Board / Officers

Anne_Bio_2017Anne Paulk: Executive Director / Board Member

Anne Paulk is a mom, ministry leader, and author and speaker on homosexual issues. She has been appeared 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, and D. James Kennedy’s Coral Ridge Ministry. Anne ended up in People magazine and on the cover of Newsweek during this time, giving 300 interviews in one month's time. Anne has spoken at Love Won Out Conferences, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Clarity Conference, Western Seminary, National Religious Broadcasters, and Focus on the Family’s Pastor and Pregnancy Resource conferences.

More recently, Anne has appeared on Dr. James Dobson’s FamilyTalk, “In the Market with Janet Parshall,” “Equipped with Chris Brooks” (Moody Radio), Dr. Michael L. Brown’s “In The Line of Fire”, Janet Mefferd Live (SRN/AFR), “Joni and Friends,” “Table Talk” (Daystar TV), Total Living Network with Jerry Rose, and The Georgene Rice Show (SRN) and others. Her story of redemption has also been in documentaries including Such Were Some of You (Pure Passion TV/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) and has written for Spirit Led Woman, Charisma Magazine and The Gospel Coalition.  She enjoys dark chocolate, laughing with friends and family, serving at her church, skiing and the beautiful outdoors. Her greatest joy is being mom to her three sons. Anne resides in Colorado. 

dee_barnes_photoDee Barnes: Board Chair 

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.

garry-ingraham_2Garry Ingraham: Vice Chair

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. 

Debora-barr-board-member-resizedDebora Barr: Secretary

Debora Barr serves as an Associate Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) in Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C., and is the Director of the All Things New Ministry at FBCG.  She is the author of All Things New: a former lesbian’s lifelong search for love, All Things New a Discipleship Ministry for Healing, All Things New a Discipleship Ministry for Life Transformation, and Life Transformation Day by Day a 31 day devotional. Debora has been ministering to those impacted by same-sex-attraction and sexual brokenness since 2010.  She is the founder of DBarr Ministries LLC and regularly shares her testimony, preaches, teaches and ministers to the Body of Christ by helping encourage people to develop their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ for life-transformation.

Debora holds a Juris Doctor Law Degree and is currently working on her Master of Divinity with Denver Seminary, where she also serves as the Director of the Washington D.C. Extension Campus for Denver Seminary.

2017_Carl_ConliCarl Conli: Treasurer

Carl Conli has been ministering to people with sexual and relational brokenness for more than 25 years. He is the founder and director of HIS Ministries, a ministry to people with unwanted same sex attraction and their families, at Harbor Church in Folsom, CA. He also serves as the local coordinator for Living Waters, a discipleship and healing ministry of Desert Stream Ministries. His biggest joy is to witness the transformation and healing that only the Lord can bring to hurting men and women. He also enjoys mentoring young men to become Christian leaders. Carl has a background in nursing and health care administration, and has served as an executive pastor for 15 years.

Carl is married to Margaret, his college sweetheart. They have four adult children and a precious granddaughter.

Phil-couson-board-member-resizedPhil Courson: Board Member

Phil Courson is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Abundant Grace Community Church in Gainesville, FL. He has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. Throughout his time in ministry, he has counseled and cared for people with sexual and relational brokenness.

He loves to see the power of God take broken people (like himself) and turn them into freedom walking, life empowering believers for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Phil is married to Kay (July 1982) and they have 5 children and 1 grandson. Phil enjoys most sports, reading books and spending time with Kay and his family, especially his grandson!

Gene-Eggman-Board-Picture-ResizedGene Eggman: Board Member

Gene and his wife, Anita are co-directors of about H.O.P.E. (HEAL OUR PAIN EL SHADDAI), a ministry of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas.  about H.O.P.E. is a parents’ group that has also has a blend of “overcomers” who do ministry and community together.  The ministry group was founded 19+ years ago by Ted and Jan Schneider.  The Eggmans have been serving as co-directors with them for the last 9 years and have been part of the support group for the last 15 years.

Professionally, Gene has over 35 years of Human Resource generalist experience which includes a diverse background in working with Fortune 100 to smaller start-up companies.   He most recently worked for a large manufacturing corporation as their Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Governmental Affairs utilizing his HR generalist experience, leadership and networking to execute his 5-year plan in building out their corporate HR function.

Gene and Anita have four adult children and 11 grandchildren.