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Our national Speaker Directory is a fantastic place to start your search for a Christian speaker for your outreach event, retreat or gathering. Search our listing by province, town or find a specific speaker by name.This is a tool to connect you with individuals across the country who share their personal faith stories or are public faith speaker-teachers who challenge and inspire others. You will see speakers of many different ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and experiences who have all seen God intersect their lives in ways that have changed them.

We invite all speakers available in Canada to provide their information, including a photo and website or facebook reference, so that we can connect those who share faith in Jesus and present God-based principles to those who are looking for someone called and equipped to do so. Let's fill this directory so that anyone, anywhere, can find the person gifted to communicate the message God has prepared for them.

Please note that speakers trained by RSVP Ministries are identified by this symbol Christian Women Speakers. These speakers have participated in training or coaching and feedback on sharing their faith story in a specific 10-25 minute format that includes an invitation for others to know Christ. 

While we do not endorse or recommend specific speakers, we do our best to make sure the information in this directory is accurate. We encourage people or groups who use the directory to undertake the screening that they feel is prudent. Contact speakers directly to ask questions and gather information in regards to speaker talks, availability, compensation and so on.

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Adena Paget
Adena PagetChristian Women Speakers

Adena is a published author who has just completed her latest project:"Parables, Poetry and Prayers", a daily devotional book with daily weekday devotions based on personal experiences and scripture references and a variety of "Weekend Reads" for the readers enjoyment.  Available from Freison Press bookstore on line.

High River, Alberta and Victoria, British Columbia
403-630-6784
Brenda Joudrey
Brenda JoudreyChristian Women Speakers

Brenda Joudrey is an experienced public speaker who easily develops a rapport with listeners. She has developed three speaking presentations suitable for Christian outreach events entitled My Life is Like a SongDo I Have a Story for You and Perspective is Everything.

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
902-865-4301 or 902-229-1953
Brenda Van RossumChristian Women Speakers
Brenda's heart is to see women set free from the chains of their past through the love of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Her rags to riches life story is one that encourages all women on their own personal journey.  Brenda and her husband live in Truro, NS and have raised two beautiful daughters.  She has a background in real estate and banking and she enjoys painting, nature, drumming and music.      
Truro, Nova Scotia
902-893-2385
Brenda Wood
Brenda WoodChristian Women Speakers

Hopestreamradio.com contributor, Brenda J. Wood, is a motivational speaker well-known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humour and quirky comments. Brenda teaches writing classes and blogs on several sites.  Some of her favourite things include a warm fire, a good book and pounding the pavement on her early morning walks.  She has written more than 30 books, including:  

 

Gentle Humour with Jesus - devotions for the light-hearted

The Pregnant Pause of Grief - the first trimester of widowhood

Meeting Myself - snippets from a binging and bulging mind.

Heartfelt Devotionals -366 devotions for common sense living   

Links to Facebook and Twitter  

Innisfil, Ontario
Joyful Melody Trio
Cari Blum, Joyce Dietrich, Colleen DurocherChristian Women Speakers

A pastor’s wife and two farmers’ daughters joined together in word and song to form the Joyful Melody Trio. The vocal group travels Canada and they will have your toes tapping as they present a musical concert while the trio's contralto vocalist, Joyce Dietrich, tells her story of perseverance and faith coping with family struggles, addiction issues and raising grandchildren. Visit their website at www.joyfulmelodytrio.com

Barrhead, Alberta
780-674-6210
Carol Harrison
Carol Harrison

Inspirational speaker and published author, Carol Harrison B.Ed, engages audiences of all ages as she shares from the heart, using real life stories which offer hope and encourage people, along with truths from God's Word. She addresses a variety of topics including Life's Tough But There's Hope. She is passionate about encouraging others to realize that the God of the Bible is still God today. Visit her website at http://www.carolscorner.ca

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Carola Meerkerk
Carola Meerkerk
Carola is a speaker, author, songwriter and singer. She has produced three CDs with nominations for two of her songs for Covenant Awards. She is also a senior inspirational writer for the internet magazine Simply Elevate. Carola shares of her history of hormonal depression, secondary infertility (resulting in two miracle babies), a new gift of songwriting at age 41, then a terrible tragedy (a brutal attack on her "adopted" son which led to his death three months later), and soon after her husband's job loss, as well as the murder trial reliving the circumstances (with God's peace) and a journey of depression with her oldest daughter in the young adult years. She shares a story of God's love, guidance, plan and purpose, healing and renewal in all of these life experiences. Visit Carola's website at www.bethea.ca
Burnaby, British Columbia
604-437-7577
Caroline L. Anderson
Caroline L. AndersonChristian Women Speakers

