Brenda Yoder – Arise Speakers

Brenda is a national speaker, author, life coach, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor whose passion is encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. Her newest book, Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind is endorsed by Jim Daly of Focus on the Family and releases in 2018. She’s been featured in two Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Reboot Your Life and Confident and Curvy; the Washington Post, and has a mental health column in her local paper. Her first book, Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All released in 2015.

Brenda is also former teacher and school counselor and was twice awarded the Touchstone Award for teachers. Her ministry, Life Beyond the Picket Fence, can be found at  where she authentically writes about faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. In addition to a private counseling and coaching practice, Brenda speaks at women’s retreats, business events, MOPS groups, keynotes, and teaches and trains on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics. She is a certified trainer by the Faith Trust Institute and on the speaker’s bureau for Dove’s Nest, a non-profit training and advocating for child abuse prevention. Brenda has been a service provider for families in foster care, domestic violence situations, and has worked face with children and teens for over twenty-five years.

A mentor to women and young adults, Brenda is also a wife and mom of four children, ranging from teens to adults, and lives on a farm in Shipshewana, Indiana.

Speaking Topics



Life Balance

Spiritual Growth

Practical Bible Teaching

Personal Growth



Mental Health




parenting beyond the storybook image.

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You can reach Brenda Yoder here at

 Telephone: 260-336-3387

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501


Brenda Yoder – Arise Speakers


Kelly Stigliano – Arise Speakers

Kelly is an experienced journalist, ministry leader, speaker, and author. She has written for newspapers since the 1990s.

She shares her life experiences by the article, having been published in magazines such as Guideposts, Focus on the Family, War Cry, Just Between Us, Country, Christian Communicator, various regional periodicals, and more. Her articles have been on websites such as,, and

As God teaches her lessons, she writes about them so we can all learn together. She has contributed to twelve compilation books including two Chicken Soup for the Soul editions, Guideposts, two Cecil Murphey books, and Love is a Verb Devotional by Gary Chapman.

Kelly grew up in a small northeastern Ohio town. Within a five-year period she moved through the statistics of pregnant teen bride, abused spouse, and single parent.

Although she learned about Jesus as a child in Sunday school, she met Him personally as a broke and broken single mother of two sweet, but rowdy preschoolers.

Her compelling story was dramatized on UNSHACKLED!, a radio program from Chicago, IL. God’s story in her life was also featured on the Focus on the Family broadcast.

She has enjoyed speaking to women’s groups, teenagers, and teachers since 1987, and currently speaks throughout the southeastern USA, mainly sharing her testimony.

Kelly knows that no one benefits when we wear masks. “Everyone has skeletons in their closets; but my closets have no doors on them!”

She belongs to Word Weavers International writers’ critique group, is a C.L.A.S.S. graduate, and a member of

Kelly resides with her husband, Jerry in sunny Florida. Together they have five adult children, a son-in-law, and two granddaughters—all living across the land and in England.

Speaking Topics

Incomparable, Unequivocal, Unconditional Love

Messy Places

Volunteer Appreciation

New Beginnings

Freedom of Choice

Stand By Your Man – Practical Advice That Would Make Even Tammy Wynette Proud

Sure, Why Not?

Weed and Feed – Lessons From My Garden

Parting Was Such Sweet Sorrow – How I Said Good-bye To Sugar

Jumping The Fence – 10 Steps To Staying Home With Your Child

Help God, I’m Not A Counselor!

Writing Your Memoirs

Ghosts of Christmases Past

Regrets and Unforgiveness


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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Kelly Stigliano here at

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501


Kelly Stigliano – Arise Speakers


Donna Jones – Arise Speakers

Rarely does a speaker relate as easily to seekers as with veterans of the faith, but somehow Donna Jones does. Described as “a pro on stage but with the warmth you’d expect from a close girlfriend” Donna is “about as authentic and genuine as they come”. More than a Bible teacher, Donna is a self-described Bible explainer. A colorful storyteller who combines Biblical truth with real-life anecdotes, her messages not only help listeners understand God’s Word, but most important, grasp how to live it out in real life.

