Aspire Speakers & Artists
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 of 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.
Kristin is a comedian, speaker, and author. Her clean, sharp, and occasionally alternative approach to comedy has brought her all across the United States and Canada, where she has performed at conferences, churches, in popular clubs, on cruise ships and more.
She has worked with comics such as Tim Hawkins, Michael Jr., and Ken Davis, and has headlined numerous events, including The Circuit, a week-long comedy tour in Toronto, Canada. Most recently, Kristin opened for The Mike Huckabee Show at TBN Studios and she speaks at youth conferences and camps all over the country.
Kristin has written two books for teen girls, The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy and The Smart Girl’s Guide to Mean Girls, Manicures, and God’s Amazing Plan for Me, published by Barbour Books in 2014 and 2016. She has written for Sisterhood Magazine (formerly Brio Mag from Focus on the Family), as well as contributed to popular blogs like The Gospel Coalition and Stuff Christians Like. She is currently working on her third book and contributes frequently to a variety of blogs and online magazines.
Kendall Payne was sighed to Capitol Records when she was 17 years old. Since then she has been traveling the world sharing her music and message of hope. Winning a prestigious Dove Award for her debut album “Jordan’s Sister” and having music featured in film and television shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Payne’s honest and meaningful songs have found their way into many hearts. She has toured with many talented artists including the Lilith Fair Festival and the band Third Day, just to name a few. She has released 5 independent albums and has established herself as a classic singer-songwriter for all ages & stages. She will no doubt make you laugh a little, cry a little and make you feel like you are best friends by the end of the night!
Kendall resides in California, where she is raising her two beautiful daughters, Elliot & Ashton. Motherhood has been the greatest (and most challenging) experience of her life. As it often happens with young children, there is very little time for pursing your own creative endeavors. Now that here kids are older, the stirring and excitement to create again has sparked her heart. She can’t wait to share her gift’s and talents with you at Aspire!
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