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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.

Topics include:

  • Uncluttered: Less stuff, less stress, more soul
  • Almost holy: Life-giving spiritual practices
  • Whimsy: Lift your load, your mood, and your spirit with the power of play
  • 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. during the pandemic*

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)
July (date TBD) – Walter Olson Public Library, Eagle River, WI



“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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