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I love to teach and explore God’s Word! It is truly my passion! I am available to do this in several formats depending on your need.



"UNLEASHED" and "REST, REFRESH AND WORSHIP" retreats each combine humor, deep biblical teaching, practical life application, and opportunities for interaction! I LOVE to present them!

I have had the privilege of offering these two retreats at various locations in the United States, to women of all ages, backgrounds and Christian denominations, and EVERY TIME we see the Spirit work through the material—because God’s Word, which is front and center—is living and active! Both of these retreats work for groups big or small, with congregational row or round table seating! You can do whatever works best for your group or venue!

To further the impact of the retreats, I have also developed a beautiful free 10-day devotional as a follow-up to each retreat to help every woman take home the material and personalize it by going deeper by herself or with friends!


Read the retreat descriptions below, and then see which one may work best for you!  I can do some minor customization of either of these for your specific theme or event. (Oh!  And for Great Commission Women in our Alliance family, either of these retreats work VERY well with our two-year theme!) Note also that there are DEVOTIONALS available for those who have ATTENDED a retreat and have been given a password. Click on the logos or name below for your free copy.


unleashing - Finding your fit!

Unleashed devotional click here

It is easy to let the tyranny of the urgent get in the way of accomplishing the truly important!  This retreat is designed to help EVERY woman see how God has wired her, how her story fits into the bigger Gospel story, and how she can be Unleashed to make a difference in her world!  Her life, passions, gifts, personality and experiences are not accidental—they are for His glory!  This retreat is full of laughter, teaching and reflection. Because it is so content-rich, it is best done in 4 main sessions at a weekend conference, but can be adjusted for a one day conference.


Rest Refresh Worship

“Rest,Using the "only" Psalm as a springboard (you will have to wait until the retreat to find out which one that is!) and some Old Testament heroes as examples, this retreat is extremely PRACTICAL. Through biblical teaching and one on one interaction, women will examine where they currently are, how biblical rest and refreshment may be different than they imagine, and how to live a life of worship in the day to day. This retreat has times of large teaching and smaller group interaction. It can be more contemplative or more interactive! You choose! It is designed for 2, 3 or 4 main sessions, and it can be done around round tables or regular congregational seating in a morning, day or weekend.

When we talk, we will discuss what would best serve you and your women for your schedule, preferences, and venue.


A few attendee responses to these retreats have been:


  • I have been at our church women’s retreat every year for 15 years, and this was the best retreat I have EVER attended ! - Attendee in PA

  • I truly feel UNLEASHED after this weekend!  Pray for me… I am ready to change my world! I’m not scared anymore ! - Attendee in WA

  • Thank you for the depth of your teaching, the encouragement and sincerity of your love, and your passion for God.  We will never be the same. - Attendee in OR

  • I have walked with the Lord for YEARS, and I never saw this before about my gifts… And I thought I was a spiritual gifts “expert”!  I am blown away! This was fabulous! - Attendee in PA



shorter events and keynotes

If you have a special event where you need a speaker for half an hour to a few hours, I am open for that as well. Some of the shorter sessions I have done are the following:

An honest prayer (from a prophet!) that can change our heart.


What’s in your basket?

Meeting a woman who changed biblical history with her obedience.


An honest prayer (from a prophet!) that can change our heart

Waiting well when God seems silent.



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Here is full length recording of me teaching at a brunch in December. You are welcome to listen to it to hear my style and presentation of the Word if you are considering me for an event.

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I am always open to doing custom events if you have a very specific theme. I can only take a limited amount of custom talks each year, but I will always pray through every opportunity!








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I love to travel with a speaking partner! I have several to choose from because I am connected to quite a few wonderful godly women on this same path! If you are looking for a team teaching retreat, I will listen to your desires and pick the best co-speaker to fit your event. Pictured above is one of my FAVORITES: Mona Haas. When I travel with a co-speaker, we will divide up the teaching main sessions and workshops and give you the best combination for your retreat!


My mother and I

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My mom is also a gifted editor and author. We live across the US but support each other in our ministry ventures. Check out her website here: Marilyn also enjoys speaking at women's events! If you are interested in a mother-daughter 2 generation team for your women's retreats, we would love to talk with you about our availability to travel together to serve you!





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My costs and fees are determined by the scope and size of your event and the amount of sessions I will be teaching. But here are some general ideas:

  • All of my travel expenses to get to/from your event and be part of your event need to be covered (airfare preferably on Delta Airlines or mileage, hotel, meals at the event).

  • I will determine with you a fair honorarium for your event. This will depend on the amount of preparation time and actual presentation time as well as how many women will be attending. I try to keep this as REASONABLE as possible!

  • If you are a part of the C&MA or GCW, I have a special rate for you when you use "Unleashed" or "Rest, Refresh, Worship" for your retreat.

I never want money to stand in the way of me taking on an event, so please contact me even if you are unsure of the financial details!


If you are interested in hearing me teach, please feel free to click on the links below. These clips are parts of larger talks that were presented between 2008 and the present at women's events where I was a speaker.

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Some book passages and shorter quotes were read in the above teaching clips. Author credit goes to Keith Price for "Thirsting After God", Ann Voskamp for "A Thousand Gifts" and Sandy Richter for" Epic of Eden".


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