2019 Keynote Speakers

Terry J. Stigdon, MSN, RN: Director Indiana Department of Child Services

Terry Stigdon is the Director of the Indiana Department of Child Services. Before assuming this role in early 2018, she worked at the Riley Hospital for Children since 1998. She began as a pediatric intensive care staff nurse before taking on progressively greater managerial responsibilities over the next two decades. She has managed hundreds of health care employees in the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Program, Pediatric Emergency Trauma Center, Pediatric Center of Hope for sexually assaulted patients, Forensic Nursing, Radiology Nursing and Inpatient Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit. She has associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing leadership and management. Throughout her career, Stigdon has educated and mentored other health care professionals and is a member of several professional organizations.

Beth Guckenberger: Co-Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries

Beth and her husband, Todd, live with their family in Cincinnati, Ohio where they serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries. After graduating from Indiana University, the Guckenbergers moved to Monterrey, Mexico where they lived for 15 years. Between biological, foster, and adopted children, they have raised ten children. Beth is the author of eight books including adult and children’s titles. She travels and speaks regularly at conferences, youth gatherings, and church services. Her style is based in story-telling and she draws from her vast field experience as a missionary, Bible teacher and parent for illustrations of biblical concepts.

Honorable Geoffrey Gaither: Senior Magistrate, Marion County Juvenile Court

The Honorable Geoffrey A. Gaither has served as the Senior Magistrate at the Marion County Juvenile Court in Indianapolis, Indiana since 1995. His jurisdiction has included delinquencies, child welfare issues, paternities, guardianships, adoption-related matters, child support, custody cases and now dual status cases. Judge Gaither is a former adjunct professor at IUPUI and Martin University, youth mentor, motivational speaker, Marion County Juvenile Court representative at the Undoing Racism workshops, created the “Is Indianapolis Another Ferguson?” forum and radio, TV, print and podcast legal analyst. He has been recognized many times locally and nationally for his community service and dedication to children and families. Among his other many accomplishments, Judge Gaither leads the Dual Status Court in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Dual Status Youth Practice Network is a prestigious organization that focuses on children with delinquency, neglect, abuse and or dependency cases at the same time. In this capacity, Judge Gaither has traveled across the country making presentations and providing technical assistance to other jurisdictions on Dual Status and related issues.

2019 Breakout Speakers
Kristen Berry Pastor Tony Hart
Mike Berry Laura Mobley
April Bordeau Dr. Scott Moeschberger
Charles Brown Erin Moore
Meredith Carmack Kaitlyn Bland
Danielle Pierson Carol Neu-Frauman
Dr. Kim Jones Dr. Kelsey Montgomery
Grant Kirsch David Reed
Rachel Bristol Natalie Chavis
Lorraine Conwell Chris Mundy
Sherri Moore