Adoption Family Retreat at Silver Birch RanchView All Classes
About this Class
2021 Retreat Speaker - Arthur C. Woods!
Arthur C. Woods is an experienced speak-er, teacher, and writer, with a passion for orphan care. He is a contributing writer forAdoption.com, and holds a Master’s degree in student and family ministry. Arthur serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate(CASA) working with teenagers in the foster care system. Arthur and his wife, Elizabeth, are certified as foster parents, as well as CRR (Community Residential Re-habilitation) Treatment Parents.
CHILD CARE AND YOUTH PROGRAM
We realize that taking your adoptive and biological children away for a weekend can be a big deal when you know they really need and thrive from stability and a consistent schedule. We also realize that as parents you need a break, and the kids also thrive from being around other adoptive families and children. That is why we have worked very hard to put together a youth program with leaders who have walked the road you have walked and understand some of the challenges you are going through. Let me introduce our childcare and youth program team:
PETE AND JOCELYN SUTTON / KEN AND JILL SHADEL
We are very excited to have Pete and Jocelyn return to lead the child and youth care program. Pete is the Junior High Youth Pastor at The Compass Church in Naperville, IL. Jocelyn is currently being trained through Empowered to Connect, and they both truly believe in the adoption and foster care system. They have been foster parents for nine years, and have adopted three children. Your children will be in good hands while you are encouraged with Biblical teaching.