I love pointing women to the Truth. 


Hi, I’m Shannon. As a speaker, I love to hear laughter bounce across my audience after I share a story. I also love to see tears, smiles, and nodding heads when I share about experiences women can relate to. But most of all, I love to see eyes light up with understanding as women drink in the Truth of God’s Word. For Truth is what shatters the darkness and sets us free!

I would love to be considered as a speaker for your next event, retreat or conference.

It would be a joy to partner with you in ministering to the women God has entrusted to you. Please use my contact form to get in touch, and let me know how I might be able to serve your group. I look forward to hearing from you!


Speaking Endorsements:

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. It is with great joy that I recommend Shannon Popkin as a speaker to your event ~ you will be blessed in the process of ministering together.

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

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 was a joy to work with. She shared her “Control Girl” presentation, perfectly blending humor with biblical teaching in a non-threatening way for our outreach ministry. She is organized, responsive, and presented an open and honest message. I highly recommend Shannon!

Kristen Streepy, Chapelstreet Church, Geneva, IL

Shannon is a wonderful speaker for any group of women. She combines humor, personal stories and Biblical truths when she speaks. You know instantly that she struggles with her topic of control and is not just commenting on a problem she sees from a distance. I would highly recommend Shannon to speak to your group.

Jackie Medenblik, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI

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


September 9, 2019 – Alpine Baptist, Comstock Park, MI

September 13-15, 2019 – Lake Ann Women’s Retreat, Lake Ann, MI

September 27-29, 2019 – SpringHill Women’s Retreat, Evart, MI

October 12, 2019 – G4 Women’s Retreat, Seaford, DE

October 18, 2019 – Breathe Writer’s Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

October 24, 2019 – “She Found Joy” tour @ Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI

October 28 – November 10, 2019 – Speaking Ministry Trip to the Middle East

November 18, 2019 – Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, AR

November 19, 2019 – Family Life Today, Little Rock, AR

November 20, 2019 – Central Baptist Bible Study, Jonesboro, AR

November 30, 2019 – Riverside Women’s Christmas Event, Three Rivers, MI

December 5, 2029 – Life Change Women’s Event, Dorr, MI

December 7, 2019 – Lakeside Community Christmas Brunch, Alto, MI


March 1-2, 2019 The Chapel Women’s Retreat, Wadsworth, OH

April 12-13, 2019 – Southside Bible Women’s Retreat, Denver, CO

April 26-27, 2019 – Lincoln Lake “Flourish” Women’s Retreat, Gowen, MI

July 10, 2019 – Maranatha Bible Conference Women’s Luncheon, Muskegon, MI

July 11-13, Speak Up Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

July 26-27, GEMS Leadership Conference, Grand Rapids, MI


January 24-25, 2020 – Renelly Women’s Retreat, Metamora, MI

March 14, 2020 – First Central Church of the Nazarene Women’s Retreat, Flint, MI

March 17-18, 2020 – SEPA Summit with Editorial Portavos, Cancun, Mexico

March 27-28, 2020 – Faith Community Women’s Retreat, Vacaville, CA

April 24-26, 2020 – Cran-Hill Ranch Women’s Retreat, Rodney, MI

April 29, 2020 – Westwood MOPS, Kalamazoo, MI

May 22-23, 2020 – G4 Women’s Retreat, Seaford, DE

September 24-26, 2020 – Camp Lebanon Women’s Retreat, Burtrum, MN

October 2-4, 2020 – Camp Lebanon Women’s Retreat, Burtrum, MN

October 17, 2020 SALT Women’s Conference, Grand Haven, MI

Speaking Schedule 2018

January 10, Allendale MOPS, Allendale, MI

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

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

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

April 19, 2018 – Calvin Seminary Wives Dinner, Grand Rapids, MI

April 21, 2018 – Robinson Baptist Church, Grand Haven, MI

April 26, 2018 – Moms Connected @ Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, IL

April 28, 2018 Red Brick Church in Stilman Valley, IL

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

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

May 19, 2018 – Forest Hills Baptist Church, Forest Hills, MI

June 5, 2018 – Ada Bible Church, Summer Bible Study Kick Off, Cascade, MI

June 28-30, 2018 – Speak Up Conference with Carol Kent, Grand Rapids, MI

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

September 27-29, 2018 – True Woman Conference (Blogging Team), Indianapolis, IN

October 5-6, 2018 – Bridge Bible Women’s Retreat @ Camp Geneva, Holland, MI

October 12-14, 2018 – Grace Adventures Camp Women’s Retreat, Mears, MI

October 23 – November 3, 2018 – Speaking trip to Asia

November 15, 2018 – Ridge Point Community Church MOMS Group, Holland, MI

December 3, 2018 – Cornerstone Church Christmas Women’s Event, Caledonia, MI

December 6, 2018 – Women’s Christmas Event, Liberty Bible Church, Chesterton, IN

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

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