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Aspire Speakers & Artists
Author & Speaker
Barb’s main passion in life is to be a shining light for Jesus! As a
long-time Bible teacher, speaker and author, she equips women to win
their worry battles and live courageously in Jesus’ name. As a woman who
has experienced God’s power in learning to let go of control, parenting
struggles and a family addiction crisis, Barb inspires audiences to
trust that God has more for them because God has put more in them! Barb
is the proud mother of three adult daughters. She loves reading,
traveling and whenever possible prefers to eat dessert first. Visit her
online home at barbroose.com.
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.
Warm. Real. Funny. Intelligent. Engaging. These are some of the words people use to describe Jennifer Shaw. But her favorite? “Christ-follower, absolutely,” she says. With a love for people and a heart to serve God, Jennifer wants nothing more than to point people toward the One who has changed everything in her own life.
Both a special needs and adoptive mom, Shaw is also a Telly Award-winning speaker, author, singer, songwriter, and five-time Billboard Top 40 artist who never thought she’d be doing what she’s doing now.
This foundation on the truth of God’s faithfulness has made Jennifer brave and passionate about sharing Christ with others in many ways. She now speaks around the country and around the world, and always shares the Gospel wherever she goes. “It is the most important thing you will ever hear on this earth, and I don’t want anyone to miss the true life that comes with knowing Christ!”
Jennifer and her family have also become very passionate about the welfare of children. She works with Compassion International to fight poverty and sponsor children in need, and her newest CD entitled Someday features the theme song she wrote for Remember NHU, a non-profit organization which fights child sex trafficking. Another song on the album called “Your Child” is Jennifer’s heart-felt anthem for all special needs’ parents. The music video of the song debuted on Focus on the Family’s “I Am Pro-Life” Facebook page to over 500,000 followers and has also been used by Joni Eareckson Tada’s organization, Joni and Friends, a worldwide organization which serves people with disabilities. Jennifer’s songs have become powerful reflections of the faith walk she has learned can be both treacherous and sweet. “He’s never left me or forsaken me, and He’s made me braver each day. I want everyone to know this Jesus who changed everything in my life.”
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Doors Open for General Admission
Come in early to shop and visit speaker and artist tables.
Join us for 3 hours full of laughter, learning, stories, and music.
for group of 10+
for group of 10+