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Shannon Upton

Christian Speaker
Organizing You Ministries
Columbus Ohio 43212

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I want to help you use a little organization to clear out your Spiritual Clutter and make room for God's peace!

I want to help you use a little organization to clear out your Spiritual Clutter and make room for God's peace!

Contact Information

Name Organizing You Ministries
Website
Online Social Profiles
Location
Columbus, OH 43212
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1978
  • Home Church
  • Cypress Wesleyan Church, Hilliard, OH
  • Relationship to Church
  • Member of
  • Available for
  • Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Specialty Author, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Full Time (over 20 events per year)
  • Fee Range
  • Bureau Level Fees

More About Shannon Upton


Hello and welcome!  My name is Shannon Upton, and I'm a Christian speaker, blogger, and author.

I help women use a little organization to clear out their spiritual clutter so they can make room for joy!

For a quick look at what I'm all about, please watch my short speaking trailer at: https://vimeo.com/246582782  There you'll get a sense of my speaking style and hear testimonials from Christian women just like you.

I'm a dedicated wife and mother of three with a passion for living an intentional Christian life.  I speak about organization because want to help you live in the abundance of Christ—not in the abundance of stuff, or even stuff to do.  I want to help you clear out your spiritual clutter of negative thoughts and fears, the stumbling blocks of insecurity and anxiety we all face.

During my four-year struggle with a clinical anxiety disorder, I developed the concept of spiritual clutter and learned how to overcome it with a little organization and a heart of surrender to the Lord. Now I love to help women just like you become just “organized enough” to truly enjoy life.

My favorite ministry role by far is that of a speaker, informing and entertaining audiences while sharing my ministry message.  I love to share scripture, relatable personal stories, and real-life organizational techniques that will help you clear the clutter out of your schedule, home, and spirit.

I'm also the author of Organizing You and Building Your House, Biblically-based self-help books that will teach you how to clear out your own spiritual clutter. I've written two Organizing You group Bible studies, and a blog on which I offer several tremendous resources to help you live all in for Jesus. 

I believe that the Lord allowed me to struggle with clinical anxiety, and then healed me of it, for His purpose. I want to help you and the women of your church to clear out your spiritual clutter so you can fully enjoy your families and grow closer to the Lord. 

Please contact me about a booking and I'll begin working and praying for your event—and you will be blessed!

For more information, please check out my speaking page: http://organizingjesusmoms.com/speaking/ 

There you'll find topics, FAQs, endorsements, and links to speaking clips, plus recommendations and promotional resources for event coordinators just like you.  Let's work together to make your event an exceptional blessing to all who attend!

Shannon Upton Speaking Topics


Should Christians Be Minimalists? (Organizing Belongings)

Are you overwhelmed by your material blessings?   Actual physical clutter can seriously cloud a woman’s spirit!  Taking care of too much stuff can make you feel...


Where's Your Time Going? (Time Management)

Time management is the cornerstone of all organization—after all, how can you clean out that closet if you can’t figure out when to do it?  And in terms of spiritual...


Dressing to Impress... Whom? (Wardrobe Organization)

We may think we don’t care, but we do.  We may feel that it’s shallow to care, but it isn’t.  We may not like it, but we have to deal with it—we’ve...


Hostessing with Love... and Organization (Party Organization)

Throw a party that Jesus would want to attend—and where you can enjoy His company!  You can host get-togethers and parties without overwhelming prep work…and without...


Organized Spontaneity! (Organizing Family Fun)

Can you plan to be spontaneous? Can you organize family fun? And can you do it without being overwhelmed? Absolutely! Newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, and well-meaning friends...


Keynote Talk: My Song

Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,that my heart may sing your praises...


Receiving Christmas (Holiday Organization)

Why do Christian women dread the Christmas season almost as much as they look forward to it?  (You know you do.)  It’s all that work.  Sadly, your Christmas Spirit...


5 Organizing Stumbling Blocks—And the 1 Way to Overcome Them (Informal Organizing You Workshop)

When you try to organize, do you just get stuck? We all trip ourselves up when it comes to organizing—but we can all learn to do better. In this unique 60-minute workshop, Shannon...


Organizing Your Kids—and Hubby, Too (Family Organization)

Help them help you! You can avoid the spiritual clutter of put-upon, poor-me feelings by encouraging your family members to help out with willing spirits. In other words, you can organize...


Chore Organization is Awesome! (Organizing Chores)

Chores are a part of our lives whether we like it or not. They clutter up our spirits with “I have to remember to…” or worse, “Oops, I should have…”...


