Experiencing shame surrounding your sexuality isn’t a ‘maybe’, it’s a given. So how do we wrestle well with being ‘out’ in our faith communities even when we experience shame messages, misunderstanding, and loneliness? Ty will give real life examples from his journey and those he has counseled as to what it looks like own your sexuality (even the messy parts) and show up in relationships w/ God & others—being known, experiencing intimacy, and walking free as a son or daughter of God.
Ty Wyss is the executive director of Walls Down Ministry where he teaches and trains the conservative church to love LGBT people generously. Ty speaks on issues related to sexuality, shame, identity, and intimacy with God & others. Ty received his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University and his ministry license through the Assemblies of God. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and son.