They are committed to “enjoying the journey” as they continue to grow as individuals and as a couple.

    Traci and Rodney have spoken together at marriage retreats, parenting conferences, and other events. They love helping others find healing, discover real transformation, and experience spirituality in a holistic way.

    Traci cares deeply about recovery for women, leading Genesis Process, Unraveled, and Betrayal & Beyond groups. She also has experience as a recovery counselor, where she shares her 20+ years of healing.

    Education

    • Pastoral Sexual Addiction Professional (PSAP), IITAP (International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals)
    • Trauma and Recovery Training: ACES, Trauma Narrative, Healing Timeline, and Motivational Interviewing
    • Genesis Relapse Prevention Training with Michael Dye
    • Associate of Arts, Theology emphasis, Northwest University

    Experience & Accomplishments

    • Co-author of How To Talk With Your Kids About Sex.
    • Pastor’s wife for 30 years; Women’s Ministry leader; worked with the young married and as a youth pastor.
    • Recovery/Pastoral Counselor and Coach for Inpatient Recovery Program, Center for Women and Children.
    • Speaker: women’s and church events, marriage retreats, and parent trainings.
    • Frequent contributor to the PD podcast and blog.

    Personal

    Traci loves the concept of co-creating with God: seeing God use the most powerfully beautiful and powerfully painful parts of our life to create something new. She believes that sharing our story heals us, not only when we share our story with others but when others share their story with us. When we experience being heard and feeling connected, our layers of shame and brokenness begin to heal. Traci is a natural connector of women: connecting them to each other and to the Divine. She is passionate about going to the deep places of pain and beauty in herself and walking with others in their journey to do the same.

    Jackie Chambers

    Topics

    Betrayal TraumaSelf-AwarenessPower of Recovery GroupsSpace for GraceOvercoming Negative Self BeliefsRecovery for Partners of AddictsGroup Dynamics

    About

    For the past 11 years, Jackie and her husband, Ernie, have led the recovery ministry at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, Texas. When they first started groups, they had no idea that hundreds of men and women would walk in our doors hopeless and walk out inspired—filled with hope and a renewed sense of life and freedom. They didn’t know how God was going to use their healing of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma to bring healing in many lives.

    Even when they were not sure restoration was possible, they’ve had the opportunity to see individuals and families thrive. Jackie has often heard people say: “We’ve never imagined the life we live in now was even possible!”

    It is because of this truth that Jackie and Ernie have dedicated their lives to this recovery ministry. Jackie has a heart for women who have experienced betrayal and is passionate about helping them walk through the healing process.

    Education

    • Certified Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional (PSAP), IITAP (International Institue for Trauma and Addiction Professionals)
    • Certified Pastoral Sexual Addiction Specialist (C-SASI), Christian Sexual Addiction Specialist International
    • Ordination Minister of the Gospel, Christian Bible Institute and Seminary, Inc.
    • Certified Peer Facilitator Sex Addiction Specialist, Christian Sexual
    • Addiction Specialist International
    • Certified Life Coach, Christian Coach Institute

    Experience & Accomplishments

    • Frequent speakers for Pure Desire events and women’s conferences.
    • Sixteen years leading and training others to lead betrayed partner groups.
    • Frequent contributor to blogs and podcasts on Recovery for Partners of Addicts.

    Personal

    Jackie and Ernie have been married for more than 36 years and have two adult daughters: Danielle is a voice actress and Kendra is a nurse. Their prayer for their daughters is that they would become all God has created them to be.

    Jackie is a hairstylist. Those who sit in her chair quickly learn she has the answer to many relationship issues. Jackie loves to have sticker therapy with her planners and her new hobby: gardening. Jackie and Ernie enjoy hanging out at their favorite frozen yogurt shop. Jackie is a firm believer in self-awareness: Seek God; Examine your heart; Love yourself; Forgive yourself.

    Robert Vander Meer

    Topics

    Healthy SexualitySexual AddictionTraumaRecovery GroupsMarriage RestorationSexual Health in Pastoral MinistrySexual Health in the Local ChurchBetrayed SpouseApplying Your Recovery to Raising a FamilyPersonal Identity in the Recovery ProcessRecovery Tools, Skills, and StrategiesCreatively Pursuing Health(ier) in Recovery

    About

    Robert is a clinician at Pure Desire, pastor, and business owner. Not always in this order. Though all three of these positions take place in different locations, they all work toward the same goal: helping people become who they were created to be and present with those who are right in front of them. He has been a clinician at Pure Desire for 8 years, along with his wife. Prior to this, he and his wife worked as the Latin America representatives for Pure Desire, traveling in Latin America and speaking on the topic of sexual health. He has been a pastor and/or in ministry for more than 20 years and currently is part of a neighborhood church where he and his family live in North East Portland.

    While working as a senior pastor in Las Vegas, Robert began to face his own sexual addiction. Not without the loss of ministry and relationship. The journey toward healthier is always continuing and a launching point for much of what he does now.

    Robert and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 10 years and have two children: their son Amadeus and their daughter Carmela. They met in 1998 on a short-term mission trip in Costa Rica; however, they went their separate ways for a few years and made a mess of life. Fortunately, those messes helped them reconnect and pursue health together later on.

    Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, LIFE Pacific University
    • Ordained Minister, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
    • Pastoral Sexual Addiction Professional (PSAP), IITAP (International Institute of
    • Trauma and Addiction Professionals)
    • Pastoral Sexual Addiction Professional Supervisor

    Experience & Accomplishments

    Robert has been a college pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor. He and his wife have traveled to more than 30 countries and, in many of these countries, spoken on sexual health. They also owned a family co-op playspace in the neighborhood where their church meets and are currently part of a restaurant that works to interact with charity nonprofit partners based in Portland.

    Personal

    Robert’s favorite place is his front porch. He loves it because it facilitates life with his family and neighbors. It’s a place that promotes relationship, visibility, and presence. He’s known for saying things like, “Progress and not perfection” and loves to help people see how recovery is really just part of the process of sanctification. We’re all working toward being closer together in relationships or further apart.

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