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2023 Hope for the Journey Conference Speaker Line-up

Show Hope’s third annual Hope for the Journey Conference is available for viewing on Friday, April 14, 2023, through June 30, 2023. Designed to equip parents and caregivers meeting the needs of children impacted by adoption and/or foster care, the Hope for the Journey Conference will feature trainers from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) at TCU, TBRI® (Trust Based Relational Intervention®) Practitioners, adult adoptees, and more.

A completely digital and customizable conference, the 2023 Hope for the Journey will follow the structure as previous years with five learning modules. Each learning module includes a teaching session, a “Going Deeper” video segment that dives into a specific topic, and a “Practical Perspectives” video that brings real-life examples to better encourage and equip.

2023 Hope for the Journey Conference Speakers:

Show Hope Founders + Hosts 
Mary Beth & Steven Curtis Chapman

Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman founded Show Hope in 2003. 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. 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.”

Show Hope Executive Director + Co-Host
Kristin Parks

Kristin Parks

Kristin was born and raised in Southern Illinois but has made Tennessee home since her college days at Union University. After serving 15+ years in a ministry/business organization, God led her to a new place of service at Show Hope, first as the Senior Director of Finance and then as the Assistant Executive Director. Kristin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with experience in accounting, auditing, finance, operations, and human resources and is passionate about using her gifts for God’s glory and his kingdom. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys cooking, reading, being outdoors, and, most of all, spending time with family and friends.

Conference Teacher
Daren Jones

Daren Jones is the Associate Director of Training and Consultation Services with the KPICD at TCU. In his role, Daren’s main focus is instructing professionals in TBRI principles who are working with children impacted by trauma. Daren joined the KPICD in 2014 and has been integral in teaching and spreading TBRI across the U.S. and abroad. Daren earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and began his career as a behavior instructor in a therapeutic day treatment program for children and youth. After serving in this role, Daren obtained his Master of Social Work degree from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He spent 12 years serving youth and families within residential and foster care settings before beginning his work with the KPICD. Today, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling & Counselor Education at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, where he resides with his wife, Katie; daughter, Ruby; and son, Finn.

Conference Teacher
Amanda Purvis

Amanda Purvis is a consultant with the KPICD at TCU. As a consultant, Amanda’s main focus is instructing systems, organizations, and professionals working with children who have experienced trauma TBRI. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. She received her Master of Criminal Justice and Criminology degree from TCU. She began her career working in Child Protective Services as an intake worker. She then transitioned to foster care and post-adoption support, where she spent a decade of her career before beginning her work with the Purvis Institute in December 2017. Amanda lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, with her husband, David, and their five children and two corgis. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and driving her children around to all of their activities and cheering from the sideline.

Conference Teacher
Kari Dady

Kari Dady

Kari earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montana and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Following graduation, Kari served as an appellate law clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals. Kari spent several years working as an appellate public defender in Seattle, Washington before transitioning to civil litigation. She worked with several Seattle law firms before returning to her beloved home state, Montana. After adopting and experiencing the life-changing power of TBRI on a personal level, Kari shifted her career focus. Kari became a TBRI Practitioner in 2019 and worked with a non-profit in Montana to equip foster and adoptive families with TBRI tools. She joined the KPICD at TCU in 2021 and works on consulting projects across the globe. Kari lives in Missoula, Montana,MT with her husband and four children.

Conference Teacher
Kimberly Glaudy

Kimberly Glaudy

Kimberly Glaudy currently serves as a Regional Training Consultant for the KPICD at TCU. In this role, she trains change-agents in TBRI and supports model implementation in various programs. Kimberly holds a Master of Organizational Management and Leadership degree and another in Marriage and Family Therapy. For several years, she served as an administrator of a residential treatment facility for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, and for a foster program serving the same population. It is during this time she developed a passion for working with youth who have experienced complex developmental trauma. Kimberly has worked in youth and community development organizations for more than 20 years. Today, she also serves as founder of Family Foundation Initiatives, a therapeutic private practice dedicated to mental wellness and family strengthening initiatives.

“Going Deeper” Presenters 


Dr. Scott LePor

Dr. Scott LePor is a board certified family physician with training in complex developmental trauma as well as TBRI. He is the Medical Director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, implementing the rehabilitative “Texas Model” founded in the current neuroscience field of interpersonal neurobiology through trust-based relationships. Dr. LePor also works as a neuroscience advisor in developing organizations with the purpose to minister to those who come from difficult backgrounds and giving them the tools to heal as well as give them the ability to nurture others.


Summer & Rob Curwen

Summer and Rob Curwen founded HopeTree Counseling, located in Franklin, Tennessee, with its mission to promote human flourishing through attachment-focused interventions and techniques. Summer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Trevecca University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a bachelor degree with dual certification in elementary and special education. She has also completed the highest level of training in TBRI and is a TBRI Educator. Rob holds a degree in Marriage Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Marital Family therapist. The Curwens live and worship in Franklin with their son and daughter.


Brooks Kaskela & Stacy Burrell

Brooks Kaskela is the Director of Family Support Services with Raise the Future in the State of Colorado while Stacy Burrell is Family Support Services Trainer with Raise the Future in the State of Nevada. Both Brooks and Stacy are also TBRI Practitioners. Raise the Future has designed and implemented evidence-based, wraparound services that reduce the amount of time youth in foster care live without a permanent family. Raise the Future’s programs increase the likelihood of forming and sustaining positive connections that help to transform youth’s futures.


David Platt

David Platt serves as Lead Pastor of McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C., and he is the founder and chairman of Radical. David holds a Ph.D. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and is the author of “Radical,” “Radical Together,” “Follow Me,” “Counter Culture,” “Something Needs to Change,” and “Before You Vote” as well as several volumes in the “Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary” series.

“Practical Perspectives” Contributors


Sarah Geserich + Emma Geserich


The Yates Family


Shaoey Chapman + Stevey Joy Chapman


Angela & Felix Gonzales 


Lynley & Steve Jackson

If you have yet to register for 2023’s Hope for the Journey Conference, there’s still time! Learn more and register today. 

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