About Refresh

Back in 2012, a team of parents and ministry leaders created a space and invited as many foster and adoptive caregivers to join us at Overlake Christian Church for our first ever Refresh Conference. We knew caregivers often felt isolated and alone in the challenges surfacing at home and we wanted to help families address these challenges and to celebrate the victories with a group of people who “get it”. Our first Refresh Conference in 2012 had just under 200 people attend. Never in our wildest dreams would we expect to welcome 2,000 people in March of 2018! In 2022 we are hosting the conference at Saddleback Church in California.

We want you to know we are on this journey right alongside you. We know some of you will walk into Refresh broken, exhausted, bitter, and overwhelmed. At the Refresh Conference you can take a nap in our nap room, laugh with friends over games, and learn from experts about how to handle the hard stuff happening in your home. Whatever the need we hope you join us for Refresh 2022!

The Refresh Team