FamilyLife Canada - This Day Forward Marriage and Parenting Conference

February 21-22, 2020

Richmond, BC

The Tapestry Church

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Presenters

Andrea Hendy

Andrea Hendy

Andrea Hendy is a wife and mother of three with her MA in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. She has over 15 years of ministry experience, in both lay and vocational capacities. She currently works as a counsellor with Mercy Seat Ministry, a private practice providing psychological care integrated with Christian discipleship. She loves to travel, cook, read and spend time outdoors with her husband and girls.

Elective Workshops:

Beth Scholes

Beth Scholes

Along with my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and many years of service with FamilyLife Canada, life has taught me numerous lessons about grief and suffering, which inform my practice. I bring resiliency to my work, learned through the lessons of parenting, aging parents, marriage, friendship, loss, and trauma. Life has equipped me to bring to others validation, empathy, and hope, toward creating healthy change. Beth and her husband Darcy have 3 adult children and live in Abbotsford, BC.

Elective Workshops:

» Both workshops are presented by Beth Scholes and Andrea Hendy together.

Understanding the Impact of Our Family of Origin
Understanding Your Child’s Stress and Anxiety: How You Can Offer Support
Bob and Denise Dobson

Bob & Denise Dobson

Bob and Denise Dobson are associate ataff members with FamilyLife Canada and live in Langley, BC. They are a blended family with five adult children and seven grandchildren. Their story includes the tragic death of a spouse in a motor vehicle accident and the painful journey of divorce. In a desire to bring “beauty out of ashes,” their goal in life is to maximize time with family and bring help and hope to others who share their experiences.

Elective Workshops:

Intentional Spiritual Parenting
Stepparenting – In Their Shoes: Understanding a Child’s Perspective
David Hunt

David Hunt

David Hunt is the BC Director at Cardus, a leading social policy research institute. He holds a Master of Public Policy from SFU and a Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from KPU, where he was the Dean’s Medal recipient. He has contributed to research in a wide variety of policy areas, and presented to various levels of government. His work has also appeared in all Canada’s major media and used as evidence in court. David and his wife, Krista, will be celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary in June, and have two beautiful — and over-the-top strong-willed! — children, Arbutus and Berend.

Full Session:

The Changing Canadian Family and Why it Matters
Heather Davies

Heather Davies

Heather Davies, M.A., C.C.C. is a graduate from Trinity Western University’s Masters of Counselling Psychology program. She is passionate about empowering couples and families to find hope and healing. She is currently working as a therapist specializing in the areas of couples, and chronic pain in West Vancouver.

Elective Workshop:

Parent Burnout
Jason-Krause

Jason Krause

Jason Krause (MA, RCC) has been married for 27 years and has 4 young adult daughters and 1 son-in-law. He has been a counsellor for over 20 years and pastored for 10 years. He is currently on staff at Coastal Church as the Freedom Session Minister while continuing his counselling practice, Krause Counselling.

Elective Workshop:

Parenting in a Virtual Saturated World – #lifeonline
Jon Mair

Jon Mair

Jon spent the first 17 years of life in Ontario. His parents became missionaries when he was in high school and he completed his last year by correspondence while living in Hungary. After completing a Bachelor of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University, he moved to Langley, BC to complete a Master of Divinity through ACTS Seminary, Trinity Western University. In 2011 he married Renee and they now have a son who is 6 and a daughter who is 4. Jon is currently the Director of Donor Relations at Focus on the Family Canada.

Elective Workshop:

Talking to Your Kids: Sexuality and Gender
Identity
Mike and Karen Woodard

Mike & Karen Woodard

Both Mike and Karen finished their MA degrees at TWU ACTS Seminary in 2008. In the fall of 2011, they made the transition from many years of university student ministry to FamilyLife Canada. Mike and Karen have four grown children and two grandchildren. Mike enjoys backpacking and is a thrill seeker at heart. Karen is convinced one thrill seeker in a family is enough! Mike has authored two books for couples: Love That Lasts (2012) and Relationships Under Construction (2016).

Elective Workshop:

Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart
Mindy Black

Mindy Black

Mindy Black (Neal’s daughter) shares his love for developing leaders and has benefited not only from his teaching, but also from her role as Director of Operations at FamilyLife Canada. At marriage conferences across Canada, she enjoys working “behind the scenes” to ensure the details are well taken care of and guests can step into a welcoming environment. She loves hosting events and exploring how we can make human connections more meaningful. This naturally extends to personal connections and family in particular. Along with her older sister, she’s been teaching Neal and June how to parent since the 90’s.

Elective Workshop:

What Your Adult Child Isn’t Telling You

» Presented by Neal Black (father) and Mindy Black (daughter)

Neal Black

Neal Black

Neal Black is an energetic communicator who loves challenging people to go beyond their comfort zone! Through speaking, mentoring and writing he is passionate about seeing Jesus change lives. Through his experience as a pastor and then business owner, Neal has a unique perspective from working with leaders. He has been on staff with Power to Change Ministries since 2005, starting with FamilyLife Canada and moving into his current position in Leadership Development, training a staff of over 400.

Elective Workshop:

What Your Adult Child Isn’t Telling You

» Presented by Neal Black (father) and Mindy Black (daughter)

Neil and Sharol Josephson

Neil & Sharol Josephson
National Directors of FamilyLife Canada

Neil and Sharol speak at marriage and family conferences and coach couples in all seasons to pursue God’s best in their relationships. They teach from the wisdom of God’s word, the best of modern research and a wide range of life experiences. Neil and Sharol have pastored in Saskatchewan, BC and California. At other times, Neil served as the President of Covenant Bible College for 16 years while Sharol was a TV news anchor and producer as well as the Canadian Director of Operation Christmas Child. Married in 1978, the Josephsons now live in Pitt Meadows, BC, the same town as their two married sons, wonderful daughters-in-law and 3 awesome grandkids. Every day they pray 2 things: that couples in need would find help and hope through Jesus Christ and that healthy couples would ‘get in the game’ to bring help and hope to someone else.

Full Sessions:

Seasons of Marriage
To a Thousand Generations
Tim and Olive Chan

Tim & Olive Chan

Tim and Olive’s adventure in doing life together began when Tim proposed with a goat instead of a diamond ring nearly 12 years ago. Tim is a cheerful pessimist, thoughtful extrovert, and often likes to relax. Olive is a friendly introvert, recovering perfectionist, and often tries to do too much. They have two elementary-aged daughters who are a source of delight, entertainment, and occasional frustration. In 2013, they started Coracle Marketing, helping small businesses with meaningful growth. Together, they have written two books and blog at timandolive.com.

Elective Workshop:

Parenting as Stewardship: Being Intentional