Speakers List

Charlotte Angles
PO Box 5031
Bell Buckle, TN 37020

Travel expenses and private lodging. Will work with the budget of any event.

Charlotte’s involvement in Women’s Ministries spans more than 20 years. She taught and participated in numerous Bible studies and ministry classes including the worldwide military organization, PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) and in several local churches. Charlotte also served as a full-time adult ministry assistant and a member of several worships teams. She is a member of American Association of Christian Counselors (student) and is a graduate of She Speaks writer and speaker training in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte’s favorite topics include:

Bicycle Theology
God often speaks in the most unexpected places — like a bicycle ride on a backcountry road. Join me on a journey of faith complete with spandex and bug spray! On this ride called life, be inspired to gain
• The courage to answer the call of the open road
• The wisdom of pedaling with your mouth closed
• The perspective to enjoy life at five miles per hour.

Your Next One Hundred Years
One hundred years from now, what will your family say about you? Learn how to keep faith alive in conversations with children, grandchildren, and others in your circle of influence. You will
• Understand and value the significance of your story
• Record your journey of faith in meaningful ways
• Discover how to have a direct influence on future generations.

Other Available Topics
Bible studies on the lives of Peter and Paul
Single Again/ Single Motherhood
Blended Families
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Motherhood and Parenting
Women and their Friends

Judith Baker

Nashville, TN

For booking, contact mlbooking@judithbakerministries.com

Judith is willing to work with any ministry needs. Honorarium and travel expenses must be agreed upon prior to events. Merchandise to set up.

Judith is a dynamic, experienced worship leader and speaker. She is experienced with all sizes of congregations and denominations that range from small groups to mega size. She continues to be featured at churches, retreats, revivals, fairs, amusement parks, festivals, and military events.

Judith shares, “I am not interested in being another featured guest. It is my heart’s desire that God use and minister through me. I am more interested in being His servant.” Her spirit of worship and love for sharing God’s message through music or speech will create an atmosphere worthy of the calling God has placed on her life. A professional speaker and retired military instructor, Judith uses proven techniques to get the point across. Judith’s vast experience in the corporate world with organizations like Trevecca Nazarene University (where she is currently employed), the State of Tennessee, the National Safety Council, the American Red Cross, the US Army, Boise State University, and North Charleston (South Carolina) Sewer District have paved the way. She is an experienced and effective communicator. Judith is sincere, authentic, and at times humorous when she shares what God lays on her heart. 

Barb Boswell

PO Box 578
Woodland, WA  98674

Honorarium negotiable with each group.

Barb is a Spirit-led woman with boundless energy and deep passion. She is articulate, funny, enthusiastic, and animated in her presentation of the daily challenges and joys of the Christian lifestyle.

Barb has the ability to share her story in a way that challenges and encourages women to take seriously the radical claims of Jesus Christ. She is tenacious, consistent, and good at thinking through the implications of what we believe and how we live it.

Barb has been actively involved in her local congregation, holding various responsibilities with junior high students and adults. She is an author and cancer survivor.

Becky Brown
1441 Spring Falls Circle
Dayton, OH  45440
937-848-9280 – Home
937-848-9100 – Work

Travel expenses beyond a 50 mile radius.

Becky is a professional clinical counselor who has touched the lives of those struggling with grief, embracing marriage and family, experiencing personal growth, and encountering parenting challenges. As a women’s ministry leader, her enthusiasm and energy inspire women to seek God’s Word for their lives. Becky has been part of the New Life Ministries (www.newlife.com) counselor network and facilitates groups in their weekend conferences. She and her husband, Bruce, are celebrating 25 years of marriage and the adventure of parenting three children. Becky’s desire is for women to know Christ as their strength and hope.

Yvonne Chalfant
1465 Timber Ridge Ct.
Kankakee, IL 60901

Free-will offering; travel and lodging expenses.

As a pastor’s wife, university department head, or health care foundation director, Yvonne has enjoyed the fulfillment of discipling and mentoring those God has placed in her life. Women are drawn to her wit, humor, and compassionate spirit. A gifted communicator, Yvonne engages you in timeless truths for today’s challenges.

Christian D.I.V.A.s (Devoted, Inspired, Victorious, Artists)
P.O. Box 352980
Toledo, OH  43635

Coffee Break with Christian D.I.V.A.s is available to come to your community for either a set honorarium or base ticket price per person.  We also request a small expense fee to help cover our travel expenses.

Coffee Break with Christian D.I.V.A.s is designed to encourage Christian women in the church to invite non-Christian women to a neutral location to hear an inspiring message, relax, and have a grand old time together.  Nothing fancy; simply pure fun and encouragement. A Coffee Break event includes coffee, a light snack, playing an entertaining game or two and hearing a live Christian D.I.V.A.s concert.

Coffee Breaks can be held at all different times of the day, days of the week and locations (coffee house, tea house, cafe, ice cream parlor, etc).  For more information visit www.christiandivas.net.

Christian D.I.V.A.s are a group of passionate women of Christ who have dedicated their gifts and talents to him. They strive to be a group of women Devoted to sharing God's love, Inspired by His Spirit, living Victoriously through His Word, as Artists, who are dedicated to using their gifts and abilities in all they pursue for his kingdom. Christian D.I.V.A.s are also fun ladies, who have a deep love for people. They are transparent with their shortcomings as well as their victories.

Kimberly Davidson
15003 S. Macksburg Rd.                    
Molalla, OR  97038

Financial arrangements are reasonable and vary with each event.

Kimberly Davidson received her Master’s of Arts in specialized ministry from Western Seminary. She is a pastoral counselor and coach for women, and founder of Olive Branch Outreach. Kimberly speaks at church conferences and schools to reach youth and women with her messages, offering dynamic workshops on current relevant issues such as: spiritual transformation through mind renewal (most popular); low self-esteem and negative body image; domestic violence and sexual abuse; eating disorders.

Kimberly also leads restoration classes at a women’s correctional facility. She is the author of I’m Beautiful? Why Can’t I See It?, I’m God’s Girl? Why Can’t I Feel It, and Breaking the Cover Girl Mask. Invite her to speak at your youth and women’s event and find out how God can deliver true freedom, healing, and joy.

Ann Downing

PO Box 767
Hendersonville, TN  37077

Honorarium is negotiable. Travel expense is required (hotel and either airfare or gas mileage). Contact Ann for exact details for the event.

Learning that every path has a purpose and every mile has a meaning is an easy lesson for no one, and it certainly doesn’t always feel like there is purpose or meaning in those miles. What could possibly be the purpose of a marriage nearly ended by divorce? After restoration, how could there be any meaning in becoming a widow at the age of 46? The literal loss of everything, including dreams… are meaning and purpose found there? These “Skidmarks on the Road of Life” are situations and circumstances we can’t fix.

In her new book, Skidmarks on the Road of Life, Ann shares her journey to the knowledge that God will take the missteps and mistakes of our lives and weave them into a personal map of purpose and meaning… but we first must remove ourselves from the driver’s seat. Ann’s experiences taught her that we can truly do nothing alone. It is only through the help of a good God and our willingness to reach out to trusted sources for help that we can live the truly abundant life God intended. Whether singing or speaking, Ann always shares how God has lead her on this journey and the songs she has written or chosen to sing are part of her repertoire because they speak to the lessons learned through the skidmarks and to the faithfulness of a Heavenly Father who always cares for His own.

