One of the things that makes for an effective county is caring for children who have been left alone. It’s also part of the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! The Bible tells us to care for the orphan and faith-based child welfare agencies play a crucial role in helping us do just that! We’ll talk their important and effective ministry to children, families and those who care for them.
Natalie Goodnow is a Research Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Her areas of research include foster care, welfare, education, and economic freedom. Previously she worked as the managing editor of AEIdeas at the American Enterprise Institute, and was a fellow at Lutheran Services in America. Her writing has appeared in national and local publications, including the New York Daily News, Washington Examiner, National Review, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Wisconsin State Journal.
Chris Brooks is the Senior 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 the 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 5 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.