OUR CONFERENCES

We host yearly conferences for young Christians who have grown up globally and transiently. Every year, we gather around a theme that we hope will uplift and inspire our peers, as well as challenge them. Every speaker is a Third Culture Kid, and comes from all backgrounds: diplomatic, military, business, ministry and more.

TRUTH4TCKS 2022

WHAT IS TRUTH4TCKS 2022?

Truth4TCKs Conference is an online conference for teenage and young adult Christian Third Culture Kids, whether Military Brats, Expat Kids, Business Kids, MKs, Diplomat Kids, etc. 

WHEN IS IT?

23rd and 24th of April, 2022

THIS YEAR'S THEME: TRUTH TRANSCENDING CULTURES

“The defense of truth to ourselves and others in a cross-cultural context.”

This year, we’re focusing on God’s truth as it applies to our questions, our personal interactions, and the intercultural global scope. What are the core tenets of Christianity? What do I do with my questions? How does God’s truth transcend cultures? When is a belief, cultural aspect, or tradition an opinion, and when is it a matter of right and wrong? How do we communicate this truth lovingly and firmly to those around us?
“The virtual conference was set up very well, and it was very fun to see and interact with people from various backgrounds. I look forward to going to the conference again this year because I will be able to hear other TCK’s life stories and receive encouragement on being a TCK.” – M.W. (teenager)

2022 Speakers

Breanne Eckman
Breanne is a senior and a TCK raised in Eurasia. She blogs and writes for her peers, Christian TCK teens, and has a passion to reach TCKs through scripture and practical biblical wisdom. She is the host of Truth4TCKs.
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Chris O'Shaughnessy
Christopher O’Shaughnessy is a passionate and versatile speaker, comedian, and author who uses a unique blend of story-telling, humor, and provocative insight to engage TCKs and talk about their part in God's story. Chris has worked in, lived in, or traveled to more than 100 countries and brings first hand experience of an ever-globalizing world and God's unfailing love for it to his audiences.
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Kate Forbes
Kate Forbes is a Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the seat of Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. She was brought up in Scotland and India.
Megan Norton
Megan is an Adult TCK who calls 10 countries her “heart homes” and she currently lives in the United States. As a TCK consultant, intercultural trainer, podcast host of A Culture Story, co-founder of a non-profit for diplomat TCKs, and writer at adultthirdculturekid.com, she equips and empowers globally mobile youth to recognize their cultural competencies and apply them in various contexts. Her forthcoming book called “Belonging Beyond Borders'' focuses on the TCK profile and how this upbringing shapes personal identity.
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Sam Lee
TCK. Korean. Former ROKA SOCOM. Currently working as a Software Engineer.
Sarah Swysgood
Sarah Swysgood is a military brat who grew up in the United Kingdom and Germany for 14 years. God grace found her when she was young. She can often be found experimenting with food in her kitchen and often will feed people, reading a good book, drinking lots of tea and taking long walks. She loves writing, listening to peoples stories, and encouraging others to love Christ more.
John Glass
John Glass was born of American parents in Paris, France and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1976, at the age of 19, John back-backed for 6 months from Switzerland to India in search of life’s answers and was led to Christ by a missionary in New Delhi. He has served as a church-planter in France and Switzerland for the last 35 years. He and his wife Meg have three grown children.
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Abigail Dick
Hi, my name is Abigail! I’m 21 year’s old and have spent 20 of those years as a missionary kid in Croatia. Last fall I moved to California to get certified as a Biblical Counselor and hope to one day return to serve the Croatian people.
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2021 Conference: What does it mean to be a global citizen of heaven?

Isn’t that contradictory?
A TCK can live a full and healthy life only when they are secure in their identity. When a TCK goes to Jesus as the Anchor of all they are, when they are rooted in Him, when they realize they have an eternal home where they will fully belong, this gives them the strength and courage to live out their lives as Global Citizens, to the glory of God and the good of others, in whatever way they are called. 
Every session, activity and discussion prompt will revolve around this theme. We can’t wait to share and listen, be encouraged and challenged right alongside you.

2021 Speakers

Breanne Eckman
Breanne is a senior and a TCK raised in Eurasia. She blogs and writes for her peers, Christian TCK teens, and has a passion to reach TCKs through scripture and practical biblical wisdom. She is the host of Truth4TCKs.
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Kate Forbes
Kate Forbes was elected as the Member of the Scottish Parliament in 2016, and was appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Finance in February 2020. She was born in Scotland, but spent 8 years of her life in India where her parents worked for various ministry organizations. She studied history at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.
Chris O'Shaughnessy
Christopher O’Shaughnessy is a passionate and versatile speaker, comedian, and author who uses a unique blend of story-telling, humor, and provocative insight to engage his audiences. Chris’ book, Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between, has received high praise from the international community as a resource that instills truths, insights and skills essential to navigating life successfully as a TCK.
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Will Moore
Born abroad in Germany to a military officer, Brian “Will” Moore spent his formative years as a bonified Third Culture Kid. Bouncing between Europe, Asia, and America while swapping between homeschool, private schools, and international academies, Will has done a whirlwind tour of the world. Having settled down in the states, Will graduated Regent University with two degrees and is pursuing both Law with hopes of prosecuting and the theatrical world as a stage combatant.
Megan Norton
Megan Norton is an intercultural training consultant, facilitator, and researcher focused on supporting cross-cultural families. Growing up as a U.S. diplomat dependent, she lived in 6 countries and has lived in 4 more as an Adult Third Culture Kid. Megan is host and producer of “A Culture Story” - a podcast which explores cultural identity, belonging, and purpose. Megan holds two Master degrees in Intercultural and Business Communication.
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C.B.
C.B. is a TCK who was born to British parents in Kenya. When she was 8, her family moved to England and then on to Switzerland- (culture shock!) - but she really loved it. Almost four years later, the family moved to Canada. Today she lives in the Middle East, where she has raised three sons. She spends her time teaching and working in the IT business that she co-owns with her husband. C.B.’s life passion is to know, love and deepen her relationship with Jesus and help others do the same.
Melinda Clark
In an inner city outreach project, cross-cultural agencies, and on a college campus, Melinda Clark has loved the complexity of investing in human beings from all kinds of backgrounds and the joy of inviting them to apprentice themselves to Jesus, too. Married to a pastor for over 20 years and mom of five, she has served as non-profit CEO, director of college community life, interpreter, and mentor to emerging leaders. She currently builds Stateside partnerships to invest in poverty alleviation with a non-profit in the Dominican Republic. Equipping Jesus' family to connect effectively with their neighbors is one of her greatest passions.
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