Caroline has intensive training in inner healing particularly through Ellel Ministries International. She speaks and teaches in this area as well as life issues, hearing God’s voice and more as the Lord leads. She has been ministering for 20 years in churches, the Order of St. Luke, Women’s Aglow and with many others including Christian Women’s Clubs. Visit Caroline's website at http://servantoftheword.ca/carolineanderson.html

Halifax, Nova Scotia
902-425-7196
Carolyn Carleton
Carolyn Carleton

Carolyn's experience as a missionary, pastors wife, national award winning author and speaker all unite to encourage, empower and equip women of all ages to delve into scripture to discover it's truth in our lives today.  Website:  www.carolyncarleton.com

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Cathy Mogus
Cathy MogusChristian Women Speakers

Cathy writes for Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and is the author of Dare to Dance Again: Steps from the Psalms When Life Trips You Up. She is also a freelance writer who has been published in numerous Christian and secular publications. Cathy speaks on weathering life's storms. overcoming failure and parenting. She also does special presentations for Christmas, New Year's and Valentine's Day. Cathy came to Christ as a child and learned about God’s love through divorce, job loss and cancer.

Richmond, British Columbia
604-524-2019
Celeste Zugec
Celeste ZugecChristian Women Speakers

Celeste, a wife, mother and grandmother of seven has been a speaker/singer for Stonecroft (now RSVP) in churches and in prisons since 1984.  She is passionate about sharing the gospel message of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus and shares her story in music interwoven with a message of hope and encouragement for people whose lives didn’t turn out the way they had planned. More at www.celestezugec.com

 

 

Bradford, Ontario
Charlene Friesen
Charlene FriesenChristian Women Speakers
Jesus tells us what we need to hear.  Intertwining humor, personal stories and Biblical applications, Charlene challenges her audience to listen to and live out the words of Jesus.  As a teacher at Redemption Church and published author, she experiences regular doses of God's sometimes-scary challenges as he prompts and prods her along.  She invites her audience to share that experience to hear and to submit to the timely, loving and unabashed words of Jesus.
Abbotsford, BC
Christine Gingerich
Christine Gingerich
Christine is a Lifestyle Coach, motivational speaker and author. After a battle with obesity and a serious health crisis, she made simple but powerful lifestyle changes and achieved complete healing. She founded Optimal YOU Coaching in 2003 and is passionate about inspiring others. Christine received her degrees in Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education and was certified by Can-Fit-Pro as a Personal Trainer Specialist. She also works as an elementary teacher in the Waterloo Region. Her healthy living cookbook, Optimal YOU, was born out of a deep desire to help others find practical help and physical healing, and it's close to becoming a Canadian Bestseller! It is Christine's passion to help others be all they were Designed to be! Check out her Optimal YOU appearances on Rogers Daytime and CTV. www.OptimalYOU.ca 
New Hamburg, Ontario
Christine Lindsay
Christine LindsayChristian Women Speakers

The very joyful  multi-award-winning author Christine Lindsay shares what she learned about the Heavenly Father's love through the heartache of relinquishing her first child to adoption. She also speaks on how to ovecome past hurts with a story of encouragement. Christine is the author of Christian fiction novels and travels extensively to speak.Visit Christine's website at www.ChristineLindsay.org 

Chilliwack, British Columbia
604-391-1139
Cindy Palin
Cindy PalinChristian Women Speakers

Cindy is currently working on her Bachelor of Christian Studies as a distance education student with Briercrest College and Seminary. She and her husband of 29 years are members of the First Baptist Church in Olds, Alberta. Cindy is a member of the Word Guild of Canada www.thewordguild.com, and the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), with a new book "The Faith Keeper" just published with Word Alive Press, and five CD Albums to her credit. Cindy has completed her speaker's training through Stonecroft in 2014, and began sharing her story in 2016. Cindy seeks Christ in all things, to extend His truth to unbelievers, and believers through prayer, His Word, and loving, committed relationships.

Olds, AB
Claudia Loopstra
Claudia Loopstra

Claudia is a wife, mother, grandmother and an author (Redemptive Love: Living with an alcoholic father) as well as a co-author (As the Ink Flows: Devotions to Inspire Christian Writers and Speakers). She has written short stories and articles. Claudia has also facilitated bereavement groups and led topical seminars.

