Exodus International launches new women's ministry


ORLANDO, Fla. — Exodus International, the world's largest Christian outreach to those affected by homosexuality, is launching a new ministry aimed at helping women embrace their faith and God-given femininity.

Yvette Schneider, a former policy analyst for Family Research Council who has several years of ministry experience on college campuses and in churches, will head the new initiative. Schneider is a former lesbian who was radically transformed in 1992 when she experienced the love and grace of Jesus Christ. She has worked with several ministries to help women affected by lesbianism. An accomplished speaker and author, Schneider has shared her story with tens of thousands and has been interviewed by such media outlets as Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor and the PBS show Religion Ethics NewsWeekly.

"The Christian church must be a place that powerfully conveys compassionate truth to hurting women," Schneider said. "My goal is to help more women find real hope and help as they journey towards wholeness in their femininity in Christ and to equip others to do the same."

For more than three decades Exodus has helped both men and women affected by unwanted same-sex attraction, but has consistently seen a gender gap with approximately 60 percent men and 40 percent women who seek their help. Exodus plans to continue efforts to help women, but in ways it says better meets gender-specific needs.

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