New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services is delighted to announce George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group, as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Celebration of Adoption. Scheduled for October 15, we will once again honor the people who have supported the advancement of adoption over the last year and update our friends and adoptive families on the success of our adoption program.
In 1984, Barna founded the Barna Research Group, a leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture. As explained on the website, the group’s vision is “to provide people with credible knowledge and clear thinking, enabling them to navigate a complex and changing culture.”
Barna is a native New Yorker who holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College, two Masters’ Degrees from Rutgers University, and an honorary doctorate degree from Dallas Baptist University. He has worked in an array of different fields including politics, marketing, advertising, media, research, and ministry.
Barna is an avid writer, having authored 48 books focusing mainly on leadership, church, health, and spiritual development. Barna explains that his future pursuits will be focused on furthering his writing career. So we can expect more exciting words to flow from Barna’s pen in the future.
In addition to Barna’s keynote address, New Beginnings has planned a special tribute to the late Congressman Alan Nunnelee, who served as Chair of the Celebration of Adoption event for several years. Nunnelee, a longtime supporter of adoption in the State of Mississippi and in Washington, D.C., passed away earlier this year from cancer.
Sponsorship and ticket information are available on our website.