Upcoming Events

2020 Virtual MK Caregivers Summit (MKCS)

This virtual gathering is for those who are involved in MK care 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.

November 17 – 19, 2020

11:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST: Tuesday through Thursday
*Newcomers Orientation Event on Monday evening, November 16. (8:30pm EST)

Virtual Summit Schedule

Virtual Conference Content:

Plenary Speakers

Gary Roe – www.garyroe.com
Gary is an award-winning author, speaker, and grief specialist with eight books and over 500 articles in print. He has served both as a missionary to Japan and a pastor, and he currently serves as a hospice chaplain and grief counselor in central Texas. Over the past 35 years, he has spoken in person more than 4,000 times in various professional capacities on a wide range of topics.

Gary will be joining us to walk through how to assist MKs as they journey through loss and grief. Because he firmly believes that it is hard to give away what you don’t have, he will help us process the loss and grief in our own lives so we can more effectively use the tools with MKs and missionary families. “Gary is truly authentic. He speaks from the depths of his heart, and will engage yours in the process.”  -David Wills, President, National Christian Foundation

Lauren Wells – www.tcktraining.com
Lauren is the Founder and Director of TCK Training and author of Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids. An Adult Third Culture Kid (ATCK) from Tanzania, East Africa, Lauren uses her personal experience and education in Child Development to support families who are learning to navigate life in a new culture. She specializes in practical, preventative care for Third Culture Kids, and regularly teaches workshops and guest lectures, speaks at events, consults with families and organizations, and offers trainings for a variety of audiences.


There will be four Workshop that happen simultaneously on Tuesday and Wednesday you can attend. All workshops will be recorded for future viewing.

Workshops being offered:
Caring for MKs in the Age of Covid – Heidi Tunberg
Developing Virtual Community – Bret Taylor & Sheryl O’Brian
Serenity in the Storm – Jon Hunter
LEAP Model – Michael Pollock
Identify with More – Jon Hunter
Caring for LGBT and SSA MKs – Matt T

View Workshop Descriptions

Costs and Deadlines and Registration: (Closed)

Regular Registration: $95
Late Registration (after November 6th): $120

Registration is now closed
*In December there will be opportunity to purchase access to all the conference Recordings and Handouts for $50. Information will be shared here and on the MKCS Facebook Group.

*If you registered for the canceled 2020 In-Person Conference you will be able to use your balance and refund the excess.

2020 Planning Committee:

Planning Committee Bios

Bret Taylor | Interaction International – Director of Operations
Tammy Sharp | MuKappa – MuKappa Director
Pete Ammerman | Ethnos360 – MK Care
Lynn Shingledecker-Wheeler | SIL – TCK Care & Education
Tarrah Teigland | Mission Training International – Teen MK Care
Matt T | OC – Transition Coordinator & TCK Care

Send questions to contactmkcs@gmail.com.