Looking for a speaker for your church or organization? I offer seminars, workshops, and motivational/biblical speaking.
- Sharing in suffering (e.g. receiving and offering comfort, dealing with grief/loss, faith in trials)
- Caring for missionaries and MKs (e.g. pre-field preparation, on field support, re-entry)
- Trauma response (e.g. Psychological First Aid, treatment, compassion fatigue, Immanuel Approach)
- International transitions (e.g. preparation for families, helping others in transition)
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Trauma and Suffering
Weathering the Storms: Helping the Family in Trauma. Training for Yazidi staff members, hosted by Dak Organization, Sharya, Kurdistan, Iraq (March 2022).
Preventing Suicide and Responding to Grief. Training for Yazidi staff members, hosted by Dak Organization, Sharya, Kurdistan, Iraq (March 2022).
Weathering the Storms: Helping the Family in Trauma. Seminar for Afghan refugees in Fort Pickett, Virginia (September, 2021).
Children and Trauma: Understanding Reactions and Responses. Workshop provided for The Restoration Act, Sharya, Kurdistan, Iraq (July, 2021).
Psychological First Aid. Workshop provided for Panaga Organization for Education, Sharya, Kurdistan, Iraq (July, 2021).
Children and Trauma: Understanding Reactions and Responses. Workshop provided for Panaga Organization for Education, Sharya, Kurdistan, Iraq (July, 2021).
Psychological First Aid. Online Webinar for Frontiers’ field workers (October, 2020).
Trauma & Compassion: Encountering God’s Loving Comfort. Guest speaker in chapel at ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, Nigeria.
Human Crises and Trauma (Course). Training students at ECWA Theological Seminary. Kagoro, Nigeria (July, 2017)
Healing the Wounds of Trauma. Seminar for trauma healing and initial facilitator equipping. La Mirada, CA (January, 2017).
Psychological First Aid. All-day seminar provided at the ECWA Theological Seminary. Kagoro, Nigeria (March, 2015)
Sharing in Suffering, Comforting with Compassion. Invited presentation for ECWA Theological Seminary. Kagoro, Nigeria (September, 2014).
Understanding and Treating Trauma. Invited presentation at Caribbean Graduate School of Theology. Kingston, Jamaica. With Moriarty, G., Hervey, E. G., Shaler, L., & Sierra, T. (October, 2009)
Trauma Team to South Africa: Educating, Equipping, & Encouraging. Invited presentation for “7 M’s” breakfast. Virginia Beach, VA (August, 2009).
Missionary Care and International Transitions
Self Care: Build Up or Burn Out. Workshops provided for International Language Center and Panaga
Organization for Education, Sharya, Kurdistan, Iraq (June, 2021).
Caring for God’s Creation: You. Online Webinar for Frontiers’ field workers (September, 2020).
Evaluating and Equipping: Promoting Hardiness and Healthy Roots. Invited presentation for pre-field staff at Frontiers, Phoenix, AZ (December 2014).
Ready for Re-Entry. Invited presentation for staff at Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya (May, 2013).
Transitions! Invited presentation at the Missionary Kid Re-Entry Seminar. Seattle, WA (July, 2011).
Preparing for International Departure: Equipping Families to Thrive, Not Just Survive. Presented as Families in Global Transition in Washington, D.C. (March 2010).
MK’s in College: Transition and Adjustment. Workshop taught at Missionary Kids Caregivers Consultation in Kansas City, MO. (April, 2008).
Where is Home? Understanding, Appreciating, and Supporting Third Culture Kids. Cultural Diversity Luncheon Presentation at Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA. (January, 2009).
Member Care: Serving Others who Serve God Overseas. Invited presentation for “7 M’s” breakfast. Virginia Beach, VA (January, 2009).
Cultural Transition During Childhood and Adjustment to College. Poster presentation at the Western Psychological Association Convention in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. (May, 2007).
Light-Up or Burn Out. Workshop for Yazidi women, hosted by Dak Organization, Sharya, Kurdistan, Iraq (March, 2022).
Understanding Our Roots and Shaping Our Children’s Roots. Workshop for Yazidi mothers of special-education children, hosted by Lighthouse Learning Center, Sharya, Kurdistan, Iraq (March, 2022).
Humble Leadership. Guest speaker in chapel at ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, Nigeria (May, 2019).
Equipping Leaders Conference. Three day seminar. Uganda (July, 2017)
Immanuel: Discovering Life in Jesus. Two-day seminar at ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, Nigeria (February 2015).
Firmly Rooted: Establishing Healthy Psychological, Relational, and Spiritual Roots (3 part series). Guest speaker in chapels at ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, Nigeria (February 2015).
Introduction of a New Academic Journal: Journal of Cross-Cultural Family Studies. Presented at annual Families in Global Transition Research Network Meeting (March, 2012).
Tree of Life Seminar
This 5-day seminar is now available in the US and internationally! If your church or organization wants to be equipped to address current and underlying emotional, relation, and spiritual challenges by encountering Jesus, this course is for you!
Previous participants shared:
“My encounter with Jesus has changed my life and attitude. It has influenced my thinking and perspective greatly. I give God the glory!”
“Connecting with Jesus was the most helpful part because I was able to forgive after a lifetime of bitterness. I am now free from that sorrow; I have peace and joy.”
Workshops provided in: Khanke & Erbil, Kurdistan (March-April, 2022), Naivasha, Kenya (November, 2021), Abuja, Jos, Kafanshan, & Lafia, Nigeria (July & October, 2021), Chandler, AZ (May 2021), Kafanshan, Nigeria (February, 2020), Jos, Nigeria (May, June, November, 2019), Malaga, Spain (May, 2018), Amman, Jordan (October, 2017), Pasadena, CA (September, 2017), Kagoro, Nigeria (July, 2017), Jos, Nigeria (February, 2016)
Ready to hear more about hosting a Tree of Life seminar? Contact us!