Aspire Speakers & Artists
Here is just a sampling of our Aspire speakers and artists that you can see and hear.
Teacher & Speaker
Having taught in Christian schools for 12 years, Shannon Hoffpauir developed a teaching style that brought the stories and truths of the bible to life. Her relational personality, gift of communication, and insightful application creates a hunger in people to know more about the scriptures and the God who inspired them. Shannon is an evangelist and seeks to engage her culture for the Lord Jesus Christ. Shannon and her husband Doug, of 23 years, have two children; Zach, 21, who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Hillary, 18, who is a freshman at Lee University.
Author & Speaker
Melissa is madly in love with Jesus and addicted to the study of His word. She is passionate about knowing and inspiring other women to seek Him by opening their ears to listen to His Spirit, reading His Word curiously, asking questions and clinging tightly to God through the storms of life. As a wife to Sean, and mother to four great kids, she works out her faith on a daily basis always in need of God’s Word to draw her back to the things of first importance.
Her latest book, titled “Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness” is a six-week study that explores what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph.
Comedian & Author
Kerri Pomarolli is called Hollywood’s “God-girl.” She is an accomplished actress, standup comedian, published author, Christian speaker and veteran of television – with credits that include 29 appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show and Comedy Central. Kerri’s latest book, the Moms’ Night Out devotional, was inspired by the recent film by the same name. Her latest film was the critically acclaimed documentary, American Jesus. She and her husband, Ron McGehee, have two daughters, Lucy and Ruby, and the family makes their home in California.
Singer & Speaker
As a singer/songwriter and worship leader, Mia’s soulful music reflects the painful beauty of human struggles and a passion to worship the God who saves. Her life is a compelling story of sin, surrender, sanctification and song. Living as a testimony to God’s grace and His forgiveness, she is inspired to share that message of hope with others through music as a recording artist, a writer and a speaker. Mia is the wife of Bob and the mother of three children, Chris, Aaron and Miriam.