Speakers by Topic

Palmer Chinchen

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Global Poverty

Palmer regularly speaks on issues of justice, sustainability, becoming modern-day abolitionists and social entrepreneurs, spiritual formation, and a Christian response to extreme poverty.

Ken Davis

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment

Best-selling author and inspirational speaker — comedy with content.

Mary DeMuth

Topics: Author, Personal Growth, Sexuality, Spiritual Growth

Mary DeMuth is an author and speaker who helps people live uncaged, freedom-infused lives.

Annie F. Downs

Topics: Author, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Annie F. Downs is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God.

Tom Henderson

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Tom Henderson is the founder and lead communicator for Restoration Generation.

Jay & Laura Laffoon

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Men, Sexuality, Women's Ministry

A dynamic and inspirational duo, bringing married couples a biblical message of hope and celebration.

Lorie Lee

Topics: Author, Children's Ministry, Church Engagement, Church Partnerships, Compassion's History, Holistic Child Development, Leadership, Parenting, Women's Ministry

Lorie is passionate about the local church and its calling to be the salt and light of the world. She believes that the work of Compassion is a strategic tool that the Church can utilize in their calling to be a beacon of light in their community.

Bob Lenz

Topics: Author, Child Advocacy, Evangelism and Discipleship, Leadership, Marriage & Family, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

A timely message for youths who think they don't measure up.

Mark Matlock

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Parenting, Youth and Young Adults

Planet Wisdom — helping teens practically apply God’s wisdom to every day situations

Justin McRoberts

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Poverty, World Health Issues, Youth and Young Adults

Singer, songwriter, storyteller — independent artist blends intellect, humor and passion in a call to a fully developed Christian life.

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Laurie Polich Short

Topics: Adult Conferences, Author, Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Singles, Women's Ministry, Youth and Young Adults

Popular author and speaker — uniquely gifted to immediately connect with both students and adults.

Duffy Robbins

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Published author and speaker — training events for youth workers.

Charles Robinson

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth

Charles is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has a passion to teach others about Native American culture. He is the Founder and CEO of The Red Road, a non-profit organization which ministers in tribal communities in a culturally relevant, yet Biblically sound way.

Mark Scandrette

Topics: Author, Christian Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Poverty, Spiritual Growth, Youth and Young Adults

Creating Christ-conscious communities that connect the sensibilities of an emerging generation with the ancient roots of Christianity.

Chris Seay

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Church and Society, Culture and the Church, Global Poverty

Pastor Chris Seay — storyteller, writer, musician — compellingly conveys the story of the absolute love of Jesus, the Liberating King to the church and culture through narrative communication that touches the whole person.

Susie Shellenberger

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Sexuality, Youth and Young Adults

Susie Magazine — relevant, hard-hitting topics that make a difference are life-changing and help girls survive in a rugged world.

Angie Smith

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Angie Smith is the author of I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy as well as the popular blog entitled Bring the Rain.

Efrem Smith

Topics: Author

Storyteller, preacher, teacher — a passion to see people find reconciliation in their relationships with each other and in their life's journey with God.

Bob Stromberg

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Gifted comedian, delightful storyteller, superb communicator — bridges the generational gap.

Sarah Thebarge

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Personal Growth, Singles

Sarah Thebarge is a speaker and author who is a regular at retreats, churches, colleges and conferences. She was recently named one of 40 Women Under 40 who are challenging taboos of the Christian Faith by the I Speak For Myself initiative.

Rich Van Pelt

Topics: Author, Child Advocacy, Compassion Staff, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, World Health Issues

National Director of Ministry Relationships for Compassion International — pastor, author and christian speaker.

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Ann Voskamp

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Wife, full-time farmer, mother of 6, New York Times best-selling author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (Zondervan).

Ken Wytsma

Topics: Author, Leadership

Ken is a frequent international speaker on justice, theology, and leadership. He is known for his depth of insight and ability to inspire others to think deeply about faith, life, and leadership.