Beth Ellenberg                           
1714 Sarasota Ct.
Lexington, KY  40505

Travel, lodging, and a love offering.

Beth is a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of twins, as well as a full-time senior pastor. She has an amazing story and a sweet spirit as she gives God the glory for His miracle in her life. She has a deep love for the Lord and is very knowledgeable and spiritually grounded. She was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene July 2009 and is currently working on a degree in Christian Counseling. She and her husband, Tim, who have been married for 29 years, hold Marriage Enrichment Retreats as well as the speaking engagements that Beth holds for Women’s Ministries.

Rosemary Flaaten
11 Edelweiss Dr NW
Calgary, AB  T3A 3S1

Travel expenses with honorarium negotiable

Rosemary’s award winning book A Woman and Her Relationships and the accompanying DVD and Study Guide is full of Bible drenched wisdom. It challenges women to consider the transformation that comes to all our relationships when we keep God in first place in our lives. Her second book, A Woman and Her Workplace, is scheduled to be released September 2010.

Rosemary is a dynamic speaker who is passionate about seeing people come into a deep and authentic relationship with God, knowing that it will impact all relationships. Her topics include the various relationships in our lives, issues that concern professional women in the workplace, spiritual formation, and personality types and how they affect our spiritual growth, communication style, and relationships. Rosemary has led small groups for 25 years and is currently the Community Leader for Professional Women’s Network at Centre Street Church in Calgary, Alberta. Rosemary’s varied denominational and cross-cultural experience feeds her ability to take real-life experiences and create life changing challenge. She has a heart for the poor and oppressed around the world.

Christy Foldenauer
Bloom Ministries
3712 Rivermist Terrace
Midlothian, VA  23113
804-379-4183 – Home
804-366-0099 – Cell

Honorarium negotiable with travel expenses.

Christy Foldenauer is an ambassador of hope and restoration. She is both an avid student and anointed teacher of the Word, and brings exegetical messages rooted in scripture. She’s an engaging speaker who brings her personality to the podium. And, she’s funny to boot. People who hear her often say she made them think, laugh, and cry. (She hopes it’s in that order!)

Christy credits her three young children for quickening her sense of humor and creativity, and her husband, Adam, for holding down a real job and doing the hard work at home when she is invited to travel. She is inspired by a great cloud of witnesses, good coffee, and, of course, dark chocolate (God’s most delicious creation!).

Rebecca Gentzler                       
144 Donald Rd.
Hermitage, PA  16148

Travel expenses.

Rebecca is a delightful and interesting speaker. She is gifted in many areas and uses her abilities to glorify and praise the Lord. She captures your attention and leaves you with a message of hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. She openly shares what she’s learned about God, others, and herself through life experiences.

Rebecca is a pastor’s wife, mother, and new grandmother. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in social work.

Ginger Glenn
18546 Gredan Lane
Wildwood, MO  63069

Travel and lodging expenses plus love offering.

Ginger has been described as “memorable.” She has a deep love for the Lord and is very knowledgeable and spiritually grounded. Her southern style, natural wit, and real-life applications will make you instant friends, but her ability to communicate God’s Word with power and passion will change your life! Her passion for making truth a reality in every woman’s life is sure to challenge and inspire audiences of all kinds.

Ginger communicates from the heart with wisdom women need, humor they enjoy, and sincerity they remember. Her passion is to bring women to the heart of God, and to lead the lost to Him. She brings to life God’s Word through her use of real-life stories, humor, and music. Her distinctive blend of speaking, music, and as a worship leader is captivating and touches your heart.

She is an author, speaker, gospel singer, and a graduate of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She has completed the Extraordinary Women Study for Women’s Ministry from AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) at Light University. She is a published author and co-author. Along with Dr. Robert Schuller, Ann Jillian, and many other nationwide contributors of Conversations on Faith, she was privileged to be a participant as one of the 18 co-authors for this amazing book of faith.

Ginger may be the touch your event needs. She is available for Sunday morning and evening services, revivals, and special events, contact her today. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, Ginger loves spending time working on new music, and sitting by the fireplace with her husband as they watch one of their favorite movies. She resides with her husband, Ray, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jeenie Gordon
2924 Ilopango Dr.
Hacienda Heights, CA  91745
626-330-2564 (phone and manual fax)

Travel and lodging expenses plus honorarium.

A popular seminar speaker, author of nine books, radio and TV talk show guest, Jeenie has been a Christian since the age of four and has a fervent dedication to Jesus Christ. A Bible study leader and adult Sunday School teacher, she has a command of the Word of God. Jeenie delights her audiences with humor and straightforward honesty. She is small in statue, but powerful in presentation.

She speaks from the stance of a Marriage and Family Therapist, getting to the crux of the issues and into the inner recesses of her audience. Jeenie’s compassion for people shows. No stranger to emotional pain, she speaks from her heart and identifies with the struggles and hurts of others.

Dr. Patty Hambrick
4333 Cloudmont Dr.               
Hollywood, SC  29449

Reimbursement of expenses, plus honorarium.

Patty is an educator with a passion for making learning interesting and relevant. In her role as a minister’s wife, she has taught Sunday School classes, served on the worship team, been a music director, and has lead local and district Women’s Ministries. Many of her articles and writings have been published in a variety of magazines and journals. She is the Director of Academic Technology and Academic Grants at Charleston Southern University.

Speaking topics include: Marriage and Family, Faithful Women, Faith Integration, Effective Teaching, Creative Sunday School, Grant Writing and academic speaking engagements for: Technology and Learning, Integration of Children’s Literature, Mathematics and Science.

Paulie Heath
Singer, Songwriter, Speaker
28 Mayflower Lane
China, Maine  04358

Speaking and singing fees are negotiable.

Paulie Heath speaks, writes, and sings inspirational, contemporary songs from the heart. She has produced six CDs - recording great hymns of the faith and her original contemporary songs.

Paulie studied music in college, and performs wherever doors open. She sings and speaks in a variety of settings, including churches, women’s events, and overseas on mission trips.

In 2009, Paulie traveled to Tanzania, East Africa, promoting solar cooking to nationals, and sharing a message of hope through music and God’s Word.

Paulie lives in Central Maine with her husband, Michael. They have been married for 27 years and have three grown sons, two of whom are US Marines.

Paulie and her husband travel together fulltime, sharing their message of hope and encouragement to Christians and leaders.

Katie Heid
1008 N. Ball St.
Owosso, MI  48867

Honorarium—Katie is flexible and wishes to work creatively within the budgets of each ministry. Honorarium information must be agreed upon prior to speaking engagement.

Katie Heid always knew she wanted to adopt children…someday. But after being diagnosed with infertility, she realized that “someday” would come sooner than she expected.

Through her pain, Katie developed a deeper understanding of God’s grace – and her place in the family of God. What appeared to be an impossible situation transformed into one of hope and contentment, and eventually led to the adoption of her son.