Donna is funny, engaging, practical and real. “I’m passionate about helping women know, love, and follow God in their everyday lives. I deeply want to know, love and follow Him this way myself.”

A sought after national and international speaker, Donna has spoken in twenty states and on four continents, keynoting events of more than 1000. She’s the author of three books, including Seek: A Woman’s Guide to Meeting God and Taming Your Family Zoo, and is a contributing author to the 365-day devotional, A Moment to Breathe. Donna’s been featured in Parents and Better Homes and Gardens magazines and writes regularly for She has been on numerous radio and television shows, including Focus on the Family and Good Day Dallas. A graduate of UCLA, with a degree in Communications, Donna’s spoken for nationally recognized ministries like Proverbs 31 and Hearts at Home.

Deeply involved in her home church (she and her pastor/hubby planted Crossline Church in 2005) Donna teaches 200 of her best friends in Bible study each week. Her favorite role, though, is wife to JP, and mom to her three wildly funny young adult kids, who frequently sit on her kitchen counter just to chat.

Speaking Topics

Growing Deep, Growing Strong Unstoppable!

You Are Not a Paper Plate Love Deep

Live Well Untangled: the Strength You Need, the Joy You Want, and the Peace You Crave


Choose Your Love, Love Your Choice

Taming Your Family Zoo

Unexpected Gifts (holiday talk)

*Donna speaks to serve the needs of her audience, and is happy to tailor a message for your group.

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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Donna Jones here at

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501


Donna Jones – Arise Speakers


Deborah Malone – Arise Speakers

Deborah’s love of her home state Georgia flows into her cozy mystery novels which are all set in Georgia.Published by Lamp Post, her first novel Death in Dahlonega, finaled in ACFW’s Category Five writing contest and she was nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award in Novel category in 2012 and 2013.

Working as a freelance writer and photographer since 2001 for the historical magazine Georgia Backroads, Deborah has had many articles and photographs published during her time for them.

Her writing is featured in “Tales of the Rails” edited by Olin Jackson.

Her photographic artwork has been Deborah Malone is an established author, freelance writer and photographer.

Displayed in the Wright Art Gallery at Floyd Medical Center where artwork contributes to the healing and therapy of patients. Her photography has also won several awards.

Deborah teaches a number of writing, marketing and speaking workshops for authors. Deborah is available for readings, signing, book clubs and author lunches.

Deborah is a member of Georgia Writer’s Association, American Christian Fiction Writers and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She lives in North Georgia with her husband Travis.

Speaking Topics

Nuts and Bolts of Marketing

Mystery Writing 101

Christian Fiction Writing 101

Let’s Plot a Mystery

Keynote: Yes You Can

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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Deborah Malone here at

Telephone: 706-512-7574

or use our concierge service to help you pick a speaker.

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501


Deborah Malone – Arise Speakers


Grab Your Spot on the Arise Speakers List

Welcome to our exciting new AWSA Arise Speakers Bureau!  Not only can you can help support our wonderful new Arise Daily Devotionals, you can create visibility with the Arise Daily audience for your own speaking ministry.  Our new speaking platform is connected to the Arise Daily website, so anyone who loves your devotions, or browses through our list of speaker can find YOU for their upcoming event.  Check out to see how it works.


How to sign up:

  1. Pay HERE
  2. Return to this site  and click on link at bottom of page to fill out Arise Speaker Intake Form.
  3. NOTE:  You may cancel if you do not wish to renew.

Arise Speakers Directory AVAILABLE!!!

Your Arise Speakers listing in our directory is  now available and if you sign up, you will get your own Arise Daily webpage to go with your listing at only $30 a year.  Click HERE to purchase then come back to the page and scroll down to find our link to our intake form.

Other Benefits

Every Arise Speaker Member gets to participate in our concierge service, meaning that at a meeting planner’s request, we will help place a speaker to an event.

