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Author & Speaker
Debbie Alsdorf’s mission is to help women live a better story—by leading them to the heart of God’s love and the truth of His word. Not a stranger to hard life, she has been trained through troubles to find the gift in every bitter cup. She speaks internationally delivering messages with wit, biblical truth, vulnerability and hope. She is an Amazon best-selling author of women’s non-fiction and bible studies, a biblical lay counselor, certified life coach and the founder of Design4Living ministries. In addition, she mentors at writers’ conferences and is a speaking coach for The Leverage speakers/communicators conference. Her newest release, It’s Momplicated, offering hope and healing for imperfect mothers and daughters, was featured on The Today Show.
She and her husband Ray have been married 28 years and raised a blended family of four adult children. Together they minister to marrieds, pre-marrieds and blended families. She likes long walks, anything with sand and sea, dancing in Zumba classes and a good chocolate donut. But her favorite thing of all is being a Grammy to their ten little loves, all under five years of age. Her cup, once empty, is overflowing with grace, hope and purpose.
Kay Dodd has spent the better part of the last 25 years making people laugh as a professional comedian. Whether she is performing for women’s groups, conferences, and recovery groups or emceeing events, producing shows or raising funds for worthy causes, Kay Dodd will deliver the laughs that can lift spirits, open hearts, and leave your audience inspired.
In July, 2016, the National Livin’ on Laughter Gospel Comedy Association awarded Kay Dodd their “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Having previously been a club comedian who was regularly booked to host and emcee shows for A-List headliners such as Jeff Foxworthy, Shirley Hemphill, Brian Regan, Henry Cho, and more, Kay brings clean comedy wherever she goes. You may have seen Kay Dodd on the Dove Channel or on tour with Chonda Pierce. Kay is excited to share some laughs with you and hopes to see you
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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