King, Ontario
Cora Brossard
Cora BrossardChristian Women Speakers
Cora is a retiree from Royal Bank of Canada, where she conducted seminars on topics such as working with people of the opposite gender and positivity to boost the morale of staff adapting to organizational change. She is also a chaplain in a prison ministry who shares messages with inmates according to God's leading.
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
902-742-0130
Dave London
Dave LondonChristian Women Speakers

David London is a semi-retired businessman and owner of two companies. David is very involved in his home church and frequently delivers the Sunday message in the pastor's absence. In his spare time he pursues his hobbies of singing, playing guitar, golf and four-wheeling. David resides in PEI with his wife and best friend, Georgina. He has two children and six grandchildren. David details his personal journey in his talk entitled "Triumph Through Tragedy." Although the road had many twists and turns, tragedies and dead-ends, it eventually led him to the path that he follows successfully today. David shares the events and choices that finally brought him to a place of peace and contentment.

Murray River, Prince Edward Island
Deb Elkink
Deb ElkinkChristian Women Speakers

Deb spoke in grammatically correct sentences at eleven months of age, before she even walked! And she hasn’t slowed down—today she loves retelling timeless truths found first in the Bible by writing novels, teaching workshops, editing academic articles, and chatting wildly with friends over coffee. Deb eats French cheese, sews herself pretty sundresses, and studies theology (MA 2001). She speaks on how the arts point to the Great Artist of our souls. 

 

Visit Deb's website at www.debelkink.com  

Listen to a radio interview:  http://artsconnection.ca/content/arts-connection-july-12-2012-deb-elkink-third-grace-grace-irwin-award-winner 

View a secular TV interview:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxcvk1o9DW0

Elkwater (near Medicine Hat), Alberta
403-834-2224
Dianne Ticknor
Dianne TicknorChristian Women Speakers

Dianne is a speaker, singer, songwriter and dramatist. She is a former high school teacher, who has been awarded two Ontario teaching awards.  You may recognize her from 100 Huntley Street/Crossroads, where she has been a regular musical guest for many years.

 

She is an accomplished singer and songwriter who has produced 4 CDs which have earned  international airplay. Her Gospel songs deal with spiritual and practical aspects of life's issues, challenges and joys, and the answers found in God's love.

 

Dianne speaks about Thankfulness, Forgiveness, Re-capturing our Joy, and other motivational topics, based on scriptural and practical concepts for our daily lives. She has been a speaker for over 20 years to a wide variety of audiences, Dianne is often known for her interactive segments with women's audiences in which they share their stories as they work briefly with  the topics presented.

Mississauga, Ontario
Donna Lowe
Donna Lowe

Donna is a Canadian International Christian Speaker/Bible Teacher. A keynote at conferences, retreats and events for women and those in ministry positions. Whether you are looking for an engaging small group discussion, or dynamic event for 1,000 people, Donna is excited to partner with you. She brings practical Biblical wisdom to your event in an inspiring and empowering way. donnalowe.com   

 

Kelowna, British Columbia
Dorothy Sessa
Dorothy SessaChristian Women Speakers

Having learned to stand up, show up, and speak up against all odds, including depression and cancer, author and encourager Dorothy invites women to RSVP to Christ's invitation to fulfill the deepest desires of their hearts.  In her speaking presentation, through humor and song, she shares how God transformed her life.  Talks include "Worthless to Priceless", "UP2ME", "The Turning Point", and "Heaven is a Wonderful Place".  Videos may be viewed at: www.youtube.com/user/TheMammaD123 .  Her website is:  http://www.mybigg.com/.  

Calgary, Alberta
403.473.2940
Eileen P. GoodmanChristian Women Speakers

Eileen holds a Degree (ARCT) in Piano from the University of Toronto. Trained as a high school teacher, Eileen and her husband served as missionaries in the Kingdom of Swaziland in South East Africa. Eileen has shared her testimony in words and song in Canada, USA, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore and the Ukraine.A vibrant, dynamic Stonecroft trained speaker, Eileen sings and speaks from her heart about God’s miraculous intervention in all of life’s changes.

Thornhill, Ontario
Elaine Ingalls Hogg
Elaine Ingalls HoggChristian Women Speakers

Elaine Ingalls Hogg is an award-winning author and inspirational speaker. She enjoys sharing her personal testimony of how a simple note in her great grandmother’s handwriting led her to recognize God’s unconditional love. Besides speaking at women’s events, libraries, service clubs and schools, she also shares inspirational thoughts through her writing. In addition to more than 200 devotionals, her stories can be found in more than two dozen anthologies, magazines, CBC radio, and websites.  Visit Elaine's website at https://elainehogg.wordpress.com/

Sussex, New Brunswick
Elizabeth (Liz) LaVia
Elizabeth (Liz) LaViaChristian Women Speakers

I live at Wesley Acres Park, a Christian Community for six months each year and in Melaque, Mexico for six months, where I organize missions work through my Church. "Through Trouble To Triumph" is a salvation message which includes references to parental abuse, failed marriages and God's calling. I was born again, able to forgive my abuser and after meeting the love of my life, was able with God's help and love and to find acceptance in my circumstances.