Please note that if you are booked through our concierge service, Arise Daily Devotions will receive at a 15% commission.

However, unless you instruct otherwise, your contact info will be listed on your Arise Speaker webpage.  This means a meeting planner could bypass our concierge service and contact you directly. If this should happen, no commission will need to be paid to Arise Daily.

Requirements to Participate:

  • You must be an AWSA member.
  • You are required to contribute at least 1 devotional a year to Arise Daily, preferably more.  Please note that a great strategy to get noticed is to become a regular Arise Daily contributor.
  • You must be an AWSA member, not an AWSA protege.

NOTE:  Please be patient.  Our office will send you a list of things we will need for your Arise Speakers webpage within 3 to 4 business days.

*Once You have Paid – You Must Fill out Our Intake Form (see below):

1.  Fill out the from located at the Link to Form

2.  When you finish filling out the form, hit submit.

3. Check that you are NOT A Robot

4.  A second submit button will appear. Please click it.

5.  You will know you are done when a small ‘Thank You Message’ suddenly appears.


Top Five Christian Women Speakers


Our top five Christian women speakers make an impact.

Please note that our organization has worked with Christian women speakers for the past twenty-five years and we’ve noticed that the best speakers have some very special qualities. They have a wonderful knowledge and understanding of the Word, they tell entertaining and heart-warming stories, plus they are experienced speakers working with audiences from coast to coast and abroad.

But the thing that makes these speakers head and shoulders above other Christian speakers is their vision to bring life-changing transformation to their audiences.

Top Five Christian Women Speakers Revealed:


Linda Evans Shepherd

1. Linda Evans Shepherd – Our top pick is Linda Evans Shepherd, the best-selling Baker Revell prayer author. When Linda shares her amazing signature stories, audiences break out in laughter, applause and their hearts transform with hope, joy and peace. Linda uses creative, interactive prayers to bring her audiences closer to God with amazing, life-changing results.  Linda’s messages are healing! Powerful! Dynamic! To view Linda’s webpage, CLICK HERE.


Jill Savage

Jill Savage

2.  Jill Savage – What we like about Jill  is that she offers vulnerability in her messages about marriage, mothering, friendship, leadership, women’s issues, adoption, faith, and making life work in all circumstances.  Her honest, engaging communication is strengthened by her ability to make her audience laugh while they learn.  Jill is she an inspiration!  To view Jill’s webpage, CLICK HERE.




Jane Rubietta

3.  Jane Rubietta – We like Jane because her wonderful storytelling is paired with her riveting comedic timing. She engages mature believers, while also inviting seekers and those new to the faith into growth. With her winsome presence, she crosses all social/economic and age barriers, from teens to senior citizens. To view Jane’s webpage, CLICK HERE.



Karen Porter

Karen Porter

4. Karen Porter – Karen is a delight.  She is one wise woman of the Word,who uses her Texas charm to engage audiences with stories, laughter and wisdom.  She comes with a high approval rating, and loves to center her events around chocolate.  Your group will certainly have a good time with Karen and they will grow in their understanding of the Lord to boot. To view Karen’s webpage, CLICK HERE.



Pam Farrel

Pam Farrel

5. Pam Farrel  – Pam is a engaging, energetic powerhouse of a speaker.  She has a passion to communicate to the hearts of women and has a wonderful nack at speaking into marriages. She is known for saying, “One ordinary woman connected to the extra- ordinary God Can Make a Difference!” We love this best-selling Harvest House Author.  To view Pam’s webpage, CLICK HERE.





About Us

Linda Evans Shepherd & the Arise Speakers Team


Thanks for visiting Arise Speakers. Most of our ‘Arise Speakers’ are modern day Esthers, ready to share their hearts to your event for such a time as this. You can contact our speakers directly or you can use our free concierge service, and let us help you find just the right speaker and check availability for you.

We can’t wait to see you at your events soon!


Linda Evans Shepherd and The Arise Speakers Team