Keynote Speakers- 2022
Steven Curtis Chapman
In a career that has spanned over 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history with 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 49 No. 1 singles, selling more than eleven million albums and with ten RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Chapman also became a best-selling author in 2017 with his memoir “Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story”.
He has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, MSNBC, “60 Minutes,” E! Entertainment, “The Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” and “The Tonight Show,” Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze,” along with appearing in the pages of People, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and more.
Chapman’s newest record “Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows” debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums chart, spent months as the No. 1 Billboard Bluegrass Album, and earned him his 49th No. 1 single with the bluegrass version of his song “Dive” featuring Ricky Skaggs.
A vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman, along with his wife Mary Beth, founded Show Hope in 2003, a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans.
Mary Beth Chapman
Mary Beth Chapman is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Show Hope, a leading organization in the movement to care for orphans that she and her husband Steven Curtis Chapman co-founded. She is a speaker and a New York Times Best-selling author.
Touched and forever transformed by the miracle
of adoption in their own family, Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman began the nonprofit ministry of Show Hope in 2003 with a mission to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing the barriers to adoption. To date, Show Hope has helped welcome home children through Adoption Aid grants for more than 7,000 orphans from more than 60 countries, including the U.S. In addition, more than 2,700 waiting children with acute medical and special needs have received care through Show Hope’s Care Centers in China.
Steven and Mary Beth Chapman, college sweethearts, will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this coming fall and have six children - three biological: Emily married to Tanner, Caleb married to Julia, Will Franklin married to Jillian, and three adopted daughters, Shaohannah Hope, Stevey Joy, and Maria Sue, who is now with Jesus. Their most treasured title is being called “Grammy” and “PopPops” to their six beautiful grandbabies, whom they love spoiling.
In the fall of 2020, Mary Beth Chapman launched her online vintage store The Blue Petal, which features specially curated vintage glassware, planters & succulents, handmade candles, and more.