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Determined to Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience and Love

Steve Disselhorst's life has been consumed with the quest to create a family. As a Catholic boy raised in the Midwest, he grew up thinking he was straight and would marry a woman and have children. When he was confronted with his attraction to men and the eventual realization that he was gay, he gave up that dream of having a family. 

But the dream wouldn't die. Eventually he resumed his quest for a family and started the arduous journey toward partenthood.

Steve Disselhorst is an expert in personal and professional leadership development and consulting for diversity, equity and inclusion. Come hear his story about his determination to become a father.


This is a free program, but please consider supporting the Club during these uncertain times by making a donation at registration

This is an online-only event; to view it, please register and we will email you a link to the live stream before the program; otherwise, keep an eye on our YouTube channel and Facebook page

March 19, 2020

United States

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Steve Disselhorst
Founder and Principal, Steve Disselhorst LLC; Author, Determined to Be Dad: A Journey of Faith, Resilience and Love; Twitter @stevedisselhors
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Michelle Meow
Producer and Host, “The Michelle Meow Show”; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host
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John Zipperer
Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host

11 a.m. check-in
noon program