Julie Coleman – Arise Speakers

Julie Coleman has been inspiring audiences with God’s Word for over two decades. Her passion and respect for Scripture shines through every message as she carefully teaches from thorough research and thoughtful interpretation.

Julie holds a Masters in Biblical Studies from Capital Bible Seminary. Her first book, Unexpected Love: God’s Heart Revealed through Jesus’ Conversations with Women (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2013), was named non-fiction book of the year by the Advanced Writers’ and Speakers’ Association. She is a popular speaker for women’s events nationwide. She has been featured on many radio shows including Moody’s Midday Connection as well as The Harvest Show on television. Julie serves on the teaching team at New Hope Chapel in Arnold, MD.

In her former career as a school teacher, Julie won several awards including Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year. She and her husband make their home in the Annapolis, MD area. They have four grown children and six grandchildren. When she is not teaching or writing, Julie loves quilting, gardening, and being taken on daily walks by her dog Sasha.

“Julie is a crowd favorite! There was not a woman at our dinner event that Julie didn’t reach with her talk about Mary and Martha. She’s relatable to women of all ages and stages of life. Julie is funny, she’s engaging, she’s knowledgeable about God’s Word, and she presents the gospel seamlessly and with such clarity. We had numerous women thank us for having her speak! What a blessing!”  Sheila Robinson, Women’s Ministry President; Mid Atlantic Community Church

Speaking Topics

Unexpected Love: Discovering God’s Heart for Women

Through the Looking Glass: Finding Your Identity in Christ

Spiritual Counterfeits: Victorious Living over Satan, the World, and the Flesh

Unexpected God: Discovering a God Bigger than You Think

Mining for Gold: How to Discover Amazing Truth in the Bible

 

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You can reach Julie Coleman here at

coleman.julie@gmail.com

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PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Edie Melson – Arise Speakers

Find your voice, live your story…is the foundation of Edie Melson’s message, no matter if she’s reaching readers, parents, military families, or writers. Her joyful spirit is contagious and has helped her connect with audiences across the nation and around the world. She’s quick to remind those she meets about the practical and personal applications of God’s infinite love. Her numerous books reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply them to their lives.

She’s a leading professional within the publishing industry and travels to numerous conferences as a popular keynote, writing instructor and mentor. Her blog for writers, The Write Conversation, reaches thousands each month and has been named a Writer’s Digest Top 101 Websites for Writers. She’s a board member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, the Social Media Director for Southern Writers Magazine, as well as a regular columnist for Guideposts.org, Just18Summers.com and PuttingOnTheNew.com.

Edie and her husband have been married 36+ years and raised three sons. They live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina where they enjoy hiking and photography.

Speaking Topics

Prayer

Seeing Ourselves as God Sees Us

Social Media as a Mission and a Ministry

Simplifying our Lives

Connecting with God through Creativity

Simplifying Life

 

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You can reach Edie Melson here at

edie@ediemelson.com

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PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Karen Porter – Arise Speakers

Karen Porter is an international retreat and seminar speaker and a successful businesswoman. She is the author of seven books including Speak Like Jesus and her soon-to-be-released My Giants, God’s Victory. Karen is a frequent guest on regional and national radio and TV programs and contributes to national magazines.

Karen served as Vice President of International Marketing of a major food company in Texas for more than 30 years. Today she and her husband, George, own Bold Vision Books, a Christian publishing company.

Karen is a coach of communicators in both writing and speaking and serves on numerous boards of national ministries.

Karen says her marriage to George is her greatest achievement, but she’d love to talk to you about her five grandchildren! In her spare time, Karen continues her life-long quest to find the perfect purse. Karen is a people person, plain and simple and you will love to laugh with her and maybe even cry a little as she shares her joys and struggles.

Speaking Topics

My Battles, God’s War Among You

It Will Be Different

I’ll Bring the Chocolate

Why Can’t You Be Normal Like Me?

