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.
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.
Artist & Songwriter
As a native of the Pacific Northwest, nature has always been a friend to singer/songwriter Leanna Crawford. Growing up near the water and the mountains, Leanna often took long walks among the trees, talking to God and discovering more about Him and herself. Her connection with God’s creation inspired her latest collection of songs filled with personal, powerful melodies and heartfelt vocals focused on God’s unending faithfulness.
“This project brought me back to my roots. I was inspired by the majestic trees, the mountains and the ocean,” says Leanna. “Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have the sweetest memories riding my horse through the woods and talking to God. I loved wandering through the fog in the morning, writing songs as I was walking. For me, being outside was another way to feel closer to God.”
Her standout track “Before I Knew Jesus” celebrates being a new creation in Christ. “This song is really about God’s faithfulness in my life. Every single day. I found Jesus at four years old. I don’t have a crazy testimony. Four-year-old Leanna knew she had Jesus in her heart, but twelve-year-old Leanna needed Jesus in a whole new way and then sixteen-year-old Leanna needed Him in another way. Whether you’ve known God your whole life or just met Him yesterday, I hope you can rejoice in knowing He is faithful in every season.”
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