Thursday, September 26, 2024

Richmond, VA


The Conference is for pastors and church leaders who want to:

  • grow in their understanding of trauma and how it affects those in their care
  • increase their awareness of systemic issues that knowingly or unknowingly perpetuate abuse and trauma
  • gain trauma-informed resources for their churches and organizations
  • implement safeguarding practices

Meet like-minded leaders who want to know what it means to be trauma-informed, learn how to implement safeguarding practices in your churches and organizations, and discover healthy models of ministry.


Steve Carter

Pastor, Author

The Thing Beneath the Thing and Grieve, Breathe, Receive

Steve is the bestselling author of The Thing Beneath the Thing, and the newly-released Grieve, Breathe, Receive, and hosts Craft and Character, a podcast devoted to empowering pastors and church communicators who want to work on their craft while learning to lead with character.

Pastorally,¬†his passion is to bring the way of Jesus into everything he does. He describes his work as humbling and vulnerable‚ÄĒa soul-baring process that keeps him dependent, expectant, and grounded in Christ.

Steve serves as a teaching pastor at Forest City Church and regularly teaches at churches, conferences, and various businesses worldwide. He lives outside Chicago, Illinois, with his wife and two kids.

Cyd & Geoff Holsclaw

Spiritual Director & Professor, Pastors & Authors

Does God Really Like Me?

Geoff (PhD) is an author of multiple books, affiliate professor of theology at Northern Seminary, and co-host of the Embodied Faith podcast, which offers a neuroscience-informed spiritual formation. He is currently Deeply Attached to God.

Cyd is an author, spiritual director, and pastor. She is also a trauma-informed, Jesus-centered, integrative coach (PCC) focused on embodied practices and building a secure attachment to God.

Together, they co-host the Attaching to God podcast (formerly Embodied Faith podcast), which offers a neuroscience-informed spiritual formation. They are co-authors of Does God Really Like Me? Discovering the God Who Wants to Be With You.

Hi! I'm your host, Brian.

I've been pastoring for over 20 years, and have experienced the effects of spiritual abuse and religious trauma in three different environments.

As the founder of Broken to Beloved, I'm committed to providing practical tools that move us toward healing and wholeness, and to provide trauma-informed resources and safeguarding practices to help prevent future abuse from taking place in our churches and organizations.

I'm honored to host this new event, and to meet you as we partner together to create safe spaces for those who have experienced abuse and trauma in their own lives. God calls the broken to himself and sees them as Beloved. Let's learn to do the same. Together.

Eternity Church

1200 Wilmington Ave
Richmond, VA 23227

The Conference will be held at Eternity Church, located 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Richmond.

Street parking and a parking lot are available, with lots of food and coffee nearby.

Local Hotels

A. Candlewood Suites (~$110)
10609 Telegraph Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 262-2240
(14 min / ~9 miles)

B. Holiday Inn Express Richmond - Midtown (~$120)
2000 Staples Mill Rd
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 359-6061
(8 min / 4 miles)

C. Courtyard Richmond West (~$145)
6400 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-1881
(9-13 min / ~5 miles)

D. Embassy Suites Richmond (~$155)
2925 Emerywood Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 672-8585
(10-14 min / ~5 miles)

E. Courtyard Richmond Scott’s Addition (~$200)
3800 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 877-0010
(5 min / 2.4 miles)

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Early Bird rates available through June 27, 2024.

You can also register at the EventBrite page here.

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FAQs & Schedule

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Email [email protected]¬†with any questions.