Inviting you to live like

God’s Word is true.


What if God really is in control? What if He’s truly with us and for us? What if there’s life after death—a place where the greatest is the servant?

As a speaker, I invite women to open their Bibles with me, drink in the True Story, and live like it’s true.

I’ve had the joy of speaking for groups of women across the United States and beyond. I’d love to hear about your next event, retreat, or conference, and how I might partner with you to serve your women! 



Speaking Topics

How to Live Me-Free in a Measure-Up World

Do you constantly compare yourself with other moms, Christians, or friends? Are you worried you’ll never measure up, or are you desperate to prove you do? Are you chained to measure-up envy, or get-ahead pride?    

Our measure-up world is filled with me-focus, but Jesus offers us a refuge. In his kingdom, there’s no need to exhaust yourself trying to measure up, or to hide the proof if you don’t. Instead, we each get to be one of the great ones, because we’re each given a unique way to serve. 

Sideways glancing is exhausting. Are you ready to live me-free?

Contact us for more detailed session options for your event, retreat or conference. Check out Shannon’s book on this topic at

How to Be Shaped by God's Promises

Sarah’s whole life was turned upside down when God made a lavish set of promises. However for decades it looked like the promise of a son would not come true. Would God keep his promises? Could he? 

Consider your own stretch of waiting. God is the one who makes the promises, and God is the one who keeps the promises. And in that long stretch between the two, he invites you to be shaped by his promises—believing they will one day come true.

Contract us for more detailed session options for your next event, retreat, or conference. This topic coincides with Shannon’s new book, “Shaped by God’s Promises,” published by Our Daily Bread in June 2024.

The Surprise of the Promise Kept at Christmas

What are you waiting on God for? And have you been waiting much longer than you expected? God’s people were waiting on a promised Messiah, but when he arrived he was not what they expected.

Consider the surprise of that first Christmas when God kept his promises from so long ago. Consider how Christmas lays a foundation of hope for the promises still to come.

Ask about additional Christmas topics, including: “The Truth About Measuring Up at Christmas.” 


How to Hear, "Well Done" (Even if You're Outdone)

Have you ever wished you could be more or do more for God? Are you bothered by people who can produce more because they have more to start with? Do you ever hang back, feeling like you have less to offer? 

It’s true that God gives more to some and less to others. But like the two-talent guy in Jesus’s story, it’s not about what you have or don’t have; It’s about what you do with what you have. 

You’re a steward with a choice. Will you live faithfully, and have the thrill of hearing, “Well done”? 

Contact us for more detailed session options for your event, retreat or conference. Check out Shannon’s book on this topic at

The Truth About Trying to Control it All

Do you erupt in anger or melt in fear over the things you can’t control? Are you heavy-handed with others, or do you manipulate to get your way? And do you despise limitations or hate being told no? 

The truth is, God’s already in control–which means you don’t have to be. Come explore ways to recognize your burden of control and learn how to lay it down, surrender to God, and flourish. 

Contract us for more detailed sessions options for your event, retreat or conference. Check out Shannon’s book on this topic at

Leadership Conferences

Shannon loves to encourage writers, speakers, and ministry leaders at conferences and retreats. Topics can be geared to your audience, and include:

  • The Goal of Hearing Well Done (Not Well-Ranked)
  • When Ministry Leaders Compare
  • 5 Ways to Live Me-Free in This Measure-Up Influencer World
  • Preparing for Spiritual Attack in Ministry
  • Control Girls in Ministry
  • 5 Tips for Leading the other Control Girls in Your Church
  • How to Use the Bible’s Stories to Rehearse Truth & Reject Lies
  • Mistakes Speakers Make On and Off the Platform

Let’s talk about your next event!

Please contact Shannon to share what’s on your heart for your next women’s event, retreat, or conference. You can use the form below or contact Shannon directly at

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Speaking Schedule

Recent and Upcoming Events:

April 19-21, 2024 – CranHill Refresh Women’s Retreat, Rodney, MI

May 18, 2024 – Riverside Church, Three Rivers, MI

June 13, 2024 – Refresh, an online gathering for leaders

June 21, 2024 – The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference (signup free for attendees) Indianapolis, IN

July 11-13, 2024 – Speak Up, Grand Rapids, MI

September 21, 2024 – Jericho Road  Church, Muskegon, MI

September 27, 2024 – South Christian Church, Lansing, MI

October 4-6, 2024 – Ao-Wa-Kiya Ladies’ Retreat, Shelby, MI

October 11, 2024 – East Union Women’s Retreat, Hensley, AR

October 18-19, 2024 Calvary Bible Church (Kalamazoo) Women’s Retreat, Vicksburg, MI  – pending

