Alberta Speakers

DONNA CARTER

Donna Carter has a unique ability to synthesize life experience into digestible life lessons. She is sought after as a speaker internationally because of her clarity, humour and the light-bulb moments she triggers for people seeking help on their spiritual journeys.

Her first book 10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life was released in the fall of 2007 and is now being distributed in five countries. The DVD life management course by the same name is an outreach tool that is working its way around the world, making appearances in Islamic countries, third world, and communist countries and U.S. military bases.

Donna has travelled widely and is passionate about social justice; specifically helping children achieve their full potential. Her recent adventures include connecting with the underground church in China and surviving the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Donna and her husband Randy are the co-founders of Straight Talk Ministries, a non-profit organization committed to helping people find faith and apply it to everyday life. They live in Calgary, Canada, and have two young adult daughters, and a recently acquired son-in-law.

Website: www.straighttalkministries.com

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CONNIE CAVANAUGH

Connie Cavanaugh, hilarious and unforgettable, her real-life stories give the audience an easy memory tag for life-changing spiritual truth. At more than 30 events per year, she communicates with energy, humor, warmth, and grace to audiences all over Canada, the US and beyond. Connie’s first book, From Faking it to Finding Grace, (Harvest House publishers) offers hope and help for believers who have lost their way. Her second book, Following God One Yes at a Time, offers a simple approach to walking closely with God.

Connie lives in Cochrane, Alberta, with her husband Gerry Taillon, the National Ministry Leader of the Canadian National Baptist Convention. They have three children, two married, and three grandchildren. Connie and Gerry enjoy travelling
together, hiking, skiing, and spending time with their family.

Website: www.conniecavanaugh.com

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ROSEMARY FLAATEN

Rosemary grew up on a farm in southern Saskatchewan, as the youngest of four children, into a family that had a rich spiritual heritage. She married her high school sweetheart, Norlee, and they have three children. As a family, they enjoy travelling, camping, family movie nights, biking, and card games. Rosemary thrives on being with people and loves to use her gift of hospitality, but also enjoys the solitude of gardening and reading.

Rosemary is an inspirational speaker who encourages her listeners while motivating them to change and grow. She combines biblical truth with authenticity from her own life and experiences.

She has a burning passion to see people come into a deep and authentic relationship with God that impacts how they view themselves, how they relate to others, and the choices they make.

Website: www.rosemaryflaaten.com

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TERESA RILLING

Teresa survived trauma, speaks passionately and with humour to audiences across Canada and beyond. Her story of resilience and forgiveness is an opportunity for God’s strength to be revealed in weakness. Teresa’s book, Just Breathe (Hope Beyond Hurt) published in December 2009, offers hope and healing to those who live with the after affects of deep hurt.

Teresa lives in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, with her husband Jim, Associate Pastor of the Alliance Community Church. They have 3 married children (one daughter who chose them in her early teens), and 11 grand-children. Teresa and Jim enjoy golfing, live theatre, spending time with family, and coffeeing with friends.

Her desire is to inspire and encourage people to become all God created them to be.

Website: www.teresarilling.ca

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E. TYLER ROWAN

If you are looking for a speaker that women of all ages can relate to, with a message that not only inspires and encourages, but provides real-life practical application, Tyler Rowan is the woman for your event! Her desire is to see women experiencing the freedom and fellowship that comes from leading transparent lives, developing strong spiritual habits, and discovering the power of Christ in their lives and ministries.

Tyler resides in Sherwood Park, Alberta with her husband, their five children (one with special needs), and their Golden Retriever. Holding her BA in Psychology, Tyler has embraced a variety of positions, from working with foster families to founding and leading a thriving women’s ministry. These days, you will find her juggling the roles of wife, mother, homemaker, speaker, writer, and women’s ministry consultant. (Yes, she does occasionally drop a ball or two – usually related to housekeeping!)

Website: www.etylerrowan.ca