Conferences & Seminars

Julie's speaking invitations have taken her to more than 20 states; and her TV appearances have gone around the globe. In Chicagoland, she accepts multiple-week Adult Bible Fellowship invitations. 

You’ll find Julie's vibrant speaking style a perfect fit for your event. She’s a well-received guest speaker, keynoter, or conference presenter who tailors presentations for each group. Her energy and excitement will engage and motivate your audience. Those who've heard her offer this bit of well-chosen advice: Listen Fast! Julie packs volumes of content into every session.

Mix and match any of Julie's topics to create a seminar line-up to engage your audience. 

To discuss details, reserve dates, and more, contact Julie's booking agent Joy at 

The Magnificent Story

60 minutes

Take an energetic, fast-paced journey through the single, unifying story of the Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—in this new live presentation that features Julie's dramatic retelling of The Magnificent Story. Enhance the experience of hearing the story with the live event's powerful visuals, companion original music, and classic hymns of worship. You'll become part of the story that transcends time and begins anew in eternity.

Don't Let This Throw You

45-60 minutes or retreat length

Walk alongside Julie as she narrates how she saw the life lessons Jesus offered in the Upper Room come alive while she battled cancer. This is a story and a Bible-based study packed with uplifting truth from Jesus—recorded in John 13-16. As you’re swept away by Julie’s emotive storytelling, you’ll discover how our Lord's action plan can make you unshakeable the next time any situation in life tries to throw you.

Return to Your First Love

45-60 minutes or retreat length

The biggie, in God's eyes isn't what we do for Him, or what we say about Him, or even what we think about Him or others—it's all about whether we love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. This gripping and challenging presentation examines what loving God looks like in real life today.

If You Could Ask God Anything

Up to four parts of 30 minutes each or in a 30-, 60-, or 90-minute single presentation

If you had the privilege of asking God one question, what would it be? Julie poses four questions to God that affect the direction of real life in the 21st century. Then, she draws from God's Word answers that challenge and satisfy. In this creative, vibrant series, discover where to go to find answers to your heart-deep questions.

Dig Into the Word ... For Yourself

45-60 minutes or retreat length

Take a trip into the Word using some of the latest Bible reference library tools. See how modern research techniques can make the Word come alive for you, bringing together parallel translations, devotionals, cultural background, commentaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and so much more. Deep, well-supported Bible study isn’t just for preachers. It's for YOU!

Sisters in Faith Seminars

Women of Courage

45-60 minutes; adaptable for mixed groups, teens, young adults 
Everyone seems to hold an opinion on the choices we must make. But as followers of Jesus, we answer to a Higher Authority. Follow the example of courageous women who learned through the tough times to take God’s opinion into account in life’s most momentous—and daily—decisions. 

Transformed Women 

45-60 minutes; retreat length, optional breakout questions 
They contributed their personal finances to His ministry. They followed Him wherever He went. They served Him. They stood by Him, even at His cross. Mary Magdalene, Martha and her sister Mary, Suzanna, and others walked with Jesus. We’ll walk in their shoes. 

Sisterhood of Faith

45-60 minutes; retreat length, optional breakout questions 
History may or may not have recorded their names, but these sisters from the pages of the Bible leave a lasting testimony of excellence, of companionship, and of joy that applies as much to twenty-first century life as it did two millennia ago. 

Praying Like Jesus

45-60 minutes, up to 5 retreat keynote sessions or ABF sessionsPrayer can be enlivening, exciting, and enriching when we follow Jesus’ example in pouring our hearts out before God. We’ll learn to address God as Jesus did and to listen for His direction before we act in obedience.

Staying True in a World of Lies

45-60 minutes, up to 5 retreat keynote sessions or ABF sessionsIn a world where truth is laughed out of the arenas of public discourse, Christ calls His followers to a counter-cultural lifestyle—one of integrity, reflecting Him as The Truth. Examine that life with Julie, as she draws from the pages of the Word.

Caring for the Caregiver

45-60 minutes or retreat lengthMany of those you pass every day—maybe even you—are silently caring for ailing or aging relatives. The desperate need of these caregivers is for refreshment and encouragement—for something you can offer. Learn simple-yet-tangible ways you can be the one who holds up the arms of those caring for ailing loved ones—and if you're the caregiver, learn to ask for and use this respite help.

Great for Christmas Programs!

The Families of Christmas
(Not the Ones You Think!)

Up to five parts of 30 minutes each or in 30- 60- or 90-minute single presentation, optional drama includedGreat for all age groups; Appropriate for outreach events November through DecemberThe many families involved in bringing the first Christmas to pass look a lot like the families we’d like to become—people of courage, of conviction, of faith. So, step into the manger-world for a few brief moments, and get to know a few of the real people who lived the greatest event of human history. 

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Writing Conferences

Mix and match any of Julie's topics to create a seminar line-up to engage your audience. 

To discuss details, reserve dates, and more, contact Julie's booking agent Joy at 

Keynote Sessions

Opening the Word for Readers ...

Get energized to take the Word to the new generation—using amazing new technologies to research and disseminate your message.

A Writer’s Inner Life

Julie adapts lessons from Bible prayers that enhance the writer’s inner life. Sessions include: Praying with the Psalmists; Praying with Paul; Praying with the Prophets. She shows how to engage these prayers to find the plans God has for your writing mission.

How Books Can Carry God’s Blessing

God’s blessing is supernatural. There are moments when He takes our efforts, breathes eternity into them, and accomplishes His purposes through them. Explore these moments with Julie—and learn to capture them in your writing life.

Breakout  and
Small-Group Sessions

Publishing in the eBook Era

Navigate the split-second-changing world of electronic publishing. Learn the lingo. Adapt to new formats. Reach new audiences with the never-changing message God entrusted to you.

Corralling Fiction Techniques for Nonfiction

Julie teaches the tricks and techniques of adapting a novelist’s pen to nonfiction articles, devotionals, books, and presentations.

Crafting a Book for Your Message

Everybody thinks you should write a book. But where do you begin? This hands-on session examines the process of creating a sellable nonfiction book. You'll need two P’s. 1) clear purpose and 2) high-quality product. We’ll help clarify your message (purpose) and package it into a book (product).