One of my greatest joys and passions is teaching God’s Word and speaking on topics that equip and inspire His women to live purposeful, godly lives for His glory.

If you have an occasion that necessitates a teacher/speaker, please feel free to contact me here.  I’d love to explore the possibility of joining you in ministering to God’s women.

Because of our church-plant and my role there, I am available for speaking events Monday-Saturday. For retreats, I need to leave late Saturday night or early Sunday morning to be home for church the following morning. Options are available for doing all sessions Fri-Sat OR having the 4th session an interactive discussion/reflection time with prayer, worship, and communion (depends on retreat topic–see options below). We can rest assured, After I leave the Holy Spirit is still there speaking to women’s hearts and doing His word in their lives! Thanks for your grace and understanding in this.

Contact Kari About Availability

2015 Schedule


Jan. 9-10th, 2015 Mountain Ministries (Shiloh Bible Camp, WA)

January 14th, 2015 Damascus Community Church MOMS group

Jan. 23-25, 2015 Lake Bible Church (Cannon Beach, OR)

Jan. 30-31 {Unavailable}

Feb. 6-7 {Unavailable}

Feb 13-15, 2015 Southwest Hills Baptist Church Retreat (Cannon Beach, OR)

Feb. 20-22nd, 2015 Beaverton First Baptist Church Retreat (Cannon Beach, OR)

March 9-11th, CBNW Annual Enrichment Conference (Seaside, OR)

March 13-15th Unavailable

March 17, 2015 Molalla MOPS (Molalla, OR)

March 20-22 Unavailable

April 10-11th, 2015 Faith & Culture Writers’ Conference (Portland, OR)

April 16th GEMS Mom’s Group (Medford, OR)

April 17-19th, 2015 Calvary Crossroads (Medford, OR)

April 25th Faithfully Frugal Event (Seattle, WA)

April 31st MOM’s Event (Trout Lake, WA)

May 2nd Ladies Tea Bethel Church (McMinnville, OR)

May 9th One Heart PDX (Portland, OR)

May 9th  Women’s Event (Tualatin, OR)

May 15-17th, Kidder Creek Camp (Etna, CA)

May 29-31, 2015 Conservative Christian Fellowship Church (Newberg, OR)

July 17-18th, 2015 CBNW Women’s Camp (Camp Tadmor, OR)

September 25-26th Unavailable

October 2nd MOM2MOM, Salem First Baptist Church

October 2-3, 2015 Skyline Baptist Church Retreat (North Bend OR)

October 9-11th, 2015 Trail Christian Fellowship Retreat (Bandon, OR)

October 23-25th, 2015 Mountain View/Crossway Chapel Regional Retreat (Fort Collins, CO)

2016

January 22-23rd, 2016 Lake Bible Retreat (Cannon Beach, OR)

February 26th-27th, 2016 Sellwood Baptist Retreat (Netarts, OR)

April 24-26th, 2016 Rogue River Christian Fellowship (Lake Bradley, OR)

What Others Are Saying…

Although I enjoy studying and speaking on new passages and topics, and always want to seek to share God’s specific word for your occasion, I’m narrowing each year’s retreat offering based on the themes God is teaching me at the time:

2015 Retreat Topic Offerings


  1. SACRED MUNDANE: Let your days transform your life. (3-part retreat) Though we love getaways, retreats, and spiritual highs, it is the daily nitty-gritty ordinariness of life where God meets us most often. How do we learn to see the sacred in the midst of the mundane? How do we experience REAL transformation? Here we journey through the Scriptures and discover powerful and practical ways to LET God transform our lives through our ordinary days. We’ll learn to LOOK, LISTEN, ENGAGE, EMBRACE, TRUST, and THANK. We’ll learn to LET our lives be poured out and discover that’s how to truly thrive.
  2. LOVE: What the world needs now. (4-part retreat through 1 John.) We’ll be looking together at God’s crazy extravagant love for us, how He adopted us and made us His kids, and how our identity as His children changes everything. Then we’ll look at how that impacts our love for our brothers and sisters in Christ, and finally how that impacts our interaction with the world–issues of justice, love, and compassion.
  3. FLOURISH: How to grow with God. (4-part retreat) God’s desire for us is that we would flourish in this life of faith, experiencing the abundant life of abiding in His love and bearing spiritual fruit for His glory. But just as physical plants face many things that threaten their ability to flourish, we too face many dangers which can cause us to live weak, wilted, fruitless, defeated and discouraged lives. Together we’ll look at four of these dangers and discover from God’s Word how we can truly flourish, and bloom where we are planted.
  4. CHANGED: How to have a heart like His. (4-part retreat through Galatians) Transformation from the inside out, through Galatians 3-6. 1. The grace that frees (Gal. 3-4) 2. The battle we face. (Gal. 4-5) 3. The good He grows. (Gal. 5) 4. The hands we hold. (Gal. 5-6)

Current Single Teachings/Workshops:


  1. LIGHT (2015 CHRISTMAS message!)
  2. FLOURISH (How to grow with God)
  3. GET A GRIP (How to go from chaos and control to calmness and contentment) — for Mom’s
  4. FAITHFULLY FRUGAL (How to save more, give more, live more.)