Bloomfield, Ontario
613-391-9565
Fawn Sunderland
Fawn Sunderland
I live in Adams, NY in my country home nestled in the pines, complete with chickens and dogs! I enjoy quilting and do a special feature complete with a quilt show and use my quilts as illustrations of what God has taught me while quilting. My tag line is "My quilting Adventures". I have been a Christian for over 30 years and love to talk about Jesus. 
Adams, New York
Ginny Ambrose Bridle
Ginny Ambrose BridleChristian Women Speakers

Who is Ginny? A gospel singer with 8 solo recordings. When she sings her joy and love for Jesus oozes out of her. You will be affected and infected!

 

The title of her humorous but riveting talk 'Living on the Edge' says it all. Ginny's journey with God has been full of unexpected danger and incidence - but also full of God's grace, guidance and provision.

 

A 25 year missionary in Europe with her husband Terry, Ginny has used her talents in presenting the drama 'Heaven's Gates and Hell's Flames' in 35 countries and 25 languages.

 

Please visit our website www.terryandginny.com [See Ginny soon on YouTube]  

Ajax, Ontario
905-426-1816
Glenda Standeven
Glenda StandevenChristian Women Speakers

Learning Forgiveness the Hard Way helps people understand that no matter how big our earthly sins may be our heavenly Father will forgive us when we turn to Him. By sharing real life experiences this presentation engages audiences of all ages and explores the power and importance of forgiveness. Finding the Flip Side helps both Christians and non-Christians recognize that something good can come from something we previously thought of as 'bad'. Using my experience as a bone cancer survivor, amputee, and someone who lost a sibling in a car accident and a father to cancer I explore how His light will see us through the darkest times. 

Visit Glenda at www.glendastandeven.com - join my facebook group 'I Am Choosing to Smile' 

Chilliwack, British Columbia
604-792-6638
Gloria Law
Gloria LawChristian Women Speakers

Gloria Law is an author, motivational speaker, business owner and talk show host for a bi-weekly radio show called Never Ever Give Up Hope. She is a resilient woman  of strength and courage who has endured traumatic events and is a cancer survivor. Her story is one of faith, perseverance and victory. Visit Gloria's website at www.neverevergiveuphopenet.blogspot.com  and her personal blog at www.batteredhope.blogspot.com

Sechelt, British Columbia
604-885-0472
Grace Fox
Grace FoxChristian Women Speakers

Grace Fox is the author of eight books, a popular international speaker and media guest, and co-director of International Messengers Canada—an evangelical ministry with 200 career missionaries working in 20 countries. Married in 1982, she has three grown children and six grandchildren. Grace’s skill as a devotional writer transfers easily to her speaking ministry. Thus, she is able to address numerous topics that inspire audiences to pursue intimacy with God. Topics include but are not limited to: how to overcome fear, how to see ourselves as God sees us, how to pray more effectively, how to live a life of unquenchable joy, how to develop a lifestyle of thanksgiving. Visit Grace's website at www.gracefox.com, her Facebook page at www.fb.com/gracefox.author or see her on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbtMfhPRqTY&feature=youtu.be

Abbotsford, British Columbia
604-755-8285
Heidi McLaughlin
Heidi McLaughlinChristian Women Speakers

Heidi McLaughlin is an international speaker and author who has spoken to audiences for over 20 years. Her personal stories coupled with God’s truth, inspire women to make bold choices to become beautiful from the inside outHeidi’s first husband died two weeks before Christmas in 1994, but she is remarried to Pastor Jack and he is the love of her life. They have an eclectic, blended active family of five children and nine grandchildren.Visit Heidi's website at www.heartconnection.ca

West Kelowna, British Columbia
250-470-9299
Hilda Lakusta
Hilda LakustaChristian Women Speakers

Hilda has lived in Chilliwack for 30 years with her husband John. She retired from a career in nursing and teaching high school, and pursued her lifelong passion for fine art, watercolour and calligraphy. She loves to travel, hike, read, listen to music and spend time with her grandchildren.

Hilda speaks on acceptance, experiencing nature and overcoming grief, tragedy and sorrow.

