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Stef Loveland

Stef Loveland is deeply passionate about Jesus, people, and adoption. As a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and counselor, Stef is grateful to pursue all three. As an adoptee herself & a Mom through adoption, Stef has a heart that beats fast for leaning into adoptee stories and navigating all of the elements involved, specifically grief and loss. Stef’s story has been shaped significantly by her faith, adoption, and her Mom moving Home to Heaven in 2017. Stef and her husband West love adventuring with their son Shepherd, daughter Annie, and their two dogs Kamp and Boomer.  This will be Stef’s 11th speaking engagement at a Joy in the Journey Retreat.


Maggie Schade

Maggie has served as Community Impact Minister at Christ's Church of Oronogo for the last 13 years. She is passionate about seeing the local church engage the community in unique and creative ways for the sake of the Kingdom. Although she lives in Missouri now, she will always be a Texan at heart. She loves tacos, traveling, and hanging out with her three favorite people: her husband, Isaac, and their two kids, Pax and Poppy.



Jamie Finn

Jamie C. Finn is the author of bestselling book, Foster the Family, the founder and President of Foster the Family, the host of the Real Mom podcast, the founder and owner of Goods and Better, and a sought-after speaker for retreats, conferences, and events for foster and adoptive parents. Her popular social media accounts offer a glimpse into the real life of a foster parent and provide encouragement to thousands of foster parents. Jamie is a mother to six children through birth, adoption, and foster care. She lives in Sicklerville, New Jersey, with her husband, Alan.

*Speakers are subject to change
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