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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 Parks

Executive Director

Charley Redmond

Charley Redmond

Senior Director of Development

THE PROGRAMS TEAM

Justin Myers

Justin Myers

Director of Programs

Cathy Troyer

Cathy Troyer

Manager of Programs

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Manager of Adoption Aid

Sarah Daley

Sarah Daley

Coordinator of Programs

THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Nathan Magness

Nathan Magness

Director of Advancement/Communications

Ryan Klaver

Ryan Klaver

Manager of Communications/Creative Services

Jami Mitchem

Jami Mitchem

Coordinator of Digital Communications

THE FINANCE TEAM

J.C. Haynes

J.C. Haynes

Director of Finance

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

Mike Davis

DIRECTOR

Mike Davis is a husband and father of five children and one grandson. His family’s passion for adoption has been lived out through the adoption of their two  youngest children from China. Mike is an experienced energy professional with an international trading firm. Mike resides in Houston, TX.

Palmer Williams

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Palmer Williams is an attorney who specializes in international law and government affairs. She earned her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt Law School and her B.A. in Political Science and Community Development from Vanderbilt University. Upon graduating from Vanderbilt, Palmer spent a year in South Africa serving orphans. While living in South Africa, Palmer met her future brother, Aphiwe, who her parents adopted when she returned to the states. Palmer also previously worked at Show Hope as the Advancement Coordinator. She and her husband, Joseph, have three sons, Jack, Henry, and Teddy, and live in Nashville, TN.

Donna Daniel

DIRECTOR

Leslie Maclellan

DIRECTOR

Scotty Smith

DIRECTOR

Scotty Smith, a native of Graham, North Carolina, is a graduate of The University of North Carolina (BA in Religion), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div), and Covenant Theological Seminary (D. Min). After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN, for 26 years, Scotty assumed a position on the pastoral staff of West End Community Church as Teacher in Residence. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Covenant Seminary, Westminster (Philadelphia), RTS Orlando, and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Scotty has authored ten books, including, Unveiled Hope (with Michael Card), Objects of His Affection, Restoring Broken Things (with Steven Curtis Chapman), Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to Gospel Centered Faith, and most recently, Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life. Scotty also invests time mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders in many different contexts. Among his hobbies, Scotty enjoys photography, fishing, cooking, and exercise. Scotty and his wife of 45 years, Darlene, continue to live in Franklin, TN.

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