Speakers by Topic

Olive Aneno

Topics: Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, HIV Prevention, Poverty, Women's Ministry, World Health Issues

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Though orphaned and poor as a young girl, Olive’s story is one of hope and redemption.

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Kristie Christie

Topics: Adult Conferences, Culture and the Church, Marriage & Family, Singles, Women's Ministry, Youth and Young Adults

With humor and heart, Kristie speaks to audiences around the world about how to have healthy relationships and cultivate empathy.

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.

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.

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.

Jennifer Shaw

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

Jennifer’s testimony includes tragedy and triumph, being an adoptive parent and also the parent of a special needs child, and losing her father to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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.

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).