A Future And A Hope

February 25-26, 2022

$30 for Friday  6p-9p
$30 for Saturday 9a-3:30
$50 for both days

Childcare is provided but limited.
It will close when capacity is reached, or on Feb 13.

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First Baptist Georgetown
1333 W University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78628

We are excited to offer the Central Texas community A Future + A Hope Conference 2022 at First Baptist Georgetown. There will be inspiring and excellent presentations to encourage people to engage in foster care and adoption, and high-quality resources to equip caregivers of children.  Along with over 16 breakout sessions to choose from, AFAH will host these two outstanding speakers:

Keynote Speaker
Friday Evening


Dr. Clarence Hill Jr. is the founder and lead visionary for the Stronger Together Movement and the Senior Pastor of Antioch Community Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Specializing in social issues and areas of conflict, Dr. Hill has a passion for helping families. He facilitates strategic city collaboratives, conferences, and campaigns. He speaks across the country on the topic of city transformation, racial harmony, leadership, and compassion.


On Friday evening, Dr. Clarence Hill, along with his wife, Alicia, will present to us "In the Dream Clock."

"We created In the Dream Clock journey so that individuals, families, organizations, schools, and faith communities could begin to discover how they can personally contribute to creating spaces where different ethnic groups can walk together and grow in understanding of one another." - Dr. Clarence Hill

Learn more from this video from Dr. Hill.  



Keynote Speaker

Rosaria Butterfield (PhD, Ohio State University) is an author, speaker, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert; Openness Unhindered; and The Gospel Comes with a House Key.


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February 25
5:30-6:30 6:00-6:30 6:30-8:45
Childcare Check-in Dinner at the Kids' Table Keynote Speaker, Dr. Clarence Hill
February 26
8:30-9:00 9:00-10:15 10:15-2:30 2:30-3:30
Check-In Welcome and Dr. Rosaria Butterfield Breakout Session Rotation and Lunch Take a Chance on Me Film Viewing and Close


Breakout Speaker Gina Gonsoulin

Gina Gonsoulin
Shifting Our Mindset: Keeping Families Together


Lisa Ho
Single and Parenting: Building a Strong Support System

Jacob Huerca

Jacob Huereca
Avoiding the Power Struggle: Parenting Teens

Tanya Rollins

Tanya Rollins, MSW
Disproportionality in The Texas Foster Care System

Room #310

Krista Ruff, LMSW
Saying Yes: Taking My Next Right Step

Room #310

Patty Madden
Until There is Enough: Effectively Engaging Your Church

Colleen Benefield

Colleen Benefield
Navigating a Kinship Placement

Amber Chessar

Amber Chesser, MS LPC, NCC
Remaining Hopeful In The Grief

Janice Reyes

Janice Reyes
Parenting Toward Resilience: A TBRI Overview

Dr. Michelle Reyes

Dr. Michelle Reyes
Multiracial Hospitality: 3 Small Steps to Fostering Cultures of Welcome

Judge Ryan Larson

Judge Ryan Larson
In the Courts: Navigating the Foster Care System

Julie Clarke

Julie Clarke
Adoptee Voices

Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez
The Science of Hope

Room #303

Ashlee Carroll
Are My Kids at Home Ready for This?

Pastor Danny Cook

Pastor Danny Cook
The Joy of Adoption

Teen Panel
- Continuing The Discussion -
Avoiding the Power Struggle: Parenting Teens

Jordan Hope Vera

Moderator: Jordan Hope Vera
Teen Panel

Mark Acosta

Speaker: Mark Acosta
Teen Panel

Lee Vann

Speaker: Lee Vann
Teen Panel

June Waters

Speaker: June Waters
Teen Panel

Video Viewing
Nick and Whitney Runyon

"Take a Chance on Me"

Take A Chance On Me