Moving Toward Shalom:

A Holistic Approach to Safeguarding


Plenary and Workshop Speakers 
Venue and Accommodations
Travel Information


Moving towards Shalom: A Holistic Approach to Safeguarding

Has your organization ever had a child safety incident from which it felt nearly impossible to move forward? Has your school ever had a CS issue that caused division in the school community? Does your organization have a safeguarding issue in its past that seems to keep coming up and never quite feels "resolved"? Each of these examples, along with so many other situations, can wear away at our shalom, a rich Biblical Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, welfare and tranquility. When this happens, we can find it so difficult to move forward and find healing and growth, both as individuals and as organizations, but it IS possible! Come and hear from our excellent speakers on how various aspects of safeguarding can work together to care for and protect the whole child, family, and organization to move us all toward the goal of shalom.

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Plenary Speakers

Dr. George Renner:  George and his wife, Linda, lived in Nairobi, Kenya for 20 years. George was a professor of New Testament and Pastoral Studies at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. (PhD., Boston University)  George’s involvement in Africa today sees him involved with former students all over Africa. He is a Global Specialist for WorldVenture. He has partnered with the Evangelical Church of South Sudan for 20 years, offering pastoral training in theology and peace building. George partners with Transformational Leaders for Africa in bringing Bible teaching to Rwandese pastors. He also teaches about leadership and conflict transformation in Nigeria and Uganda as a faculty resource person with Development Associates International.

Jason Hazell: Jason Hazell has been the SIM International Child Safety Coordinator for the last 10 years.  Prior to this, he was serving in West Africa with his family. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife, Leng and his two sons, one in University and the other in High School. His passion for the safety and wellbeing of children dates back to his time working for a government Child Protection agency. 

Phil Morrison:  Prior to moving to Kenya in 1992, Phil was a pastor in the United States for fourteen years. In Kenya he lectured at Moffat College of Bible for ten years and served for eight years at Rift Valley Academy as Chaplain to the Staff. In 2008 he founded The Multi-Church Pastor Institute, a seminar-based ministry, and has done training in Africa, India, Nepal and the Philippines. He joined Africa Inland Mission’s Child Safety Team after receiving CSPN training in April 2014. His doctoral dissertation was on the topic of Child Sexual Abuse in the Africa Inland Church-Kenya. Phil is the author of nine books focused on church leadership and child safety issues. He is now based in New Holland, Pennsylvania and is AIM's Child Safety Assistant, and serves on the CSPN Board of Directors. He is married to Jan and has six children and seven grandchildren. 


Theresa Sidebotham: Theresa founded Telios Law in 2012, where she advises organizations in the USA and abroad, with a focus on 1st Amendment protections, international law, religious/nonprofit law, employment law, child safety, and investigations – including large historical investigations. Telios law also coordinates legal audits and assists with internal investigations, including sexual harassment, child abuse, and other alleged misconduct investigations. Theresa directs Telios Teaches, an affiliate company that provides online training for organizations that are pressed for time & talent for response and prevention. Telios Teaches specializes in sexual harassment prevention, child protection, and other HR issues.

Cath  Swanson:  Cath is from the UK and has lived in East Africa for the past 23 years. She and her husband are currently based in Kenya. Cath's professional background is in nursing and community health. Her Master’s thesis was on Sexual Abuse of Children in Tanzania. Cath has served on the CSPN Board and is a Board member of Rift Valley Academy, Kenya and a Trustee for a Disabled Children's Charity in Tanzania. Cath's role in Child Safety encompasses a range of dimensions: the geographical breadth of AIM missionary ministry across Africa, the multi-cultural diversity of AIM's membership and she is a champion of seeking grassroots initiatives to protect local and vulnerable children. Each of these areas requires that we learn from others through listening first and then acting in response to what we hear.

Venue and Accommodations

Pioneers Conference Center
10123 William Carey Dr.
Orlando, FL 32832
When buying airline tickets, please be aware that the venue is approximately 15-20 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO).
*NOTE:  Please be aware that you will be responsible for the booking of your own lodging.

Recommended Hotel:
The Holiday Inn Express (HIE) is quite convenient for the Annual Conference, located at the edge of the Pioneers campus. We have arranged a discounted group rate of $130 per night (one king or two doubles); please make your reservation as soon as possible. This rate includes a full breakfast, free parking and wi-fi. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
To make arrangements for lodging at the HIE, please book online with this exclusive link!
Other Lodging Options Nearby:
Courtyard by Marriott Lake Nona
6955 Lake Nona Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827
PH: 407-856-9165

Residence Inn Orlando Lake Nona
6955 Lake Nona Blvd
Orlando, FL, 32827
PH: 407-888-9974

If you are lodging at the HIE, a hot breakfast is included in your room cost. 

For lunch and dinner, you have the choice of purchasing a Conference-PLUS ticket, including meals for Wednesday night through Saturday (March 23-26) in the dining room of the Pioneers campus, OR purchasing a Conference-only ticket, which will not include meals in the dining room.

Travel Information

Pioneers is approximately 15-20 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Please factor this in when purchasing airline tickets.
You will be responsible for setting up your own transportation from the airport to the conference site. Both the Holiday Inn Express and the Courtyard Marriott have an airport shuttle.  Please call your hotel to arrange transportation after booking your room.

Taxis, Ubers, and Rental Cars are also readily available from the Orlando International Airport.

Conference Check-In Information will be provided at a later date.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022        6:30 - 8:00PM
Thursday/Friday, March 24/25    8:30AM - 8:00PM
Saturday, March 26                             8:30 - 3:00PM

Detailed Schedule coming at a later date!


Registration will be open until February 20, 2022.

**Meals will be in the Pioneers dining room.  Meals include dinner on Wednesday, lunch and dinner on Thursday and Friday, and lunch on Saturday.  Morning and afternoon snacks will be available to all at break times, no matter which package you purchase.

Can't attend in person?  We will have recordings available at the end of the conference for a reduced fee.  More information to follow soon.

Please note that the registration slot is only held when payment is received. Payment is expected within two weeks of registration and before the event begins, or your registration may be cancelled. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee after February 15, 2022, but registrations may be transferred to another individual for a fee of $50.00(USD).  Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration OR by check made out to CSPN and mailed to:

Child Safety Protection Network
PO Box 93
Bausman, PA 17504, USA

Please note that you should receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you do not receive one, please contact CSPN's Executive Assistant at [email protected].

The CSPN Annual Conference is open to non-CSPN members as well. NOTE: There is an additional $100.00 fee added to the registrations of non-members.