Katie is a wife, mother, teacher, writer, and speaker. She ministers to women who share her story, and is outspoken about adoption. In addition, she helps women develop a love for Scripture and cultivate a deeper relationship with God.

Katie is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a former television reporter and anchor for WLNS in Lansing, Michigan. Currently, she teaches writing and speech courses at Baker College. Katie makes her home in Michigan with her husband and son.

From Heartache to Hope: Our Journey from Infertility to Adoption
Katie and her husband, Bryan, longed for a house full of children. But after several years of medical procedures, disappointing doctor’s appointments, and negative pregnancy tests, they realized babies were not going to come on their timetable. Eventually, God opened their hearts to build their family through adoption. Follow the Heid’s journey from the heartache of infertility to the beauty of adoption.

Hugs and Misses: A Biblical View of a Woman’s Self Esteem

Loving your kids? Piece of cake. Sympathizing with friends? You’ve got their backs. But loving ourselves is more difficult. In its truest form, self esteem is a biblical principle. The Bible calls us to “put on a new self,” but we can only do that by shunning deceptive practices that are contrary to the Word of God. Katie introduces you to a new view of yourself, so you can begin to see yourself as God does.

Overcoming PMS (Perfect Mother Syndrome)
It’s a curse all mothers face. It lasts 30 days and then repeats the cycle the next month. This condition is characterized by irritability, inferiority, and that “fat feeling.” Side effects include a house that’s not “clean enough,” kids that aren’t “involved enough,” and a mom that’s not “good enough” – at least in her eyes. What could induce this much torture? It’s PMS – Perfect Mother Syndrome! The good news is there is a cure.

Do Throw Stones: The Ripple Effect
All it takes is turning on the nightly news to see that the world is full of heartache and overwhelming needs. Is it too optimistic to think one person can change the world for the better?  After all, what difference would it make? Thankfully, we are not asked to save the world. But small acts of kindness done with great love can change it. Katie walks you through practical steps to produce a ripple effect not just here, but throughout eternity as well.

Everyday Princess: How to Feel Like Royalty without Being a Drama Queen
Most women love the feel of a sparkly tiara atop their heads and the fit of a beautiful formal gown. It’s a nice dream, but in reality most women spend their days in sweatpants and their hair pulled up into a baseball cap. Family, work, and other responsibilities can zap a lady’s energy, causing her to feel frumpy instead of foxy. Katie helps you find the balance between work and fun – and lets you express your inner princess too.

“She’s a pain!”  “He’s a jerk!”
Learning to Love (and like) Difficult People
Loving the unlovable is easier said than done. How do you deal with family members, friends, co-workers, church acquaintances, and others who make it challenging to live out Jesus’ command to “love your enemies”? Katie walks through biblical principles to extend God’s love to the difficult people in your life even when it’s the last thing you want to do.

Claudine Stubbs Henry                       
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Honorarium is negotiable, plus travel expenses, based on size and duration of event.

Claudine is the founder of Heartstring Ministries and the author of HELP! I’m Talking and I Can’t SHUT UP! Raised in Henryetta, Oklahoma, she accepted the Lord at a children’s camp when she was seven years old. Claudine will tell you that the motto her family lived by was, “When the church doors open...BE THERE!”

She attended Southern Nazarene University and majored in Christian Education. Since that time, she has worked in almost every area of the church: children and youth director, Sunday School teacher, missions, lay-training, leading worship, directing productions, and writing and teaching the Prayer 101 curriculum for her church.

In 1989 her greatest life experience began...it was during this time that both she and her husband, Larry, began to experience their own personal holocaust. Plagued with unexplainable illness and eventually clinical depression, they had to find a way to serve God and believe in His promises even when it looked as though they were heading for bankruptcy and separation.

Heartstring Ministries is an outgrowth of those years. During that time, Claudine learned as never before the power of prayer, the healing that comes from praise, and the incredible promise of His Word.

She and her husband, Larry, have been married for 28 years. They, along with their son Logan, attend Bethany First Church of the Nazarene.

Claudine loves to customize topics around the theme of your event. She also offers a weekend workshop on prayer entitled PrayerSurge.

Other topics:
Help! I’m Talking and I Can’t Shut Up!—a lighthearted, fun, laugh, and cry storytelling event.
Prayer, Praise, and Promise—discovering intimacy with God
You Have to Fight—stories from the “Great Depression”—Claudine and Larry’s testimony
The Color of Hope—heart holiness and trusting God
The Power of Worship—discerning what God’s Word says about praise and worship
Will He Still Do That?—a biblical look at how to pray for healing

Aletha Hinthorn
13105 El Monte St.
Leawood, KS  66209

Lodging and travel expenses - no set honorarium
Aletha is the director of Women Alive Ministries and of the Come to the Fire conferences. She is also the author of How to Read the Bible So It Changes Your Life, The Gift, and Bible studies including Simply Trusting and Leaders God Uses. Aletha and her husband, Daniel Hinthorn, MD, have two children and two grandchildren.

Rev. M. ReeAnn Hyde
1316 E. San Miguel St. # 5
Colorado Springs,  CO 80909

Travel expenses, lodging, and honorarium
ReeAnn loves to share what the Lord has taught her through His Word. An elder in the Church of the Nazarene, ReeAnn has served churches in California as pastor and worship drama director. She is a frequent speaker for women's gatherings, churches, single adults and college students. She wrote for and hosted a weekly Bible radio program for over four years. ReeAnn's writings have appeared in a variety of print and digital publications. She is a gifted speaker who communicates well with adults of all ages.

Rev. Cisca Ireland-Verwoerd                       
86 Wendell Ave.
Quincy, MA  02170

No set honorarium requirements - love offering, with reimbursement for travel and housing

Cisca is a writer, speaker, and artist. She has served as a missionary in the Fiji Islands and a creative access nation in Asia. Her ministries include preaching, teaching, speaking at children’s rallies and camps, spiritual formation workshops, encouraging and mentoring, and a variety of art projects.

A native of the Netherlands, Cisca earned a Master’s of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary. She is married to Daryl and they have a son, Alexander.

Some of Cisca’s topics are
Bring Back Joy - Rediscovering the Joy of the Lord
Creative Faith - Receiving Permission to be Creative in the Lord
Who Wants to Be a Missionary?- Learn about Being a Missionary
Help, I Am a Highly Sensitive Person and a Christian! - Making the Most of Being “Different”

Dr. Carolyn Johnson
San Diego, California

Lodging and travel expenses - no set honorarium

Carolyn has one mission as a speaker — to ignite a burning desire within listeners to know God in an authentic way. The audience should come ready for fellowship, being in God’s Word, and applying it to their lives.

In Carolyn’s own words: “I realize that people are living lives bombarded with loneliness, hopelessness, busyness, depression, and obsessions. They are facing infidelity, pornography, bankruptcy, physical pain, torn relations, and deaths of many kinds. I believe people are just hungry for God’s Word. I could bring you humor, tear-jerking stories, unending entertainment, even ways to organize your home, garage, and kids’ lives. But GOD has called me to bring to you His Word — and that is the foundation from which I speak.”

