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Aspire Speakers & Artists
Author & Speaker
Currently, she loves weaving Biblical teaching and acting pieces together in unexpected ways, and is over the moon to teach at conferences and retreats around the country. Saddleback Church, Living the Faith, and Campus Crusade’s National Women’s Conference are just a few of the wonderful places she has been. She started speaking by believing that God is a better door opener than she ever could hope to be. As He opened doors, large or small, she responded by saying “yes”. Exploring themes of purpose, value, and identity in original and sometimes unexpected ways, Allison hopes to lead women on a rare journey toward the fullness of Christ’s redemption. Sheila Walsh says of her, “Allison is a gifted writer, a brilliant dramatist, and a profound communicator or God’s truth.”
On a personal note, Allison gardens at mid-night and is married to a good and handsome man – a man with whom she can joyfully wear heels. This is no small feat, as Allison resides somewhere around 5’12”. Jonathan, her very tall husband, is the Worship Pastor at Grace Chapel. They have two wonderful boys, Levi and Luke.
Teacher & Speaker
From the moment we could sit still in our mother’s arms, we have loved stories. Stories around the supper table are some of the best moments in life and are the times we best come to know these people we call family. Much of our heritage is learned through the passing down of stories. This is exactly how the Bible was passed down for generations yet today people seem to believe that the Bible is a list of do’s and don’ts instead of a beautiful story of love, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption.
Shannon uses her divine knowledge of Scripture to put the story back together again. Many people have several pieces of the puzzle, yet they have no idea how it all fits together in the greatest love story ever told. This is what Shannon does! She has an amazing way of connecting the pieces while sharing some of the funniest yet applicable personal stories you have ever heard.
One minute you are laughing and the next minute you realize that the Holy Spirit just spoke and you have an “aha” moment that will stay with you forever.
All you really need to know is that Sally is just a regular Joe, an “every woman” kind of gal who loves to wear a tiara around the house while she cleans. Sally doesn’t want to be famous, she just wants to be an encourager of people. Sally has been married for almost 30 years, has 3 amazing sons, and a RN by education. Sally started doing comedy through a random appearance at a church chili comedy night.
Sally loves to speak on stage, and writing her book What Didn’t Kill Me Made Me Funny! was simply a stepping stone for that. The most important thing you need to know about Sally is her Savior is the Love of her life, and the Lover of her soul.
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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