HOPE Conference

Keynote Speakers for HOPE 2024 

Ken new resized 200 x 200Pastor Ken Williams
Changed Movement

Ken Williams is an author, lecturer, and licensed pastor who journeyed out of homosexuality.  He is co-founder of CHANGED Movement, which protects biblical family values, responds to LGBTQ with understanding and action, and equips churches and government leaders to do the same.  Ken lives in California with his wife and their four incredible children. CHANGEDMovement.com.

Find his resources via www.kenwilliamsministries.com

--The Journey OUT (autobiography)

--Finding You: An Identity-Based Journey Out of Homosexuality and Into All Things New (a discipleship resource)


Melinda Patrick Speaker Author croppedMelinda Patrick

As a current Board Member of Restored Hope Network, Director of Parent Support for His Wonderful Works since 2013, and host of the award-winning podcast, The Bridge Between Us, Melinda Patrick has ministered to many families with children and loved ones who have embraced an LGBTQ identity.

Having a daughter involved in the LGBTQ community for over 11 years, Melinda knows what it is like to grieve the choices our loved ones have made and understands the helplessness when things aren't as we had hoped. Through her healing journey with her daughter, she became passionate about emboldening and equipping parents to see beyond their grief and join God where He is at work in their lives and families.

Along with meeting families one-on-one, Melinda has had the opportunity to speak life into the lives of many families through radio, TV, podcast interviews, and guest blogging. She is an international speaker who often speaks at family conferences, church ministry events, and parent groups to equip families and the church to love well while not compromising Truth.

You will find Melinda and her husband, Ron, on the south side of Atlanta, Georgia. Together, they have four children and four grands. Her kitchen is notorious for impromptu dance parties, and her porch is loved for long talks, slow swinging, and sweet tea. The outdoors is where she loves to spend most of her time hiking, reading, and enjoying lazy lake days.



Laidlaw headshotMichael Laidlaw, MD

Dr. Laidlaw has been a private practice endocrinologist in Rocklin, CA since 2006.  In 2017, he became concerned about a strong push to incorporate transgender ideas into the local school system culminating when kindergarteners were read the pro-transgender children's book "I Am Jazz".

He wrote an influential article called, "Gender Dysphoria and Children: An Endocrinologist's Evaluation of I Am Jazz".  See it HERE

From there he went on to publish in medical journals and to speak and educate on the topic in locations such as California, Washington DC, the UK Parliament, and in front of the Florida Medical Board.

He has worked and testified on behalf of states for sensible legislation to stop the use of harmful hormones, puberty blockers and surgeries provided to minors for the purpose of gender transition.

He enjoys educating the public on the false science which promotes the "gender affirmative care" model and why the human body cannot ever change sex, however much they desire it.


cait zick resized for websiteCaitlin Zick

Caitlin Zick had a profound moment at the age of sixteen when God called her out of a crowd and her life was forever changed. From that moment, she began to discover who she was as a daughter of God, fall in love with Jesus, and realize the power of the Holy Spirit in her life.

Caitlin and her husband Cole were co-directors of Moral Revolution from 2017 through 2023 and openly share topics around identity in Christ Jesus, their marriage story, and how to start a healthy conversation around and begin to unfold God’s good design of sex. They now serve as the lead pastors of Risen King Community Church in Redding, California.

They have been married and in full-time ministry for more than 15 years and have started their own little zoo, known as #thezickzoo. You can find their wild on Instagram with their little animals: Caleb, Connor, Cade, and Chloé Rose.


sam a.JPGSam A. Andreades, D.Min


Pastor Andreades is on a mission to help people restore the gender binary, to celebrate the precious identity God gave us when He said, “Let us make man in Our Image…male and female.” His 2015 book, enGendered: God’s Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship, won World Magazine’s Accessible Theology Book of the Year. The book grew out of his qualitative research on men with a same-sex attraction background who are now married to women.

Counseling scores of singles, engaged and married couples precipitated his
2021 book, Dating with Discernment: 12 Questions for a Lasting Marriage,
which has helped many begin lasting unions on a firm “intergendered” footing.
Dr. Andreades’ most recent book, Across the Kitchen Table: Talking about Trans
with Your Teen, based on his experience helping the gender troubled, became
Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in New releases in Christian Relationships in the
month it released (2023).

Sam’s work as a minister spans twenty years, having pastored churches all that
time in Greenwich Village, NYC, Quarryville, PA, and in his current post at Iron
Works Church in Phoenixville, PA. In 2008, he founded Higher Ground NYC, a
Restored Hope Network member ministry of Christian discipleship serving
those with unwanted same-sex attraction.

Sam also travels around the U.S. as a seminar speaker helping Christians to
build a theology of gender. He regularly affirms gender as a real gift from God
with weekly posts on his website, AffirmingGender.com, and frequently speaks
on how to understand transgenderism from a Biblical perspective.


Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is 28 miles away from the conference site in Rocklin, California. 

We have reserved blocks with group rates at hotels that are 15 minutes from Jessup University.  There are 3 Marriott Hotels and 1 Home Suite Hotel called Larkspur Landing.

Marriott Rates are $149, $169 or $179 plus taxes & fees. 
Larkspur Landing Rates are $149 or $169 plus taxes & fees.

All rooms include breakfast and parking.

For information and reservations at one of the Marriotts click here: MARRIOTT HOTELS

Cutoff date for reservations with the Marriott Hotels is May 27th

If you have questions or need additional help regarding
your Marriott Hotel reservation you can reach out to Jaemellen.
(916) 945-5102

For information and reservations at Larkspur Landing click Here: LARKSPUR LANDING

Cutoff date for reservations with Larkspur Landing is May 21st

If you have questions or need additional help regarding
your Larkspur Landing reservation you can call: (916) 773-1717

Alternate Places to Stay

      Auburn Gold Country RV Park (25 min drive) 

      Loomis RV Park (20 min drive)

Member Day Info
Member Day is a full day event for members and affiliates only and will be held on Thursday, June 20. Detailed information will be sent directly to members separately in mid-April.

There will be an opportunity to partner with Restored Hope through giving financially during the conference. 


Audio or video recording and any form of media interview are not permitted unless expressly pre-approved and in the manner approved in writing by the Restored Hope Network Board of Directors. Under no circumstances shall attendees be solicited for interviews prior to, during, or after the conference. To request permission for interviews, contact info@restoredhopenetwork.org. However, individual registrants attending the conference are permitted to record portions of the conference (on the stage or workshop teachings) for their own non-commercial purposes. 

Failure to abide by this Media Code of Conduct is grounds for immediate dismissal from the online conference. Anyone who is dismissed for violation of the Media Code of Conduct will not be eligible for refunds. Commercial use of media is prohibited unless previously approved in writing by the Restored Hope Network Board of Directors and may result in civil or criminal penalties governed by laws of the State of Missouri. Attendance at the Restored Hope Network event is an agreement to these policies.