 

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You can reach Karen Porter here at

kaeporter@gmail.com

Telephone: 281-797-3920

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

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PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Debbie Taylor Williams – Arise Speakers

Debbie, known for her passion for Christ, humorous illustrations, and practical take-aways, is the author of 7 books and is a sought out national keynote speaker and Bible teacher. She’s taken her P.R.A.Y. with Passion Conference to over 35 states.

Debbie is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. She and her college sweetheart have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. When not writing or speaking, you’ll find her hanging out with family and friends, at a kick boxing class, hiking, golfing or fishing with her hubby.

P.R.A.Y. WITH PASSION ACROSS THE NATION

Knowing God is sufficient to meet every need, this conference is centered on 26 of God’s divine attributes. Using the acronym P.R.A.Y., Debbie demonstrates how to not only praise God, but also how to repent, ask, and yield according to His powerful name. The P.R.A.Y. with Passion is impacting lives throughout the United States.

LISTEN UP!

God has set believers apart as His ambassadors in the world. Yet, many times we live in ways that are indistinguishable from unbelievers. Rather than being led by God’s Spirit in daily decisions, we many pay more attention to a friend than the Lord.

Women will leave this conference:

• With 31 points about the Holy Spirit every Christian should know.
• Inspired knowing God cares about our lives and offers His help.
• Better able to discern God’s voice and walk in His peace.

THE PLAN A WOMAN IN A PLAN B WORLD

Women grow up dreaming of the life they hope to have. Many believe they will meet their soulmate for life, find a fulfilling career, be blessed with happy and obedient children, and enjoy good health. But these hopes and dreams often don’t materialize. The soulmate never shows up, marriages fail in alarming numbers, unexpected health issues arise, parenting turns out to be a tougher job than expected– and suddenly Plan B sets in. What do you do? Through biblical and real-life stories, Debbie unveils nine Plan B land mines that, if left unchecked, can hurt even the most well-intentioned Christ follower. You’ll leave aware of the land mines and armed with God’s blessings to defuse them.

THE PLAN A MOM IN A PLAN B WORLD

We live in a Plan B world, not the Plan A Garden God created. In our Plan B world, mom challenges come in the form of strong willed kids, sleepless nights, piles of dirty laundry, homework, sports, activities, meal and bedtime battles. Even the best mom can feel drained, over her head, and feel like giving up at times. As our children become teens and adults, challenges continue. With joy in one hand and the Bible in the other, Debbie shows you how to defuse Plan B parenting land mines so you and your children are blessed, not depressed by life’s challenges.

IF GOD IS IN CONTROL, WHY AM I A BASKET CASE

When little ones are crying, teens are driving you crazy, and hubby or co-workers are grumpy, what’s a woman to do? If a personal masseuse is not an option, what is? Debbie gives you practical insights from Colossians to help you maintain the joy of the Lord in the midst of chaotic living.

FILL MY CUP

What are you steeping your mind in? Why? What difference does it make? Whatever you steep your mind in is what you become. This conference is a variation of The Plan A Woman in A Plan B World, which highlights 9 areas Christians need to pay attention to. If encouragement, uplifting, hope, and practical “take-aways” are what you’re looking for, this is the conference for your event.

IF GOD IS IN CONTROL, WHY DO I HAVE A HEADACHE?

In this conference, Debbie shows you Biblical women’s seemingly “out of control” situations, the entrapments they faced, and how they broke free. Be encouraged and blessed as God rekindles your hope and equips you to walk in newness of Spirit.

THE PLAN A LIFE IN A PLAN B WORLD

The Plan A LIFE in a Plan B World, based on The Plan A Woman in A Plan B World. Discover “8 Characteristics of Discerning People” and how to live the life God desires for you.

