The Restored Hope Network Board of Directors & Officers





Anne Paulk: Executive Director / Board Member
Anne Paulk is a popular author and speaker on homosexual issues. Anne has been interviewed on TV, radio and in magazines between 1990’s to 2004, including Oprah Winfrey, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, 700 Club, Focus on the Family radio, D. James Kennedy’s Coral Ridge Ministry, and People magazine. More recently, Anne has appeared on Dr. James Dobson’s FamilyTalk, “In the Market with Janet Parshall,” and “Equipped with Chris Brooks” (Moody Radio), Dr. Michael L Brown’s “In The Line of Fire”, Janet Mefferd Live (Salem Radio Network), “Joni and Friends,” “Table Talk” on Daystar TV, several times on Total Living Network with President Jerry Rose, The Georgene Rice Show (Salem Radio Network), and many other radio and TV programs. Her story of redemption has also been included in several documentaries including Such Were Some of You (Pure Passion TV/Mastering Life Media/2014).

She is the author of Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction (Harvest House Publishers) and co-author of Love Won Out (Focus on the Family). She has also been recently honored to write for Charisma Magazine and The Gospel Coalition. Anne has had the pleasure of speaking at Love Won Out Conferences, Oklahoma SBC’s Clarity Conference, Exodus International conferences, and Focus on the Family’s Pastor and Pregnancy Resource conferences. Her greatest joy is being mom to her three wonderful sons. Anne and her three young men reside in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Andrew Comiskey: Board Chair / Board Member
Andrew Comiskey (M.Div.) has worked extensively with the healing of the sexually and relationally broken. Having come to the church broken, he loves nothing more than serving broken ones who cry out for mercy in the church.

He founded Desert Stream Ministries in 1980 while serving on staff at the Vineyard West Los Angeles. Desert Stream relocated from Southern California to Kansas City, Missouri in 2005. Andrew’s ministry remains fresh as a result of his own commitment to overcome homosexuality and his experience as a husband to Annette and father of four (now) adult children.  He is author of Pursuing Sexual Wholeness (Creation House), Strength in Weakness (IVP), Naked Surrender: Coming Home to Our True Sexuality (IVP) and the Living Waters healing program. 

Andrew seeks to equip the global church to become whole and holy, a bride ready to receive Jesus. He loves worshipping Jesus at St. Thomas More Parish. He marvels at the power of Christ Crucified to blaze a trail on which broken lives can become whole. He is at times troubled by Jesus’ call to pick up our own crosses and walk His way in order to be healed.

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Stephen Black: Board Vice Chair / Board Member
Stephen Black has worked in full-time pastoral-care ministry with First Stone Ministries (FSM) since 1993, and was ordained in 1994 with International Ministerial Fellowship. Stephen assumed the role of Executive Director with First Stone Ministries in 2000.

The last 26 years has been a journey of helping people overcome sexual and relational brokenness within the Church. Stephen uses his own testimony, teaches in the Church and serves people in one-on-one pastoral care discipleship sessions, group sessions at FSM and in a variety of conferences.  He has been interviewed numerous times on local and national radio and on television over the past 26 years specifically addressing the issue of overcoming homosexuality. He has also ministered in prisons as a volunteer chaplain. Stephen enjoys testifying, teaching and writing on God’s amazing grace to heal the roots of relational and sexual brokenness, especially the healing of homosexuality and sexual abuse.

Stephen has been married since May of 1986 to his wife, Robin. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. They are life-long residents of the Oklahoma City area.

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Ron Ciltau: Treasurer / Board Member
Ron Citlau serves as senior pastor of Calvary Church near Chicago. He holds an M.Div. from Western Seminary, is ordained in the Reformed Church in America, is a husband, father, pastor, and author. Ron co-authored Compassion without Compromise: How the Gospel Frees Us to Love Our Gay Friends Without Losing the Truth (Bethany House, 2014); and also authored, Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling with Homosexuality (Bethany House, 2017).  Ron has also written for Gospel Coalition and is a regular contributor for LifeWay Pastors.

Ron has been married to his wife Amy since 2003, has 4 boys, loves to hike, and lives in Chicagoland. Go Bears!

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Karen Booth: Secretary / Board Member
Karen Booth is the author of Forgetting How to Blush: United Methodist Compromise with the Sexual Revolution (Bristol 2012) and former director of Transforming Congregations – a ministry outreach of Good News that equips the church to minister to those experiencing sexual brokenness.

Prior to becoming director in 2003, Rev. Karen Booth served for 16 years as a local pastor. She was also a member of the Transforming Congregations Board of Directors from 2000-2003. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Drew Theological School and an ordained Elder in the Peninsula – Delaware Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, she has been active in various denominational renewal efforts for over a decade.

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Garry Ingraham: Board Member
Garry Ingraham is the executive director of Love & Truth Network, equipping Christian leaders to develop safe and transformational environments for relationally and sexual broken people (most of us in the Church) and Transforming Congregations – a ministry outreach of Good News. The mission of Transforming Congregations is “equipping the Church to model and minister sanctified sexuality” by offering educational resources intended to instruct United Methodists about the church’s teaching on human sexuality and to bring forgiveness, healing, and transformation to those who are experiencing sexual brokenness.

Prior to the launch of Love & Truth Network, Garry served as the pastor of Soul-Care Ministries, working on a pastoral team for a large church in upstate NY for twelve years.

Garry is married to Melissa Ingraham (LMHC). They are the proud parents of two young boys. Together they serve in a variety of teaching and ministry capacities, as well as the NE Regional Coordinators for Desert Stream/Living Waters. 


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Dee Barnes: Board Member
Dee Barnes has been ministering to the Body of Christ in the areas of sexuality and family for over 17 years. She has served as the coordinator for the healing discipleship program Living Waters by Desert Stream Ministries, board member of Resurrection Life Ministries in Atlanta, GA, speaker at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii for Youth With a Mission, and is the Founder and Director of His Wonderful Works (HWW). HWW is a ministry to Christians seeking understanding, teaching and counsel concerning family, relationships and sexuality.

Dee’s testimony and teaching have encouraged many congregations in the Truth of God’s transforming power. Her transparency opens the door for many to be set free from the shame that binds them and her teaching brings understanding to many issues including God’s plan for family, healthy relationships, sexual sin, homosexuality, sexual abuse and pornography addiction. Dee lives in Covington, GA with her husband Rodney and their three children, Ian, Joel and Olivia.