On May 18, 2019, the Batali and Covell families hosted a conversation about raising a family while working as Christians in the entertainment industry. The parents and their adult children shared their perspectives – all the positives, difficulties, and in-between – on either raising a family in or growing up around the industry. A wide variety of guests attended, from single to married with children, to build community, participate in the discussion, and ask questions. It was an encouraging time of connection, community, and discussion on raising a family as Christians in the industry.
HPN hosted a fellowship breakfast for experienced young Christians in the entertainment industry. It was held at the Batalis’ home, and about 35 people attended to share a meal and meet other Christians in their fields. The group also heard from Karen Covell (HPN Founding Director, producer) and Dean Batali (television writer, producer), who shared their stories and perspectives on being a believer in the entertainment industry. The guests formed new friendships that we pray will be long-lasting and fruitful. They were encouraged by Karen and Dean’s stories and availability. We also pray that this event continues to bless the guests with its results in relationships, careers, and deepened faiths.