EMPOWERED

Is your prayer life less than passionate? Do you feel you often pray the same prayers day after day? In Empowered, Debbie demonstrates an approach to praying and journaling that equips you to pray more effectively and passionately. Endorsed and used by Beth Moore, Debbie’s journal, Prayers of My Heart, will provide a vehicle for Spirit infused prayers.

THE GIFT OF A TRANSFORMED MIND

Many of us struggle with our thoughts and what our minds dwell on. Hectic days invite stress and worry. Frustrating circumstances can cause us to feel hopeless and defeated. Mounting responsibilities can overwhelm us. What are we to do when “life” is more than what we bargained for? The gift of a transformed mind is yours when you apply a simple, yet profound technique Debbie brings you from God’s
Word.

BECOMING A WOMAN OF PASSION AND POWER

What is God’s passion and power? How can we tap into it in our everyday lives? How can we sustain God’s passion and power in our everyday lives? Be inspired and equipped as Debbie provides insightful tools to help you become all God wants you to be: a woman of passion and power.

WISDOM WITH THE WORLD

A wave of “spiritual” teaching is sweeping America. Many people, including Christians, are deceived because Biblical terms are interwoven with false teaching. Learn how to speak the truth in love to friends and co-workers. Conference highlights include twenty confusing statements and the truth of God’s Word.

MASTERING OUR MIND AND EMOTIONS

Depression is an increasing health and social concern to Christians and non-Christians. Is there anything a Christian can do when emotions run rampant and one’s mind goes astray? Get ready to be blessed! Debbie brings Biblical tools to equip believers to master their mind and emotions!

PREPARING OUR HEARTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Preparing our hearts for Christmas can be a challenge in the fast paced society in which we live. Often, we think more about preparing our homes and meals than we do our hearts. Debbie shows you how to keep the true meaning of Christmas at the forefront of your mind
in this uplifting keynote. Leave ready to live out the true meaning of Christmas with family and friends.

We loved how animated Debbie was and her visual illustrations. She keeps you captivated. We absolutely fell in love with Debbie and her heart for God.  Womens Ministry Leader

“The staff and I are crazy about our prayer journals. I love this approach to daily prayer. Beth Moore

A Word from Debbie

Hi Sweet Friends,

I’ve taught, led, trained, prayed, cried, and laughed with women as we’ve shared life’s joys and struggles. I look forward to bringing spiritual encouragement to you!

 

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

You can reach Debbie Taylor Williams here at

debbie@debbietaylorwilliams.com

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

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

THANKS!!

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Michelle Lazurek – Aspire Speakers

Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor’s wife and associate literary agent for 
Wordwise Media Services. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children’s Book of the Year and the Enduring Light Silver Medal, she is a member of the Christian Author’s Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers
 Association. She also teaches at various writers’ workshops, such as the Montrose Christian Writers conference. She and her husband live in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, with their two children, Caleb and Leah.
Speaking Topics
hospitality
Finishing well
Goal setting
Vision casting
Leadership development
Breaking free from the religious spirit
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We at Arise Speakers are looking forward to hearing from you.

You can reach Michelle Lazurek at

michellelazurek@yahoo.com

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

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

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PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Kim De Blecourt – Aspire Speakers

Kim de Blecourt loves God, reading His Word, and caring for the vulnerable. With over ten years of serving in adoption and orphan care ministries, Kim is passionate about God’s people caring for the fatherless.
Her work experience includes working with Food for Orphans and Nourished Hearts. Kim has volunteered in promoting adoption and vulnerable child care in Washington D.C. She has participated in legislation preparation, as well as grass roots efforts for changes in international child welfare and the human rights of children to be in families.
Kim is a popular speaker regarding adoption and orphan care, as well as Christian writing. She is the award-winning author of “Until We All Come: A Harrowing Journey, a Mothers Courage, a Race to Freedom” (Faithwords, 2012). Kim is a member of the Speak Up speaker team, an author mentor at the Speak Up Conference and teaches at the Florida Christian Writers Conference. She is also a member of the Advanced Writer and Speakers Association.
Kim is a (church) member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, and a past presenter at the Together for Adoption Conference.
Kim lives in Michigan with her husband, Jahn, and their children, Jacey and Jake. When she’s not writing or speaking, you will find her walking their dog Buddy, encouraging orphan and vulnerable child care teams in Ukraine, or singing on the worship team at her home church.

