1000 Blythe Boulevard Charlotte
Living in Tornado Alley – Navigating the storms of the heart journey
Who would ever choose to live in tornado alley? No one! It’s dangerous, scary and the risk is too high. Yet, being a heart family for over 20 years, we realized that tornado alley had become our permanent address. A surgery or crisis would blow through our family and before we could clean up the rubble from that incident, it seemed the clouds were building and there was another one on the horizon. Every annual exam – holding our breath – is this the year it’s coming? Heart families don’t have the option of moving, nor do we want to. A fierce love for our heart warrior keeps us anchored there, so we found some ways to not only survive but thrive in the storms.
Jon & Kristine Morgan are from Rock Hill, SC and have been part of the heart community for 20+ years. They have three children, a son-in-love and one grandson. Their middle daughter, Kinsey, was born with DiGeorge Syndrome and a congenital heart defect, Truncus Arteriosis, which required six open heart surgeries in her lifetime.
Jon is the Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in Fort Mill, SC and Kristine serves the church as the Worship & Creative Arts Director. They have served on Levine Children’s Hospital’s Family Advisory Council, have spoken at various LCH events and represented the Carolinas at “Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day” in Washington, DC where they were able to share their family’s personal story with members of Congress.
The Morgans are conference speakers, teachers, community advocates and leaders, but their greatest joy and highest calling is being Mom and Dad. Their passion is to empower families to navigate the challenging waters of life with faith and great courage.
This event begins at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm.