Aspire Speakers & Artists
Author & Speaker
Discovering her beautiful identity in Christ transformed Barb from a young woman desperately searching for self-worth and acceptance into a confident woman in Christ who still makes mistakes but embraces the captivating power of grace.
She is the author of the book, Enough Already: Winning Your Ugly Struggle with Beauty and a six-week DVD Bible study titled, Beautiful Already: Reclaiming God’s Perspective on Beauty. Barb has been speaking at conferences, churches and women’s ministry events since 2005.
Prior to transitioning to full-time ministry as a speaker and author, Barb served on staff at CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio for almost 14 years, most recently as the Executive Director of Ministry. She co-led CedarCreek’s annual Fabulous Women’s Conference that reached over 10,000 women during the event’s five years. Barb lives in NW Ohio with her husband, Matt and they are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters, Kate, Sami and Abbie.
Comedian & Speaker
Amberly Neese is a national comedian, speaker, and author with a passion for “GRINspiring” others. She has won hearts (and funny bones) of people all over the country and loves sharing the joy of Christ with others. She also serves as the Chief Experience Officer at UCYC (Christian camp in Arizona)) and an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University. Amberly received her Master’s degree from Biola University.
Amberly has been married to Scott Neese since 1992. They have two teenagers, Judah and Josiah. They live in beautiful Prescott, AZ and love the Food Network and all things Star Wars.
Song Writer, Author & Speaker
A lifelong love of words and music has led singer/songwriter Staci Frenes to cultivate songs and stories into something strong and beautiful and brave. Staci’s acoustic folk-pop songs have inspired not only audiences at her concerts all over the country, but viewers of major network shows such as The Biggest Loser, America’s Next Top Model, and Nashville as well as in nationally released feature films.
Staci’s songs reflect an artist and Jesus follower who is navigating the messy, unpredictable waters of change and seasons of transformation that include loss and the ever-shifting roles of career and parenting.
Intricate, authentic and hopeful, Staci Frenes continues to cultivate truth that resonates in every aspect of life…through music, speaking and writing… she is confident that the process can be as beautiful as the finish.
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Join us for 3 hours full of laughter, learning, stories, and music.
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