The need for adoptive and foster families is a growing worldwide. Have you ever considered that caring for orphans is a Biblical mandate? Jedd Medefind of the Christian Alliance for Orphans will take us into the Scriptures for a clear understanding of God’s heart for the orphan and His commands for their provision. These children are precious – learn how you can align yourself with God’s purposes in meeting their needs.
Jedd Medefind serves as President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). CAFO unites more than 190 respected organizations working together to inspire and equip Christians for effective foster care, adoption and global orphan care.
Prior to this role, Jedd led the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under President George W. Bush. Jedd also held a range of posts in the California State Legislature and has worked, studied and served in more than thirty countries.
Jedd has written many articles and four books, most recently Becoming Home .
Jedd and his wife Rachel live in California and have five children, one by adoption, and are currently foster parents as well.
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.