In the words of Dr. Janine Metcalf: “God clearly led Carolyn Johnson to us. She spoke and our women have not been the same. The anointing was genuine. Her message was relevant. Her love was obvious. She is a Spirit-filled minister who God is using to help change lives for eternity.”

Carolyn proclaims the message of holiness in a practical and purposeful way. Her messages often include a focus on hope, forgiveness, and allowing Christ to undo the lies of the past. She leads the healing service at the annual Come to the Fire conference for women and serves on the councils for Come to the Fire and Church of the Nazarene Women’s Ministries.

As an educator, Bible study leader, mother of three, you’ll find Carolyn to be a poignant retreat and conference speaker. She is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She speaks nationally as well as internationally, including Europe, South America, Central America, and Canada. She has spoken in university chapels, on the radio, at conferences, revivals, large district and local church retreats, and luncheons as well as other special women’s events.

For further information on her ministry or to contact Carolyn, please visit Carolyn’s webpage at www.FirmFoundation.org.

Kasey Johnson
14643 W 144th St
Olathe, KS  66062

Honorarium negotiable with each group. Email Kari at kmeyer128@gmail.com for information.

Kasey is a mother, teacher, worship leader, and author. She has a variety of experiences that developed the gifts and abilities that are foundational to her speaking ministry. Kasey enjoys supporting the event's theme, too. She often uses her musical talents to provide music as requested. She brings copies of her book, 7 Ways to be a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Mom for purchase.

Kasey's topics include

Teen girls groups -
* Finding our worth and identity in who we are as children of God
* What true love looks, feels and sounds like
* Big picture living
* Trusting God with the big and little stuff

Women's groups -
* Journey of our faith being reflected in our daily activities and priorities
* Creating a community that is unified, supportive and active among the women in your church and community
* Seasons of Surrender
* What it means to be a 3 course meal in a drive-thru world

Mothers of newborn - pre-kindergarten a children
* Realistic, useable tips for managing young children, housework, work and social life

Mothers of elementary age children
* 5 essentials to use when raising elementary-aged children

Mothers and Grandmothers of all ages
* Perpetual Purpose
* How to be busy without being distracted

Lacey Kilgore                       
12864 Conchos St.
Kuna, ID  83634

Travel and lodging expenses.

Lacey is the Women’s and Assistant Pastor at Five Mile Church of the Nazarene in Boise, Idaho. She has served as Women’s Ministries council member and director. She also leads Bible studies and small groups. Lacey enjoys speaking about spiritual formation, restoration, hope, empowerment for service, chronic pain, and woundedness. She is also willing to develop presentations based on scriptures or topics specific to the group. This Henri Nouwen quote summaries Lacey’s goal: “My hope is that the description of God’s love in my life will give you the freedom and the courage to discover... God’s love in yours.”

Lacey is a wife with four sons, one daughter-in-law, and grandmother to one magnificent grandbaby.

Verla Lambert
12112 Farley St.
Overland Park, KS  66213

Travel and lodging expenses

Verla was a pastor’s wife. She enjoys addressing topics such as Spiritual Gifts, Godly Self-Esteem, Impossibilities, and Passing on Your Faith. Verla has served as the director and taught in the Program for Women’s Studies at Nazarene Bible College. She has two daughters and six grandchildren.

Kristen Lucas
3975 Utah St.
San Diego, CA  92104

Honorarium is negotiable, travel expenses 60 miles and beyond.  Kristen likes to able to sell/set up table to sell her children's book.

Kristen grew up in the church and attended a Christian university. She has worked in Children's Ministry and Women's Ministries as well as leading small groups. Kristen also taught school before pursuing her dream to be a stay-at-home-mom. This changed on October 1, 2009, when she experienced a miscarriage and her dreams were devastated. Because of these crushed hopes and broken dreams, Kristen allowed God to show her how to pursue another "bucket list" dream and wrote a children's book based on the adventures of her dog.

Finding peace in His Word and comfort from those around her, Kristen watched as God turned her miscarriage into a blessing. She has experienced triumph from a tragedy and discovered so many wonderful opportunities to not only share and still teach kids about the world of writing, but more importantly talk and comfort other women facing tragedies and devastation.

Kristen's favorite topics include
Struggles with Infertility and How Relying on Faith
Birthing a Different Dream
Experiencing Triumph from Tragedy
Finding Your Creative Outlet
Letting God Dream for You

Lucinda Secrest McDowell
Encouraging Words that Transform           
PO Box 290707                   
Wethersfield, CT  06129
Travel and accommodations plus honorarium. Will work with your budget.
Cindy is a storyteller at heart who brings wit, wisdom, and the “wow” factor to any event. A vibrant conference speaker who has authored eight books including Spa for the Soul, Role of a Lifetime, Quilts from Heaven, Amazed by Grace, and the new 12-week Bible Study God’s Purpose for You. Her greatest joy is to make God’s faithfulness visible through practical illustrations of biblical truth in ordinary life. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she loves to help others discover the practical truth of God’s Word and the joy of everyday spiritual disciplines. Cindy enjoys good books, tea parties, letters on fine stationery, cozy quilts, massage, country music, bright colors, and laughing friends. A southerner by birth, she has spent the past 19 years living in a New England village with her husband and four children. Visit her blog and website for a list of topics www.EncouragingWords.net

Leah Martensen
P.O. Box 352980
Toledo, OH  43635

Honorarium Negotiable along with travel expenses

Leah is involved with the music ministry in her local church. She has served as worship leader and soloist, prepares for church cantatas, and assists with the creative design team. Leah has been a leader in Celebrate Recovery and now serves as a leader in Life Support. She and her husband also serve as a Life group leaders. Leah has also toured throughout the United States, singing and sharing her message to many women events and MOPS groups, along with national recovery groups.

Leah has published four CDs and is working on her latest project called “Good Day” to be released in 2011.

Leah favorite topics include
Stay Amazed-leading listeners to return to understanding God’s amazing love and grace as when they first believed.

12 Steps to a NEW life-beginning with denial and ending with a soul-searching time of admitting, Leah walks listeners through the beatitudes. Healing is found in God’s Word.

Christa Matheou
Christa Matheou Ministries
3441 Hinsdale Ct.
Clearwater, FL  33761

Negotiable financial requirements. Promotional package sent upon request.

Described as having a “rock solid faith and a true heart for the Gospel message,” Christa’s objective is clear, “that the world may know.” Christa was called into the ministry at a very young age. During those impressionable years she ran from that calling out of fear. It wasn’t until the age of 27 and the birth of her daughter that she rededicated her life completely to the Lord and was obedient to what God wanted for her. Since that time, God has opened many doors, and Christa has been ministering to thousands throughout the United States for the last 16 years.

Christa is a nationally known keynote speaker and worship leader for Women’s Ministries and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as Chonda Pierce, Babbie Mason, and Tammy Trent. She is a sincere speaker that will encourage young and old alike that it is never too late to give your life to Jesus Christ, and that He can give healing, hope, and forgiveness to a wounded heart. Her humorous and touching personal stories will allow your heart to be opened and will draw you closer to the foot of the Cross. You will leave feeling renewed and revived in spirit, desiring a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

 As a recording artist and worship leader, her anointed voice prepares your heart to be ushered into the presence of the Holy Spirit. She incorporates new and familiar praise and worship songs and also shares her music in concert.

