Speaking & Media

Everything You Need to Know: Speaking Engagements and Media! Scroll down for available dates, photos, sample interviews, videos, blog posts, and podcasts.

Media Inquiries: If you are a producer, host, editor, reporter, blogger or other member of the media, and would like to set up an interview, please email Janis Todd: publicity@moody.edu, or call (312) 329-2108.

New 2018 themes: Chosen and Included. I regularly speak before audiences large and small on my favorite topics. I currently speak on the overlooked verbs in scripture, seated, endure, and guarded. I love teaching on identity in Christ, evangelism, prayer, enjoying God’s word, writing with flair, building community, emotional maturity, and teaching.

Upcoming Events in 2019 (and some available slots!) 

  • January 18-20           San Fransisco:  Cru Conference

  • February 8-10           Raleigh, NC State:  Cru

  • February 15-16         Florida: Cru Common Call Florida

  • February 22-24         Raleigh: possible NC State

  • March 29-31

  • April 5-6

  • April 12-13                 Hotel Floyd, Floyd VA: Blacksburg Christian Fellowship

  • September 13-15

  • November 1-3

2018 Dates: 

  • December 28          Greensboro:  Cru Winter Conference

  • February 9-11         South Carolina: Common Call

  • February 23-24      Columbia: Northeast Presbyterian Church

  • April 3                       State College: MOPS

  • April 5                       State College: Penn State Christian Grads

  • April 13                     State College: EPIC, Penn State

  • April 20                    Minnesota: Kenosha Bible Church via Skype

  • April 27-28              San Antonio: Cru National Summit

  • May 15                      State College: State College Alliance Church

  • June 7-July 1         State College: Grad Summer Mission (Cru)

  • Sept. 14-16            Johnson City: Grace Fellowship

  • Sept. 22                  State College: St. Paul’s Women’s Breakfast

  • Sept. 27-30            Gettysburg: High Ground at Gettysburg (Cru)

  • October 15-17       Knoxville: Blackberry Farm

  • November 2-4      Chicago: Harvest Bible Chapel Joliet

  • Dec 31                     Greensboro: Cru Winter Conference

Recent speaking photos:

Image here and in header by Kylepost Photography
Photo by Kylepost Photography

Listen to Selected Interviews

Interview on Mid-Morning on Guarded by Christ with Lynne Ford, June 12, 2017. Listen here.

Interview on My Faith Radio with Susie Larson, March 14, 2017. Listen here. 

Interview with Gary Chapman, October 22, 2016. Listen here. 

Interview with Chris Fabry, October 21, 2016. Listen here. 

Around the Web:

Devotions on Being Confident in Christ with Christianity Today. 

“What If God Doesn’t Heal My Anxiety and Depression?” on Crosswalk.com 

Podcast “By Design” episode #27

Where I’ve Been in 2017 

  • February 10-12, Maryland, Hunt Valley Church in MD
  • March 16, Penn State Faculty Symposium, “Can I Trust the Bible?”
  • March 22 / March 25 TBD Knox Tea
  • April 1 Chicago, Moody Day Retreat with Professors
  • April 7, Pittsburg, Cru Fellowship Dinner
  • April 27-30 Cru National Summit
  • May 31, Facebook Live 8:00-9:00 Cru Winter Conference / Summer Connect
  • July 20, Ft. Collins, Cru17 BAM
  • July 23, Ft. Collins, Cru17 Connection Weekend
  • August 25, State College, Abide at Calvary Baptist
  • September 15-17 Woodmen Valley
  • October 21 HOPE Community Church, Moorestown, NJ
  • November 3-5, Woodside Bible Church, Shanty Creek, MI
  • November 17, Cru Regional Staff Conference, MD

Some Fun Speaking Photos! Enjoy!



December 31 Washington, DC, Radiate, “Guarded by Christ”




Featured Guest Blog Posts

“Why Jesus is the Best Treasure You Have,” October 8, 2015, Crosswalk.com.

“How to Live the Life God Asks You To,” October 12, 2015, Crosswalk.com.

“God, is My Life Pleasing to You?” October 14, 2012, Crosswalk.com.

“The Best Seat in the House,” October 19, 2015, Jennifer Dukes Lee Blog, #TellHisStory.

“How to Let Go of the Need to Achieve in a Culture of Comparison,” October 30, 2015, iBelieve.com.

“Where Will I Sit?” November 17, 1015, CruPressGreen.com 

“The Greatest Seat at the Holiday Table” December 3, 2015, Crosswalk.com

“The Best Seat for the New Year” December 31, 2015 TheBetterMom.com 


Vimeo: “Seated with Christ” 

Vimeo: “Endure” 


“Trading Perfections & Comparisons for Security” The Debbie Chavez Show http://thedebbiechavezshow.com/2016/01/07/trading-perfectionism-comparisons-for-security-podcast/

“To Be Seated with Christ” http://myfaithradio.com/2015/seated-christ/

Snippets to enjoy from MyFaithRadio: http://myfaithradio.com/authors/heather-holleman/

Even More Photos from Conferences



. . . an exceptionally inspired and inspiring read from beginning to end.–Midwest Book Review

To request a date, contact me through my Facebook page or through Moody Publishers: Janis Backing: publicity@moody.edu, or call (312) 329-2108.