Speaking Topics

Adoption (human and spiritual)

Orphan care

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

You can reach Kim De Blecourt here at

kim@kimdeblecourt.com

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

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Heidi McLaughlin – Aspire Speakers

Heidi McLaughlin believes that there is nothing more beautiful than a woman who knows she isloved. Heidi’s passion is contagious as she inspires her audiences to grasp their magnificence and step up to the plate to embrace their full potential in Christ. She will make you laugh, and she may make you cry, but you will know you have lovingly been challenged to your highest calling.Heidi speaks all over North America and overseas. She has been teaching, speaking, writing and mentoring women for over two decades. She is an award-winning author, and has written several books and Study Guides. Heidi is also part of a ministry team called RADIANT. This three person team including Grace Fox and Juno Award winning musician Kelita Haverland, conduct day conferences across Canada. Heidi lives in the beautiful vineyards of the Okanagan Valley in Kelowna, British Columbia. Heidi has been widowed twice and is the mom and step-mom of a blended family of 5 children and 12 grandchildren. When Heidi is not working, she loves to curl up with a great book; or golf and laugh with her family and special friends.   

 

 

Speaking Topics

Relationships

From Adversity to Resilience

Prayer

Mentoring

Spiritual Formation

Soul Care

Regrets

Growing Deeper in Christ


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

You can reach Heidi McLaughlin here at

angelscorner@shaw.ca

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

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Lori Stanley Roeleveld – Aspire Speakers

Lori Stanley Roeleveld is an author, speaker, and disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. Biblical, funny, and real, she inspires courage and Christ-centered confidence. She’s authored three non-fiction books including Running from a Crazy Man, Jesus and the Beanstalk, and the upcoming, The Art of Hard Conversations from Kregel Publishing, as well as a Christmas novella, Red Pen Redemption.Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most from studying her Bible in life’s trenches. Blogger. Wife. Mother of adults. Part-time giant-slayer. Not available for children’s parties.

In 2015, Lori’s blog was named one of the Top 100 Christian Blogs, and one post has been featured on Ann Voskamp’s blog twice. A single blog post was viewed over 2 million times, and several others went viral on Facebook. Lori is a popular speaker at women’s events and has enjoyed being on faculty at conferences including Iron Sharpens Iron for women (Worcester), ReNEW: Retreat for New England Writing, and Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.

A retired homeschool mom with a day job, Lori lives the Jesus adventure in Rhode Island.

Speaking Topics

The Art of Hard Conversations

Courage and Confidence to Carry On

Jesus and the Beanstalk (Overcoming Your Giants and Living a Fruitful Life) – 2 Peter 1:1-10

God Was My Escape Plan (thriving where ever you are)

Invisible Women

Bless Your Heart (God’s perspective on human emotions)

Can tailor a talk for your group

 

 

 

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

You can reach Lori Stanley Roeleveld here at

lorisroel@gmail.com

Telephone: 401-533-4245

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

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Kristine Brown – Aspire Speakers

Kristine Brown is a communicator at heart who teaches about God’s powerful, relatable Word. Through her writing and speaking, she will introduce you to women in the Bible in a fresh, engaging way.Kristine takes you on a walk with these women in Scripture, experiencing their stories as if you’re close friends. You will see how their lives mirror our own, and discover the lessons they learned by holding onto God.

She teaches how to apply these promises from God’s Word to our own situations in practical ways. Be prepared to grow in wisdom, as you are inspired and encouraged by the stories she shares.

