Fall 2018 Details

Kristen Berry is an author, blogger, speaker, adoptive mother, and former foster parent.

She is the co-creator, along with her husband, Mike, of the award-winning blog, Confessions of an Adoptive Parent, which has a global audience of more than 100,000 people around the world, every month.  In 2015, she co-authored the books The Adoptive Parent Toolbox and The Weary Parent's Guide to Escaping Exhaustion along with Mike.  Her most recent book is entitled Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey which chronicles her and Mike's journey in raising children from extreme trauma.  They have been married for 17 years and have 8 children, all of whom are adopted.  They reside in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana.



Emcee - Lisa Stucky

Lisa is the president and co-founder of Beckoned, originally Mavuno Market, founded and established by she and her husband, Steve, in 2011.  In 2013, Lisa launched Passion for Orphans and has been hosting ladies retreats since the fall of 2013.  It is her heart and passion to encourage and minister to adoptive and foster moms through retreats and events.

Lisa lives in Evergreen, where she homeschools their 4 kids, and helps her husband with the operation of their family business, the Evergreen Red Barn, a wedding and event venue, where they also host a wide variety of events as a service and ministry to families in all seasons of life.  They are planning to add lodging in 2019, with a desire to host retreats, conferences, and trainings.


Worship Leader - Shauna Chanda

Originally a southern girl from Texas, “Shauna Chanda” lives and bases her ministry in Colorado with her family. She is well known for her heart of worship, yet her unusual versatility with different styles. These two traits have followed her across the globe and back with a distinction of individuality in her voice and spirit. With a heart wrenching, yet heartwarming testimony of her own, Shauna also remains steadfast in her desire to draw people to Jesus through their own story and journey through life.

Although she’s gifted with a uniquely powerful yet soothing voice, this singer - songwriter often refers to herself as “a worshiper that sings a little.” On stage or off, Shauna will leave a lasting thumbprint on your heart. Join her and experience our Savior through this worshiper’s devotion to her King.

Location: The Charter at Beaver Creek

When:  September 28 - 30, 2018

Who:  Women who are passionate about adoption, foster care, and children in crisis.

Theme:  Belong

Kristin Berry - Main Session Speaker


Meet the Planning Team

From left to right, back to front

Marisa Ala, Melodie Monberg, Lisa Stucky, Neisha Balleck, Shelly Radic

Bethel Vatsaas, Erin Rowland