Liz Curtis Higgs
Liz Curtis Higgs, a prolific author, speaker, and columnist, has appeared at more than 1,800 conferences in all 50 states of the U.S. and 15 foreign countries, including South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Ecuador, and Japan. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping both sisters and seekers embrace the truth of God’s amazing, unchanging grace. Liz is the author of 37 books, with 4.6 million copies in print. She has been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances Focus on the Family and Life Today with James Robison. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the parents of Matthew and Lillian.
More than a Bible teacher, Donna is a presenter who combines Biblical truth with real-life anecdotes. A sought after national and international speaker, Donna has spoken from coast to coast and on four continents, In her own words: “I’m passionate about helping people know, love, and follow God in their everyday lives. I want to know, love, and follow Him this way myself.” Donna is the author of three books, including Seek: A Woman’s Guide to Meeting God and Taming Your Family Zoo, and is a contributing author to the 365-day devotional, A Moment to Breathe. She has been on numerous radio and television shows, including Focus on the Family and Good Day Dallas. She’s been featured in Parents and Better Homes and Gardens magazines, and writes regularly for Crosswalk.com. Her favorite role, though, is wife to JP, and mom to their three wildly funny young adult kids.
Tammy Trent is a recording artist, speaker and author. She’s been honored to appear as a featured speaker with The Extraordinary Women’s Conference, Women of Faith and The Revolve Tour for teen girls. Her appearances at women’s conferences, church events and retreats have taken her all over the world. A gifted songwriter and performer, Tammy was honored to be named Inspirational Female Vocalist of the Year by the Christian Music Hall of Fame. She has also written several books for adults and co authored a children’s book. Her personal story of tragedy and hope, and her amazing music crosses generational lines and inspires people of all ages.
Andrea is passionate about her faith and has ministered to youth, women, couples, leaders and church staff across the country for the last 2 decades. Having earned her Masters Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, her scriptural insights are both grounded and enlightening. In 2003, she moved to Las Vegas and had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the cast of an all-improvised show. She wrote a book all about it called “Scriptless: What I Learned About God on the Las Vegas Strip.” Having worked professionally in business, ministry and comedy she is able to connect with any audience member regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey. Andrea partners in ministry with her husband Chris, who is Senior Pastor of CrossWinds Church. She is a member of the teaching team and leads in the Creative Arts Ministry. Chris and Andrea live in Livermore with their two daughters.
Suedale is a wife and mother who loves to worship and makes scripture come alive through drama and theatrical dance. She has a performance background with a masters in Music. Suedale sang professionally, until she decided to write music and drama for churches. She is currently the Leader of Worship and Arts at San Ramon Presbyterian Church.
California Women’s Retreat has been blessed to have hosted a multitude of fabulous speakers over almost 40 years. We thought you might have fun seeing the list!
|Bobbe Evans||1981, 1985, 1988, 1994|
|Bonnie Barrows Thomas||1993|
|Bonnie Keen||2006, 2008, 2012|
|Carol Kent||1998, 2006|
|Carole Wolaver||2007, 2018|
|Colleen Evans||1983, 1989, 2002|
|Dr. RoseAnne Coleman||2010|
|Florence Littauer||1981-1984, 1990, 2005|
|Gwynne Johnson||1985, 1991|
|Jan Carlberg||1992, 1995, 2002|
|Judy Hampton||1988, 2005|
|Lee Ezell||1986, 1989, 1996|
|Libby Vincent||2004, 2007|
|Lindy Boone Michaelis||2015|
|Liz Curtis Higgs||2000, 2011, 2020|
|Luci Swindoll||1985, 1994, 1997|
|Margaret Feinberg||2010, 2016|
|Marilyn Meberg||1988, 1997|
|Missy Chavez||1985, 1985|
|Patsy Clairmont||1986, 1987, 1993|
|Renée Bondi||2004, 2011|
|Sandy Althaus||1982, 1987|
|Sheri Rose Shepherd||2008|
|Tim Hansel||1987, 1991|