101 Christian Women Speakers

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

How NOT to use this list: 

1. Please do not wait to consult this list when you begin planning your next conference! This is not intended to help you find your “token” woman.  This list is intended to introduce just a small portion of the talent, wisdom, expertise, passion, and faith present among women in the church. For better or worse, Christian conferences are a reflection of the Christian culture and so ultimately, the problem isn’t that there aren’t enough women in the typical conference lineup; the problem is that people planning the conferences aren’t reading, listening to, and following women to begin with.  So read these women’s books.  Add their blogs to your reader. Watch the videos in the links provided. Learn about their ministries and organizations. Subscribe to their podcasts. These are scholars, activists, writers, preachers, church leaders, artists, healers, and world changers. They are already speaking; it’s time to start listening. 

2. This list is not comprehensive and certainly should not be taken as such. I simply stopped after 101 names came to mind, knowing many more could have been added. This list also reflects my own limited experience, so while I strove for diversity in church tradition, ethnicity, age, and vocation/calling, I suspect it still reflects something of a white, progressive, evangelical (American) bent. If you are Methodist, I recommend making your own list of women speakers to share with leaders and influencers in your tradition. Same goes for Catholics, conservative evangelicals, academics, activists, international leaders, etc. This is just a starting point, and I hope you will add more names/descriptions in the comment section or on your own sites. The comments in this case are as important as the original post; think of them as an extension to the list - #102, #103, #104....

3. The cult of celebrity has infected the Christian culture in the U.S. in some disturbing ways. My biggest concern in making this list was that it would contribute to that problem. I urge church leaders to be truly counter-cultural by sharing their platforms not simply with the powerful and accomplished, but with those who are poor, marginalized, silenced, and left-out. And I urge conference leaders to trust that God can do more through the simple breaking of bread and drinking of wine than in all the light shows and stage productions and dynamic speakers in the world.  Let’s start listening to the voices of women, certainly. But let’s start constructing more tables and fewer stages. (I recommend conference leaders consider inviting speakers from the community in which they are hosting the conference.)

How TO use this list: 

1.    Use this list as a starting point, and please feel free to add more names via the comment section. (If you do, please follow the general format above and include a name, description, and Web site if available.) 

2.    Share this list with influencers in your faith community, along with your own recommendations for women speakers. If, like me, you are already part of the speaking circuit, always have a few recommendations in mind to leave with the person who brought you in to speak.  

3.    Remember, this list isn’t simply for finding speakers. It’s for introducing voices already speaking through books, research, ministries, organizations, sermons, and podcasts. Use this list, and the comments below, to update your blogroll, augment your Amazon wish list, and familiarize yourself with some amazing people, organizations, and movements. 

Without further ado, I present 101 Christian Women Speakers, in alphabetical order, with thanks to Katie Strandlund for helping me assemble it: 


Robyn Afrik

Founder and President of Afrik Advantage LLC

Consultant on issues surrounding reconciliation/diversity, international adoption, multi-culturalism

Website: http://afrikadvantage.com/

Social Media: @afrikadvantage

Booking Information: assistant2afrik@gmail.com


Jennie Allen

Author, Blogger

Author of Stuck, Chase, Anything, and Restless

Website: http://jennieallen.com/

Social Media: @jenniesallen

Booking Information: darlene@stoneislandgroup.com

Watch: The Idea Camp: Human Care 


Diana Butler Bass

Author, Blogger, Commentator, Historian, Scholar

Author of eight books, including Christianity After Religion and A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story

Website: http://dianabutlerbass.com/

Social Media: @dianabutlerbass

Booking Information: bookingdiana@gmail.com

Watch: "Christianity After Religion"

Gail Song Bantum

Pastor at Quest Church, Seattle WA

Leads identity formation retreats and music/arts team workshops

Website: http://gailsongbantum.wordpress.com

Social Media: @gailsongbantum

Booking Information: gail@seattlequest.org

Watch: "Word of Witness" 


Katelyn Beaty

Managing Editor of Christianity Today

Co-founder of Her.meneutics and editorial director of This Is Our City

Website: http://christianitytoday.com/

Social Media: @KatelynBeaty

Watch: "Beyond Pink Bibles"


Amy Julia Becker

Writer, blogger

Author of author of A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, and Penelope Ayers: A Memoir

Web site: http://amyjuliabecker.com/

Booking Information: http://amyjuliabecker.com/events/

Watch: "For All People"


