The Care Conference: Vulnerable Children & Viable Communities

October 3, 2015: Taylor University Honors Conference

Jena Lee Nardella

At the age of 22, Jena founded Blood:Water alongside the band Jars of Clay, and has worked to build and grow the organization since 2004. Jena continues to lead the … Continue reading

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Johnny Carr

For 14 years, Pastor Johnny Carr was a full-time minister who served several different churches ranging in size from 100 to 1,700 weekly attendees. In his last full time church … Continue reading

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Jeromy Smith

Jeromy currently serves the federal government as an information systems program manager. He has a personal passion for mentoring youth, combating human trafficking, and advocating for every child to experience … Continue reading

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Susan Hillis

Dr. Hillis has been a believer for 39 years, married to a godly servant for 34, a mother for 25, a US government federal official for 19, and a university … Continue reading

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Jedd Medefind

Jedd Medefind serves as President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO).  CAFO unites more than 180 respected organizations that together are serving vulnerable children across the United States and … Continue reading

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J.R. Briggs

J.R. Briggs founded Kairos Partnerships out of a growing desire to walk alongside and encourage pastors and leaders in order to better equip them for God-honoring ministry. He has served in ministry … Continue reading

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Carissa Woodwyk

Carissa Woodwyk is a Korean-born adoptee, writer, speaker, marriage and family therapist, advocate for the human heart. In each of these roles, she offers her story and voice and heart … Continue reading

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Sharen Ford

Sharen Ford, Ph.D., is a nationally-recognized child welfare consultant and the retired Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services in the Division of Child Welfare Services.  … Continue reading

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