Get inspired to create authentic connections with your grandchildren. And, even better, get the practical tools you need to influence your grandchild whether he/she lives down the street or across the country.
This incredible one-day Christian grandparenting conference will kickstart your relationships with your grandchild in a special way. And it's open to parents, too, so grandparents and parents can work together to best prepare kids for the challenges of growing up in today's culture.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
RAY & CATHY CAMPBELL
Why should we spend an entire Saturday learning about grandparenting when we already have seven grandchildren? That's what we were thinking when someone asked us if we were going to the Grandparenting Conference. Surely we knew what we needed to know. I can confidently say that thought couldn't have been further from the truth. Once we read about the prestigious speakers and their qualifications, we realized we'd be missing out if we didn't attend. The conference opened our eyes to the challenges our grandchildren will face in today's world educationally, spiritually, physically and emotionally. And boy, were we ever behind the times! We learned the importance of a grandparent's role in the family and the affect our prayers and our life experiences will have. More importantly, we were inspired to take advantage of every opportunity to encourage and minister to our grandchildren that Jesus Christ loves them unconditionally, has a plan for their lives and has given them the Holy Spirit to guide and depend on along the way. If, as a grandparent, you thought your parenting responsibilities were finished, this conference will show you there are so many more great opportunities for God to use you and how He desires for you to be a blessing to your family no matter your location or time limitations. We urge you to attend this conference. Like us, we know you will be encouraged and amazed!
Cavin is the founder and president of the Christian Grandparenting Network and author of "Courageous Grandparenting," "Living Your Will," and "Wayfinder."
He and his wife, Diane, are the creators of GrandCamps. Cavin and Diane have two daughters and nine grandchildren. Their home is in Colorado Springs.
Dr. Brenda Snailum
Brenda is an adjunct professor of Youth & Family Studies at Denver Seminary. As a leader and educator in children's, youth and family ministry for more than 30 years, she's a well-respected voice in the national intergenerational ministry conversation. She's led seminars on integrating children, youth and young adults into the church and is a contributing author to "Teaching the Next Generations."
Brenda Snailum and her husband of 42 years live in Littleton, Colo. They have two married adult children and two precious grandchildren.
Passionately committed to Jesus as the ultimate answer -- and standing 6'3" tall -- Shelly Donahue is an expert in the field of teen sex. She's inspired more than a million teens while equipping thousands of parents and grandparents to communicate the message of delaying sex until marriage through her outreach organization TALL Truth.
She has two grown children and is a grandmother to three. She's active in the physical and inner healing ministry at Rez.Church in Loveland, Colo., plays competitive USTA tennis and lives in Eaton, Colo.
Paul & Diana Miller
Paul & Diana Miller are authors of "A Guide to Great Grandparenting" and volunteers with the Christian Grandparenting Network, specializing in GrandCamp. They have three adult children and eight grandchildren.
Both retired educators, they call themselves bookends because Diana taught preschool for 26 years and Paul was a tenured business professor for 43 years.
Rachel Mahnke not only has 10 biological children, she has three stepchildren and eight grandchildren. Two of those grandbabies have been adopted by her and she's currently raising them.
In an effort to unlock the hearts and minds of grandkids who've experienced trauma and distress, she returned to school to learn powerful tools to assist them in becoming whole. She obtained her Health and Wellness Certification, Journal Therapy and Arts Therapy Instructor certifications.
After 16 years as a teacher and coach for middle school, high school and college students, Ryan joined Thrivent Financial to guide people and small businesses in life planning.
He and his wife, Rachel, have four children and enjoy being together outside or at home.
Thrivent Financial, a non-profit fraternal benefit society, is an organization of Christians where each member is an owner.
Keith is a registered psychotherapist and ordained minister who's pioneered brain-based, heart-level change for thousands of relationships. Married for 24 years, Keith and his wife Nancy have six children ages 11-23.
His true passion is helping families connect at new levels to experience joyful, meaningful relationships.
Liz is originally from Harrisonburg, Virginia. She attended James Madison University, receiving a Bachelor of
Science in Public Health Education. During Liz's senior year, a friend approached her with the crazy idea to move to Denver after graduation. Liz said yes! Now, more than six years later, Liz considers Denver to be home.
Liz worked in social work before attending Denver Seminary, where she graduated in May 2018 with her Master of Arts in
Leadership. Liz has been serving as a Community Engagement Leader with Thrivent since November 2018 and
loves getting to help create a culture and theology around generosity in churches of the Denver.
Jim is a father to four adult children and grandparent to 13 grandchildren.
Now retired from the health care field, Jim has lived in Colorado for 45 years. A long-time member of Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, Colorado, he also graduated from Rocky Mountain Bible Institute.
He loves spending time with his family, working out, hiking, traveling and green chile.