Parent Conference

April 5, 6:00pm - April 6, 2024 12:00pm

Parents, join us for our two-day parenting conference, Parenting From The Same Playbook. We have invited some of the very best to equip and encourage parents as they navigate raising children in today's culture. Don't miss the opportunity to learn and strengthen your parenting skills by getting on the same playbook. This conference is great for parents with children ages newborn to high school; the cost is $20 per couple. The cost includes dinner, childcare, and all materials. Below, you will see more information on the speakers coming as well as the schedule. For any questions, email Jennifer at jennifer@hbce.org

*Grandparents are welcome.



6:00 pm.  Dinner starts

6:30- 7:00 pm- Keynote Group

7:00 - 8:00 pm: Large Group Session

8:00 - 8:30 pm: Q&A Panel 


8:30 - 9:00 am: Fellowship and Coffee

9:00 -10:00 am: Large Group Session

10:00 -10:15 am: Break

10:15 -11:15 am: Breakout Small Group Sessions

11:15 -11:30 am: Break 

11:30 am -12:00 pm: Q&A Panel and Wrap-up. 

Speaker Bios:

Lauren McKenzie, M.A., C.P.C. 

Adults get emotionally worn out when kids are difficult to deal with, and this wreaks havoc in every area of their lives. Lauren McKenzie is an adult-child relationship strategist. Using a proven framework, she shows grown ups how to take control of their emotions and positively engage with kids so they can gain cooperation, escape overwhelm, and show up as the best version of themselves.  

With an extensive background in education, the specialization of a certified professional life coach, and a heart to point families toward the truth of the gospel, Lauren guides families on their journey from chaos to calm. 

Ric and Carla Callahan

Ric and Carla Callahan have ministered together for over 40 years. Ric currently serves as

Pastor to Families at Westwood Baptist Church in Alabaster, AL. Carla recently retired from

teaching in the Alabama public school system.

Over the years, Ric has served churches in Alabama, Texas, and Georgia.

He is a graduate of Samford University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary. Carla graduated

from The University of Alabama. They have two adult daughters and three foster grandchildren.

Together, they have led numerous seminars and trainings in churches and conferences around

Alabama. They especially love helping others in the areas of marriage and parenting.

They love to spend time with family. Some of their favorite activities are hanging out at the

lake, camping, and going to movies.