October 21-25, 2024 – SEPA  Cumbre, hosted by Editorial Portavoz in Cartagena, Colombia

November 1-2, 2024 – Woman to Woman Conference, Calvary Baptist in Bellefontaine, OH


February 28, 2025 – LIFT Women’s Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ 

March 1, 2025 – Devoted Conference, Midway, KY

September 10-14, 2025 Gitche Gumee Women’s Retreat, Eagle River, MI

October 17-19, 2025 Rekindle Retreat with Hope Church, Walhalla, MI

November 8, 2025 – The Knox Ladies Seminar in Clarion, PA

Earlier in 2024

January 19-20, 2024 – Winter Women’s Conference at Midland Evangelical Free Church, Midland, MI

February 9, 2024 – Thriving Motherhood, Crossroads Bible, Grand Rapids, MI

March 2, 2024 – Devoted Conference, Midway, KY

March 6, 2024 – Clare MOPS Group, Clare, MI

March 20, 2024 – Chapel at Our Daily Bread

March 21, 2024 – Reaching Women, First Byron Church, Byron Center, MI


2022 /2023 Speaking Engagements


January – June, 2023 I’m taking a break from speaking to work on two new books!

June 12-14, 2023 – Muskoka Bible Centre “Women in Ministry” Retreat, Huntsville, Ontario

July 13-15 –  Speak Up Conference

July 26, 2023 – “Rooted” at Spring Creek, Pewaukee, WI

September 8-9, 2023 – Browns Corner Women’s Retreat at the Springs, Gladwin, MI

September 12, 2023 – Coffee Break, DeMotte, IN

September 21-23, 2023 – Providence Road Church Women’s Retreat, Miami, FL

October 4, 2023 – Shores Community Church, Norton Shores, MI

October 13-14, 2023 – ROAR Conference – Virtual

November 11, 2023 – “Finding Peace by Letting Go” Women’s Conference at Connections Community Church, Schoolcraft, MI (SOLD OUT)

November 15, 2023 – Genesis Church, Petoskey, MI

December 1-2, 2023 – New Hope Church Christmas Tea, Tawas, MI

December 4, 2023 – Grace Community Christmas Event, Hudsonville, MI (SOLD OUT)

December 12, 2023 – Equine Assisted Development Christmas Event, Kentwood, MI


February 2, 2022 – Clare MOPS in Clare, MI

February 11-13, 2022 – Proclaim Conference (Table Host), Concord, NC

February 23, 2022 – Westwood CRC MOPS, Kalamazoo, MI

March 19, 2022 – Hillsdale United Brethren Women’s Event, Hillsdale, MI

March 21, 2022 – Grounded Videocast

March 22, 2022 – Bloom Moms Group, Chapel Pointe, Hudsonville, MI

March 26, 2022 – Kentwood Baptist Women’s Retreat, Kentwood, MI

March 30 – April 2, 2022 – She Writes For Him Virtual Conference

April 2, 2022 – Rehoboth Women’s Brunch, McBain, MI

April 22-24, 2022 – CranHill Ranch Women’s Retreat, Rodney, MI

April 30, 2022 – Poured Out Ladies’ Conference, First Baptist Church of Upper Burrell, Pittsburgh, PA

May 25, 2022 – Crossroads Bible Church, Grand Rapids, MI

July 7-9, 2022 – , Grand Rapids, MI

September 9-11, 2022  – Lake Ann Women’s Retreat, Lake Ann, MI

September 22-24, 2022 – True Woman Conference, Indianapolis, IN

September 30 – October 2, 2022 Camp Michawana, Hastings, MI

October 14-15, 2023 – Chantilly Bible Church, Chantilly, VA

November 3-4, 2023 – Northfield Baptist, Cleveland OH

November 15-20, 2023 Bogota and Medellin, Colombia

2021 Speaking Engagements


February 18, 2021 – Ridgepointe Moms Group, Holland, MI

February 24, 2021 – Shores Community Church, Norton Shores, MI

March 13, 2021 – True Woman Conference, Meadsville, PA

March 19-21, 2021 – Prayer Retreat, Georgetown, SC

March 23, 2021 – Serious Writers “Writer’s Chat”, online

March 24, 2021 – Common Ground at Keystone Community Church, Grand Rapids, MI

March 25, 2021 – Virtual event in Panama with Editorial Portavoz

April 17, 2021 – Hillsdale United Brethren Church, Hillsdale, MI

April 23-24, 2021 – Cran-Hill Ranch Women’s Retreat, Rodney, MI

May 1, 2021 – Eastpointe Bible Church Ladies’ Retreat, Peru, IN

May 14-15, 2021 – ROAR Conference (online marketing conference for Christian influencers)

