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2024 Hope for the Journey Hosts and Teaching Sessions Speakers

Hope for the Journey Conference

Show Hope’s fourth annual Hope for the Journey Conference will be available for viewing April 5, 2024, with on-demand viewing period June 30, 2024.

With registration options available for Churches/Organizations as well as Individuals/Households, the conference encourages and resources parents, caregivers, and families meeting the needs of children entrusted to them through adoption and/or foster care. And twofold, the conference also serves churches and organizations in their ministries and support of these children and families.

Conference Hosts

Mary Beth & Steven Curtis Chapman

Mary Beth and Steven 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 seven “grands.”

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. Within her role as Executive Director, she is particularly passionate about organizational and leadership development as well as increasing access to support and resources for children and families impacted by adoption and foster care. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys cooking, reading, being outdoors, and, most of all, spending time with family and friends.

Teaching Session Speakers

What Is TBRI®?

Daren Jones

Daren is the Associate Director of Training and Consultation Services with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) at TCU. In his role, Daren’s main focus is instructing professionals who are working with children impacted by trauma in TBRI principles. 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.

Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention®

Amanda Purvis 

Amanda 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. 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.

TBRI Connecting Principles

Katie Rinaudo

From an early age, Katie Rinaudo knew she wanted to work with children who are vulnerable. She earned a Bachelor of Human Development degree in 2013 and a Master of Holistic Child Development degree in 2014 from Lee University. She spent three years as an English teacher, home director, and direct caregiver at a children’s home and school in South America. There, she became aware of the desperate need for training for caregivers of children from “hard places,” especially in the developing world. In partnership with the Paraguay Protects Family movement, Katie became a TBRI Practitioner in Fall 2018. She is founder and Executive Director of OrphanWise, a nonprofit dedicated to equipping caregivers with trauma-informed resources in the U.S. and Latin America.

TBRI Empowering Principles

Sarah Mercado

Sarah Mercado is a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. As training specialist, Sarah’s main focus is instructing professionals, working with children who have experienced trauma, in TBRI. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She began her career as a direct care staff working with adolescent boys living in a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). After serving in the RTC for several years, she shifted her focus to foster care, where she was regional director for a foster and adoption agency. Sarah spent 20 years serving youth and families within residential and foster care settings as a direct-care worker and trainer before beginning her work with the Purvis Institute in May 2016.

TBRI Correcting Principles

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 in 2021 and works on consulting projects across the globe. Kari lives in Missoula, Montana, with her husband and four children.

TBRI in Our Day-to-Day

Lynley and Steve Jackson

Lynley and Steve Jackson are longtime supporters and friends of Show Hope. They reside in Franklin, Tennessee, where they have raised four children, two of whom were adopted from China, both of which with special needs. Steve is a Christian Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, a TBRI Educator, and specializes in Trauma-Informed Attachment Therapies within his practice. Lynley is a former educator, who has implemented TBRI principles and practices not only within the home but also in her classroom as well as along with couples she has trained, mentored, and taught over the past 10 years.

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