Christa resides in Clearwater, Florida, with her husband John, daughter Katelyn, and son John Michael.

Christa’s deepest desire is for everyone to experience the love, forgiveness, and healing that only comes from Jesus Christ. Christa’s music ministry continues to take the Light into the world (John 8:12).

Favorite Topics for Conferences and Retreats

The Potter’s Clay – Worthy Vessels
Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror? Has my life turned out like I thought it would? Can the pieces of my life ever be put back together again? Is it too late for me, and what can be done for an old heart like mine? These are just some of the probing questions that Christa presents that will encourage you to take a closer look at your relationship with Jesus Christ. You will walk away knowing and believing that you are a worthy child of God and that He has a very special plan for your life – a plan to bring Him honor and glory, no matter what your past may be.

Sessions Include:
Recognizing That You Are a Chosen Vessel (John 15:16)
Melt Me – The Broken Vessel (Psalms 51:17)
Mold Me – A Soft and Pliable Vessel (Jeremiah 18:1-4)
Fill Me – Preparing the Vessel (Ephesians 6:10-17)
Use Me – A Ready and Willing Vessel (1 Chronicles 28:20)

(This topic works best for a weekend conference or retreat but can also be broken down into a one-hour keynote presentation.)

Following the Cross and Finding Joy
Do you remember the song we used to sing, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart”?  Well, I’ve heard it said, “If you really have the joy of the Lord in your heart, you ought to telephone your face and let it know”! Too few Christians are radiating the presence of the Lord in their life. Christa takes a different approach on why so many are following the cross, but so few are experiencing joy. It is her desire that all believers will be able to proclaim the words El Simchah Giyl (pronounced L Sim-Khaw Gheel) which means “God is my exceeding joy.”

Sessions Include:
It’s All in the Attitude (Philippians 2:5)
a)  You Can Be Pitiful and Powerful, But Not Both!  (Romans 12:2)
b)  It’s All in a Word (James 3:9-12) (the tongue)

Where’s The Evidence?

a)  I Surrender Some (Revelations 3:15-17) (being lukewarm)
b)  The Double Agent (Matthew 23:27-28) (hypocrisy)

Trust and Obey, for There’s No Other Way
It’s All Behind You (Romans 8:35-39)

Have a “Mary” Christmas
Mary Magdalene understood the depth of her sin. She came to Jesus unashamed. Each time we see Mary, we see her at the feet of Jesus. She loved Him, and her heart wanted to please Him. For you see, Mary had a love relationship with Him. What is your relationship like with Jesus Christ? Are you still at the level of “what can God do for me”, or are you asking, “What can God do through me”? We are in such a hurry at Christmas time that we can forget that the celebration is all about the birth of our Savior. All of us can be a “Mary” not only at Christmas time, but also all through the year if we take the time to be at His feet and develop a love relationship with the one who gave His life, so that we might live.

(This topic is suited for a Christmas program or a mother & daughter banquet.)

Kim  McLean                       
PO Box 3
Kingston Springs, TN  37082

Travel and lodging expenses are paid, based upon availability will work within budget

An ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene and a Dove Award winning songwriter, Kim McLean’s ministry serves as both worship leader and Bible teacher. She has led a deep level Bible study, The Tuesday Night Prayer Group, since 2001.

A North Carolina native, Kim McLean first heard God’s call to service as a songwriter in her teen years. While Kim McLean’s secular career of songwriting was collecting successes with artists like Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, and Lee Ann Womack, her gospel music career quietly continued to make an impact with her original songs like Sierra’s “No Stone to Throw – The Maggie Song” and Lord Song’s “Stronger For It”. Her songs have been recorded by The Nelsons, The Florida Boys, The Happy Goodmans, and The Martins, including a Song of the Year GMA Award.

Kim completed her bachelor’s degree in 2006 and a master’s degree in 2008 in Biblical Theology from Trevecca Nazarene University and was ordained as an evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene in 2009. Kim McLean has served on the board of the Come to the Fire Conference since its inception, creating the “Come To The Fire” theme song used in churches world-wide, as well as composing, “O The Cross,” the Nazarene Missions International quadrennial theme in 2005.

Using the words of Dr. Nina Gunter at the 2005 General Assembly in Indianapolis as her commission to keep going in ministry, in education, and in God’s call, Kim McLean unapologetically seeks to “not to make the Gospel acceptable…but to make the Gospel available!”

Favorite Topics:
*Relentless with Love—a Message of Reconciliation Focusing on Mother/Daughter Relationship
*Deeper Waters – Seeking a Deeper Relationship with Christ
*The Reality of the Bible

Shari Minke
23870 Greening Dr.
Novi, Michigan  48375

Due to the variety of options (speaking only, speaking with comedy characters and/or Bible dramas) the honorarium is negotiable based on what you request and on your budget.

Integrating truth from the Bible is the focus of Shari’s presentations. She creatively mixes laughter with the reality of tough times and builds an atmosphere where life-changing moments can happen. (You can visit her website to hear portions of her speaking, comedy and drama.) Her honest style makes her relatable so that she makes spiritual connections with her audience. This author, mother of four, and grandma says, “My greatest joy is sharing about Jesus Christ and His transforming power. There is nothing like seeing a person have an ‘Aha’ moment when they accept the gift of eternal life, give themselves wholeheartedly to God, and are filled with joy knowing God can turn their darkness into light!” Shari’s message is one of hope, for she testifies how God took her brokenness and now uses it for His glory. 

In addition to her speaking ministry, Shari has been involved in many of the ministries of her church including Women’s, Adult and Children’s Ministries.

Speaking Topics:

The Intentional Woman – Our choices today affect our tomorrows, and the tomorrows of others. Eph. 5:15-16  “Be very careful, then, how you live…”

Friendship – Women need their girlfriends! Truth, trust, and accountability are key.
Prov. 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Constant Conversation – An experiential study on how to be more intimate with God through prayer. 1 Thes. 5:17: “pray continually”

Let Your Light Shine  -  We can make a difference in our world as we allow Jesus to shine into our brokenness and darkness and turn it to light!  2 Cor. 4:6–7  “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
Legacy Living  -  We all have a story to tell!  Psalm 78:4 … “we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.”
No Walls – No Barriers
How do we view those who are unlike us? What do we do with them?
Shari portrays three serious characters: “Ima Hertin” a shy foreigner, “Dr. Izzy Real,” an atheist and “Anita Frend,” an angry tattoo and body-pierced teen.
Galatians 2:6b …God does not judge by external appearances…
1 Samuel 16:7b…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.
Advancing God's Kingdom Through Women – Learning to become women of influence.
Isaiah 61:1
It’s a Jungle Out There! – Recognizing some of the traps and snares of the enemy and the importance of spiritual warfare. Eph. 6:10-18 – the Armor of God.
“Spring Cleaning” or “Fall Sweep”   - (Depending on the time of year)
Get inspired for a fresh cleansing of God and a renewed outlook on life.
Psalm 51:10  “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Fall in Love with Jesus …and Change! What it means to have “intimacy” with Jesus and say to Him, “into-me-see”!  1 John 4:19 “We love because he first loved us.”

