Media & Speaking


Published Articles

“Ministry is a Team Sport” – Christianity Today, 2016

“The Messy Drama and Trauma of New Life” – Christianity Today, 2016

“10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom” – The Huffington Post, 2016

“10 Foolproof Ways to Get Your Baby to Sleep” – The Huffington Post, 2016

“10 Things Funerals Have Taught this Pastor” – The Mighty, 2016

“How Breastfeeding Brought Me Closer to God” – Christianity Today, 2013


“A Story of the Heart” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“C-c-c-courage” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“Seeking Wisdom” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“Be Still, Together” – First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton CA (audio only)


The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. – Mark Twain

A dynamic presentation of a deeply profound message can be life changing. The same presentation with a good dose of humor? Even better!

I speak at churches, retreats, women’s groups (including MOPS), and college ministries. I enjoy speaking to a wide range of Christian traditions, and am located in Orange County, California.

Topics include:

  • Uncluttered: Less stuff, less stress, more soul
  • Risking friendship
  • (Almost) Holy: Experiments in discipleship
  • True Self(ie): Developing the person God created you to be
  • Joy comes in the morning, and morning comes WAY too soon: Humor for moms
  • Marriage as a team sport

I’ve written for Christianity Today, Rock & Ice, and Mia. I’m a regular contributor at The Mighty and The Huffington Post, and a book is in the works.

For more info or to schedule an event, hit me up at courtney.b.ellis(at)

Thanks for stopping by!