October 25-27, 2018
St. Luke's United Methodist Church| Indianapolis IN
Keynote Speakers
Jeanne White-Ginder, Mother of Ryan White
Jeanne is the mother of Ryan White, an American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after failing to be re-admittedd to school following an AIDS diagnosis.  Ryan became a reluctant international celebrity, and Jeanne became an educator of the masses.  As she became a key player in a frightening new health crisis, Jeanne vaulted from anonymity to being a media regular.  Her insight into people living with AIDS and family members affected by AIDS earned her the respect of national health figures and interviewers alike.  Jeanne is an advocate and author and currently serves as a Board Advisor for the AIDS institute.  Jeanne will be present to share information about Ryan at the Children's Museum Exhibit of Ryan's bedroom during one of our Pre-Conference Experiences, Thursday, October 25th 1-4 pm and will also be the banquet speaker Friday, October 26 at 6 p.m.
Hydeia Broadbent, HIV/AIDS Youth Activist
At birth, Hydeia Broadbent was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant.  Althought her HIV condition was congenital, she was not diagnosed as HIV-positive with advancement to AIDS until age three.  The prognosis was that she would not live past the age of five.  Now at the age of 33, Hydeia spends her time spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, by:  promoting abstinence, safe-sex practices (for people who choose to have sex) and national HIV testing initiatives.  Hydeia began her debut as an HIV/AIDS activist and public speaker at six years old.  By 12 years old, Hydeia appeared on many national television programs including Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America and "A Conversation with Magic Johnson" on Nickelodeon.  She has been featured in prominent publications including The New York Times, People, Essence, Ebony, Health Quest, POZ, National Geographic and Real Health.  Hydeia also co-graced the cover of TV Guide.  Hydeia will be speaking at the Friday, October 26th noon luncheon.
Bishop Minerva Carcaño, San Francisco Area Episcopal Leader
Bishop Minerva Garza Carcaño  was elected to the episcopacy in 2004 by the Western Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church, the first Hispanic female ever elected bishop.  She was assigned to the Phoenix Area in 2004.  After 8 years, she was assigned to the San Francisco Area in 2012.  She did her undergraduate work at the Uiversity of Texas at Pan American, and then earned her Masters of Theology at Perkins School of Theology.  She has encouraged and led congregations to be active in community organizing and to work ecumenically believing that communities hold the experience and wisdom to create a world of justice and peace if they will but come together.  Bishop Carcaño preached during the 2010 UMC Lighten the Burden III AIDS Conference in Dallas and will serve as the preacher during the Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference at the opening worship service Thursday, October 25th at 8:30 p.m.
Bishop Tracy Smith Malone, East Ohio Annual Conference Episcopal Leader

Bishop Tracy S. Malone was assigned to the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist September, 2016. She has a Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, where she was selected as a Crusade Scholar, Maceo D. Pembroke Scholar and a Bishop Edsel A. Ammons Scholar. Malone earned a Doctorate of Ministry and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. In May, 2018 she delivered the commencement address to UTS graduates proclaiming “Meaningful ministry and transformational leadership is more than what you do, it’s how you do it — with humility, compassion and courage.” Her doctoral dissertation was

entitled Evangelism: Reestablishing a Historical Understanding of Mission and Developing a Ministry that Partners Witness and Social Action.  Bishop Malone is the Bible Study Leader at the Conference and will be speaking Friday, October 26th at 8 a.m.

Bishop Julius Trimble, Indiana Annual Conference Episcopal Leader

Bishop Julius Trimble is the episcopal leader of the Indiana Annual Conference and Chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee.  Bishop Julius C. Trimble was assigned in 2016 to the Indiana Episcopal Area of The UMC after serving 8 years in the Iowa Annual Conference. Trimble is a graduate of Illinois State University, earned his Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio.  During the December 2017 Advent Commencement of United Theological Seminary (UTS) in Dayton, Ohio, Trimble delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. UTS noted his engagement in faith-based work to address social justice issues, as well as his work of advocacy for the United Methodist Global Health Initiative, especially in the efforts, make the world malaria and AIDS -free. Bishop Trimble will be preaching at the closing worship service Saturday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m.

The Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference is sponsored by the UMC Global AIDS Committee in partnership with the Council of Bishops, Division on Ministries with Young People (General Board of Discipleship), General Board of Church & Society, General Board of Global Ministries, General Commission on Communication, Rocky Mountain Annual Conference and United Methodist Women

Co-Sponsors: Center for Health and Hope, Christian Theological Seminary, Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area, East Ohio Annual Conference, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, HIV & AIDS Ministry (ELCA), Garrett-Evangelical Theological School, Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference, Indiana Annual Conference, Indiana University Health, Iowa Annual Conference, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Michigan Area Annual Conference, Northern Illinois Annual Conference, RESULTS, United Theological Seminary, University of Indianapolis, West Ohio Annual Conference, Wisconsin Annual Conference