Laugh, Learn, Live Again – A time of refreshment for our souls as we laugh, learn and  review exhilarating moments when Jesus called “Get up!” and “Come out!” as He raised Jairus’ daughter, the widows son, and Lazarus from the dead!  

Soul Feast:
Refresh My Soul   - Refreshing comes when we are truthful before God
Renew My Soul    - Renewal comes with Repentance
Revive My Soul    - Revival comes with Forgiveness
Rejoice My Soul   - Rejoicing comes with our praises
Keep Your Pace Without Losing Your Stride – How to live in a manner so that we come out winners! 1 Cor. 9: 24 & 25
Truth ~ Transformation ~ Triumph!  - Exploring where we are…where God wants to take us… and how to experience His victory in our everyday lives!
A New Creation  - Letting go of the old and discovering the NEW you in Christ. “The Old is gone, the new has come…” 2 Cor. 5:17
Who Do You Say I Am?  - Based on Jesus’ question in Matthew 16:15, who is Jesus to Me? What role does He have in my life?
Are You a “Life Saver” for the Live Savior? – How can God use me to make an eternal difference with people?  Mark 1:17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

Jodi Mongold

5903 Garman Rd.
Auburn, IN  46706

Travel and accommodations plus honorarium—will work with your budget

Jodi has served in various ministries in her local church, including Women’s Ministries, choir, Sunday School teacher, and Youth Ministries.

Much of her intimacy with God was born during intense suffering. She has discovered God’s sufficiency and used her life experiences to relate to and challenge women to walk more closely with Jesus Christ.

Brenda Nixon
PO Box 1302
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050

Speaker packet available upon request. Fees are posted at www.BrendaNixon.com.

“Brenda is a gifted communicator and I’m happy to commend her.” Dr. Jesse Middendorf

A graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary and former Kansas City FOX TV4 parenting expert, Brenda Nixon is the author of the award-winning The Birth to Five Book (Revell). Recently quoted in Parenting and Good Housekeeping magazines, she is the host of The Parent’s Plate radio show and a popular speaker to parents and childcare professionals. From schools to synagogues, businesses to bookstores, conferences to churches, audiences rave that Brenda “engages, educates, and encourages”!
Brenda offers topics that are parent magnets. A menu of her topics is available at
www.BrendaNixon.com along with free parenting articles and opportunity to subscribe to receive her free Discipline Tip.

In September 2009, Brenda was named “Mom of the Week” by Lifetime Entertainment. She lives in Ohio with her husband and near her two grown daughters and newly adopted son. Brenda is available to serve your needs as a speaker on child development and parenting or family issues.

Bea Pike
Bea Pike Ministries
77315 Minnesota Avenue
Palm Desert, CA  92211               

Travel and expenses
Honorarium negotiable
Brochures upon request

Bea is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She also serves in many areas of her local church. Bea started and served many years as district director of Women’s Ministries for the Southern California District, NMI district treasurer and other district boards and District Laymen’s Committee.

Bea has held marriage seminars, district workshops, seminars, retreats, luncheons and held small groups and Bible studies in her home.

She speaks concerning the Christian woman and staying true in the workplace. Topics – “Looking Inside the Inner Woman,” “Whose that in the Mirror,” exciting motherhood and hilarious mother-in-law plus many Spiritual topics and will work with your theme.

Bea has a passion for calling Christian women in the home, church, and community. She believes women can maintain their Christian experience. Her goal is to encourage women to be “ministers of love and communication” in their lives and those they touch.

Bea believes that God can use just ordinary, average people to promote and accomplish His work!

Jerelyn A. Rickey
770 Mallard Drive
Guntersville, AL  35976-7751
256-582-9730 –home
256-572-5725 –cell

Honorarium is negotiable
Jerelyn is described as a gifted, transparent, and passionate communicator. Her messages and ministry are grounded in Biblical principles and insights for living coupled with testimonies and applications for all ages.
Transformational Ministries is a non-profit ministry dedicated to transforming lives into champions for Christ. This is accomplished through prayer, mentoring, discipleship, retreats, revivals, and conferences. Learn to transform daily interruptions into divine encounters as you allow God’s Spirit to splash from your life to those you encounter. Join Jerelyn in a thirst-quenching look at the scriptures that can transform your life into an artesian well.
Lynn Truitt, Women’s Director of Hunter Street Baptist Church in Birmingham writes, “God has called and empowered Jerelyn to challenge, encourage, and mentor women to see God, study His Word, and maintain a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. She is prepared, organized, and personable. She not only bonds with her audience as a whole, but also individually with women attending her sessions. You’ll leave her sessions transformed with a fresh vision, purpose and power to bless your world by sharing the living water that refreshes and renews.”


Barbara and Becca Roach
270 Belle Dowdle Road
Franklin, NC  28734

Honorarium is negotiable.                                              

Barbara Roach is a commissioned song evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene and a speaker for women’s retreats and conferences. She has been in ministry alongside her husband and daughter over 25 years both in evangelism and pastoring. She is a speaker, song writer, recording artist, producer, and is currently working on her autobiography as well as a devotional book.

Becca Roach Kaminiski is the daughter of Barbara and is a registered song evangelist and speaker. She is a recording artist and currently has a new song released to national radio entitled “Jesus Has Me Now.” 

This family’s story is one of fear, faith, and victory. Becca was persuaded to run away from home out of fear for her life and the life of her parents. “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV). “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Prayer, coupled with faith in God and His promises, brought their family through the fire. “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 NKJV).

Victory comes through faith in God and perseverance. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1John 5:4 NJKV). This ministry reaches to hurting families and to parents of prodigals.

Karen Robbins
7049 Kingscote Park
Independence, OH  44131

Love offering or honorarium and travel expenses working within the group’s budget.

Karen speaks “with both depth and a winsome sense of humor. Having gone through some tremendously challenging experiences in her life, Karen is one who has learned to weather the storms. I believe that this has brought a powerful dimension to her writing and to her speaking,” according Dr. Timothy B. Pusey, Senior Pastor, Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, Meridian, Idaho.

Having begun her walk with the Lord at an early age, Karen has enjoyed the path God has placed before her. A wife, mother of five, and grandmother of a growing list, Karen has also authored and coauthored several books including the popular A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts (Leafwood Publishers, 2008). She is also the grandparenting columnist for PositivelyFeminine.org.

Life has not been without its bumps in the road. A prodigal child, a developmentally handicapped son, and personal tragedies have challenged her own life. Those challenges taught her to look to God for strength and hope.

Since emptying the nest, Karen and her husband have more time to satisfy their appetite for travel and scuba diving. Many of her illustrations and stories come from their adventures all over the world.

Karen enjoys speaking to groups about spiritual growth, overcoming doubt, finding joy, and encouraging one another. She also likes to tailor her talks to a group’s needs and theme.

Some of her most requested topics are:

My Ship Came in But It’s An ARK!—A humorous look back on Mrs. Noah’s great adventure and what we can learn from it. What would happen if that proverbial ship came in but it was an ark and God was asking you to join the crew?

