On Tuesday night during the SBC Annual Meeting, a breakout session sponsored by SBC Voices took place, focusing on the dynamics of adult sexual abuse. Dr. Heather Evans, an expert in the subject matter, joined forces with Chellee Taylor, a survivor of clergy abuse, and pastor and SBC Voices member, Dr. Todd Benkert, to lead the session. As part of the program, Chellee and her husband Peter were interviewed and shared their own experience of the impact of adult clergy sexual abuse.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of our speakers for their valuable contributions. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to all the survivors of abuse who attended the SBC Annual Meeting and participated in our breakout event.
Additionally, we extend our thanks to our generous donors and sponsors who made the event possible:
- Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware
- Keith Myer
- Jay Adkins
- Quint Adkins
- Scott and Rayna Nielsen — HooDooPhonix Productions
- Oak Creek Community Church, Mishawaka, Indiana
Finally, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all the attendees of the session, as well as those who will watch the video, for your active involvement in changing our SBC culture. Your commitment to understanding, prevention, care, and support is instrumental in the collective effort to combat sexual abuse, care well for survivors of abuse, and bring about needed reforms in our Convention.
You can view last year’s breakout, “Trauma-Informed Ministry” here: