Speakers I Recommend

Here are some other speakers that I know personally and have heard speak and recommend highly to you. They are listed in no particular order of importance or preference. E-mail or call them and if they are available, I know they would be excited to speak for your event….

Chuck Beckler
Chuck lives with his wife Linda in McHenry, IL where he is the Senior Pastor of Valley Community Church. He has spent over 20 years as an itinerant speaker. Much of this has been to various students at camps, retreats, conferences, youth groups and public schools and universities. He has also been privileged to teach a Graduate school level public speaking class at Trinity International University and taught for “Sonlife Ministry” for several years. This “Strategy of Ministry” seminar took him to all kinds of churches and colleges. Chuck has also spent time locally serving churches as both youth and senior pastors.

His passion comes out of Luke 14, a passage used in of Chuck’s noted messages, “You’ll Do Anything For The One You Love The Most.” His desire is to serve God and he looks forward to seeing where He will take him to proclaim His Word.

email: portiaandfriend@juno.com
phone: (815) 385-6639

Erin Blume
Erin came to know Jesus at an early age. God has called her to serve the Church, and she is currently serving at her home church in Illinois. She spent eight years serving as the Discipleship Coordinator of Student Ministries and now oversees the Life Group and Women’s Ministry. Erin graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Counseling and received her Master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Counseling Ministries.  Erin and her husband Jason are raising two fun and spirited little girls, Eliot and Landry. In 2014, they faced the devastating loss of their firstborn, their son Parker. Through the loss of her son, Erin tells people that she experienced the love of God in a way she just would not have otherwise known had she not gone through such tragedy. She knows Jesus is real, and she lives her life serving Him and His Church.

email: erinb@firstfreerockford.org
phone: (815) 262-4253

Scott Brown – Cultural Architect
Scott is a graduate of Bethel College in Minneapolis, MN where he received a B.A. as well as a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has been involved in full time Youth Ministry since 1990. In addition to being the founder and Cultural Architect of 212-Degrees and PEAK Performance, Scott also travels around the country speaking and leading worship for student retreats, and youth conferences. Scott’s wilderness experience has taken him to many places in the United States, Switzerland, Ecuador as well as through the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Scott’s work with students has been broad, having worked as a youth pastor, chemical dependency counselor, social worker, therapist, team leader with Royal Servants International, and as a wilderness instructor wilderness instructor. Scott is very committed to seeing teenagers reach their God given peak performance, and to impact their world for Jesus Christ.

E-mail Scott: scott@peakleadership.org
Website: www.212degrees.org
Phone: (952) 404-1672

Dave Creek
Dave, and his wife Laurie, live in Minnetonka, MN where Dave is the Student Ministries Pastor of Jr. High at Minnetonka Community Church. He has a B.A. in Youth Ministry & Adolescent Studies from Judson College in Elgin, IL. Dave has been able to work in a variety of ministries over the years, including leading students inter-nationally with Reign Ministries, working with children and youth in the church, YoungLife, Timber-lee Christian Camp, and as a retreat & conference speaker. Dave uses humor and story-telling in his speaking and is very relational in his ministry to teenagers. His passion is to share God’s Word in a effort to bring students closer to the person of Jesus Christ and challenge them to follow after Christ.

E-mail Dave: dave.creek@gmail.com
Phone: (952) 240-3680

Brandon Early
Brandon has been a youth worker for over twenty years and is currently the Student Ministries Director at Valley Church in West Des Moines, IA. He and his wife Keri have been married for over ten years and have three boys. In addition to speaking at events and retreats, he speaks at national gatherings like the Simply Youth Ministry Conference for youth workers and Challenge, the EFCA’s national youth conference. He is a columnist for Group Magazine and blogger for the #1 youth ministry blog YouthMinistry.com. Brandon strives to engage audiences and grab their attention in ways that are creative and fun. You can count on video elements and humorous story-telling while he presents the truths of Jesus.

E-mail Brandon: brandon@brandonearly.com
Website: www.brandonearly.com
Phone: (815) 262-2149

Bob MacRae
Bob has been speaking to jr. high and high school audiences for 34 years. Bob was a youth pastor for 17 years serving churches in Florida and Illinois and has spent the last 13 years as a Professor at the Moody Bible Institute where he teaches Youth Ministry as well as Marriage and Family classes. Bob loves to teach the Word of God with an emphasis on clear understanding and application. In addition to speaking to adolescents Bob enjoys speaking to parent groups, men’s groups and student ministry leaders. Bob and his wife Pam of 29 years, who is also a Professor at Moody, are available for couples events and marriage retreats. Bob has a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Studies from Bethel Theological Seminary.

E-mail Bob: bob.macrae@moody.edu
Phone: (815) 222-5163

Pam MacRae
Pam MacRae loves teaching, encouraging, and speaking to women. She is the Professor of Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute, with a Masters in Ministry from Moody Bible Institute, teaching college students how to think intentionally and thoughtfully about living for Jesus. She has served in church ministry for women for 25 years and enjoys speaking at retreats and special events for women’s ministry groups. She has been married to Bob for 29 years. He was a youth pastor for 17 years and has taught Youth Ministry at Moody Bible Institute for the past 13 years. They have two adult daughters.

E-mail Pam: pam.macrae@moody.edu
Phone : (815) 979-8430

Craig Sanborn
Craig is a youth speaker and the Director of Youth Ministries at First Baptist Church in Long Prairie, MN. Craig began his speaking career in 1997 and has literally traveled the world sharing the love of Christ with teenagers. With over 15 years of ministry experience Craig has quickly become a highly sought after communicator. To download audio and video messages, to request a free promotional DVD, or to find out more about bringing Craig to your next event, contact him through his website at: www.craigsanborn.org

Phone: (651) 503-5658

Molly Sanborn
You may recognize Molly from ABC’s popular tv show, Wipeout, or perhaps you’ve seen her out and about with snacks on her back bringing “joy to the world one cheese ball at a time”.  Molly, aka The Cheese Ball Chick, is a full-time speaker who craves adventure and loves making people smile.   

Molly tackles many topics from how to “Keep Your Pants On” to “Keeping Your Eyes on Jesus”. Whether teaching teens to set boundaries and develop character or how to open their Bible and pray, Molly will bring passion and perspective, which stems from a genuine love of God and His Word.  When coupled with her husband, Craig, they make a rare and dynamic speaking pair.  Their love story is inspiring (www.CraigandMolly.com), and their unique chemistry is like a breath of fresh air.
Email:  molly.sanborn@gmail.com
Website: www.MollySanborn.com

Clarence is husband to Brenda, father to three young adult daughter (he’s the minority in their sorority), author (6 books), marriage counselor, speaker, diversity consultant, and life/relationship coach.

For over 30 years, Brenda and he have conducted marriage, discipleship, men’s, women’s, and single seminars internationally. They are members of Dennis Rainey’s FamilyLife Weekend To RememberMarriage Speaker Team.

Young people consistently comment how approachable Clarence is. Most recently, his newest book, Single and Free to Be Me, his Pornography, Sex, and Sexting, and Christian Dating seminars have him speaking to 13-18 year olds about relationships in a transparent and interacting style, which youth love. He also speaks to high school and college FCA chapters.

He’s been featured in Essence Magazine, Discipleship Journal, Black Enterprise and other magazines as well as radio, including Dr. Gary Chapman’s Building Relationships, Focus on the Family’s singles podcast, Boundless and Moody Radio.

Twitter: @clarenceshuler