Shannon Upton Events


Shannon Upton Resources


The Organizing You Group Bible Studies

Now you can embark on the Organizing  You  Journey with friends!   These group studies will give you every opportunity to apply the principles within Organizing You and  Building Your House  in ways that will really work for you and your family.  I’ve prayerfully prepared two fun and deeply meaningful Bible studies just for you—ones in which I’d actually love to participate!   (And I’m pretty picky about my Bible studies.) These six-session studies aren’t just reiterations of the original material, they’re   extensions...

Posted by Shannon Upton on 10/03/2017


Organizing You Planner Pages

Excited to Organize You ? You can clear the clutter out of your spirit by writing it into the pages of this planner system!   What makes this planner different from all of the other options out there? I put my heart and soul into creating a system that’s both helpful and deeply meaningful.   First, I’m an organizing nerd. I love it all, have read it all, and have used a lot of it. I’ve incorporated the aspects of the systems I love into one amazing daily planner. I’m a real mom living the real mom life. So many of the “mom” planner pages...

Posted by Shannon Upton on 10/03/2017


Your Free Guide to a Vibrant Family Faith

Have you ever felt frustrated by the ways your family members treat each other? Do you want to pray and read the Bible with your family, but you don’t know how to get started? Does faith feel like a peripheral part of your family life rather than the center of it?   Then this is the resource for you!   Family devotions at dinner and memorized prayers at bedtime can start to feel stale, compulsory…and boring. But, Parents, the Lord is anything but boring! As a follower of Christ, you are a powerful spiritual influence on your spouse and kids. You can organize family...

Posted by Shannon Upton on 10/03/2017


Building Your House: A Faithful Mom's Guide to Organizing Home and Family

Clear out your spiritual clutter as you organize your home!  Christian speaker, blogger, and author Shannon Upton is back to help you build your house with Jesus as the perfect cornerstone. Through her conversational style, fun anecdotes, and step-by-step guides, you'll learn how to establish the perfect amount of structure for you and your family. You'll find concrete ideas with a strong foundation in scripture, giving you the tools you need to joyfully tackle your belongings, routines, and family. Check Building Your House 's amazing reviews on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Building-Your-House-Faithful-Organizing/dp/1633370577/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1633370577&pd_rd_r=HJFVGFWZJM740R9YNM32&pd_rd_w=e8StY&pd_rd_wg=KW5pX&psc=1&refRID=HJFVGFWZJM740R9YNM32...

Posted by Shannon Upton on 05/19/2017


Organizing You: Finding Your Spiritual Clutter and Using Organization to Clear it Out

This is not your momma's organizing book! Whether you embrace structure or cherish flexibility, learn how to use organization as a tool to clear out the clutter that really matters: the clutter in your spirit. Shannon Upton's unique blend of organizational techniques, relatable personal stories, and scripture will help you to live out your faith as you run your home. Shannon joyfully shares practical, manageable ways for you to make your household function more smoothly as you grow closer to Jesus in a real way! Check out the wonderful reviews of Organizing You on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Organizing-You-Shannon-Upton/dp/1633370704/ref=dp_ob_title_bk...

Posted by Shannon Upton on 05/19/2017


Shannon Upton Recommendations


Submitted by Retreat Planner/Coordinator on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Tamar G.

What a great session! Shannon did an outstanding job relating to our ladies from various backgrounds about getting rid of spiritual clutter. The topic was life changing!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Moms' Group on Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Jody J.

Entertaining, relatable and great information! Our moms' group really loved Shannon's talk on organizing family fun. She had some great tips for us and really understood where all of us are coming from with the demands and humorous nature of our lives with young children! Shannon kept the speech energetic and fun, the moms have already requested her to come back next year!

  • On Topic

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  • Recommended

Submitted by London, Ohio on Saturday, Dec 09, 2017

Marsha S.

Shannon Upton spoke to our women's group (along with a few men) on organizing your spiritual stuff. She was very interesting and had everyone's attention. Shannon had a good balance of stories and made some wonderful connections to Scripture. She helped us to see our "stuff" as we should, making it easier to sort through and clear it out. I heard nothing but wonderful comments from those that had attended. One in particular: "I'm so glad I came. She changed my life." I would love to hear more of her presentations. This one was well worth it!

  • On Topic

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  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Cypress Wesleyan Church on Thursday, Dec 07, 2017

Paula P.

Our church had the privilege of asking Shannon to speak on "Organized Spontaneity" - her presentation style, along with her topic, were perfect for this event! The women walked away feeling refreshed, affirmed, and equipped to be the kind of mom that honors the Lord AND enjoys the life we've been given! Shannon's engaging personality and openness about struggles in her own life allowed the moms in the audience to instantly relate to her. Not only did Shannon provide encouragement and perspective to the women, but she shared practical advice on how to declutter our lives spiritually and declutter our daily schedules. Shannon's honesty and openness proved to be contagious as our women engaged in table discussions after her talk. Thanks to the handouts Shannon provided, we were able to identify specific ideas we planned to implement, utilizing Shannon's ideas/tools. Shannon truly is a blessing as she shares her life and the life lessons she has learned along the way.

