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Entrusted Conference

Entrusted One Day

August 5, 2023


August 5, 2023

Peninsula Community Chapel


(A more detailed schedule is included with your conference packet. Schedule subject to change)



Doors Open


Opening Session


Morning Breakouts




Panel Discussion



Midday Session


Midday Breakouts


Vendor Connect


Closing Session


Social Mingle


We're so excited to bring you some of today's most influential voices in the kinship, foster, and adoption spheres. We trust you'll be blessed, inspired, and challenged by all they bring to the conference.

Susan Wanderer

Susan is a Family Minister, Coach, Communicator, wife, adoptive mom and author who believes people were created on purpose for a purpose and delights in cheering them on.

Her book, 'A Wanderer's Journey: When Grief Enters' speaks to how grief changes you. How your love increases for your circle of people. And how you learn the sacredness of holding space for grief and the physical, spiritual, and emotional impact it has. Susan's prayer is it serves people walking the path of grief or people holding hands with those who are brokenhearted.

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More Coming Soon

We’re working hard on the final details of this year’s keynote speaker lineup. Please stay tuned for the latest updates. We can’t wait to see you at the conference this year!


“In my 25 years of serving vulnerable children and their families, the Entrusted Conference was the best adoption conference that I have ever attended! What made it most valuable was the compassion, understanding, commitment and support demonstrated to those who want to adopt, who have adopted, those who serve in the field as workers, as well as those who had the courage to give up their rights for the sake of their biological children’s prosperity. All in the same room at the same time being poured into and celebrated!!! I was completely blown away and tremendously blessed!!!”


Social Worker

“This was my first time attending the Entrusted Conference and I cannot imagine missing any in the future. I can’t wait for the next one! I walked away feeling rejuvenated and ready to continue this work (for me, foster care). I didn’t realize it was a Christian-based Conference and I so appreciated the worship, prayer, and Scripture throughout the event. The lunch, breakfast items, snacks, flavored water, coffee, and cupcakes were a nice treat. I only regret not getting a massage (free massages were available on-site). Thank you so much for bringing so many awesome speakers!”


Foster Parent

“I was reluctant to go. I've been to so many conferences that turned out to be a waste of time and money. But, when we won tickets, I kind of felt like we had to go, lol. And WOW, was I wrong about being reluctant. I left feeling encouraged and empowered. I can't wait to buy tickets so we can attend next year.”


Local Pastor

Pre-conference: "Faith and Healing in the Depths of Trauma" with Fred Liggin and Barbara Stewart

Other accommodations are available nearby. 

Hampton Inn

Extended Stay America

Staybridge Suites

Wingate by Wyndham

Distance to Venue

8 minute drive

Hilton Garden Inn

Rating: 4.5/5

Close to I-64, with shops, dining, and entertainment within walking distance. Newport News/Williamsburg Airport is three miles away. Our Garden Grille Restaurant serves breakfast, and our Pavilion Pantry is open 24 hours for drinks and snacks.


Distance to Venue

6 minute drive

Courtyard by Marriott

Rating: 4.0/5

Less than 10 minutes from the airport (PHF). Enjoy convenience to popular restaurants, movies, and shopping. Golf enthusiasts will love lodging near the Kiln Creek Golf Club's 18-hole championship course. A short drive to Yorktown Beach, Yorktown Battlefield, Buckroe Beach, Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, or Colonial Williamsburg.



There are a variety of quality option for lodging near the conference venue. We've highlighted our top two suggestions and provided other nearby options for you to choose from.

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    Peninsula Community Chapel, Yorktown, 4209 Big Bethel Rd, Yorktown, VA 23693, USA
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