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The Church and the Orphan Crisis: Creating an Adoption Culture

How can the church address the orphan crisis in America? Brent Leatherwood hosts a panel discussion on creating an adoption culture with Herbie Newell, Emily Chapman Richards, Chelsea Sobolik, and Tony Merida at Evangelicals for Life 2019.

Brent Leatherwood

Brent Leatherwood serves as Vice President of External Affairs and Chief of Staff for the ERLC. Before coming to the ERLC, he served as the executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party from December 2012 to December 2016, where he managed the organization’s campaign apparatus at the federal, state and local levels. He … Read More

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 serves as Show Hope’s executive director. She has enjoyed watching Show Hope grow from a dream in her parents’ hearts to an organization that has helped thousands of children come to know the love of a family. After earning her bachelor’s in International Studies and Religion from … Read More

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