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Aspire Speakers & Artists
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.
Comedian & Speaker
Amberly Neese is a speaker, comedian, and author with a passion for “GRINspiring” others. She has won hearts (and funny bones) of people all over the country (www.amberlyneese.com) at various retreats, conferences, and fundraisers. Amberly received her Master’s degree from Biola University and now serves as a professor at both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical and Grand Canyon Universities.
Amberly has a heart for connecting others to God and to one another. Her three most current bible studies are “The Belonging Project” (guidelines to help you thrive in biblical community), “Common Ground” (strategies to help you navigate sticky relationships), and her latest, “Untangling Faith” (approaches to tackle deep spiritual questions by looking at the questions of Jesus). In addition, her popular devotional, “The Friendship Initiative: Loving and Connecting Like Jesus” provides new strategies for making friendships. Amberly is a featured comedian and speaker for both Aspire and Marriage Date Night tours. She and her husband have two adult children and live in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy the great outdoors, the Food Network, and all things Star Wars.
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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Join us for 3 hours full of laughter, learning, stories, and music.
for group of 10+
for group of 10+