In 1997 Bruce led a team of leaders to found Christ Fellowship in McKinney, TX, where he serves as the senior pastor. Bruce also taught Systematic Theology at DTS (1989-1993). Bruce founded Centers for Church Based Training (CCBT) in 1990, which creates strategies and curriculum to help churches disciple people and develop leaders. He created the educational engine used in most course, the WISDOM© process. Bruce also helped form 3E United (formally 3E McKinney), a local multi-church non-profit organization created to aid and equip those who are under resourced in the surrounding community. Bruce also recently authored. Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning, Thomas Nelson under the Leadership Network NEXT series.
Rev. Michelle SanchezRev. Michelle Sanchez is Executive Minister of Make and Deepen Disciples for the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination. She leads Embrace, a denomination-wide suite of resources that will empower churches in the historic Christian tradition to better embrace the LGBT+ community. Prior to this role, Michelle served as Pastor of Christian Formation and Mission at Highrock Church in the Boston area. She has previously served in leadership for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, in campus ministry to international students with Cru, and as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs. Michelle earned an M.Div. and Th.M. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and completed spiritual direction training at Boston College, in addition to her undergraduate training in international business and management from the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business.
Pieter is the Director of EQUIP, a Nashville-based team of missionary consultants who help churches become places where LGBT+ people can belong and thrive according to a traditional sexual ethic. He is also a clinical mental health counselor that serves LGBT+ students at a local Christian university. Pieter is motivated by the pain and beauty of his story and the stories of fellow gay Christians submitting their sexualities to the Lordship of Christ. Learn more about his story here.