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Carole Leathem

Christian Speaker
Christian Woman Speaker at Carole's Journey
Bakersfield California 93301

Rated 5/5 (7 Recommendations)
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I am the person I am today, because of, not in spite of the experiences in my life.

I am the person I am today, because of, not in spite of the experiences in my life.

Contact Information

Name Carole's Journey
Position Christian Woman Speaker
Website
Online Social Profiles
Location
Bakersfield, CA 93301
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1974
  • Home Church
  • Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield
  • Relationship to Church
  • Pastors Wife at
  • Available for
  • Business Speaker, Conferences, Keynotes, Retreats, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Full Time (over 20 events per year)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Carole Leathem


At sixteen I begged God to help me stop the cycle of abuse, addiction, and chaos that had plagued my family for generations. I am so blessed that God sent my husband Bill into my life, two years later, to be my partner on my journey. We have been married for 39 years and have two grown children. Our daughter Kate is married to Luke, and they have three children. Our son Jack is married to LeeAnn, and they have one child. Both of my kids and their spouses are serving at churches in full-time ministry positions.  

Turning "50", eight years ago was a pivotal point in my journey.  I declared that the rest of my life would be the laughing years. My family was surprised when I began to be silly and laugh. I remember my son saying to me "Mom, I have never heard you joke and laugh. My life is full of laughter now.

Our family loves Hawaii! Bill and I have vacationed on the islands 39 times. We have been scuba diving with sharks and moray eels, snorkeled with dolphins and turtles, and hiked and explored back roads, If I am on Maui during the whale season, you will find me on a boat out looking for whales. We are planning our 40th trip for early 2017.

My husband is a semi-retired pastor, and we serve at First Baptist Church of Fair Oaks, CA where my husband is the interim Executive Pastor. We live part of the week in Bakersfield, Ca and the other part in Sacramento, CA. I have learned to love sports, and I have been known to yell at the television while watching my SF Giants play. During the 2014 season, I got to video chat the final moments of every playoff and World Series game with my son.

Eight years ago, Tyson was born, and I became MauMau. Nothing in my life had prepared me for that instant rush of love that flooded into my heart the moment he was born. As Kinslee, Hank and CJ have arrived it still amazes me that these kids can look at me with one smile or tear and melt my heart. In a few months, my fifth grandson Hunter will arrive, and I can't wait to meet him.

When I look back over the last 40 years I am happy to say that with God's help and my commitment to make changes the cycle has been broken.

Carole Leathem Speaking Topics


Who Died and Left Me in Charge

Growing up I asked myself this question over and over. I found myself at 9 years old, cleaning, cooking and taking care of my family. As I grew up I came to realize that I had no idea...


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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 Cornerstone Church Of Littlerock on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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 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 Embracing Order on Monday, Aug 22, 2016

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 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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