Some People are saying...
"In a world seeking sexual wholeness yet experiencing sexual brokenness, Hole In My Heart Ministries is a breath of fresh air!
They truly get to the root of the problem of what’s preventing people from flourishing as sexual beings.”
//Preston Sprinkle, PhD, author of People to be Loved and President of the Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender
“Laurie Krieg received a standing ovation when she spoke at Wheaton College. She tells her life’s story with transparency, and has thought carefully about how God has made and redeemed her.”
//Tim Blackmon, chaplain of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
“Laurie offers an honest, vulnerable, insightful and passionate account of her own story of same-sex attraction, while at the same time remaining squarely within the biblical understanding of human sexuality AND challenging the church to do better in our care of LGBT+ members, friends and family. An inspiring speaker who will create great conversations.”
//Mary Hulst, chaplain of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
"The way in which Laurie presented and presents the cost of the Gospel in our lives is a much-needed voice of grace and truth in today's culture. I have yet to hear someone else communicate with such care and yet such conviction the overwhelming grace of Jesus and the outlandish cost it requires to follow Him. The Spirit used Laurie to leave an indelible mark on our congregation. We will never be the same. "
//Jeff Maness, Lead Pastor of Element Church, Cheyenne, WY
"Inviting Laurie to come in and work with our ministry is one of the best decisions our team has made. She combines her personal story with a rich theological grounding to address the topic of sexuality and sexual integrity with a unique perspective. These conversations need both radical grace and radical truth, and Laurie delivers on both. We asked her to speak to our staff, parents, and students, and each audience benefited tremendously from her wisdom. I can't recommend Laurie and HIMH highly enough."
//Matt Varietta, Pastor of Students at Church of the City, Franklin, TN
“In an often-polarized conversation, Laurie’s honesty and clarity about the truth that all fall short and all are loved is a real gift to the church. Her honesty and compassion defuses what can often be a tense conversation, and I so appreciate the way she calls all Christians back to the deep truths of the gospel.”
//Branson Parler, professor of Bible at Kuyper College, Grand Rapids, MI
“In facing sin and brokenness Laurie was vulnerable and instructional in how we must lament, forgive, and surrender ourselves to God if we are ever going sing instead of shout.”
//Craig Robertson, senior pastor at New Crossings Church, Madison, WI
"Laurie combines passion with compassion in presenting not only her own journey, but also helps frame conversations in the area of sexuality with grace and truth. She has made multiple presentations at Calvin Seminary in various settings and has been a helpful voice and presence to a wide range of students. I recommend her and her ministry for your consideration and invitation."
//Jul Medenblik, president of Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI
“Laurie Krieg proved to be professional, godly, responsive, and gifted in all our relations with her. In a very hard ministry space they are working hard--lovingly and competently. You can tell with every word that they care about ministering to LGBT+ people and the church as we both try to grow in following the Gospel and knowing Christ.”
//Nic Gibson, lead pastor of High Point Church, Madison, WI
"Laurie's capacity to speak with vulnerability, compassion, and biblical conviction has been used powerfully to compel our campus community toward Christ. She continually reminds us that ultimately issues of sexuality are issues of the heart that can only be met by Jesus. If invited, I am confident that she would bring authenticity, relevant research, genuine love for students, and a passion to glorify God to your university, ministry, or church."
//Gerald Longjohn Jr., vice president for student development at Cornerstone University, Title IX Coordinator, Grand Rapids, MI
"As a pastor, I want to refer people who need care to someone who will treat them with gracious love. The gracious love Matt and Laurie offer is infused with deep compassion, and informed by a biblical ethic. For anyone to truly thrive, Laurie and Matt understand each person needs biblical truth calibrated to their needs. They have my profound thanks and deep trust."
//David Beelen, senior pastor of Madison Square Church, Grand Rapids, MI
“Matt and Laurie's stories of their sexual struggles with pornography and same-sex attraction, respectively, and their submission of their sexual ethic to the Lordship of Jesus, are compelling, inspiring, biblical and hopeful. Under the power of the Holy Spirit, they inspire hope by inviting people to fall in love with Jesus and be transformed by him.”
//Marvin Williams, lead pastor, Trinity Church, East Lansing, MI
"In a post-reason world, it's hard to imagine a more poignant message than Laurie and Matt’s. They embody both the struggle and the transcendence of walking with Jesus."
//Don Pearson, pastor for parents of adolescents and empty-nesters at Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, Rockford, MI, author of YOUthwork and iParent
"The story of Laurie and Matt is compelling, honest, and deep with grace. Their writing and speaking are evidence that Jesus loves people no matter what, and that he offers hope no matter what."
//Andy Rogers, editor, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI
"Laurie and Matt Krieg do a great job helping fellow Christians know how to respond in love to those with same sex attraction without compromising biblical truth. We were very pleased to have them teach classes in our church, which were received with gratitude and enthusiasm. "
//Steve Newman, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church in Lodi, CA
"I have prayed for several years to meet a person with the life story and experience that Laurie and Matt have. Their first hand account has helped me in my ministry to people wrestling through the maze of SSA. I am so grateful to know them!"
//Jason McEachron, executive pastor of Gravity Church in Lodi, CA
“Laurie and Matt have a vibrant testimony of dependency on Christ in the midst of sexual brokenness. Their Gospel centered message of hope, beautifully expressed, lovingly conveyed and lived out in compassion, has helped our church understand better those who experience sexual addictions and same sex attraction. Their ministry has helped our congregation grow in our understanding of how to engage with grace and truth, in this timely cultural issue. We are thrilled to support them and commend them to like minded believers.”
//Edward Brouwer, EPC pastor, Providence Church, Waynesville, NC
“Laurie and Matt offer fresh, sincere and biblically grounded insight into the sexual confusion that is spinning the heads of students, parents and youth pastors. Their experience, study and personal stories help to shine light on the truth that our sinful struggle is the same as it has always been. Whether it is pornography, homosexuality, transgender or gossip, the source is still our broken and resistant hearts and solution is still the grace of Christ. Laurie and Matt help give guidelines to do the painful, persistent and selfless job of meeting people in their brokenness and taking the long walk with them towards hope and redemption.”
//Steve High, pastor of junior high youth ministries, Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, Rockford, MI