Navigating the Holidays with Lynn Beckett

Lynn Beckett, Program Manager of Parent Coaching, joins Herbie Newell and Rick Morton to discuss navigating the holidays with a child who has been adopted or fostered and important things to keep in mind as we enter the Christmas season.
In this episode, Lynn Beckett joins the podcast to talk about navigating the holidays with a child who has been adopted or fostered.

Lynn Beckett is the Program Manager of Parent Coaching at Lifeline Children's Services.

Herbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.

Rick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.

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Creators and Guests

Herbie Newell
Herbie Newell
Herbie Newell serves as the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services, holds an MBA in Accounting from Samford University and brings years of experience from his work as an independent auditor at WAKM Companies, LLC. Serving as Lifeline's Executive Director since 2003, Herbie has significantly expanded international outreach, obtained licensure in 17 states, and led the establishment of the foster care arm. A passionate advocate, he co-founded (un)adopted in 2009, focusing on equipping orphaned children with life skills for community transformation. Herbie, also the author of "Image Bearers: Shifting from Pro-birth to Pro-Life," emphasizes that being pro-life extends beyond opposing abortion, urging a broader ethic that includes fighting for racial equality and embracing every individual with the love of Christ. Herbie and his wife, Ashley, reside in Birmingham, Alabama, and are the parents to three children.
Rick Morton
Rick Morton
As Senior Vice President of Engagement, Rick Morton shepherds the ministry’s outreach to individual, church, and organizational ministry partners as well as the ministry’s commitment to publishing resources that aid families and churches in discipling orphans and vulnerable children. Prior to Lifeline, Rick served for 15 years as a college and seminary professor, and he also served local churches in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He is an accomplished writer and sought after speaker. Most notably, Rick is the co-author of the popular Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-centered Adoption and Orphan Care and the author of KnowOrphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology. Rick and his lovely wife Denise have been married for over 32 years, and they have 3 children, all of whom joined their family through international adoption. God has continued to grow their family, and he now enjoys the role of “Doc” to his precious granddaughter!
Lynn Beckett
Lynn Beckett
Lynn graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in social work. She worked in the area of foster care and adoption in Georgia and Virginia before joining Lifeline staff in 1989. She became a TBRI® Practitioner in 2016 and a certified Parent Coach with Connected Families in 2021. She is the manager of the Parent Coaching Services for Lifeline. Lynn feels that it is a privilege to be a part of Lifeline and to support families in their parenting journey. She is married to Brian and they have two daughters, two sons in law and three grandchildren.