As a founding member of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church Domestic Violence Task Force, she helped spearhead an effort that led to the first ever clergy training on domestic violence in the conference. She has spoken in churches and jails. In 2009, she both spoke and gave an invocation at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Gayle also speaks in jails, to church groups and served as a Licensed Local Pastor from 2012-2019. In early 2020 she provided pulpit supply to a small church. She appeared on the Ricki Lake Show in 2002 to encourage other survivors of sexual assault and has helped victims of human trafficking. In the mid-1990s she developed the term "trigger warning" in the Rape Recovery Forum on Delphi, on Yahoo and in other groups.
The Comission on the Status and Role of Women within the United Methodist Church named her "A Woman to Watch" in their publication "The Flyer". In 2019, she trained area clergy at a district-wide event on social media and has helped organizations develop food pantries and clothing closets.
In her private life, she has faced homelessness by being doubled up, health challenges and loss. Gayle understands the difficulties of life and is passionate about encouraging others. Book her for your next event by contacting contact@imaginepublicity or firstname.lastname@example.org
Her books Does God Still Love Me and Secondhand Hope are available from Amazon.