Mary Beth Chapman
Co-Founder + Chairman of the Board
Mary Beth Chapman is a New York Times’ best-selling author, speaker, and the wife of GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning recording artist, Steven Curtis Chapman. She is also the President of Show Hope. Mary Beth delights in overseeing the work of Show Hope as she continues to do all she can to help restore hope to children living as orphans.
Steven and Mary Beth were married in October of 1984 and have six children—three biological children, Emily Chapman Richards (married to Tanner and mom to three daughters Eiley, Della, and Verity), Caleb Chapman (married to Julia and dad to son Noble and daughter Olive), and Will Franklin Chapman (married to singer-songwriter indie artist Jillian Edwards and dad to Willow Faye and Jack Franklin), and three daughters adopted from China, Shaohannah Hope, Stevey Joy and Maria Sue, who is now with Jesus.
The Chapmans live in Franklin, Tennessee.