It’s a Family Thing!

September 29-30 | Regional North Campus

Building families through adoption and restoring families through foster care are not for Lone Rangers. In other words, the goal of both is also the method: family! This year’s Chosen Conference is being planned to renew adoptive and foster parents in what God has called them to do as part of the Mercy Hill family.


Friday, September 29

6:00 pm – Dinner
6:45 pm – Worship (Speaker: Chris Johnson)
8:00 pm – Dessert & Family Feud

Saturday, September 30

9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Worship (Speaker: Matt Capps)
11:00 am –  Axe Throwing + Parent Panels
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Worship (Speaker: Andrew Hopper)
2:30 pm – Breakout Session 1
3:45 pm – Breakout Session 2
4:45 pm – Depart


Chris Johnson

VP of Church Partnerships & Government Affairs, Lifeline Children’s Services

Matt Capps

Lead Pastor, Fairview Baptist Church

Andrew Hopper

Lead Pastor, Mercy Hill Church


Parent Panels

Hear from some MH Chosen parents on the frontlines of adoption and foster care when you’re not throwing an axe!

The Power of Play *

Play is an incredible, and often forgotten, tool that is essential for a child’s development. Ann Maura Hinton of Lifeline Children’s Services will share about how it improves a child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional health.

The Integrated Journey: Being Trauma-Informed *

Ann Maura Hinton will give principles and tools for caring for children affected by trauma. Note that this will be a repeat of the breakout session from last year’s conference.

Loving when Loving Is Hard

Chosen moms Carmen Menser and Janna Price will lead a talk on loving first families and agency workers.

* Qualifies as a 1-hour CEU for foster care.


Travis Suits
High Point Campus Pastor + Interim Missions Director

Meredith Weber
Adoption + Foster Care Coordinator