Sarah Bessey

Author, Blogger

Author of Jesus Feminist and Editor at A Deeper Story

Website: http://sarahbessey.com/

Social Media: @sarahbessey

Booking Information: sarah@sarahbessey.com


Nadia Bolz-Weber

Founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver CO

Author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television, Patrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint, and the Sarcastic Lutheran Blog

Website: http://nadiabolzweber.com/

Social Media: @sarcasticluther

Booking Information: http://nadiabolzweber.com/booking-inquiries

Watch: "Wednesday Night Dome Speaker"

Amena Brown

Poet, Author

Author of Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God and the spoken word CD Live at Java Monkey

Website: http://amenabrown.com

Social Media: @amenabee

Booking Information: JR Montes, email@currentmm.com

Watch: "Be The One"  and Lipscomb University Chapel

Austin Channing Brown

Blogger, Racial Reconciler

Website: http://austinchanning.com/

Social Media: @austinchanning

Booking Information: http://austinchanning.com/contact-me/


Bobette Buster

Story guru, Consultant, Lecturer, Screenwriter

Author of Do Story: How to Tell Your Story So the World Listens

Website: http://bobettebuster.com/

Social Media: @bobettebuster

Watch: "The Arc of Storytelling" 


Christine Caine

Pastor, Activist, Author

Co-founder of The A21 Campaign

Website: http://christinecaine.com/

Social Media: @ChristineCaine

Booking Information: http://christinecaine.com/invite.php?linkid=49

Watch: "Passion 2012"


Minerva Garza Carcaño

Bishop of the Los Angeles Episcopal Area, California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church

Website: http://cal-pac.org

Booking Information: bishopmc@cal-pac.org


Jenni Catron

Executive Director of Cross Point Church, Nashville TN

Author of Just Lead!

Web site: http://www.jennicatron.com/

Social Media: @JenniCatron

Booking Information: http://www.jennicatron.com/speaking/

Watch: Dynamic Church Conference 

Noemi Chavez

Church Planter, Pastor

Co-Pastor of 7th Street Church, Long Beach CA

Website: http://7thstreetchurch.com

Social Media: @NoemiChavezLBC

Booking Information: info@7thStreetChurch.com


Julie Clawson

Author, Activist, Speaker

Author of The Hunger Games and the Gospel and Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices

Website: http://julieclawson.com

Social Media: @julieclawson

Booking Information: julieclawson@gmail.com


Christena Cleveland

Academic, Author, Preacher, Social Psychologist

Author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart

Website: http://christenacleveland.com/

Social Media: @CSCleve

Booking Information: http://christenacleveland.com/sayhello/

Watch: Lecture at Westmont / "Loving Well Across Cultures"

Lynn Cohick

Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, Wheaton IL

Author of Women in the World of the Earliest Christians

Website: http://wheaton.edu/Academics/Faculty/C/Lynn-Cohick

Booking Information: Lynn.Cohick@wheaton.edu

Watch: Commentary on Philippians / "Women in the Roman World" 


Monica Coleman

Writer, Scholar, Activist

Author of Not Alone: Reflections on Faith and DepressionThe Dinah Project: a Handbook for Congregational Response to Sexual Violence, and Making a Way Out of No Way: a Womanist Theology. 

Website: http://monicaacoleman.com

Social Media: @monicaacoleman

Booking Information: http://monicaacoleman.com/contact-us/invite-monica-a-coleman-to-speak/

Watch: "Wrestling with God and Depression" 


Sarah Raymond Cunningham

Author, Blogger, Consultant

Author of Portable Faith, The Well Balanced World Changer: A Field Guide to Staying Sane While Doing Good and the children’s book The Donkey in the Living Room

Website: http://sarahcunningham.org

Social Media: @sarahcunning

Booking Information: http://www.sarahcunningham.org/workwithme


Felicity Dale

Church Planter, Writer 

Author of Getting StartedAn Army of Ordinary People, and The Rabbit and the Elephant 

Web site: SimplyChurch.com

Social Media: @felicitydale 

Watch: Q&A with Felicity Dale


Lillian Daniel

Senior minister of the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn, IL 

Author of When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough

Web site: http://lilliandaniel.com

Social Media: @lillianfdaniel 

Booking Information: http://www.lilliandaniel.com/Connect.html

Watch: "Spiritual But Not Religious" 


