Admitting, Accepting and Embracing Who We Truly Are

A native of San Diego, Rev. Jerry Troyer knows intimately the terrain about which he writes.  He has experienced the process of coming out to himself as a gay man, and then worked through admitting, accepting and embracing his truth.  His life partner's journey through substance abuse gave Rev. Jerry the opportunity to recognize the horrible impact addiction (of any kind) can have on individuals and families, and ultimately required him to face , forgive and heal his own regret and resentment.

As a result, Rev. Jerry felt the call to invite, encourage and even challenge all people, especially the LGBTQ and recovery communities, to look at what they believe about themselves and others, and change what no longer serves them.

Rev. Jerry is senior minister of Joyful Living Spiritual Center in San Diego, and a founding board member of Urban Street Angels, an organization that works to offer housing and employment to the underserved population of homeless young people, ages 17 to 25, in San Diego.

He is also the founder of the LGBTQ Spiritual Summit.  Events were held in San Diego and Palm Springs, with plans for additional live events as well as an ongoing internet radio program. Visit to learn more.

Rev. Jerry and his husband of more than 30 years live in La Mesa, California, with their Golden Retriever, Roxie.


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