We will be adding to our list of presenters in the coming months. But we are very pleased to announce our first two speakers – T.Faye Griffin and John Saunders from Australia. Times to be determined.
T. FAYE GRIFFIN, author / humorist
T.Faye Griffin is an award-winning humorist who’s put words into the mouths of Academy Award winners, comedians, politicians, and everyday folk alike. From A&E to BET to PBS, she has amassed an impressive list of writing credits that include the landmark comedy series In Living Color. A respected Bible teacher and conference speaker, the Los Angeles native has appeared on FOX, COZI-TV, The WORD Network, and BET.
JOHN SAUNDERS, AUTHOR AND COUNSELOR
John Saunders joins us directly from Australia to share his talents as an author and provide valuable life lessons.
John is an author, counsellor, child sexual abuse advocate (and survivor) and Workplace Communications Assessor and Trainer. John has the ability to clearly articulate the emotionality and events that happened that other victims cannot. He is a designer and facilitator of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Public Education Forums – November 2013 (Byron Bay); August 2017 (Byron Bay); December 2017 (Lismore). John was a guest speaker at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival (BBWF) in 2013. In May 2013, advocating for victims of institutional child sexual abuse for Recognition, Reconciliation and Compensation, John Saunders penned this Hansard Report as read out to the state Parliament of NSW within the Australian Government by representative, Jan Barham in this video. He is the first person in Australia to take the Catholic Church to court on a Duty of Care case.
John’s books include:
–One in Six (2019) – A personal memoir about John’s childhood abuse and recovery process.
–Sexual Abuse Survivor’s Handbook: One Man Fights the Catholic Church (2013) – An autobiographical account of John’s personal experience of child sexual abuse. The book deals with issues including the psychological impacts of sexual abuse, reporting to police, institutional responses, legal dealings and recommendations for recovery.
-He is currently working on his third book – an uplifting novel about a man’s spiritual awakening.