  • On Topic

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  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Mom's Group Leader on Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017

Jody S.

Our church invited Shannon to speak at one of our monthly Moms' group meetings. We absolutely loved her topic - Organized Spontaneity! It was perfect—we are all just trying to do our best in the overwhelming world of mommy wars and pinterest. Shannon taught us how to filter out some of that and just focus on what is important to each of us as individuals, wives, and mothers. We left feeling refreshed and ready to take on motherhood in a new and exciting way.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Marysville, OH on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Anita T.

I booked Shannon for a district spring conference, part of a state org. founded on the premise of preserving and promoting the health and well-being of children and family. The audience was 60 women, ages 30's to 80's. Topic was "Organizing Belongings." What a success! Shannon's talk was informational and INSPIRATIONAL from start to finish, no awkward moments, well-placed humor, appealing and valuable to all age groups and stages of life. Universal truth! Wonderful incorporation of scripture. Already have her booked at our church in June and will definitely schedule her for future events. Thanks, Shannon! You have become a blessing for many.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Cincinatti, OH on Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Joy R.

I had the pleasure of booking Shannon to speak to my church's mom's group. The topic was Organizing Belongings. Shannon was engaging, personable & relatable. She contacted me prior to the event & provided detailed information about how the morning would proceed. Shannon was prompt upon arrival & ended on time with a little buffer to ask/answer questions. Shannon's talk was motivational & inspiring. Many of the women left talking about how they were going to go home & start cleaning out their spaces. I'd recommend Shannon to any group ready to get organized! Her practical ideals & delivery make getting started easy. She was a pleasure to work with and I'm sure will have much success in her career.

  • On Topic

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  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Grace Polaris Church on Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

Kimberly D.

Our group absolutely loved hearing from Shannon. She was our most-loved speaker from last year, and our ladies asked if she could return to speak again this year. After hearing her speak, I know I left motivated to get to work on cleaning out my clutter - both material and spiritual. I would highly recommend that you invite Shannon to speak at your next women's event - your group won't be disappointed!

  • On Topic

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  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Urbana MOPS on Monday, Nov 13, 2017

Elizabeth D.

We've had Shannon speak to our MOPS group twice. She has a lot of great information and ideas to share on ways to organize your life and keep Jesus #1 in all aspects of life. Shannon is such a joy to have speak; after our first experience with her speaking our group asked for her to return. She is fun and knows how to keep you engaged.

  • On Topic

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  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Westerville MOPS on Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

Heather C.

We had Shannon come and speak to our Mops and Momsnext group at Westerville Christian Church. What she gave to the ladies was information they could take home with them and use. When I put out a survey for the next year they asked for her to come back!

  • On Topic

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  • Engaging

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  • Recommended

Submitted by Hilliard United Methodist Preschool on Thursday, Nov 09, 2017

Robin 0., Preschool Director

Shannon Upton is an inspiring speaker. She has spoken to our parents twice and they love her! We are in the process of booking her again for next year. Shannon's message of bringing out your inner "Jesus Mom" to connect more effectively with your family and your Lord really connects with our moms. She is funny and engaging. Love, Love Love her and her message!

  • On Topic

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  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

Submitted by Mothers Of Preschoolers on Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

Betsy Semmens, Coordinator

My MOPS group in central Ohio has had the privilege of welcoming Shannon Upton two come speak at our meetings for two years in a row now. Our ladies loved her! She was our highest rated speaker all year, according to our annual survey. We love her down-to-earth advice, great sense of humor and engaging content. The hour just flies by when she’s with us. I would highly recommend Shannon to anyone seeking a speaker for their group and will gladly have her back again next year!

  • On Topic

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  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Mt. Tabor Church Of God Women's Retreat on Monday, Oct 09, 2017

Tammy Stose, planner

We recently had Shannon at our Women's Retreat. Everyone really enjoyed all her sessions on different ways to organize our lives so we can live more for Jesus and enjoy our home and family even more!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Mt. Tabor Church Of God on Monday, Oct 09, 2017

Krista- Volunteer event planner

Shannon is very genuine and down to earth. She was our featured speaker for our fall women's retreat and her story is very powerful. She prepared 3 different messages and a breakout session for our group and all were relevant and very well received! Nothing but compliments from the ladies who attended, we were blessed to have her!

  • On Topic

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  • Recommended

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