Founding & Growth
People Can Change was founded in September 2000 by Rich Wyler, a man who had personally experienced enormous transformation from unwanted homosexual attractions. Originally, People Can Change was essentially a Web site containing personal success stories of men who had experienced varying degrees of change, plus online support groups for those who were struggling and seeking information and support.
People Can Change grew further in 2002 when psychotherapist David Matheson joined Rich to co-create the first Journey Into Manhood experiential healing weekends.
Since that time, more than 2,000 men from more than 45 U.S. states and more than 40 countries have experienced the benefits of the Journey Into Manhood weekend program.
In 2009, People Can Change introduced a complementary weekend experience for women married to same-sex attracted men. Called A Wife's Healing Journey,, the program has likewise had a powerfully positive impact on many wives, couples and marriages.