Here are a few of her speaking topics:

Beyond Blessed: Walking with Hannah

Embracing Our Identity: Walking with Hagar

Conquering Comparison: Walking with Leah

 

Bold Living: Walking with Rahab

Steadfast Confidence: Walking with the Shunamite Woman

Witty stories and strong biblical teaching are what attract women to her message. Kristine has a knack for uncovering deep truths in Scripture and their application to everyday life. She speaks in a variety of settings, including Bible studies, workshops, and church services.

Kristine prayerfully develops messages to fit the specific theme of each event. She believes in providing timely, relevant teaching. Contact Kristine to discuss possible themes or topics for your special event.

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

You can reach Kristine Brown here at

kristine@morethanyourself.com

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

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Debbie Wilson – Aspire Speakers

Debbie W. Wilson is an ordinary woman who has experienced an extraordinary God. Drawing from her personal walk with Christ, twenty-four years as a Christian counselor, and decades as a Bible teacher, Debbie speaks and writes to help women discover relevant faith and enjoy God. She is the author of Little Women, Big God and Give Yourself a Break.
She and her husband, Larry, founded Lighthouse Ministries in 1991. Her years with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) took her from Boston to Southern California with stops in Indiana and Oklahoma. They now live in North Carolina with their two standard poodles and two grown children.
• B.S. in Nutrition from Georgia Southern University
• Served on the staff of the high school ministry (Student Venture) of Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) in Boston, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, and Orange County, California.
• Certificate in Biblical Studies at The International School of Theology in San Bernardino, California
• Served six years on staff with Scope Ministries (from Oklahoma City, OK) as a biblical counselor before cofounding Lighthouse Ministries with her husband Larry Wilson.
• Participated at Billy Graham’s conference for itinerant evangelists as a counselor with Scope Ministries, “Amsterdam 2000.”
• Served on the steering committee for Anne Graham Lotz’s conference in Raleigh, “Just Give Me Jesus.”
• SCORE speakers training graduate
• Member of Jerry Jenkins Writing Guild
• Leadership and teaching roles in the local church
What others have said:
Debbie shares relevant content that significantly impacts a woman’s everyday life. I always learn so much from her. Whether small group or large, her message connects to the heart of a woman.
– Tara Furman, Founder of Knowing God Ministries
Our ladies enjoyed the day so much and were so excited about having Debbie. We would love to have her back! I have received nothing but wonderful comments about the morning. Her message truly was the center of all that we had worked so hard to do. God was so faithful to have her meet the ladies right where they were.
– Peggy Warren, Piney Grove Proverbs 31 Director
When Debbie spoke, our women listened—intently! She is passionate about her topic and connects with her audience emotionally. God’s word moves her! She is funny, relational, serious, compassionate, and dedicated. She has a deep working knowledge of the scriptures and an insightful perspective on applying God’s word to our daily lives, our circumstances, our relationships, our joys, our trials, our mistakes, and our pain. If you are looking for someone who will capture the attention and hearts of your women and speak Godly words of truth, wisdom, and encouragement, then Debbie Wilson is your girl!
– Susan Deese, Coordinator of the Northwest Community Church Women’s Mentoring Ministry Cary, NC
If you are planning a seminar or a women’s event, then Debbie Wilson is the right choice for you. Her messages are relevant, applicable, and I highly recommend her.
— Diane Rumley, Co-Founder Support Military Spouses

Speaking Topics

Rahab: Unshakable Faith

Bathsheba: Beauty From Ashes (Recovering from betrayal)

Ruth and Naomi: Trusting God When Life Stinks

The Secrets to Biblical Rest

From Messy Emotions to Mighty Faith

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

You can reach Debbie Wilson here at

LighthouseMinistries@mac.com

Telephone: 919-469-2477

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

ReachOut2Linda@gmail.com

Or write to:

PO Box 6721, Longmont, CO 80501

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Debbie Wilson – Arise Speakers

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