Katie Davis

Founder of Amazima Ministries, reaching the people of Uganda

Author of Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

Website: http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com/

Social Media: @katieinuganda

Booking Information: thetruth@amazima.org

Watch: "Kisses From Katie" / Katie Davis Speaks


Marva Dawn

Theologian, Musician, Educator

Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC 

Author of A Royal Waste of Time, Unfettered Hope and more than 20 other books 

Web site: www.marvadawn.org

Booking Information: http://www.marvadawn.org/contacts

Watch: Marva Dawn at Westmont College  / "Worship that Ministers to the Afflicted" 


Mary DeMuth

Author, Blogger

Author of Live Uncaged, Thin Places, The Wall Around Your Heart and Everything

Website: http://marydemuth.com/

Social Media: @MaryDeMuth

Booking Information: http://christianspeakersservices.com/mary-demuth-christian-speaker-author.html

Watch: "My Story" 

Elaine Howard Ecklund

Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Sociology, Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, and Director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University

Author of Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think and Korean American Evangelicals: New Models for Civic Life

Website: http://elainehowardecklund.blogs.rice.edu/

Booking Information: , Julie Aldrich, Julie.Aldrich@rice.edu


Kathy Escobar

Co-Pastor of The Refuge, Denver CO

Author of Down We Go: Living into the Wild Ways of Jesus, Co-Author of Come With Me: An Invitation to Break through the Walls between You and God and Refresh: Sharing Stories, Building Faith

Website: http://kathyescobar.com/

Social Media: @kathyescobar

Booking Information: kathy@therefugeonline.org

Watch: "Downward Mobility" / Sentralize KC 2013 

Cathleen Falsani

Faith & Values columnist for the Orange County Register, Former religion writer for Chicago Sun-Times

Author of The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People, Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace, and The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers

Website: http://cathleenfalsani.com/

Social Media: @godgrrl

Booking Information: Jim Chaffee, jchaffee@chaffeemanagement.com


Margaret Feinberg

Author of over two dozen books and Bible studies, including The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, Scouting the Divine and Wonderstruck

Website: http://margaretfeinberg.com/

Social Media: @mafeinberg

Booking Information: booking@margaretfeinberg.com

Watch: "Live Wonderstruck"  / "Scouting the Divine" 


Nicole Baker Fulgham

Founder and President of The Expectations Project

Author of Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can--and Should--Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids

Website: http://theexpectationsproject.org/

Social Media: @nicolebfulgham

Booking Information: info@theexpectationsproject.org

Watch: "Educational Equality: A Faithful Perspective"

Nora Gallagher

Journalist, Essayist, and Author of Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic, Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith, and Practicing Resurrection: A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment, and Moments of Grace

Preacher-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa Barbara CA

Website: http://noragallagher.org

Booking Information: Elaine Trevorrow, etrevorrow@randomhouse.com


Erica Granados-De La Rosa

Scholar, Community Organizer, Spoken Word Artist

Bilingual Residential Advocate & Crisis Interventional Specialist at Denton County Friends of the Family

Website: http://ericagdlr.blogspot.com/

Booking Information: Erica.delarosa@gmail.com


Mimi Haddad 

President, Christians for Biblical Equality 

Web site: http://www.cbeinternational.org/

Social Media: @Mimi_CBE 

Booking Information: http://www.cbeinternational.org/?q=content/leadership


Lisa Sharon Harper

Director of Mobilizatin at Sojourners

Author of Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican or Democrat and Left Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics

Website: http://sojo.net/biography/lisa-sharon-harper

Social Media: @lisasharper

Watch: "Staying Peaceful, Despite Circumstances"

Kate Harris

Executive Director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture

Website: http://callingandconstraint.com

Booking Information: katherinecourtneyharris@gmail.com


Jen Hatmaker

Author, Blogger

Author of Ms. Understood, 7, Interrupted, Girl Talk and A Modern Girl’s Guide to Bible Study

Website: http://jenhatmaker.com/

Social Media: @jenhatmaker                                   

Booking Information: Darlene Grieme, Darlene@stoneislandgroup.com

Watch: "Love Your Neighbor" / "Creating A Relational Atmosphere"

