A master storyteller and Bible teacher, Brenda designs her speaking  for the needs of the group or event. With diverse professional and personal experiences, Brenda knows how to communicate with a variety of audiences. She delivers inspiration and encouragement with honesty, authenticity, and humor.

“Your honesty is always so pure and such a blessing.”

Brenda often speaks on the following topics:
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Bible Teaching: Brenda’s gift is bringing Scripture to life. Brenda communicates God’s Word through the eyes, thoughts, and feelings of those who walked the pages of scripture. She passionately shares biblical themes or scriptures that audience members can personally apply to their lives.

“I appreciated her inspiring story of God’s grace, love, and story of redemption for us all.” 

Parenting: A mother of four, seasoned teacher, and counseling professional, Brenda speaks on a wide range of parenting topics on which she writes. A popular speaker for MOPS groups, Brenda shares with humor and authenticity the joys and struggles of parenting. She can tailor a parenting topic of your choice for your group.

“Your story was riveting. It kept me on the edge of my seat.”

Women’s Events & Retreats: Brenda’s humor, authenticity and personal touches makes her a BeyondThePicketFenceRetreatspopular speaker for women’s events, conventions and weekend retreats. A master teacher and storyteller, she weaves biblical principles into inspiring messages for women and gives the audience  practical applications for their lives. Brenda tailors messages for retreat and event themes, but also often speaks on: motherhood, God’s character, women’s issues, grace, body image and identity, parenting, mental health, relationships, and authentic living. Click here for ready-made retreat topics. 

“We can’t wait to have her back again!” – Lynn Streuh, MOPS coordinator

Teen Events: Brenda speaks to teens on a variety of topics. Her popular seminar, Blurred Lines: Being Real In An Artificial World is a powerful presentation for teen girls and parents of teen girls and youth leaders. She’s shared this at Iron Sharpens Iron women’s conference, Whatever Girls Live 2015, and the Mennonite Youth National Conference. Her resource for teen girls, Who Do You Say I Am, is available here. She also has a parenting seminar for parents of teens.

Keynote Events: Brenda is available to keynote for your fundraising or professional development event. She recently keynoted a non-profit fundraiser which gleaned record-breaking giving. “People said you gave them chills, “Lisa Miller, Executive Director, First Choice for Women.


Balance, Busyness and Not Doing It All: This three-to-four session retreat covers material from her book, Balance, Busyness & Not Doing It Allhelping moms with practical, spiritual, and life-changing principles to balance what’s most important in their current season of life. Complete details are found here. 

Outreach EventsBrenda’s gift and passion is sharing the good news of grace, forgiveness, and redemption through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Brenda is a popular speaker for outreach events as she graciously and humbly presents messages that invite guests to consider the gospel message.

Seminars: Brenda is a popular seminar speaker on topics from parenting, writing, social media, women’s issues, and mental health topics. KIMG1406

Hope Beyond the Picket Fence:  Brenda shares authentic faith in the struggles of life. Brenda shares how to live with genuine faith when life’s reality is far from the storybook image and gives hope when life’s expectations are shattered. 

For speaking engagements, contact Brenda at yoderbl@gmail.com or from the Contact tab.

“Through her own struggles, Brenda gave us all hope and encouragement.“
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