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Biennial Restore Hope Summit: Equipping Business & Faith Leaders on Foster Care and Prison Re-entry

Office of Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Biennial Restore Hope Summit: Equipping Business &...

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Restore Hope Summit Sessions Ended Free  
Governor's Reception-Old State House Ended Free  

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The Honorable Asa Hutchinson, the Governor of Arkansas, cordially invites you to attend The Governor's Second Restore Hope Summit: Educating and Equipping Business and Faith Leaders on Foster Care and Prison Re-Entry.

The Summit will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8, at St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please join us to learn how Business and Faith Leaders can engage to support foster children and prisoners re-entering their communities.

You are also invited to attend a reception being held in your honor, hosted by Governor Asa and First Lady Susan Hutchinson, at the historic Old State House Museum at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017.


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Day One: Thursday, September 7, 2017 (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)


Scott McLean, Moderator,Executive Director, Pathway to Freedom, Inc.

Wrightsville, Arkansas

Opening Invocation

Dr. Phillip L. Pointer Sr.,Senior Pastor, St. Mark Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR

Opening Remarks

Governor Asa Hutchinson


Leslie Rutledge, Attorney General of Arkansas

Reentry: State of the State

Kevin Murphy, Chief Deputy Director, Department of Community Corrections

Steve Landers, President, Steve Landers Auto Group, Little Rock, Arkansas

Resource Tables and Break

Reentry Workshop 1: Employment Session

Scott McLean, Moderator, Business Panel

Courtney Little, Owner of ACE Glass Construction Corporation, Inc. Little Rock, Arkansas

Martha McCormick, President,McCormick Works, Inc., Mulberry, Arkansas

Gina Radke, CEO, Galley Support Innovations, Inc., Sherwood, Arkansas

Tom Reilley, Chairman, Highland Pellets, Inc., Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Dr. Ryan Dossey, Director of Operations, Rineco Chemical Industries, Benton, Arkansas

Reentry: Second Chances

 Kirk Lane, Arkansas State Drug Director 

Words of Inspiration

Larry Brown President, All Service Electric, Inc., Founder, While We Were Waiting,

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Resource Tables and Break

Reentry: Professional Voices of Hope

Rickey E. Lattimore Sr., Pastor/Alderman/CRA, Tabernacle Baptist Church/Delta Unit

Dermott, Arkansas

Walter Hussman Jr., Publisher, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas

Dr. William “Dubs” Byers, Board of Corrections, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dumas, Arkansas

Reentry: Testimonials

Jo Ellen Kye, Culinary Staff, Embassy Suites, Rogers, Arkansas

Kim Sharp, Employment Specialist, Phoenix Recovery Center, Inc.

Carl Wilburn, Inventory Manager, Steve Landers Auto Group

Restoring Hope Keynote Address: Day 1

Dr. Page Walley, Managing Director of Strategic Consulting,

Casey Family Programs


Rabbi Dr. Kalman Winnick, Congregation Agudath Achim, Little Rock, Arkansas

Reception: Old State House Museum (map provided)



First Lady and Governor Asa Hutchinson

Due to limited space, tickets are required



7:30 to 8:00 a.m.

Day Two: Friday, September 8, 2017 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)


Scott McLean, Moderator,Executive Director, Pathway to Freedom

Opening Invocation

Brandon Barnard, Teaching Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock, Arkansas

Welcome: Voices of Hope for Children

Lauri Currier, Executive Director, The CALL, Little Rock, Arkansas 

Child Welfare: State of the State

Mischa Martin, Director, DHS-Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

                       Child Welfare Workshop 1: Foster Kids’ Voices and Panel

Christie Erwin, Executive Director, Project Zero, Little Rock, Arkansas

Crystal Jones, “They Say” Inspirational Presentation, Youth Support Partner Coordinator

 Foster Kids’ Panel

Crystal Jones, Facilitator

Adrianna, Bailey Family, and Raymond

Videos provided by Project Zero and Nathan Willis

Child Welfare: Foster Care Oratory Presentation

Emilee Webb, Student, Arkansas Beta Competition-Oratory Competition-1st Place

National Oratory Competition-Orlando FL-2nd Place, Poyen, Arkansas

 Resource Tables and Break

Child Welfare Workshop 2: Voices for Bio and Foster Parents

Eric Gilmore, Executive Director, Immerse Families, Little Rock, Arkansas

 “Why Families Need Support”

Rachel and Amy, Immerse Families

“The Impact of Support”

Eric Gilmore, Executive Director, Immerse Families

“ Where do we go from here?” 

Dr. Andrew Baker, Board President, Searcy Children’s Home,

Mercy Advocates for Parents (MAP) 

Restore Hope Initiative Update

Paul Chapman, CEO, Restore Hope Arkansas

Resource Tables and Break

Restoring Hope Keynote Address; Day 2

Corey Best, Family EngagementConsultant

National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds

Call to Action

Scott McLean, Moderator, Executive Director, Pathway to Freedom

Closing Remarks

 Governor Asa Hutchinson


Reverend Steve Copley, United Methodist Pastor

and Executive Director of Interfaith Arkansas


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Or call (501) 682-2345

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Have questions about Biennial Restore Hope Summit: Equipping Business & Faith Leaders on Foster Care and Prison Re-entry? Contact Office of Gov. Asa Hutchinson

When & Where

Saint Mark Baptist Church
5722 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

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