I love to shatter darkness with light.


Hi, I’m Shannon Popkin. My gifts as a speaker lie in using humor and storytelling—which can be powerful gifts! For if a woman in my audience will laugh with me, she might cry with me, as well. And if she’ll listen to my stories about life, she might also listen as I talk about the story of God, and her place in it.

God has given me such a passion for sharing the truth of his Word, for truth is what shatters the darkness and sets us free!

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Speaking Endorsements:

I am not one to give all highest marks, but Shannon really deserves it. She used Scripture to back-up her message, she spent time with the ladies on retreat between sessions, she was open and honest. Her humility and desire to serve were beautiful. I highly recommend you invite her to your next Women’s event.

Laura Vallette, Executive Assistant, Cran-Hill Ranch, Big Rapids, MI

Shannon was a delight to have at our Christmas brunch. She was warm, engaging, and relatable, and her message resonated with women of all ages in attendance. She did a beautiful job of clearly presenting the truth of Jesus and making much of Him!


Kristi Stephens, Women’s Ministry Director, The Chapel in North Canton, OH

Shannon is a fantastic speaker in both her content and presentation style. The women in our group found her engaging, relatable, and encouraging. She speaks with authenticity and wisdom. Highly recommend!


-Carolyn Kersten, Ministry Director, Trinity Church in Lansing, MI

God has gifted Shannon with a message that impacts women of all ages, whether new to faith or seasoned. She speaks with wisdom and humor, infusing Biblical characters with life that makes them relatable in new ways. She is passionate about caring for ladies and interacts with them, making each instantly feel like a new friend. When speaking, Shannon engages audiences, leading them to make a step of faith. What is most impactful about Shannon’s ministry is that she is led by the Spirit to meet the needs of each group uniquely.  


– Debbie Jo Schwartz, (formerly) Women’s Ministry Events Director at Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI


A true Bible Study teacher, Shannon is passionate about bringing powerful messages of inspiration to women. She is an expert storyteller and a delight to listen to.


– Robyn Dykstra, Christian Speaker and Author of The Widow Wore Pink

I really feel like, wow, there is hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and I don’t have to control it. I was in counseling for eight months for anxiety/anger and nothing helped; there was no relief. In one hour, I have come to realize what the issue is and I have learned more about myself and what God wants of me than ever before.


  – A MOPS attendee.

Shannon’s relatable stories and her humor kept us engaged and helped us to look introspectively. Shannon was so attentive to the women the entire weekend. Shannon took the time to talk one-on-one and pray with many women at the retreat. It was an absolute pleasure working with Shannon as she is very approachable, accommodating, and clearly focused on doing work for His kingdom!


– Kim Joslin, Women’s Ministry Director, Huntley, IL

Shannon’s talk is one of the best I’ve heard. I can’t get it out of my head which is a very good thing! Shannon did a great job interacting with the women and getting them involved… she went back to the Garden to beautifully share the Gospel message. Shannon is fun and entertaining while giving great advice and Biblical wisdom. 


