I’ve preached regularly for Emmanuel Mennonite Church where I served as lead pastor for twenty-five years, and I’ve also spoken to college students, health practitioners, retreat ministry leaders, writers, women, men, pastors, and other church leaders, at Fraser Valley Christian Writers, Flourishing Congregations Institute at Ambrose University, Focus on the Family, Seattle Pacific University, St. Benedict Center, and many other church, retreat, and community settings.

I am currently Resident Author with Valley CrossWay Church where I speak one Sunday a month, and often preach in other local churches of various denominations. This past year I’ve also been a guest speaker for Power to Change chapel services, weekend retreats for churches and other ministries like Connecting Streams, and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada’s Annual Church Gathering.

Below are some of the key themes for my speaking. I’m also happy to consider other topics that connect with the needs and interests of your congregation or group. Sermons may be topical or focused on lectionary texts or other Scripture passages. I’m grateful to God for each opportunity to serve, and if you’re looking for pulpit supply or a speaker for your next event, please feel free to contact me.

Keynotes, Seminars, and Workshops

  • Self-care: Love God, Love Your Neighbour, Love Yourself
  • Cultivating Spiritual Practices
  • Spiritual Practice for Busy People
  • Deepening Our Relationship with God
  • Spiritual Renewal in Changing Times
  • Journaling for Personal and Spiritual Growth
  • Renewal: Sacred Pauses for Church Leaders
  • Sabbath, Self-Care, and Sacred Pauses
  • How to Introduce Change to Congregations and Bring People with You
  • Writing as a Spiritual Journey
  • Writing Your Spiritual Story


  • I Can’t Do It All and You Can’t Either: Self-Care and Resting in God’s Care
  • Creative Living: With Abundance, Trust, and Spirit
  • Deepening Our Relationship with God
  • Pause: A Weekend Away
  • Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts
  • Work and Rest: Precarious Balance or Healthy Rhythm?