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Carole Leathem

Christian Speaker
Christian Woman Speaker at Carole's Journey
Bakersfield California 93314

Rated 4.8/5 (12 Recommendations)
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I'm on a journey to find JOY when life doesn't go as I plan!

I'm on a journey to find JOY when life doesn't go as I plan!

Contact Information

Name Carole's Journey
Position Christian Woman Speaker
Website
Online Social Profiles
Location
Bakersfield, CA 93314
United States of America

Speaking Ministry Details

Salvation Date
1974
Home Church
Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield
Relationship to Church
Member of
Speaking Experience
Full Time (over 20 events per year)
Fee Range
Works with Your Budget

More About Carole Leathem


Carole Leathem is an award-winning author who was a Hollywood commercial actress for 15 years and a pastor’s wife for over 30 years until her husband retired. Using storytelling and honesty, Carole inspires and encourages women across the country, challenging them to see God at work in their own lives. When her husband began to struggle in 2015 with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, God led her to start a new arm of ministry called The Caretaker's Journey. She now manages her speaking ministry: www.carolesjourney.com and www.thecaretakersjourney.com

Carole and her husband, Bill, live in Bakersfield, California. They have two grown children and seven grandchildren..

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A bit more information about Carole…

  • She is a Speaker who loves using the Bible to teach women about the Jesus. She often says, There is something special about connecting with women using God’s word and sharing what He has done in her my life." Carole uses storytelling and laughter to encourage others to see God at work in their lives. Head over to her speaker's page for more info.

  • Coaching has become a new passion for Carole. In 2023, she completed certifications and became a Mental Health Coach, Professional Life Coach, and a Spiritual Formation Coach. Her focus is group coaching for The Caretakers and she offers two groups of 12 every quarter. If you are a caretaker and would like more information, you can find it here. 

  •  On February 16, 2024, (National Caretakers Day) The Caretakers Podcast will dropped for the first time. Find out more details here. www.thecaretakersjourney.com

  • "Are You Ready to Find Joy When Life Gets Messy?" her first book as an Indie Author released in January 2023 and went on to win an award in August of that year

Carole Leathem Recommendations


Submitted by Embracing Order on Monday, Nov 20, 2023

Debie Deschaine Business Owner

Carole is a genuine and engaging person and speaker. She is tuned in to Gods voice, sees his hand at work and is quick to obey. Her life experiences and God-driven responses to those experiences are inspiring and show her devotion to God and her knowledge of his word. Carole is the epitome of joyful living in the Lord, and her life and speaking exudes her joyful attitude!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Crossroads Church Turlock on Saturday, Jul 22, 2023

Colleen Delahanty - Women's Ministry Leader

Carole was a fantastic speaker for our women's event. She was insightful, funny, engaging and her story resonated with so many of the women at our event. We have had overwhelmingly positive feedback. Carole has such a natural talent of being able to engage her audience and create an emotional connection that is inspiring. She has such a strong faith, that her correlation and application of God's word to events, circumstances and challenges is spot on, encouraging and also practical in application. Carole also went above and beyond and coordinated books, bags & post-its to be available at our event both for sale and for the sign-ups for our summer book club. As we went from our spring event into our summer book club, Carole has continued to be a prayer warrior for our women, has continued to provide positive encouraging words, and has continued to provide support to us as we read through her book. She goes above and beyond, is genuine and so easy to talk to and coordinate with.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Cornerstone Church Of Littlerock on Monday, Feb 28, 2022

Kathy Stinson

Everyone loved her at the Spring Tea. They loved that she was so real and honest . We will have her back.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Rhonda Stoppe on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021

Rhonda Stoppe Author/Speaker

Carole Leathem is an excellent speaker. Her stories are captivating and heartwarming. Carole is committed to teaching sound biblical truth in a way that engages and encourages her listeners. She helps audiences believe that God is in control, even when life gets messy.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Daybreak Baptist Church-Ladies Ministry on Friday, Aug 06, 2021

Paula Almaguer

Very Sweet Lady. Her message was very appreciated and so needed at our Church. It was perfect in length and her heart radiates her love of the Lord. Very professional and pleasant. Arrived on time. She bonded with several guests. So down to Earth too. I even asked her if she would be interested in returning in a few years. She said yes. As our Women’s Director highly recommend her. Her story is amazing.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by FAITH Ministry on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Nicky Ballard

Carole Leathem encouraged and challenged our women at our Ladies' Retreat in May 2019. She gave insight to the Scripture, practical application, & wasn't afraid to address issues women are going through. Carole was sensitive to the Lord's leading to pray over our ladies and our Pastors' Wives who met the night before. She is transparent, joyful and sincere! We were so blessed!!!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by First Baptist Church Of Fair Oaks, on Thursday, Mar 07, 2019

