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Looking for a speaker for your next event?

Hit me up with your details!

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

Because my primary ministry is to the congregation I pastor, and I accept outside speaking engagements only when they don’t conflict with ministry at my church. That said, I love to speak at retreats, women’s groups (including MOPS), college ministries, young adult events, churches, and team events, when my schedule permits.

I love doing virtual events, and am happy to partner with you to dream up a creative presentation to encourage you and your people digitally until gathering in large groups is wise once again.

Topics include:

  • Happy Now: Lift your load with the power of playfulness
    Uncluttered: Less stuff, less stress, more soul
  • Almost holy: Life-giving spiritual practices for weary people
  • Risking friendship
  • Joy comes in the morning, and morning comes WAY too soon: Humor for moms

In addition to my books, my publications include Christianity TodayFathom Mag, MOPS Internationaland (in)courage. I’m a regular contributor to The Glorious Table and I’ve been featured on Two Peas in a Podcast; Food and Faith; More Than This; Melissa Radke’s Ordinary People, Ordinary Things; Woven; CXMH: Christianity and Mental Health; and The Ride Home with John and Kathy.

24991178_10213391637200441_4541435659034410135_nWhat People Are Saying…

“We had an AMAZING response to the interview with Courtney this morning…[our] phone bank lit up!” –Dee Marie, Moody Radio Northwest

“We had such a positive response from your presentation!” –Events Coordinator, East Whittier Presbyterian Church

“You had such energy, humor, and thoughtful ideas. One of the best retreats ever!” — Retreat Coordinator, First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton

70352285_10218341469663159_872442191509716992_o“You were by far my favorite speaker of the whole year!” –MOPS Coordinator, Laguna Beach

“Your talk was so encouraging and I’ve gotten so much positive feedback from your visit. Thank you again.”   –Speaker Coordinator, Rose Drive Friends Church, Yorba Linda

“We are all so excited that you will be doing our retreat!” — Retreat Coordinator, Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church

“Thank you for all your good ideas!” –Women’s Ministry Director, Mission Viejo

Recent & Upcoming Events:

*Available to speak via Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Live, etc. as well as in person*


March – Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church – Women’s Retreat


February  – First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta – Parenting Seminar Series
June – Woven Podcast

July – The Stories Between Us Podcast

September 18 – Southminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio – Women’s Retreat

September 23 – Moms Together, Cypress, California


February 6 – Whittier Area Christian Church, Whittier, CA
February 14-17 – RIDE Youth Retreat, Big Bear, CA
March 10 – Pacific Hills Community Church, San Clemente, CA
March 14-15 – Laguna Beach Presbyterian Women’s Retreat (postponed)
March 24 – Calvary Community Church, Westlake, CA (postponed)
April 15-18 – Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI (postponed)
May 6-8 – Mom 2.0 Conference, Los Angeles, CA (postponed)

Courtney Ellis headshot


“The Way, the Truth, the Life” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“While We Were Enemies” – Presbyterian Church of the Master, Mission Viejo, CA

“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

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

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