Raised and educated in liberal Roman Catholic settings, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield earned her PhD from The Ohio State University and was a tenured professor of English and Women’s Studies at Syracuse University where she taught until 2002. In her late 20s she adopted a lesbian identity and her scholarship specialized in critical theory and queer theory. She studied and wrote about nineteenth-century literature and her work was informed by Freud, Marx, and Darwin. She served as the advisor for the campus LGBT group and wrote the university’s policy for same-sex couples. Alongside her partner, she was an active advocate for LGBT aims. In 1999 she was converted to Christ. She described her conversion in her memoir, The Secret Thoughts of An Unlikely Convert. She is married to Kent, a Reformed Presbyterian minister in North Carolina. She is a mother, author, and speaker. Her most recent book is, The Gospel Comes With A House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post- Christian World.
Rosaria is the featured speaker at the conference to be held Friday evening, July 26, 2019 in Escondido, CA. The cost of the conference is $25.00