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Thank you for visiting my speaking page! You'll find out my most-requested speaking topics, my schedule, and how to book me.
As an event planner, you have big responsibility to find the perfect speaker for your audience and community. I have been on the receiving end of a message feeling bored and distracted—I know how important words are and work hard to captivate any audience.
It is always a privilege and honor to be chosen as a speaker; I hope this page helps you decide whether or not I am the speaker for your event.
God has placed in me a burning desire to move hearts closer to His.
As an author, blogger, former co-church planter, divorcee, and speaker, I believe meeting each person in their most raw spaces is what will set us free to live fully. When we are each walking undoubtedly in the scandalous grace of Jesus, we can them help to set others free.
He has met me in unseen and hidden places of both grief and joy. Both. In each of these experiences, I hunger for more of Him.
There is a fire in my heart to help set captives free and move others closer to The Cross. I cannot and will not be quiet.
I speak for a variety of audiences, including conferences, retreats, churches, youth groups, and nonprofit organizations.
Regular speaking topics:
Finding Jesus in our most broken, darkest pieces
Miscarriage and The Wait
When life is disappointing (miscarriage, divorce, foster care, failed adoption)
Intentional living—living life on purpose
Loving bigger than we knew possible
Adopting and fostering outside of my race
What you can expect
If you book me to speak at your event, here’s what you can expect:
Prompt response to your email and telephone correspondence.
Personal consultation before the event to ensure I understand what you want.
Promotion of your event on my blog and social media channels.
Excellent delivery full of honesty, humor, invitation, and a conversational tone.
Immediate followup after the event for feedback.
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
COMMUNITY CHAPEL in Sweet Home, OR
April 6, 2019
Topic: How To Hold Onto Hope When Life is Disappointing
WARNER PACIFIC university
March 7, 2019
Topic: A Transforming Journey: In a time where “opting out” is easier, this is why we should “opt in” (Listen here)
Tribe Conference by Jeff Goins
September 17, 2018
Topic: This Undeserved Life and Book Writing
Ten Mile Christian Church's Middle School Swerve
March 11, 2017
Topic: Against the Grain, Spoken Word
Topic: Adoption, openness
Gift of Adoption's NorthWest Chapter's Banquet
November 21, 2016
Ten Mile Christian Church's Middle School Camp
Topic: Identity, Spoken Word
Winema Christian's Middle School Camp
Topic: My Story [Pride + Finding Him], Spoken Word
Topic: Building self discipline habits that transform your heart
Corvallis Church's Women's Ministry Retreat
Topic: Finding Him amidst the ugliness of honesty, wading through grief [miscarriage]
Topic: I [God] Believe In You Spoken Word
Harrisburg Christian Church Youth Group
Topic: God's Provision
Featured on Podcasts
Raising 2 Sons And Navigating 2 Races on OPB of NPR
How To See Grief as A Gift on the Honestly Adoption Podcast
I pray through each speaking request. If you would like to request availability, please do so on the right half of the page. It would be a privilege to discuss working together.