ERLC Podcast Episode

America’s children are facing a crisis. Many are displaced from their homes, vulnerable, and in need of care. What can we, as Christians, do to address this orphan crisis? At Evangelicals for Life, Brent Leatherwood hosted a panel discussion on creating an adoption culture, featuring Herbie Newell, Emily Chapman Richards, Chelsea Patterson Sobolik, and Tony Merida.

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Chelsea Patterson Sobolik

Chelsea Patterson Sobolik serves as a Policy Director in the Washington, D.C. office of the ERLC. Previously, she worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on pro-life policies, domestic and international religious freedom, adoption, and foster care issues. Chelsea is the author of Longing for Motherhood - Holding onto Hope … Read More

Emily Chapman Richards

Emily Chapman Richards is the daughter of Grammy and Dove Award winning recording artist, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Mary Beth Chapman, New York Times bestselling author. She is proud to be a Nashville native, and she currently resides with her husband and three daughters in Franklin, Tennessee.  Read More by this Author

Herbie Newell

Herbie Newell is the president/executive director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms including (un)adopted, Crossings, and Lifeline Village. Herbie holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Samford University. He joined the Lifeline staff in 2003 as executive director. Under Herbie’s leadership, Lifeline has increased its international outreach to 25 … Read More

Tony Merida

Tony Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also serves as Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His books include: Faithful Preaching, Orphanology, Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down, Proclaiming Jesus, and Eight volumes … Read More

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