Gender and Sexual Identity Awareness

Society is influencing gender understanding across the country and South Dakota is not immune to the pressure. Ruah Woods Press educators, Dr. Sodergren and DJ Hueneman will speak on the psychology of gender disorders and sexual identity through the lens of Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to inform participants as well as to encourage how to walk with each person in a loving and respectful way to draw students closer to Jesus.


August 13, 2019, 8:30 am  – 3:00 pm


Lorang Theater, O’Gorman High School

Who should attend:

Catholic school teachers, administrators and counselors, Priests, Parish religious education and youth directors


$10.00 per participant to cover lunch and materials

Contact your Parish or School to Register.  If your parish or school is not attending please contact our office at 605-988-3755.

Schedule for the day:

7:45 am Mass in OGHS Chapel (Optional)

8:30 am Registration and Gather – Coffee/water in foyer

8:45 am Welcome Opening Prayer

9:15-10:00 am  Theology of the Body background 1 (D.J. Hueneman)

10:00-10:10 am BREAK*

10:10-10:50 am Theology of the Body background 2 (D.J. Hueneman)

10:50-11:00 am BREAK*

11:00-12:00 pm Developmental Disorders of Sexual Identity (Dr. Ander Sodergren)

12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH – boxed lunch available

1:00-1:45 pm Responding to Sexual Identity Confusion with Clarity and Charity (Dr. Ander Sodergren)

1:45-1:55 pm BREAK*

1:55-3:00 pm Panel discussion

3:30 pm Small Group Processing (Optional)

*Water and coffee provided for breaks, no snacks provided.  Pop machines are available. Feel free to bring a snack.