Jewels in His Crown—based on Zechariah 9:16-17 “...They shall shine in his land as glittering jewels in a crown...” How do we become God’s precious GEMs?

White As Snow—Though your sins be like scarlet, God can wash them white as snow. WHAT? Have you seen the snow around your house? Sure it’s pretty when it first falls but what then? Take a look at what our lives could be if cleansed white as the snows in Antarctica.

SMILE Power!—Encouragement fuels the fires of creativity, perseverance, and ambition. It comforts, consoles, and gives courage. Karen presents her SMILE plan for encouragement and explains how we can transform our world with a ministry of encouragement.

Living Joyfully Ever After—When Cinderella found Prince Charming, he freed her from her wicked stepmother and, as the story goes, she lived happily ever after. Are you living a fairy tale faith—expecting the happily ever after, and finding that life still has its ruts and pitfalls? Karen leads us to the true Prince and helps us see the joy in Christian living.

Christmas Firsts That First Christmas—A journey through the second chapter of Luke, the Christmas story, reveals some of the things that took place for the very first time—the first Christmas carol, the first gift. . .What is the real purpose of our celebration today?

Linda St. Myers                                                                                
Patchwork Ministry
57-B Adams Cir.
Fairfield, OH  45014

Established rates. Contact Linda for information.

Linda is a Christian Life Purpose Coach, helping others to "put the pieces of their lives back together again" and becoming the person God created them to be.  She has a strong personal testimony of God’s intervention during her crisis that lead to a deeper commitment to God. Linda’s ministry brings hope to people hurt by life’s circumstances.

Speaking Topics

Who Am I ~ Perfectly Imperfect
We are not perfect and our lives are not perfect but how do I find out “Who I Am”.

Detours of Life

When those sudden life changes come unexpectedly like an end to a relationship, divorce or a death of a spouse what do we do now.

Choices ~ What a Powerful Word.
Are you making the right “CHOICES” in your life? How do you do that?

“A New Season of Life”  ~ Can you Rebuild and Start Over
What season are you in and can you rebuild you life ~ it’s not too late to start over.            

Conversations  with God
When God appeared to me and what he said.  How do you listen for God?

It’s Okay to Feel the Way You Do
It is okay to be depressed and think everything is over but there is “Light at the End of the Tunnel”.

Forgiveness~ Accepting Yourself and Taking Responsibility
You need to forgive yourself before you can forgive anyone else. Accepting that you are okay and taking responsibility on your part.  They say, it takes two to tango, now your one and you need to accept you

Coaching Topic

Ten Ways to Live Your Life to the Fullest
What are you doing with your life?  Wasting it away with no purpose, stuck or are you really out trying to make something of your life?  Discover ways to live life by finding inner peace, self-forgiveness. It’s those little things that count.

Sheri Rose Shepherd
28241 Crown Valley Pkwy. #525
Laguna Niguel, CA  92677

Honorarium: for two airfares from Southern California; one hotel room, and meals and works with the budget of each church to determine speaking fees
Sheri Rose is a woman who can relate to almost any woman’s battle. She was raised is a dysfunctional home, battled depression, and an eating disorder.

In spite of a learning disorder, dyslexia, and her English teaching telling her, “You were born to lose,” Sheri Rose Shepherd, in God’s strength, has become a best-selling author, with over a million books sold, and a humorous speaker. Sheri Rose was named the #1 Show of the Year on Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson and featured on the Billy Graham prime time telecast special. She is a speaker for the Extraordinary Women tour...Get ready to Giggle and Grow!

She knows how to renew the eternal hope in our hearts. Her speaking style is humorous, heartwarming, and changes the way we see ourselves and the world around us. She inspires everyone to make life count for eternity.

Kathy Slamp
Vessel Ministries, Inc.
3636 Creek View Dr.
Medford, OR  97504
316-204-1234 –cell
541-858-1777 –land

Negotiable financial requirements

Vessel Ministries is a nationwide speaking and writing ministry based on 2 Corinthians 4:7, We have this treasure in jars of clay... Vessel offers inspiring, spiritually challenging, and contemporary presentations for Christian retreats, seminars, and church-related services. Kathy Slamp’s inspirational and devotional books (eight in print), her study guides, manuals, tapes, and videos offer powerful and varied resources for all audiences.

Kathy’s Christian speaking takes her from coast to coast; and her down-to-earth sincerity and sense of humor endear her to audiences wherever she goes. Her spiritual depth and story telling ability make her someone with whom people easily relate. Before beginning full time speaking, Kathy taught in public schools at all levels (kindergarten - college) as well as serving as a high school assistant principal.

A Vessel of Honor—God has no method to reveal His love to a hurting, dying world than through us. This message (2 Cor. 4:7) encourages people to have confidence in their vessels in order to share the amazing treasure--which is: Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Between the Devil & the Deep Red Sea—Based on the life of Moses and the Exodus, this message helps audiences understand that when they are at their ultimate extremities and in an impossible situation, that is when God can work a miracle.

“I Choose Joy” or A River Runs Under It—Suffering or pain in some form is an integral part of everyone’s life. This message teaches that joy is not fabricated, but is accessed through our pain. Underneath all pain, there can be a river of “joy in the Lord” despite circumstances. As Christians, we can make a volitional choice to “choose joy!” And with that, comes a flood of God’s blessings. This message is one of the biggest encouragements to audiences during these days!

You’ve Got Dad’s Hands—This message (John 14) helps listeners see that although the world cannot see the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit, His spirit can be seen in our lives. The life of the spirit is not what is seen, but what is felt through our spirits.

The Little Orange Boat—The church in America is so blessed that it’s difficult for us to realize that people are floundering and dying all around us. In 2003 Kathy witnessed a spectacular rescue at sea. In this message Kathy blends her knowledge of the scriptures with her unique storytelling style, and augments them with graphic photos of this incident. This message is a stirring challenge to the church to get out of our “luxury liner” churches with all the opulence and beauty, get into the lifeboats, and “rescue the perishing.”

The Glory Hole—Based on Psalm 92, this message focuses on the need for God’s continued “anointing” on our lives. Yesterday’s blessings were for then, but He has glory and blessing available to us now. This message is a great source of encouragement and blessing to audiences. From “glory to glory,” He’s changing me!

Dealing with Stress in an Uptight World—This message addresses the stresses and pressures that confront us daily and gives us clear scriptural answers for them. It reveals the cycle of despair and the pattern of discouragement that we can fall prey to when we are not well-rested both physically and in the Lord. (It is one of Kathy’s most requested messages.)

So! This Is What I Get for Being Loyal!—From the parable of the prodigal son, this message focuses on the older brother. Many Christians today are doing many right things for a lot of the wrong reasons. This message reminds us that when our hearts aren’t pure, we can become victims of bitterness, resentment, and a judgmental attitude. It’s, then, impossible for us to “Come to the Party.”

Heaven? I’m Going There! What’s this life all about anyway?—We know that there is a better place, but life sidetracks us, and we soon forget about God’s promise of heaven. This “scripture-packed” message about heaven will bless, challenge, and inspire the hearer to keep focused on our ultimate goal--heaven--the joy of being with Jesus and the thrill of taking others with us.