Chilliwack, British Columbia
604-858-8778
Irene Bryant
Irene BryantChristian Women Speakers

Irene is a mother with two grown children, one grandchild and two step-grandchildren. Irene leads a ministry called King-Centered Perspectives through which she conducts workshops on the Biblical perspective on healing and on financial freedom. She experienced a miraculous healing of stage IV throat cancer in 2000 and is an experienced financial service representative. She speaks about God’s love, forgiveness, provision and healing. A former school teacher, Irene has been speaking for several years in seminars and churches. She enjoys ballroom dancing, golfing, playing the piano and taking road trips. Visit Irene on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KingCenteredPerspectives on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/irene-bryant-0314a71b or see her six-minute graduation talk from the FastTrack program with the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers at http://youtu.be/bujBrLjBD08

Calgary, Alberta
587-890-4138
Jane Anne Ireland
Jane Anne IrelandChristian Women Speakers

Jane Anne has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jason, since June 1996 and enjoys hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, crocheting, quilting and spending time with family. She works as an educational assistant. She and her family enjoy living and entertaining in their home, which is an old church from Outram, Sask. that was moved to near Hitchcock, Sask. She speaks on navigating life changes and following God's plan for your life.

Estevan, Saskatchewan
306-634-0152
Jodi Kozan
Jodi Kozan
We are on our journey of faith. Jodi loves to share her story of transformation and any topic that relates to her passion of "Restoration: Heart, Family, World!" Born and raised in Minnesota, she married a Canadian and moved to Saskatoon in 1990. In 1996, she experienced a profound encounter with Jesus and since then has desired to serve and share God's story through her story. Mother to four daughters, founder of Women's Journey of Faith since 1999, Jodi is now embarking on a new organizational launch - Hope Restored Canada - whose aim is to eradicate sexual exploitation through their H.O.P.E. model where humanity is restored and renewed in healthy relationships.  
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Joy Fera
Joy FeraChristian Women Speakers

Olympic Rower, and after the 1980 Boycott of the Olympic Games, came to know Jesus personally.  

Tsawwassen, British Columbia
604-943-6593 or 604-313-4036
Judy Cole
Judy ColeChristian Women Speakers

Judy has had a very successful teaching career and has worked and travelled abroad.  She is a mother and grandmother and enjoys everyday.  Judy was a lost sheep and she would like to share her life's story in the lost and found department. 

Moncton, New Brunswick
Judy Gatehouse
Judy GatehouseChristian Women Speakers
Judy is a seasoned speaker who loves to proclaim how God satisfies our deepest needs. She engages audiences through an honest telling of her struggles with bulimia and other unhealthy coping choices. You will be encouraged by hearing from Judy how God alone is the best and most faithful “food for our souls."  Besides speaking, Judy enjoys collecting vintage magazines. She also delights in the ingenious antics of her backyard squirrels! Visit Judy's website at www.hungryforjesus.org
Ottawa, Ontario
613-406-4669
Judy Mary LlewellynChristian Women Speakers

Judy is a retired nurse, guest teacher, devotional writer, wife (married for thirty one years), mother and grandmother who lives in a three generational home. She has experience overcoming obstacles including navigating challenging relationships with adult children, relocation and managing chronic pain.

Calgary, Alberta
403-472-3951 or 403-731-2370
Karyn Pearson
Karyn PearsonChristian Women Speakers

Karyn Pearson is a Regional Director with RSVP Ministries.  She is an ordained minister with a master's degree in ministry and over 30 years of serving in various roles and capacities.  As an inspirational speaker with a teacher's heart she has served as a keynote speaker for conferences & retreats.  

 

A few hallmark messages are:

 

  • Running Scared; Finding Freedom from Fear through the Power of Love
  • Understanding the Seasons of life
  • Spirit, Soul & Body (Retreat)
Lorette, Manitoba
Kathryn "Kate" Kristoffel
Kathryn "Kate" KristoffelChristian Women Speakers

It is said that a week in Kate’s life is like a year in anyone else’s. She pursues life with abandon and has a fearless heart that always finds the positive even in the darkest situations. Her testimony is powerful. Kate was an elite athlete, owns a national title and has coached athletes who have gone on to make national teams. Now she trains youth and their parents how to make God the center of their sport and be a more successful athlete for it. She sees sports simply as an effective way to point people to God. Visit Kate's website at: www.atlanticstars.ca 

Moncton, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia
902-233-4403
Kathy Butryn
Kathy Butryn
As a speaker, writer and mentor, and with her signature warmth, Kathy encourages and equips women who desire to grow deeper in their devotion to Jesus and live their life on purpose--with clarity, focus and action--make each day count for God’s glory.
Toronto, ON
Laura Pogson
Laura PogsonChristian Women Speakers

Laura is a former educator and figure skating coach who now lives in her childhood home, a bed & breakfast opened by her parents in 1953, where she hosts people from around the world who are attending the Stratford Shakespeare Theatre. At her church, she leads the DivorceCare program which began in 1999. Her other volunteer activities include Rotary, the community foundation, and leading tours for the theatre. 

