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Our talented staff is comprised of individuals working together for the sake of children who have been orphaned around the world, and Show Hope's Board of Directors guides and protects the mission and purpose of the organization, ensuring we carry those out with excellence, integrity, and accountability.

Meet Our Founders

Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman

Mary Beth + Steven Curtis Chapman

Founders, Chairman of the Board, and Vice Chair

Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman founded Show Hope in 2003, with its mission to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. The Chapmans were married in October 1984 and have six children—three biological children, Emily Chapman Richards, Caleb Chapman, and Will Franklin Chapman as well as three daughters welcomed home through adoption, Shaohannah Hope (Shaoey), Stevey Joy, and Maria Sue, who is now with Jesus.

Mary Beth is a speaker and “New York Times” bestselling author of “Choosing to SEE,” and Steven is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 50 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMY awards, an American Music Award, 49 No. 1 singles, selling more than 11 million albums. He is also the bestselling author of “Between Heaven and the Real World.” The Chapmans live in Franklin, Tennessee, where they enjoy time together along with their family that now includes six “grands.” 

Meet Our Staff

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Mary Beth Chapman

Mary Beth Chapman

Co-founder + Chairman of the Board

Kristin Parks

Kristin E. Parks

Executive Director

Charley Redmond

Charley Redmond

Senior Director of Development

THE PROGRAMS TEAM

Justin Myers

Justin Myers

Director of Programs

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Manager of Adoption Aid

Sarah Daley

Sarah Daley

Coordinator of Programs

Bethany Briley

Bethany Briley

Coordinator of Student Initiatives

THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Nathan Magness

Nathan Magness

Director of Communications

Ryan Klaver

Ryan Klaver

Manager of Communications/Creative Services

Jami Mitchem

Jami Mitchem

Manager of Digital Communications

Bethany Jones

Bethany Jones

Manager of Communications/Projects + Copywriter

THE FINANCE TEAM

J.C. Haynes

J.C. Haynes

Director of Finance

Penny Brotz

Penny Brotz

Coordinator of Finance/Donor Services

THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Charley Redmond

Charley Redmond

Senior Director of Development

Emily Schafer

Emily Schafer

Director of Development

THE OPERATIONS TEAM

Julia Chapman

Julia Chapman

Director of Operations

Courtney Greene

Courtney Greene

Manager of Operations + Development

Emily Dolch

Emily Dolch

Coordinator of Operations/IT

Ellie Lawrence

Ellie Lawrence

Coordinator of Operations/Executive Assistant

Meet Our Board

Mary Beth Chapman

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Steven Curtis Chapman

VICE CHAIR

Mike Davis

DIRECTOR

Mike Davis is now in his second term on Show Hope’s Board of Directors. He is a husband and father of six children and three grandchildren. His family’s passion for adoption has been lived out through the adoption of their three youngest children. Mike is an experienced energy professional in Houston, where he and his wife, Regan, reside.

Palmer Williams

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Palmer Williams has served on Show Hope’s Board of Directors since 2017 and is a former staff member. She and her husband, Joseph, are the parents to three sons and live in Nashville, Tennessee. Palmer is also an attorney who specializes in international law and government affairs. While living in South Africa, she met her future brother, Aphiwe, who her parents adopted when she returned to the states.

Donna Daniel

DIRECTOR

Donna Daniel is now in her second term on Show Hope’s Board of Directors. She and her late husband, Dan, are the parents of five children, including her sons Brian and Michael, who were welcomed home through adoption. In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, Donna has dedicated her life to philanthropy and particularly enjoys serving others, including Show Hope, through her event-planning expertise. She resides in Franklin, Tennessee. 

Leslie Maclellan

DIRECTOR

Leslie Maclellan is also now in her second term on Show Hope’s Board of Directors. The Founder of Maclellan Law, Leslie practices in the areas of general corporate and business law, advising on corporate formation, general employment and business contract issues, compliance, structuring and principal capital funding negotiations. She and her husband, Dan, are the parents to four children—two of whom were welcomed home through adoption—and reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

Scotty Smith

DIRECTOR

Scotty Smith has served on Show Hope’s Board of Directors since 2018. He and his wife of more than 50 years, Darlene, reside in Franklin, Tennessee. Scotty holds a bachelor’s in Religion, a master’s in Divinity, and a doctorate in Ministry. After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church in Franklin for 26 years, Scotty assumed the role of Teacher in Residence at West End Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He has served as an adjunct professor, a mentor and coach to various leaders, and is the author of 10 books, including “Restoring Broken Things” and “Speechless” co-authored with Steven Curtis Chapman. 

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