Mission & Vision
Greg and Lynn McDonald are parents, best friends, and co-founders of Embracing the Journey as an outgrowth of their family’s personal journey associated with having a gay child. They are bridge builders passionate about helping people lean into their journey where true healing can occur. As followers of Jesus, Greg and Lynn have first-hand experience managing the complicated feelings associated with learning their son was gay. In the eighteen years since that revelation, they have immersed themselves in the LGBTQ community. Armed with years of practical experience, Greg and Lynn have personally coached and counseled many hundreds of Christian parents from around the country who have lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children. They participate in a variety of national conferences including Q Christian Fellowship, The Reformation Project and teach and facilitated many small groups. What makes the McDonald's such a powerful resource is their ability to share their journey in an unvarnished, honest, reassuring, and relatable way, along with the learnings gleaned from walking with hundreds of Christian Parents.
Compelled by our broken hearts, seeing families pulled apart, we are dedicated to help reconcile LGBTQ individuals and their families while helping them move closer to Jesus where healing and personal growth occurs.
To have increasing impact as healing change agents for LGBTQ individuals, their families and churches through additional resources including: new books, curriculum, videos and virtual parent support groups.
2017 McDonald Family Christmas Card Including Greg Jr's Fiancé