Bethany Hoang

Director of the Institute for Biblical Justice for International Justice Mission

Author of Deepening the Soul for Justice

Website: http://www.ijm.org/node/41

Social Media: @bethanyhoang

Watch: "Bethany Hoang: A Passion for Justice" / Mighty Waters Session 6


Kristen Howerton

Blogger, Columnist

Managing Editor of ShePosts, Founder of Mama Manifesto blog

Website: http://rageagainsttheminivan.com/

Social Media: @kristenhowerton

Booking Information: rageagainsttheminivan@gmail.com

Watch: "Social Media - Sucking Time or Saving Lives"


Lynne Hybels

Founder of Ten For Congo

Author of Nice Girls Don’t Change the World

Website: http://lynnehybels.blogspot.com/

Social Media: @lynnehybels

Booking Information: Brannon Anderson, brannon@lynnehybels.com

Watch: Lynne Hybels with Jenny Hwang Yang & Matthew Soerens


Susan E. Isaacs

Actor, Writer

Author of Angry Conversations With God

Website: http://susaneisaacs.com

Social Media: @susanisaacs

Booking Information: Chaffee Management, susan@thesusan.com

Watch: "Angry Conversations with God"


Carolyn Custis James

President of WhitbyForum, Founder of Synergy Women’s Network, Inc.

Author of The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the RUles, Half the Church: Recapturing God’s Global Vision for Women

Website: http://whitbyforum.com

Social Media: @carolynezer

Booking Information: http://files.whitbyforum.com/booking.html

Watch: Carolyn Custis James at Gordon College Chapel


Kathy  Khang

Blogger and Co-Author of More Than Serving Tea

Regional Multiethnic Ministries Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Website: http://morethanservingtea.wordpress.com/

Social Media: @mskathykhang

Booking Information: morethantea@gmail.com


Heather Kopp

Author, Blogger

Author of Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk

Website: http://heatherkopp.com/

Social Media: @HeatherLKopp

Booking Information: info@hachettespeakersbureau.com


Anne Lamott

Author, Activist, Speaker

Author of Bird by BirdTraveling Mercies, Some Assembly Required, and Help Thanks Wow.

Website: www.facebook.com/AnneLamott

Social Media: @annelamott

Booking Information: info@barclayagency.com


Helen Lee

Author of The Missional Mom

Co-Founder of Redbud Writers Guild and Best Christian Workplaces

Website: http://helenleeauthor.com

Social Media: @HelenLeeAuthor

Booking Information: http://helenleeauthor.com/speaking/


Nikole Lim 

Filmaker, Photographer, Executive Director of Freely in Hope

Website: http://www.nikolelim.com/

Social Medica: @nikole_lim

Watch: Watch: "Teenagers We Overlook"

Jo Anne Lyon

General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church

Founder and CEO of World Hope International

Website: http://wesleyan.org/joannelyon

Social Media: @JoAnneLyonGS

Booking Information: lyonja@wesleyan.org

Watch: "The Spirit and the Scripture"


Rebekah Lyons

Author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning

Co-Founder of Q Ideas

Website: http://rebekahlyons.com

Social Media: @rebekahlyons   

Booking Information: http://rebekahlyons.com/speaking-and-booking/

Watch: "Freefall to Fly - Biola University Chapel" /

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Eastern Orthodox author and speaker 

Author of multiple books including Facing East and Gender: Men, Women, Sex and Feminism

Web site: http://www.frederica.com/

Booking information: Cynthia Damaskos of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau.


Emily Maynard

Writer at A Deeper Story, Crosswalk, and Prodigal magazine

Website: http://www.emilyisspeakingup.com/

Social Media: @emelina

Booking Information: http://emilyisspeakingup.com/speaking/


Brenda Salter McNeil

President and Founder of Salter McNeil and Associates

Teaching Pastor at Quest Church, Seattle WA

Author of A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race and The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change

Website: http://www.saltermcneil.com/ 

Social Media: @RevDocBrenda

Booking Information: teaching@seattlequest.org

Watch: "I've Got a River of Life"  / Biola University Chapel /   Lausanne Movement's Cape Town 2010 Congress

Glennon Melton


Author of Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

Website: http://momastery.com/

Social Media: @Momastery

Booking Information: http://momastery.com/blog/events-calendar/#booking

Watch: TED Talk: "Lessons From the Mental Hospital"Glennon Melton in the Faith Forum with Chip Edens


Carol Howard Merritt  

Pastor, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host

Author of Tribal Church and Reframing Hope

Social Media: @CarolHoward

Web site: http://www.carolhowardmerritt.org/

Booking Information: http://www.carolhowardmerritt.org/speaking.html


Anne Marie Miller

Author of Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic and Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession and Grace

