2018 MK Caregivers Summit

March 13-16th, 2018
JAARS – Waxhaw, NC


The MK Caregivers Summit is an annual gathering of those who are involved in Care for MKs at some level in their ministries or roles.  The goal of the event is to foster networking, encourage each other, share resources, process the latest research, and brainstorm strategies together.

The Summit is regularly represented by 20+ missional organizations with shared mindsets, roles, and passions.


MK Caregivers Summit Event:
Double Occupancy: $245
Single Occupancy: $325
Commuter: $160 (meals included)
*Shuttle Fee: $10/person
(each way from Charlotte airport)

*Early Arrival (no meals provided)
Double Occupancy ($25)
Single Occupancy ($50)

MKCS Pre-Conference Event:
March 12 (dinner) to March 13 (lunch)
Flat rate – $90
This optional program is helpful for new conference attendees to get a basic orientation and some practical resources for working with MKs. The Pre-Conference will also give background to MKCS and what to expect.
*Pre-Conference begins on March 12 with dinner and concludes at lunch on March 13.


Summit Registration Form


History of the Summit:

In 1993, Richard Edlin (SIM missionary & Assist. Dir. for MK Education with ACSI) gathered mission personnel with MK Education responsibilities. The first meeting was held at SIL offices in Dallas. At that meeting, there was a vote to redirect the focus of those gathering to broader issues of MK care and missionary family issues. The group separated into two consultations, one called MK Caregivers Consultation (MKCC) and one called Intermission MK Education Consultation (IMKEC) MKCC, focused on care and family issues, has been meeting since 1994 and IMKEC, focused on MK education, began in 1995. In 2016, the name MK Caregivers Consultation (MKCC) was changed to MK Caregivers Summit (MKCS).

2018 Planning Committee:

Bret Taylor – JAARS – Director of Youth & Family Ministry
Tammy Sharp – Barnabas – TCK Consultant
Margaret Rineer – Africa Inland Mission International – MK Shepherd
Valerie Williams – TEAM – Global TCK Coordinator
Pete Ammerman  – Ethnos360 – MK Care
Lynn Shingledecker-Wheeler SIL, TCK Care & Education

Send questions to contactmkcs@gmail.com.