May 22, 2021 – Degage Ministries Spring Brunch (virtual)

July 14-16, 2021 – Speak Up Conference with Carol Kent (online) “5 Ways to Live Me-Free in This Measure-Up Influencer World”

July 23-24 – Gems Girls Conference (online) 

September 16-18, 2021 – Gitche Gumee Fall Ladies Retreat, Eagle River, MI

September 23-26, 20201 – Camp Lebanon Women’s Retreat, Burtrum, MN

September 28 – October 1, 2021 – Becoming the Whole Woman Summit with LaVonda McCullough (Online)

October 8-10, 2021 – Bair Lake Bible Camp, Jones, MI

October 14, 2021 – Virtual Event in Mexico with Editorial Portavoz

​October 16, 2021 – SALT Women’s Conference, Grand Haven, MI

October 22-23, 2021 – East Union Baptist Women’s Retreat, Hensley, AR

October 30-31, 2021 – The Ultimate Bible Journaling Retreat, Lake Ann Camp, Lake Ann, MI

November 5-6 – SHE Retreat, Geneva Center, Rochester, IN

November 13, 2021 – Blaine Community Church Fall Women’s Day, Blaine, MI

December 2, 2021 – Peace Church “Christmas Connection”, Middleville, MI

December 3, 2021 – Corner Bible Church Christmas Tea, Allegan, MI

December 9, 2021 – Christ Church Christmas Event, Muskegon, MI



Shannon loves the Word of God and her teachings flow from that love.  She takes the profound truths of Scripture and makes them applicable to her listeners in practical ways.  She helped give our ladies language to assess their hearts and reminded us of the hope we have in Jesus. The fragrance of Christ is known when she is around.

Nira Abella, Women’s Director at Providence Road Church in Miami, FL

Shannon’s biblical knowledge, coupled with a sense of humor, warmth yet professionalism proved to be a winning combination. Shannon was an absolute joy to work with and made herself available throughout the weekend far beyond the podium and merchandise table.

Denise Perry, Women’s Retreat Director at Spring Hill Camp, Evart, MI

Shannon was a great fit for our ladies retreat. The ladies loved her practical insights and Biblical frame of reference. She taught with vulnerability and confidence and the response was tremendous.

Ken Riley, Executive Director, Lake Ann Camp, Lake Ann, MI

Excellent women’s conference speaker! Shannon is genuine, relatable, and biblically grounded.

Her love and care for women was evident as she spoke on “Control Girl” and also chatted and prayed with women between sessions. She really challenged the ladies to take simple, active steps to surrender. Shannon was a joy to work with, and we would highly recommend her as a speaker.

Lisa Ryder, SALT Conferernce Coordinator, Holland, MI

Shannon did our Ladies Retreat and did a fantastic job! She was insightful and Biblical in her material. She read the group well and adjusted her plans as she felt the Lord leading.

Sheryl Hodson, Director of Women’s Ministry, Peru, IN 

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

Engaging, challenging, excellent, encouraging, fantastic and awesome are all words our guests used to describe Shannon. Her message of control will resonate with women at all stages of life as she shares her own experiences and asks them to confront their own control issues and submit to God. She is creative and engages participants on and off stage.

Abby Banfield, Grace Adventures Camp, Meers, MI

Shannon is so wonderful! She was witty, energetic, open, and her love for the truth of God’s Word and applying it to her life was evident in her message to the women at our church. Her joy in the Lord is real!

Veronica Commire, Discipleship Director at Shores Community Church, Norton Shores, MI

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

Shannon 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

I have been blessed by Shannon’s honest, loving way of communicating & sharing the love of Jesus – on & off stage alike! She is professional, but so relatable, and is a joy to work with on the details involved with preparations for her visit (as is her Ministry Assistant, Erika!) Our ladies had only great things to say about Shannon. I highly recommend Shannon as a wise & wonderful choice for your next ladies’ retreat or conference!

Romi Plath, SHE Retreat Coordinator, Wabash, IN

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