– Susan Sorenson, Pastoral Staff, Calvary Church, Grand Rapids, MI 

Speaking Schedule 2018

March 2-3, 2018 – County Line Church Women’s Conference, Andrews, IN

March 9-11, 2018 – Cran-Hill Ranch Spring Women’s Retreat, Rodney, MI

April 10, 2018 – “Bloom” at Chapel Pointe, Hudsonville, MI

April 26, 2018 – Moms Connected @First Baptist Church of Geneva, Geneva, IL

May 1, 2018 – MITT @ Hastings Baptist Church, Hastings, MI

May 5, 2018 – Standale Baptist Church, Standale, MI

September 20-22, 2018 – Gitche Gume Bible Camp, Eagle River, MI

October 12-14, 2018 — Grace Adventures Women’s Retreat, Silver Lake, MI

Speaking Schedule 2017

January 12, 2017 –  Lowell MOPS, Lowell, MI January 26, 2017 – Control Girl Launch Party @ Baker Book House!!!, Grand Rapids, MI February 2, 2017 – Ada Bible Thrive Gathering (Knapp Campus), Grand Rapids, MI February 9, 2017 – Book Signing at Kregel Parable Christian Store, Grandville, MI February 16, 2017 – Book Signing at Liberty University Barnes & Noble, Lynchburg, VA February 24-25, 2017 – Friend Retreat, Metamora, MI March 10-11, 2017 – Christian Ministry Conference, Grand Rapids, MI March 13, 2017 – Alpha Women’s Center Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, Grand Rapids, MI March 15, 2017 – Trinity Lutheran MOPS, Clinton Township, MI March 23, 2017 – Ada Bible Thrive Gathering (Cascade Campus), Cascade, MI April 12, 2017 – momLife at Mount Pleasant Community Church, Mount Pleasant, MI April 21-22, 2017 – Ravenna Baptist Retreat @Maranatha Bible Camp, Muskegon, MI April 28, 2017 – Winning at Home bus trip, Chicago, IL May 6, 2017 – Grandville Bible Ladies’ Tea, Grandville, MI May 13, 2017 – Millington Church of God Ladies’ Tea, Frankenmuth, MI May 16, 2017 – Ada Bible Church, East Paris Campus, Grand Rapids, MI May 19, 2017 – Kilpatrick MOPS, Woodland, MI May 20, 2017 – First Baptist Church of Newberg, Jones, MI June 14, 2017 – The Rock, Grandville, MI July 13-15, 2017 – Speak Up, Grand Rapids, MI September 9, 2017 – “Come to the Table” at Hudsonville Reformed Church, Hudsonville, MI September 16, 2017 – Homefront Church, Jenison, MI September 28-29, 2017 – Maranatha Christian Writers’ Conference, Muskegon, MI October 6-7, 2017 – Breathe Christian Writer’s Conference, Grand Rapids, MI October 24, 2017 – Mom to Mom at River Terrace Church, East Lansing, MI October 26, 2017 – Lowell MOPS, Lowell, MI November 4, 2017 – Immanuel Church “Ladies’ Day”, Holland, MI November 11, 2017 – Living Life Women’s Retreat, Muskegon, MI November 16, 2017 – Thornapple MOPS, Grand Rapids, MI November 28, 2017 Jamestown Baptist Ladies’ Tea, Hudsonville, MI December 2, 2017 – The Chapel, North Canton, OH December 13, 2017 – Kilpatrick MOMSNext, Woodland, MI December 20, 2017 – Trinity Church, Lansing, MI

Speaking Schedule 2016

January 29-31, 2016 Springbrook Community Church Ladies’ Retreat, Huntley, IL February 25, 2016 Lowell MOPS, Lowell, MI March 7, 2016 – Calvary CRC Mom & Co., Holland, MI March 12, 2016 – Women’s Day at Grace Evangelical Free, Rockford, MI March 16, 2016 – Ada Bible Church, Kentwood, MI March 23, 2016 – Hope Church MOPS Group, South Haven, MI April 15, 2016 – Highland Hills Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, MI April 22, 2016 – MomBreak, Grandville, MI April 29-31 – Lifestream Ladies’ Retreat, Allendale, MI May 3, 2016 – Lake Center MOPS, Portage, MI May 5, 2016 – Home Front Bible Study Group, Jenison, MI July 7-9, 2016 – Speak Up Conference, Grand Rapids, MI September 9, 2016 – REAL Sisters at Kentwood Community Church, Kentwood, MI September 13, 2016 – Coffee Break at First Christian Reformed Church, DeMotte, IN October 4, 2016 – Corinth MOPS, Byron Center, MI October 7-8, 2016 – Breathe Writer’s Conference, Grand Rapids, MI November 8, 2016 – MUMS at Calvary Baptist, West Branch, MI November 17, 2016 – Hudsonville Reformed Church, Husdonville, MI December 1, 2016 – Lake City MOPS, Lake City, MI December 11, 2016 – The Lakes Women’s Christmas Event, West Bloomfield, MI