Stratford, Ontario
519-271-2323
Lindsay Grice
Lindsay GriceChristian Women Speakers

It was Lindsay’s interest in horses that steered her to a Christian summer camp as a teenager, not an interest in “spiritual” things. This was the beginning of a passion for horses becoming a passion to know God -- one that has inspired her life as a single mom in a couples’ world and as a professional horse trainer, coach and horse show judge. Lindsay leads a Divorce Care community group. She speaks to teen, school and womens’ groups on navigating cultural voices and media messages to find identity, truth and purpose. She shares horse stories and how God uses the horse as an illustration for life’s truths. She also speaks on the ideas, images and voices of our culture and the lifeline Jesus offers. You can visit Lindsay's website at www.Lgrice.com

Orangeville, Ontario
519-940-3870
Marcia Lee Laycock
Marcia Lee LaycockChristian Women Speakers

Marcia is an award winning author and speaker living in Central Alberta. Her debut novel, One Smooth Stone won her the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award and her devotional book Spur of the Moment also won an Award of Merit at Write Canada. Many of her articles, devotionals and short stories have also been award winners. Marcia has spoken to many women's groups in Alberta, Saskatchewan and beyond. She is a sought-after speaker for women's retreats. Her topics range from mother-daughter relationships to navigating the rough waters of a journey with cancer. Topics are listed on her website (www.marcialeelaycock.com) but Marcia is happy to speak to any theme.

Blackfalds, Alberta
403-885-9828
Maggie Mae Holmes
Marj (Maggie Mae) HolmesChristian Women Speakers

Maggie Mae has been married to her husband Neil for 15 years, and they raised three daughters and added a fourth teenaged daughter to their family a couple of years ago. Maggie was a hairdresser for 28 years and since retiring due to health reasons is now pursuing her passion for writing, drawing and learning.  Maggie has a few children’s stories in the works, has self-published a war brides story and is now writing a novella. The focus of her speaking has been how God has brought peace to her life. She has also explored issues around parenting , surviving divorce, Asperger’s syndrome, depression and fibromyalgia.

 

Visit Maggie Ma's website at maggiemaeholmes2015.weebly.com
Pierson, Manitoba
Marnie Wynans
Marnie WynansChristian Women Speakers

Marnie Wynans is a wife and mother of five boys. After suffering with first infertility and then five miscarriages, she sought out God's will for her life and ultimately surrendered herself to Him. Uniting herself to His own suffering, she found the strength and grace needed to understand that God's will for her life is perfect. Marnie shares the moving story of her pain, her surrender, and finally the"peace that passes understanding" she has as she rests in her Heavenly Father's arms trusting that as the perfect Father, He knows best. Women of all ages and experiences are inspired to take their own stories of suffering and to unite them with Jesus as they too learn to trust in God's perfect will for their lives.

Port Alberni, British Columbia
Michelle Sim
Michelle SimChristian Women Speakers

I have been an ordained minister since 1986, and in 1991 founded Northern Praise Ministries, Inc.  a Canadian charity which supports others in ministry.  I have spoken from the pulpit over the last 30 years and can teach on any Biblical topic.  I am a recording artist (4 cds) and author (three books - the most recent called The Woman).  I am by nature an enthusiastic and humourous encourager!  I am also the mother of an adult child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  The story of Paul is depicted in my second book, My Son, My Gift.

 

Links:  www.michellesim.com FB:  Michelle Sim

Oakville, Ontario
905-844-0909
Nancy Revie
Nancy RevieChristian Women Speakers

I am faith-filled and passionate about life - my desire is to focus on inspiring people to be fully engaged in enjoying theirs.   As a Motivational Speaker, Writer, Certified Fitness Instructor, Recreationist, Musician, cancer survivor-thriver and an infuser of fun, I have a passion and zest for life with a keen sense of humour.
When you’re looking for the perfect someone to liven up your next event with humour and a message, contact me. You’ll be glad you did!

Website:  nancyrevie.com

Guelph, ON
519-822-7285
Rhonda Lazerte
Rhonda Lazerte

“Faith had become my unique and demanding companion.” These are the words that I often use to describe my journey. By faith I learned to overcome many trials in life beginning with the death of my husband to cancer, the death of a son (crib death) and my own healing from cancer. I have also experienced the joy of sharing my story weekly on Vision TV for 27 years and rejoicing in God’s faithfulness to so many. Visit Rhonda's webpage at www.doorofhope.ca

Oakville, Ontario
905-901-2048
Rose Newman
Rose NewmanChristian Women Speakers

A speaker for RSVP (formerly Stonecroft) since 1991, Rose has three "stories".  One is "The Gift" one is called “Such Love” and the other is called "Tomorrow".   She feels that God has given her the gift of telling about His wonderful plan of salvation.