Advocate for Compassion International and Blood:Water Mission

Website: http://annemariemiller.com

Social Media: @girlnamedanne 

Booking Information: http://chaffeemanagement.com/inquire/?person=ANNE+MARIE+MILLER

Watch: Young Adult Gathering, Davenport 


Sara Miles

Founder and director of The Food Pantry, Director of Ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church

Author of Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead and Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion

Website: http://saramiles.net

Social Media: @SaraMilesSF

Booking Information: sara@saramiles.net

Watch: Sara Miles on her faith and background / "Feasting at a Food Pantry"

Beth Moore

Founder of Living Proof Ministries

Author of numerous books and Bible studies, including Breaking Free, Believing God, and James: Mercy Triumphs

Website: http://lproof.org/

Social Media: @BethMooreLPM

Booking Information: https://www.lproof.org/Interact/Contact/Default.aspx


Jena Lee Nardella

Founder & President of Blood:Water Mission, Visionary, Activist

Website: http://jenanardella.com

Social Media: @jenanardella

Watch: "A Thousand Wells" 


Shauna Niequist

Author, Blogger

Author of Bread & Wine, Bittersweet, and Cold Tangerines

Website: http://shaunaniequist.com/

Social Media: @sniequist

Booking Information: http://www.shaunaniequist.com/connect/

Watch: Westmont College Chapel / "Cooking Club" 


Kelley Nikondeha 

Writer, Speaker, Justice Advocate, Adopted and Adoptive mother of 2

Web site: http://kelleynikondeha.com/

Social Media: @knikondeha

Booking Information: http://kelleynikondeha.com/contact/


Enuma Okoro

Author, Blogger, Communications Consultant

Author of The Reluctant Pilgrim, Silence, Talking Taboo and Co-Author of Common Prayer: Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals 

Website: http://enumaokoro.com/

Social Media: @TweetEnuma

Booking Information: http://enumaokoro.com/contact/


Bianca Juarez Olthoff

Speaker, Blogger, Chief Storyteller for The A21 Campaign

Website: http://inthenameoflove.org/

Social Media: @bianccaolthoff

Booking Information: http:// inthenameoflove.org/contact/

Watch: Bianca Juarez Olthoff speaks at CHIC 2012 / Terminal XIV / more videos 

Nancy Ortberg

Former teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington IL

Author of Looking for God and Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands: Lessons in Non-Linear Leadership

Website: http://nancyortberg.com/

Social Media: @NancyOrtberg

Watch: Nancy Ortberg at Westmont College Chapel


Jenell Williams Paris

Professor of Anthropology at Messiah College

Author of The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex is Too Important to Define Who We Are

Website: http://home.messiah.edu/~jparis/

Booking Information: JParis@messiah.edu

Watch: Taylor University Chapel


Julie Pierce

Coach, Consultant

Board of Advisors for Gifted for Leadership and Today’s Christian Woman magazine

Website: http://empoweredbypierce.com/

Social Media: @julie_pierce

Booking Information: http://empoweredbypierce.com/speaking/


Kara Powell

Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute and faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary

Author of Sticky Faith, Deep Justice Journeys, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry curriculum

Website: http://fulleryouthinstitute.org/

Social Media: @kpowellfyi

Booking Information: http://stickyfaith.org/forms/speaker-request

Watch: "Sticky Faith"


Kirsten Powers

 Columnist, Journalis, Political Analyst

Contributor to USA Today, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and Fox News

Website: about.me/kirstenpowers

Social Media: @kirstenpowers10

Booking Information: http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/?speaker=Kirsten%20Powers


Jan Richardson

Artist, Author, Blogger, Ordained UMC Minister, and Director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC

Author of In Wisdom’s Path, In the Sanctuary of Women, Sacred Journeys, and Night Visions

Website: http://janrichardson.com/

Social Media: @JanLRichardson

Booking Information: jan@janrichardson.com


Deidra Riggs

Blogger, Managing Editor at "The High Calling"

Website: http://deidra riggs.com/

Social Media: @DeidraRiggs

Booking Information: jumpingtandem@gmail.com

TED: "What if being safe is overrated?"  / FBC Hastings 


Caryn Rivadeneira

Author of Shades of Mercy: A Maine Chronicle, Known and Loved, Grumble Hallelujah, and Mama’s Got a Fake I.D.

