When I receive an invitation to speak at a women’s conference, retreat or leadership event, I get excited! It’s a privilege for me to partner with churches all across the country and abroad. It’s an honor to be a part of whatever God wants to do in the hearts, minds, souls and lives of the women who attend. So, these dates below are where God has called me to be – and I’m praying over these events until I get there.
If you are a women’s ministry leader, pastor’s wife or an event planner, I’d love to hear from you if there is a specific date that you have in mind. Spring and fall dates generally fill up first over summer or winter invitations. You can ask about a specific date by completing the contact form below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check out my speaking topics and watch video clips by clicking here.
By the way, if you are just checking out my speaking calendar, check to see if I’m coming to your area. If I am, make sure to invite me over for dinner. Just kidding! But, if I’m speaking at an event in your area, I’d love for you to attend!
Barb’s Upcoming Speaking Events…
As a wife and mother of two adult daughters and one emerging teen daughter, Barb Roose lives the messy and complex world of faith, love, relationships, responsibilities and celebrating the even the smallest victories in life.
Originally from Medina, Ohio, Barb grew up with a hate-love-hate relationship with Barbie Dolls and still occasionally hears her dreaded childhood nickname when she goes home to visit family and friends. She came to faith in Christ at Fellowship Baptist Church at nine years old. Yet, would be many years before Barb would discover this life-changing truth: "There is nothing we can do to make God love us more. There is nothing we can do to make God love us less."
It was in her dorm room at Bowling Green State University in March 1992 that Barb discovered this profound truth and believed it for herself. After living her growing years secretly hoping to gain God's favor by being a "good girl," Barb spent her first two years of college being the "best little party girl" she could be (without doing anything illegal, mom...) On a spring day, Barb sat in her dorm room gazing down at a positive pregnancy test and for the first time truly understood that that the same God who loved her when she was "following all the rules" for good Christian girls was the same God who still loved her even though she had seemingly wrecked her life.
Matt and Barb Roose married in July 1992 and their oldest daughter, Kate, was born in October of that same year. They have two additional daughters, Samantha and Abigail. Kate is a cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. Samantha is a high school senior and Abigail will be in the 8th grade.
After finish college, Barb worked as an insurance adjuster, pharmaceutical sales rep and non-profit executive before coming on staff at CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio in February 2002. She is the Directional Leader and Pastor of Spiritual Formation. Her passion is helping people grow in authentic faith. Barb is privileged to serve as weekend teaching pastor and co-hosts CedarCreek's annual Fabulous Women's Conference, which approximately 1300 women attend. She is also a speaker at a variety of women's events and conferences in the US and Honduras.
If you'd love to know more about Barb's story or interested in having her speak at an upcoming women's event, email email@example.com.
Barb has been on staff at CedarCreek Church as the Directional Leader and Pastor of Spiritual Formation.
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