Speaking Schedule 2015 & Earlier

January 22, 2015 – Frontline Community Church’s GRMom2Mom, Grand Rapids, MI March 10, 2015 – Chapel Pointe MOPs, Hudsonville, MI May 6, 2015 – Mars Hill Moms Group, Grandville, MI September 22, 2015 Chapel Pointe MOPS, Hudsonville, MI September 29, 2015 West Cannon MOPS, Belmont, MI October 7, 2015 – Moms Unplugged! at Fairhaven Church, Hudsonville, MI October 20, 2015 – ABC Moms at Ada Bible Church, Cascade, MI November 7, 2015 – Trinity Baptist Ladies’ Retreat, Grand Rapids, MI November 18, 2015 – High Pointe Community Church Ladies’ Event, Byron Center, MI December 3, 2015 – Mount Pleasant Community Church’s Cup of Christmas, Mount Pleasant, MI December 10, 2015 Prairie Edge CRC Ladies’ Night: Christmas Edition, Portage, MI December 11, 2015 – Kentwood Community Church’s REAL Sisters, Kentwood, MI December 13, 2015 Midway Baptist Church Christmas Ladies’ Event, Watervliet, MI December 14, 2015 Cornerstone Baptist Church Ladies’ Event, Ludington, MI December 18, 2015 – Kilpatrick MOPS, Woodland, MI


January 9, 2014 – Moms Connect at Hillside Community Church, Grand Rapids, MI

January 15, 2014 – Ada Bible Church Ladies Event, Kentwood, MI

February 25, 2014 – Chapel Pointe MOPS, Hudsonville, MI

March 10, 2014 – Cornerstone MOPS, Caledonia, MI March 18, 2014 – Pine Grove MOPS, Howard City, MI

April 23, 2014 – High Pointe Community Church, Byron Center, MI

May 6, 2014 – Lake Center MOPS, Portage, MI

September 23, 2014 – West Cannon MOPS, Belmont, MI

October 2, 2014 – Thornapple Covenant MOPS, Grand Rapids, MI

October 18, 2014 – Lake Center Women’s Event, Portage, MI

October 25, 2014 – Heritage United Methodist Retreat, Pierson, MI

November 4, 2014 – Ada Bible Church Moms, Cascade, MI

November 21, 2014 – Kilpatrick MOPS, Woodland, MI


January 24, 2013 – Harbor Life Women’s Event, Grandville, MI

February 20, 2013 – Berkley Hills MOPS, Grand Rapids, MI

February 26, 2013 – Sunshine Church MOPS, Grand Rapids, MI

March 7, 2013 – Wellspring Community Church MOPS, Hudsonville, MI

March 14, 2013 – Hillside Community Church Moms Connect, Grand Rapids, MI

April 19, 2013 – Bethany Lutheran Women’s Retreat, Saginaw, MI

September 23,2013 – Sheridan MOPS, Sheridan, MI

October 4, 2013 – Seymour Christian Reformed MOPS, Grand Rapids, MI

October 17, 2013 – Calvary Church MOPS, Grand Rapids, MI

November 5, 2013 – First Baptist of Hastings MOPS, Hastings, MI

November 14, 2013 – Hillside Community Church Moms Connect, Grand Rapids, MI

December 4, 2013 – Fair Haven Church Moms Unplugged, Hudsonville, MI

December 7, 2013 – Rollins Christian Fellowship Women’s Event, Manton, MI

December 11, 2013 – St. Roberts of Newminster Mothers Group, Ada, MI

2012 & Before

February 3, 2012 – First Church MOPS, Grandville, MI

March 5, 2012 – Sunshine Church MOMSNext, Grand Rapids, MI

March 19, 2012 – Grace Bible Fellowship, Jension, MI June 27, 2012 – Ada Bible Church Ladies’ Event, Kentwood, MI

October 9, 2012 – Alpha Women’s Center, Grand Rapids, MI

November 7, 2012 – High Pointe Community Church, Byron Center, MI

November 29, 2012 – West Cannon Baptist Church MOPS, Belmont, MI

December 1, 2012 – Fair Haven Church Moms Unplugged, Hudsonville, MI

December 6, 2012 – Grace Community Church Women’s Event, Hudsonville, MI

March 5, 2011 – Sunshine Church MOMSNext, Grand Rapids, MI

April 19, 2011 Trinity Lutheran Church MOPS, Elkhart, IN

September 26, 2011 – Calvary Baptist momstop, Grand Rapids, MI

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