Orphans, Vulnerable Children, Subject of CARE Conference Friday

By Braden Ochs Published: Oct 25, 2017

On Friday, Taylor University’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children program will host the CARE Conference, a conference focusing on vulnerable children and viable communities.

It is a one day conference providing an educational opportunity for students and community members to learn about their sense of calling and vocation. The experience will also gain exposure to top scholars and practitioners in their work with at-risk children.

The conference will include two keynote addresses, three breakout sessions, a variety of exhibiting organizations and a chance to join the conversation of how to care for the most vulnerable among the world. Also, exhibitors will be stationed throughout the LaRita Boren Campus Center for attendees to browse through, connect with, and buy from.

The speakers at the conference include:

  • Beth Guckenberger, Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries
  • Susan Hillis, Senior Advisor for Global Health
  • Dan Mackett, Program Manager with International Justice Mission (IJM)
  • Katti Sneed, Director of the Social Work Program at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Sarah Nace, Youth Educator with the Wyman Center, Inc.
  • Andrew Timbie, Division Director of US Ministries with World Relief
  • Kelley Nikondeha, author of Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World.

The conference will be held on Friday, Oct 27 from 10am to 4pm.