Looking for someone to speak at your next women’s ministry event?

Does your women’s ministry team need some training and encouragement?

I would love to teach your team and your women!

I consider myself a teacher, not a speaker – by education and approach.

I graduated from college with a double major in elementary education and English. Our firstborn came along just as I was wrapping up my fourth year of teaching first graders. The plan had always been for me to be a stay-at-home mom and I quickly became an active volunteer in the mommy group I joined allowing me to put some of my teaching skills to use.

I was never planning to return to a traditional classroom and was quite surprised when God called me out of my so-called “retirement.” One Sunday after church my husband let me know his teaching partner for the 11th-grade class was stepping down effective immediately. He needed me in the classroom with him the following Sunday. But God.

Over the years, I’ve taught middle, high school, women’s Bible study classes, and retreat and conference sessions.

I’m big on participation and interaction.

Knowing that not everyone learns or listens in the same way, I vary my teaching style to meet the different needs of the audience. My teaching worksheets seek to meet those various needs as well.

As a former elementary school teacher with over 20 years of experiencing ministering to women, my ministry experience at five different churches, educational training, Bible Study Fellowship training, and theater background combine to present training that is rich, interesting, and interactive.

Cyndee’s session has made me want to dive into my Bible with her study worksheet. I have had the 1st chapter of Joshua on my mind all week and have repeated “Be Strong and Courageous” to myself and others several times! – Attendee, Office Personnel Conference, Michigan District LCMS

When our family schedule allows I am available for teaching and training sessions.

I am located in Charlotte, NC.

Compensation for any travel outside of our immediate area is requested in addition to an honorarium for my time. My speaking rates are based on the number of sessions and the number of days of the event. I understand the challenges of church budgets and will do my best to work with you.

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed and needed this conference. Friday night’s message what exactly what I needed to hear with some things I’m dealing with at church and at work. This was just another confirmation that the Lord is at work in these situations. What a blessing it was to me!! – Mary Flynn, Key Keepers Conference Attendee

Church background:

I am sensitive to the differences in speaking in churches of different denominations and will respect your church’s teaching on doctrinal issues.

I’ve personally attended a variety of churches over the years including Southern Baptist, Presbyterian (PCA), and Non-Denominational.

Gather and Glean Retreat 2019

Current Teaching Topics Include:

Bible Study Boot Camp – During the summer of 2016, God led our women’s group to step away from the traditional Bible study books to teach our women to READ the Bible on their own. The READ Bible study format is an original, inductive Bible study method that can be taught to your team or group of women during a workshop, conference, or retreat. A minimum of 2 hours of teaching time is needed for a condensed version of the Boot Camp.

Be Strong and Courageous (Joshua) – A series of lessons can we learn from Joshua that can apply today. Available as a weekend retreat, keynote, or workshop sessions.  

Overcoming Bible Study Barriers – Identifying and overcoming the barriers to Bible study. Includes practical tips to encourage and equip women to study God’s Word on their own. Available as a workshop session.

Prayer Warrior Boot Camp – Originally taught as a 2 ½ hour workshop, PWBC can be taught as a workshop, conference, or retreat. It can also be used as training to equip your team better to pray out loud. Content will be similar to that which is offered in the Prayer Warrior Boot Camp for Groups.

What’s your story? – A workshop, conference, keynote, or retreat training for your women on how to share the story God has given them.  Practical steps for writing and sharing our stories as modeled for us through God’s Word. Your women will prepare testimonies of what God has done in their lives to share with others. 

Proverbs 31 – A message for all women – not just wives and stay at home moms. Identifying and embracing the challenge found in this passage. Available as a 1-hour keynote, multiple conference sessions, or retreat.

Women’s Ministry Training Topics Include:

Better Bible Study for Women
Bible Study Facilitator Training
Building Your Women’s Ministry Team
Calendar Planning
Creating Expectations & Job Descriptions
Cultivating Community
Expanding the Reach of Your Women’s Ministry
Devotionals and Testimonies
How to Budget for your Ministry or Event
How to Host Great Women’s Ministry Events
How to Write a Devotional or Teaching
Leading Teams
Mission & Vision Statement Creation
Rethinking Women’s Ministry
Retreat & Conference Planning
Service Projects
Utilizing Social Media to Expand Your Ministry Reach

Please contact me if a topic you are interested in is not listed.

2021 Speaking Schedule

April 24, 2021,  Seeds for the Soul: Seeds of Joy, River Oaks Community Church, Clemmons, NC (workshops, open to the public, registration required) 

2020 Speaking Schedule

May 15 and 21, 2020, READ Workshop, Stonebridge Church, Charlotte, NC (AM and PM Session)

August 31, 2020, Christian Communicator Conference, The Cove, Asheville, NC (registration required)

February 28, 2020, Key Keeper Conference, Heart2Heart Ministry Iron Station, NC


Featured On

Cyndee has been featured on many prominent websites and podcasts. 

The Living Room with Joanna WeaverRethinking Women’s Ministry

Christian Woman Leadership PodcastIntentional Discipleship and Mentoring Within Women’s Ministry 

Bible Study SummitGetting Started in Bible Study, Even When You Feel Unqualified (affiliate link)

LifeWayLearning From Leaders: How Can We Keep Cliques from Harming Our Ministry?

Marnie’s FriendsWomen’s Ministry Trends for 2019 & Beyond

DaySpring10 Ways to Share God’s Love with Your Group and Top 5 Ideas for Hosting a Women’s Group

Woman to Woman MentoringThe Hospitality Gap

FaithItWhy I’m Not Reading Through the Bible This Year

Christian Camp Pro9 Things 19 Years in Women’s Ministry Has Taught Me

Women Leading WomenFive Ways to Nurture Your Team

Almost Empty Nest4 Crucial Topics to Discuss Before Your Child Leaves for College

Retreat-in-a-BagSaturday Night Solution