Sue has a BA in Creative Writing and a Masters in Theology and Culture. She has been a teacher for 30 years and a Christian event speaker for 15 years. She would love to speak at your next event on a variety of prepared Christian topics or a topic of your choosing.

speaking Endorsements


Karen Baker, The Chapel, Richmond, VA

“Sue spoke to a moms group at my church. After she left, I heard comments such as ‘best speaker ever’ and ‘great, practical information!’ She spoke to us on the topic of disciplining older children, but I honestly think she could have spoken on any topic and she would have hit it out of the park. I immediately wrote to thank her and asked her to come back to our group next year! We were blessed with her candor about raising kids.”


Marlyn DeFoggi, West End Assembly of God, Richmond, VA

“Sue has a wonderful grasp of Scripture and brings a practical application to everyday life. . .
She engages her audience with well-crafted questions and challenges listeners to engage more
deeply with Scripture for transformational growth. I highly recommend her as a guest speaker in
any context.”


Renee Cobb, Founder of WOVEN, Richmond, VA

“I can remember the first time I heard Sue speak. She told the story of losing her father and it was one of the most poignant I had ever heard.  Even more powerful was how she allowed her pain to shape her life so positively. She has dignity, yet vulnerability and relatability, that makes her message extraordinary and unforgettable”


Lisa Hackett, The Bridge Community Church, Warrenton, VA

“Sue hit a home run at our Women’s Conference. The Holy Spirit spoke through her to each woman who attended. They can’t stop talking about it!”


Stephen Poore, Center Church, Richmond, VA

“Sue delivers a thoughtful message each time she is invited to communicate. At Center Church, a multi-cultural urban church plant,  she was able to capture the essence of her authentic-self while still delivering a powerful message that transcended cultural distinctions. Only excellent communicators can enter the stage with the kind of self-awareness that invites people of all socio-economic, racial, and cultural walks to listen, reflect, and change. It’s because Sue is unapologetically herself that she extends hospitality to the listener and invites them to self-discovery of a Jesus that is within.”

topics & Recent speaking engagements

while writing is an important exercise in my daily routine, speaking provides me an instant opportunity to connect and interact with people. For years, I’ve been speaking to groups and organizations, from children to adults. I’d love to explore the possibility of speaking at your next event. Let’s inspire one another!


I’ve been obsessed with studying and teaching about prayer for the last 6 years or so. Recently, I’ve written 2 books on prayer, one Christian living title, and one corresponding 7-week Bible study. Both bear the title Soulspeak: Praying Change into Unexpected Places. Keep an eye out for publication dates! You can visit my prayer blog at www.7prayersthatwork.com to read and learn more about prayer.


“Discipling Your Children”—the craft of teaching, training, and disciplining to raise up children who serve God from a pure heart (SEE “Madame Zookeeper” and “10 Responses to Difficult Children” for a fun read and “How to Discipline in Love” and “10 Things I want my Boys to learn about Living” for some practical how-to advice about parenting.

“Establishing a Spiritual Foundation”—the intentional process of developing spiritually-receptive children, tilling hearts to welcome God’s word, and raising children with a God-centered worldview. (SEE “Mothering Alone.”)

“Choosing Your Child’s Education”—an unbiased presentation of pros and cons of various educational options  (public, private, Christian, home-school), based on research and experience as a parent and teacher. (SEE “Choosing Public Schools,” “Choosing Private Schools,” “Considering Christian Schools,” and “Considering Home School.“)


Covering a variety of topics and applications, my husband and I speak on establishing a godly marriage, living the 100%/100% rule, and looking to God alone for true happiness and holiness. Practical applications and activities include handling in-laws, kids, money, decision-making, friends, infidelity, and personal holiness. Click on “3 Reasons You Can’t Affair-Proof Your Marriage” and “How to be Your Husband’s Best Friend Without Losing Your Identity” (both from Crosswalk.com) to see our anti-cliche prescription for building a healthy Christian marriage.


This talk addresses the 21st century’s most overwhelming issue–kids who have grown up with absent fathers, either through death, divorce, disconnection, or devastation. I share my own personal story, as well as the stories of others, to broach the important topic of dealing with fatherlessness and how that impacts our ability to trust and follow our Heavenly Father. (SEE my account of finding my father’s crash site in “Searching for my Father. You can also read a little about my perspective on a father’s legacy in “What I think about on Memorial Day.)

Upcoming SOULSPEAK Events:


Sept. 13-14, 2019

Book Event

Voice AG Women’s Leadership Conference

Newport News, VA


Sept. 15, 2019

Book Event

West End Assembly of God

Richmond, VA


Sept. 27, 2019

Book Launch Party

Ashland, VA


Sept. 29, 2019, 10 am

Pulpit Speaker

United Church

Richmond, VA


Oct. 5, 2019, 10am

Speaker, Fall Women’s Brunch

River of Life Community Church

Mechanicsville, VA


Nov. 4, 2019, 7 pm

Speaker, Empowe[rva]


Henrico, VA


Nov. 8, 2019

Book Launch Party

Chester Springs, PA


Nov. 9, 2019

Book Launch Party

Lansdale, PA


Nov. 13, 2019

Radio Recording Interview

For Amy Martinez, The Word Denver, 94.7


Nov. 15, 2019, 8 am

Chapel Speaker

Banner Christian School chapel

Chesterfield, VA


Apr. 3-4, 2020

Conference Speaker

Ohio Network Ministry Pastors’ Wives Conference

Columbus, OH


Apr. 5, 2020

Pulpit Speaker

Columbus, OH


Jan. TBA, 2020

Pulpit speaker

West End Assembly of God

Richmond, VA


Jan. 30, 2020

Book Launch Party

San Luis Obispo, CA


Feb. 1, 2020

Book Launch Party

Placerville, VA



Richmond, VA

Pulpit speaker, Center Church

The Assemblies of God Element Women’s Leadership Conference

West End Assembly of God Marriage Mentoring classes

The Bridge Assemblies of God Church, women’s conference

West End Assembly of God, pulpit

The Assemblies of God Pastors’ Conference in Cuba

Commonwealth Chapel, MOPS event

Tuckahoe Middle School, girls’ Bible Breakfasts

West End Assembly of God, LIFT women’s Bible study

Women’s conferences in Costa Rica and Brazil

Trinity Episcopal School, Motivational speaking at football dinners

West End Assembly of God, MOPS events

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, women’s conference

West End Assembly of God, women’s retreats

West End Assembly of God, discipleship classes

Small group Bible studies and home groups

Marriage Conference, Dohna, Germany

ROAR: AG District Women’s Leadership Conference



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