 

"The Gift" - Rose shares, 'I thought I was good enough to make it to Heaven on my own merit, not realizing that salvation is a gift of God through faith and His marvellous grace.  I had not given my life to Christ or even realized I was a sinner.'

 

“Such Love”- About realizing her need of a Saviour and her decision to accept His sacrifice and His great love for her, personally.

 

"Tomorrow" - Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer Rose started to think about death and heaven.  We make plans for our lives only to realize they didn't turn out the way we planned because God had something else in mind for us. 

 

These stories are available online as free little eBooks under www.smashword.com 

Bracebridge, Ontario
705-645-6510
Ruth Allison
Ruth AllisonChristian Women Speakers

Ruth Allison is a retired federal government employee who now spends her winters as a snowbird in Florida. She and her husband Ron reside in Moncton the other three seasons. Ron calls her Ruthie and describes his wife as a very positive woman of high energy with an infectious smile who loves life. Ruth believes that life is a never-ending growing experience full of challenges and rewards, and she will share with you how to weather the unexpected storms of life.

Moncton, New Brunswick
506-387-8877
Ruth Johnstone
Ruth JohnstoneChristian Women Speakers

Ruth has filled many roles over the years including; Pastor's wife, mother, public speaker, entrepreneur, and author.

 

Her recently published book 'When Troubles Fall Like Lemon Drops' talks about her journey of her husband's illness with Lewy Body dementia. The story will inspire you to the awareness of the amazing abundance of potential that is in each of us to rise above the ashes of our circumstances and greet each new day with love in our hearts.

 

www.whentroublesfall.weebly.com

facebook.com/WTFLLD
Leduc, AB
Ruth Orr
Ruth OrrChristian Women Speakers

Ruth is a local businesswoman married to husband, David, for 37 years. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Topics she explores include building self esteem, finding out who you are in Christ and healing past wounds. As a two-time cancer survivor, she has seen God work miracles learning to lean on Him, trust Him and walk victoriously with Him through her journey. 

Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia
Sandy Walker
Sandy WalkerChristian Women Speakers

Sandy has worked for IBM in an executive role.  She now works/volunteers at North York General Hospital as President of the Volunteers.  She also chairs the Toronto East Christian Women's Club and enjoys a small business in her home.  Sandy lives with her husband and has three grown children.  She just enjoys being a woman!

 

 Sandy has been an RSVP (formerly Stonecroft) speaker for many years, since 1986. She trained for a year with Christian Women’s Club leadership and has spoken on many circuits, and at events and conferences.

Toronto, ON
Sharon vanDyk
Sharon vanDyk

As a retired Secondary School teacher, a published author and former business owner, I was unprepared for the diagnosis of lung cancer.  However, 20 years later I am here to share my faith, my hope and my walk with Jesus.  Teaching the Bible, witnessing for the Lord, in Florida and in Ontario, God has richly blessed me through His grace and mercy!

www.givinghopetoday.com

Bloomfield, Ontario
Sheila Webster
Sheila Webster

Sheila is an author, coach, and counsellor.  She is passionate about the transformation message of the gospel.  She has spoken at many workshops,seminars, ladies retreats, camps and churches in several provinces.  She is a mother and grandmother of several!

Edmonton, Alberta
780-910-4037
Sherrie Litster
Sherrie LitsterChristian Women Speakers

Sherrie Litster resides in Abbotsford, BC with her husband Wayne where they have made their home for eighteen years.  Her involvement in RSVP Ministries dates back to the 1970's and she has been actively involved in the planning team in her local community for several years.  She is currently the Regional Prayer Advisor for the province of British Columbia and firmly believes in the power of prayer.  Her topics span a variety of life issues including restoration and healing from post-partum depression, dealing with low self-esteem, loss, sorrow, chronic pain,shame and guilt, all relative to salvation. 