Worship Planner at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

Website: http://carynrivadeneira.com

Social Media: @CarynRivadeneir

Booking Information: caryn@carynrivadeneira.com

Watch: Speaking Clip


Marilynne Robinson

Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist, Essayist, and Recipient of the National Humanities Medal

Instructor at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Website: http://us.macmillan.com/author/marilynnerobinson


Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Writer (regular contributor to Leadership Journal & Gifted
for Leadership), Speaker, & Advocate

Focus on Mentoring, Leadership, Racial Reconciliation, &
Biblical Justice

Website and Booking Information: www.natashasrobinson.com

Blog: www.asistasjourney.com

Social Media: @asistasjourney

Watch: YouTube Channel 


Alexia Salvatierra

Pastor,  director of Justice Ministries for the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Website: http://www.alexiasalvatierra.com/index.html

Booking Information: http://www.alexiasalvatierra.com/contact.html

Watch: CCDA 2009 Plenary 


Jackie Roese

Author of fifteen Bible studies and She Can Teach, Inhabit, ReAlign, and Beyond Me

Founder of The Marcella Project

Website: http://jackiealwaysunplugged.com/

Social Media: @MarcellaProject

Booking Information: http://www.themarcellaproject.com/contact

Watch: Sermons - "The Good Samaritan"  / "Father" / "Servant King"


Jo Saxton

Director with 3DM

Equipping director at North Heights Lutheran Church, Minnesota

Author of More Than Enchanting

Web site: http://weare3dm.com/josaxton/

Social Media: @josaxton

Melanie Shankle

Author, Blogger, Speaker

Author Of Sparkly Green Earrings

Website: http://thebigmamablog.com

Social Media: @bigmama

Booking Information: amypurcell08@gmail.com


Luci Shaw

Poet, Author

Writer in Residence at Regent College, Vancouver

Website: http://lucishaw.com/

Booking Information: http://www.lucishaw.com/contact.php


Priscilla Shirer

Author, Teacher

Author of He Speaks to Me, Discerning the Voice of God, And We Are Changed, and A Jewel in His Crown

Website: http://goingbeyond.com/

Social Media: @PriscillaShirer

Booking Information: http://www.goingbeyond.com/booking

"The Patience of God" /  "One in a Million" / Converge 2012


Nancy Sleeth

Managing Director of Blessed Earth

Author of Go Green, Save Green: A Simple Guide to Saving Time, Money, and God’s Green Earth and Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life

Website: http://nancysleeth.com/

Social Media: http://facebook.com/blessedearth

Booking Information: contact@blessedearth.org

Watch: "Embrace Restraint: Preparing for Lent"


Angie Smith

Speaker, Writer, Blogger 

Author of I Will Carry You, Mended, What Women Fear, and Chasing God

Web site: http://angiesmithonline.com/

Social Media: @angiesmith19

Booking Information: http://angiesmithonline.com/speaking/booking-info/

Watch: "I Will Carry You" / Mother's Day at Cross Point Church


Margot Starbuck

Writer, Editor

Author of The Girl in the Orange Dress, Permission Granted, Unsqueezed, and Small Things with Great Love

Website: http://margotstarbuck.com/

Social Media: @MargotStarbuck

Booking Information: http://www.margotstarbuck.com/speaking.htm


Becca Stevens

Founder of Thistle Farms & Magdalene

Author of nine books, including Snake Oil, Find Your Way Home, Finding Balance, and Sanctuary

Website: http://www.beccastevens.org/

Social Media: @RevBeccaStevens

Booking Information: tim@thistlefarms.org

Watch: "Love is the most powerful force for social change" / Mercer University

 Bethany Stolle

Blogger, Curriculum and Interaction Designer, Social Entrepreneur

Founder of Kites and Ladders

Website: http://bethanystolle.com/

Social Media: @bethanystolle


Barbara Brown Taylor

Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, Demorest GA

Author of twelve books, including An Altar in the World, Leaving Church, The Preaching Life, and When God is Silent

Website: http://barbarabrowntaylor.com/

Watch: "The Right Answer" - The Riverside Church, NYC / Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary / A Conversation with Barbara Brown Taylor


Lysa TerKeurst

President of Proverbs 31 Ministries

Author of sixteen books, including Unglued, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, and Made to Crave