When the Door Slams on Your Hand In the adventure called life; we suffer hurts, burns, and disastrous surprises!—Sometimes, we are hurt by one we love; or we might get “burned” by a careless mistake of our own making; and then occasionally, circumstances come crashing down around us unexpectedly and seemingly out of our control. It is only with God’s help that we can effectively deal with life’s hurts, burns, and disasters.  To be victorious, we must meet each of them with authenticity, courage, and grace. Using several humorous personal antidotes and Scriptures from Romans 12 and II Cor. 4, Kathy weaves a dramatic and poignant real-life message that will stir the heart of any listener.

Debra White Smith
Real Life Ministries
P.O. Box 1482
Jacksonville, TX 75766

“Debra, you spoke for our 2001 Oregon Pacific District women’s event, Springtime Spectacular, and we remember the time with you with great fondness! This will be only the second time in the event’s 28 year history that we have asked a speaker to come for a repeat appearance. We are looking for a keynote speaker for our 2008 event....”

Travel and lodging expenses. Debra works on a sliding scale fee basis, depending on size of audience and number of nights away from home and is willing to work within a budget. After traveling with her family for years, Debra is now traveling alone and is available to book solo events.

Debra White Smith offers upbeat, educated, hilarious, and thought-provoking presentations for those who want to enjoy an event but come away with new insights and deeper wisdom. Her topics are as broad as her books, and she is happy to work within existing themes.

As a seasoned Christian author, speaker, and media personality, Debra has been regularly publishing books for a decade. She has over 50 books sales to her credit and over 1 million books in print. Her titles include such life-changing books as More than Rubies: Becoming a Woman of Godly Influence, Romancing Your Husband, Romancing Your Wife, Marriage Revolution as well as the Sister Suspense fiction series, and The Jane Austen fiction series. Furthermore, her book with Stan Toler, The Harder I Laugh the Deeper I Hurt, will re-release from NPH July 2008 with an accompanying teaching video.

As a seasoned Christian author, speaker, and media personality, Debra has been regularly publishing books for a decade. She has over 50 book sales to her credit and over one million books in print. Her titles include such life-changing books as The Divine Romance: Experiencing Intimacy with God, More than Rubies: Becoming a Woman of Godly Influence, Romancing Your Husband, Romancing Your Wife, Marriage Revolution, the Lonestar Intrigue Series, the Jane Austen Fiction Series, and with Dr. Stan Toler, The Harder I Laugh, the Deeper I Hurt, The Richest Person in the World, and The Case of Stuart’s Ship.

Debra has been a popular media guest across the nation, including Fox TV, The 700 Club, ABC Radio, USA Radio Network, and Moody Broadcasting. Her favorite hobbies include fishing, bargain-hunting, and swimming with her family. Debra also vows she would walk 50 miles for a scoop of German Chocolate ice cream.

Carla Sunberg
10511 River Rapids Ct.
Ft. Wayne, IN  46845

No set honorarium

While raised in a Christian home, as a teenager Carla made a personal commitment to the Lord. A few years later, she committed all of herself to the Lord and allowed Him to fill every corner of her being with His Holy Spirit. This began an incredible adventure with the Lord that includes wonderful marriage with two daughter and various roles including pastor’s wife, missionary, and educator.

Susan Michelle Van Hook
1515 N. Ridgehurst
Wichita, KS  67230

Travel expenses, lodging, and honorarium

Susan has been called to "go and make disciples", whether over a cup of coffee (plus something chocolate), teaching a Sunday school class, leading Women's ministries, speaking, or writing.  In addition to writing for various publications, her Bible study, CASTING CALL, is due for release in Spring of 2011.  She has been described as a powerful, transparent, and anointed speaker.  She has a gift for making the Bible apply to everyday life, because God usually speaks to her somewhere between making a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich and the dry cleaners.  It is her desire to help others experience God and His Word in a very personal, practical, and powerful way.

Susan's topics include:
Hearing God's Gentle Whispers- based on the life of Elijah/Spiritual disciplines
Imperfect Praise- learning that we don't have to be perfect to serve and be loved by God
Packing Up Baby Jesus- good for a December or January event
Love One Another- good for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day
Joy in Serving- good for pastor's wives or those in any type of ministry

Joanne Wallace

PO Box 381
Washougal, WA  98671-0381 (near Portland, Oregon)

Honorarium is negotiable.

Joanne is a gracious speaker with a burning desire to speak to women who are feeling overwhelmed in their family, work, or ministry. She has experienced great loss in her life and has learned that with Jesus, it is possible to always start over. She’s passionate about helping women find hope and restoration in their lives as “God’s Image Bearer”. Joanne speaks with intensity because she’s been there. She understands the struggles a woman faces in her complicated world. Her message teaches women how to forgive, build relationships, slow-down—move from frazzled to focused, and to discover a powerful response for their purpose.

Joanne’s passion is to go to the platform, take the mic, and share the hope of Christ with ideas that will empower the listener to act upon the truth in God’s Word! She has a gift of bringing humor and story-telling from scriptural teaching.

She is an author and an award-winning speaker with over 30 years of speaking ministry at conferences, retreats, and evening events. Joanne received her education at Seattle Pacific University. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Meeting planners say, “Joanne is open, honest, humorous, transparent, and a team player!”

Darlene Welch
8302 Laverne Dr.
Jeffersontown, KY  40299

Honorarium negotiable with travel expenses, room and board expected.

Darlene holds a Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance and has served as a choir director, pianist, organist, Sunday School teacher, and Bible study leader. She is a former Miss Kentucky and third-runner-up to Miss America. Drawing from life lessons, Darlene enjoys helping women to understand who they are in Christ.

Joyce Williams
12725 E. Lincoln Ct.
Wichita, KS 67207


Travel and lodging expenses. No set financial requirements.

Joyce is a native of Roanoke, Virginia, and a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University. She married Gene Williams in September 1992. Together they have 7 children and 14 grandchildren.

In demand as a speaker and writer, Joyce has spoken for retreats on over 30 districts as well as numerous other groups. She is the author of eight books: God Sightings: Stories of God’s Miraculous Provision, My Faith Still Holds, Unshakable Faith for Shaky Times, Sparkling Sparrows (a children’s book), From This Faith Forward, She Can’t Even Play the Piano!, Quiet Moments for Moms, and Quiet Moments for Ministry Wives. She has written frequently for Decision and Guideposts magazines and has been published in 35 other periodicals.

Joyce has worked on a number of special assignments for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Joyce and her husband, Gene, are founding directors of Shepherds’ Fold Ministries offering support, encouragement, and affirmation to pastors and spouses. They are privileged to work with ministry couples across the country and around the world.

Tami Wilson
3643 Telegraph Rd.
Arnold, MO  63010
Travel and lodging. No set honorarium.
Tami became a Christian in her twenties and received a mid-life call to preach. She is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and has spoken at Women’s Ministries banquets and luncheons. Tami has a burden for discipleship and a passion to preach and teach that the Bible truly is relevant in everyday life. Through Work and Witness trips, she has preached at many international churches.