Linda Lankford, Women's ministry

Carole spoke at one of our Women’s events at First Baptist Church of Fair Oaks. When we asked Carole to speak, our main concern was the diversity of ages within our group. We needed someone to help us identify ways to begin building relationships within our women’s group—relationships that moved beyond the superficial level. Carole proved to be an excellent choice for the job and we left the event with new energy and a willingness to step out of our comfort zones. Carole is a gifted women’s conference speaker who can easily communicate with women of all ages. She has a great sense of humor and a wisdom beyond her years, largely due to the many life experiences God has walked her through. Her presentations are honest, relatable, engaging and quickly point out that you are hearing from someone who loves God and His Word with all her soul and all her strength.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Cornerstone Church Of Littlerock on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Val Mercy

Everyone is raving about our Spring Tea Speaker, Carole Leathem. We always have good speakers, but she was really well received. They commented on her natural down to earth, vulnerable presentation. She did a great job of sharing personal experience and tying it into Bible truth. It was excellent!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by High Desert Church on Sunday, Feb 05, 2017

Teresa Dennis - Women's Small Group Director, Hesperia campus

Carole did exactly what I asked of her - create an engaging, interactive presentation regarding spiritual warfare. Carole was excellent at communicating with me as we prepared for the event. Carole was on time, flexible, professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Carole Leathem!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Desert Springs Church Director Of Women's Ministry on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Nancy Wilkerson

I have known Carole for many years and recommend her highly. I have heard and seen her in several speaking assignments and last year, she was the guest speaker for our Women's Retreat weekend. Our ladies fell in love with her. She engages those she is addressing, doing it with a wonderful sense of humor and of course her relationship with our Lord comes through loud and clear. Our ladies were unanimous in their high rating of her and we will have her back!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by FBC FAIRFIELD on Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Teresa Cushman

First and foremost, it is immediately apparent when you listen to Carole that she loves God and loves ministering to women. Carole's presentations are very real and applicable. She is transparent and approachable. I've been a part of several events that she was the speaker and always came away seeking to live for God more fully engaged. She always gives next steps and actions that you can start now! She encourages women not to settle for ordinary, but to live an extraordinary life for Christ.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by William Leathem on Friday, Oct 30, 2015

William Leathem

"I have known Carole for twenty-eight years. We have been married for twenty-six years. She is a gifted encourager and an inspired drama writer and performer. She has a heart for training women's leadership and motivating women in their faith. She is humorous and insightful, energetic and inspirational, prepared and informing. She is a teacher, trainer and motivator which God has been using for ten years in conference and retreat settings. Carole is a woman whose primary focus is living a life both devoted to and being lead by God. And from this focus flows an expressed concern for women."

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

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Carole Leathem Speaking Topics


Transformed by Grace

How to Discover and Strengthen your foundation.2 Peter 3:17-18Transformed means is to changeGrace is the manifestation of favor by a supervisor - God - Jesus ChristUsing the example...


#goRogue ~ Realize Our God Uses Everything

 Using the passage from Hebrews 11:2, we will discover how to live out our faith, even in the messy parts. We will also talk about two phrases, “But God” and “So...


Pursuing Love and Good Works
- “Am I My Sister’s Keeper?”


My answer to this question has changed over 40 plus years in ministry.  Our focal passage is Hebrews 10:24.How do we pursue love and good works, encourage and lead others, yet...


Effective Communication - Say What You Mean...Mean What You Say

Using the passage found in Colossians 4:6, we will unpack communication. More than talking, more than just saying words, an effective communicator needs to develop the skills necessary...


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Carole Leathem Resources


Are You Ready to Find Joy When Life Gets Messy?

When Carole Leathem’s husband, Bill, first began his battle with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, she had no idea years of rejection and identity issues would come to a head. After all, when you’re the wife of a senior pastor, there are certain expectations that come with it. Imperfection and mental illness are not among them. Managing depression in marriage and setting relationship boundaries brought pain, uncertainty, and rejection, which were nearly unbearable. Whenever Carole surrendered to God, he showed up time and time again. As Carole searched...

Posted by Carole Leathem on 12/31/2023


Thriving as a caregiver to someone who struggles with mental illness

Many of us share our own stories of anxiety and depression, but today we’re talking about mental health issues from the perspective of a caregiver. My friend Carole Leathem has bravely shared her story of caring for her husband, a pastor with debilitating mental health issues, and the joy the Lord has offered in His faithfulness to her. Whether you are the caregiver or you know a friend who is, you’ll be encouraged as you listen today. ...

Posted by Carole Leathem on 12/31/2023


Finding Joy In A Messy Life: Living with & Loving a Depressed Husband - Video Interview

During "Finding Joy In A Messy Life: Living with & Loving a Depressed Husband" you’ll discover:  • The one foundational truth that will never let you down.  • 5 keys to staying sane while living with insanity.  • The most important mindset for making it through the roughest seasons.  • 3 verses to keep in your purse (and on your heart).  • The most shockingly sad realities about this type of journey, and how to forgive.  • What to do when you cannot figure out what to do.  • 4 insider secret...

Posted by Carole Leathem on 06/21/2021