Website: http://lysaterkeurst.com/

Social Media: @LysaTerKeurst

Booking Information: http://lysaterkeurst.com/contact/

Watch: Liberty University Convocation /


Sarah Thebarge

Writer, Blogger

Author of The Invisible Girls: A Memoir

Website: http://sarahthebarge.com/

Social Media: @sarahthebarge.com

Booking Information: jchaffee@chaffeemanagement.com

Watch: "The Invisible Girls" / Sarah Thebarge


Phyllis Tickle

Editor, Writer, Academic

Author of The Divine Hours series and The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why

Website: http://phyllistickle.com/

Booking Information: tickrel@gmail.com

Watch: "Recovering Ancient Practices"


Alexie Torres-Fleming

Founder of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

Web Site: http://www.ympj.org/

Booking Information: http://emergingvoicesproject.org/alexie-torres-fleming

Watch: 2008 Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism Winner


Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Senior Director of Bible Justice Integration and Mobilization at International Justice Mission

Author of Partnering with the Global Church and Co-Editor of More Than Serving Tea

Website: http://www.ijm.org/node/2392

Watch: January Lecture Series at Calvin College

Lois Tverberg

Founder of the En-Gedi Resource Center; Writer and speaker on the Jewish context of Christianity

Author of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus, and Listening to the Language of the Bible

Website: http://ourrabbijesus.com/

Social Media: @loistverberg

Booking Information: Tverberg@OurRabbiJesus.com

Watch: Ann Spangler & Lois Tverberg on  Rabbi Jesus / "Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus" 


Allison Vesterfelt 

Blogger, Author 

Author of Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage

Web site: http://allisonvesterfelt.com/

Social Media: @allyvest 

Booking Information: http://allisonvesterfelt.com/speaking/


Ann Voskamp


Author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Website: http://aholyexperience.com/

Social Media: @AnnVoskamp

Booking Information: http://www.aholyexperience.com/speaking/


Sheila Walsh

Writer, Teacher, Vocalist, Songwriter

Author of The Shelter of God’s Promises, God Loves Broken People, God’s Shelter for Your Storm, And Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God

Website: http://sheilawalsh.com/

Social Media: @SheilaWalsh

Watch: Speaking Clip


Kay Warren

Cofounder of Saddleback Church, Author, Speaker, Advocate 

Author of Author of Choose Joy and Say Yes to God 

Web site: http://kaywarren.com/

Social Media: @KayWarren1

Booking Information: http://kaywarren.com/contact/

Watch: Kay Warren Videos


Carolyn Weber

Author, Speaker, Teacher 

Author of Surprised by Oxford and Holy is the Day

Web site: http://www.pressingsave.com/

Social Media: @CarolynWeber

Watch: Interview with Carolyn Weber

 Nish Weiseth

Writer, Blogger

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of A Deeper Story Media

Website: http://nishweiseth.com

Social Media: @NishWeiseth

Booking Information: http://nishweiseth.com/contact-1/


Lauren Winner

Historian, Author, Lecturer, Editor

Author of Girl meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath

Website: http://laurenwinner.net/

Booking Information: laurenassistant@gmail.com

Watch: "Writing About God"


Jennifer Wiseman

Director of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Chief of the ExoPlanets and Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Website: http://www.aaas.org/spp/dser/about/directors_corner/directors_corner.shtml

Social Media: @AAAS_DoSER

Booking Information: doser@aaas.org

Watch: "Exploring the Galaxies"


Jamie Wright


Former overseas missionary in Costa Rica

Website: http://theveryworstmissionary.com/

Social Media: @JamieTheVWM

Booking Information: theveryworstmissionary@gmail.com


Jenny Yang

World Relief Vice President of Advocacy and Policy

Author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate

Website: http://worldrelief.org/page.aspx?pid=3048

Social Media: @WorldRelief

Booking Information: http://worldrelief.org/Page.aspx?pid=3055

Watch: Immigration Series


Holly Rankin Zaher

Blogger, Teacher, Coach

Website: http://about.me/happydaydeadfish

Social Media: @happydaydeadfis


Addie Zierman

Writer, Blogger

Author of When We Were On Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love and Starting Over

Website: http://addiezierman.com/

Social Media: @addiezierman

Booking Information: addiezierman@gmail.com


List compiled by - 

Rachel Held Evans

Author, Blogger

Author of Evolving in Monkey Town and A Year of Biblical Womanhood

Web site: http://rachelheldevans.com

Social Media: @RachelHeldEvans

Booking Information: Jim Chaffee, jchaffee@chaffeemanagement.com



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