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Aspire Speakers & Artists
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.
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!
VIP Doors Open
Join us for a Q&A with all speakers and artists. Early entry also allows you to chose your favorite seat.
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+