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Stephanie Robbins
Stephanie RobbinsChristian Women Speakers

Stephanie grew up in rural Nova Scotia. She graduated from Bob Jones University in 1989, and for the past 15 years, she has led Living Free Ladies Morning, Dare2b (one-day teen girl conference) and recently a coffee connection for female leaders. Currently, Stephanie is pursuing her Masters in Spiritual and Leadership Formation from Acadia Divinity College and serves on the Leadership Team of her local church. She lives with her husband and two children in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Topics she explores include overcoming shame, leadership and exploring our calling. Visit Stephanie's website at: http://stephrobbins.com on Twitter at: @StephanieRobbi8 or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/StephRobbinsMinistries/

Halifax, Nova Scotia
(902) 877-0739
Sue Ferguson
Sue FergusonChristian Women Speakers

Sue is a former elementary school teacher, nursery school founder/director and director of a women's ministry. She loves interacting with people of all ages, whether coaching, teaching, encouraging or mentoring.    Her passions include spending quality time with her grandchildren, intergenerational friendship, and residing as a modern day nomad in three different locations yearly, two of them by the ocean. Sue wants everyone to know God is the dream-giver and no matter what has happened to you in the past or where you are in your life right now,  you can "Dare to Dream Again." She also believes we are all on a journey heading to or coming from different places. Sue takes us on a unique journey showing us the important things are both how we get there and our final destination.  

Brockville, Ontario
Suzanne M. Baresich
Suzanne M. BaresichChristian Women Speakers

Suzanne is a speaker, singer, and media presenter with a comedic creative flair. Born in the UK and catapulted into a highly successful showbiz career at 16 years of age, she came to Canada for a three-month tour with her show band.  Following a dramatic life-changing encounter with the Lord at age 33 she became a church music director for 22 years. After escaping an abusive marriage with two children she remarried. By incorporating comedy, personal experiences and beautiful PowerPoint presentations she offers a full program.  

 

Her current talks include:

 

What not to Wear

Change Coming ready or Not

Christmas from a Women's Perspective

Easter from a Women's Perspective

Victory  - When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Toronto, Ontario
905-893-8310 or 416-294-7617
Tandy Balson
Tandy BalsonChristian Women Speakers

Tandy is a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, volunteer and observer of life. Through her books, speaking engagements or her blog, her mission is to inspire you by bringing a fresh perspective to everyday things. Her talks range from life application gained from everyday moments to honest stories of loss, devastation and betrayal and the healing and hope God has provided. Visit Tandy's website at www.timewithtandy.com

Airdrie, Alberta
403-200-4220
Tina Michele Weidlich
Tina Michele WeidelichChristian Women Speakers

Tina Michele's heart is to draw people closer to God through song and story.  As a professional and passionate singer, songwriter, speaker and writer, she's shared on TV, radio, at conferences, retreats, women's groups and churches internationally.  Her first CD "You are the Key" received a Covenant award nomination.  Tina Michele lives near Toronto with her husband and teenage daughter.  She also has a passion to help those in need and currently works at cbm Canada, Christian Blind Mission.  

 

Some of the topics Tina speaks on are:  Making Life Count, From the Valley to the Mountain Peak (finding joy of the Lord), Leave Your Worries Behind, Finding Freedom through Forgiveness, The Perfect Present.  

 

Website:  www.tinamichele.com

(On Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)

Richmond Hill, Ontario
905-773-9919
Tovie Anna Green
Tovie Anna GreenChristian Women Speakers

Tovie's life has been interesting with many twists and turns and she speaks about her life and how it might relate to others. As her journey continues, she is constantly reminded to imitate Jesus. She says her faith is tested daily and she speaks on what she learns from these trials. Tovie loves speaking and singing and does both with passion.

Penticton, British Columbia
Wendy Farha
Wendy Farha
For more than 38 years, Wendy Farha has been delighting audiences with her hilarious comedy, stunning vocals and poignant songs. Diagnosed with clinical depression in 2000 and then with breast cancer in 2009, Wendy has chosen to use humour and optimism to face life's many challenges. Now touring as a professional singer, songwriter, comedian and inspirational speaker, she loves sharing her music, comedy & message with audiences everywhere, telling them how they can find joy in their journeys. Visit Wendy's website at www.wendyfarha.ca or check out her youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/wendyfarha or see her comedy clips at http://www.wendy.ca/content/view/27/31/
Montreal, Quebec
514-808-3060 or 519-865-8100
Wendy Taylor
Wendy TaylorChristian Women Speakers

Wendy Taylor shares her testimony on "From Rebellion to Submission." Once as a rebellious teen herself she found that by surrendering her will to God, He had great plans and purposes for her. She and her husband fostered over 100  emotionally scarred teens for a 25 year period. She is an author and has written a number of devotionals as well as her book : "Just Call Me Mom." She travels internationally sharing her story of hope, at conferences and Ladies groups. She began the Conference "Women of Influence" and is now expanding into the US. Website:  The Woman of Influence

 

Speaking Topics: 

Personal Testimony
Unselfish Loving
Success-God's Way!
God's Beautiful Creation-You!
Becoming a Woman of Influence!
Choose Happiness!

Windsor, Ontario
519-945-3128
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