October 2-4, 2024
The Welcoming Place, Akron, PA

At the heart of our mission and what makes Bridge of Hope unique is our call for Christian faith communities to walk alongside the families we serve through Neighboring relationships that demonstrate Christ’s love. But efforts to engage Christian faith communities can be met with challenges and barriers. That’s why this year, more than ever, you’ll want to attend the 2024 Annual Bridge of Hope Conference. You’ll come away with fresh ideas, affirmation, new perspectives and renewed energy!

Our line-up of expert speakers and workshop presenters will inspire and inform with a focus on church engagement, fundraising, program services and much more.

Here’s a preview of our 2024 Bridge of Hope Conference Joint Session Speakers:

Kevin Nye is an author, advocate and speaker on issues of homelessness and faith. His first book, Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness was a huge influence in our conference planning. Kevin will lead 2 Joint Sessions and a Workshop to help us in our work of engaging Christian faith communities.  


Nikki Toyama-Szeto is the Executive Director of Christians for Social Action, working to stir the imagination for a fuller Christian faithfulness and a more just society. Nikki leads our Thursday Joint Session to revisit God’s invitation to both individuals and churches to join in the work in some of our most vulnerable communities. 


Edith Yoder, Ed.M. our National Chief Executive Officer will lead our Final Joint Session on Friday to inspire us on gathering; like Jesus, with Jesus. How we show up truly matters for families and churches as we lean in to our mission



You’ll find additional information in the 2024 Conference Brochure.

2024 Conference Brochure


Join us this October as we come together for learning, rest and relationship to continue our Kingdom work of Neighboring as a grace-filled path that leads families home.

Register here by September 6

Please note; the Bridge of Hope Annual Conference is open to all staff and board members from our Network of Locations.