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.
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, Methodist, and Non-Denominational.
Current Teaching Topics Include:
Be Strong and Courageous (Joshua 1) – Available as a weekend retreat, keynote, or workshop sessions. Sessions include Conquering Discouragement and Finding Encouragement.
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.
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 online Prayer Warrior Boot Camp class here.
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.
Team Training Topics Include:
Creating Expectations & Job Descriptions
Bible Study Facilitator Training
Building Your Women’s Ministry Team
How to Budget for your Ministry/Event
Mission & Vision Statement Creation
Retreat & Conference Planning
Utilizing Social Media to Expand Your Ministry Reach
MOPS or Mommy Meeting Topics:
Navigating Difficult Seasons of Marriage
How to Find Time to Dig into the Word
Sharpening Your Skills of Discernment
Teach Me to Pray
Please contact me if a topic you are interested in is not listed.
Current Speaking Schedule
September 26-28, 2019 Gather and Glean Women’s Ministry Retreat and Training
April 7-9, 2019 Office Personnel Conference, Michigan District LCMS
June 15-16, 2018 Breakaway 2018 – Concord, NC