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Robyn Dykstra

Christian Speaker
Grand Rapids Michigan 49505

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Contact Information

  • Position
  • Christian Woman Speaker
  • Year Of Salvation
  • 1982
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Location
  • 940 Knapp St. NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49505
    United States
  • Fee Structure
  • Works with Your Budget

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1982
  • Home Church
  • Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church
  • Relationship to Church
  • Member of
  • Available for
  • Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Full Time (over 20 events per year)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Robyn Dykstra

Once Was Lost, but Finally Found

You can’t tell from looking at me today, but I avoided the Lord Jesus Christ for the first 34 years of my life, turning to a “Higher Power” only in times of dire emergency or extreme turbulence. Raised by a brilliant, single mom, I was taught to be responsible and moral, but not spiritual. It wasn’t until I was poised to marry my college sweetheart that I accepted Jesus as my Savior at a Christmas program. My husband’s immediate job relocation after the wedding derailed any urgency to be discipled or trained. A new husband, a new city, a new home, and a new job preoccupied my days.  My eternal salvation was established but I was spiritually and Biblically illiterate.

After 7 years of marriage, the first of two children was born to Jay and I and a host of questions about God was reignited.  I joined a Bible study to accumulate information so I’d be prepared to answer questions my children might ask about God. What started as an educational quest ended with a life long commitment to God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus became not only my Savior, but LORD of my life. I have been leading other women to Jesus in weekly Bible studies and at women’s events ever since.

Widowed at 40 and left with two small children when my husband Jay died unexpectedly of a heart attack, I testify of God’s faithfulness in times of great tragedy and the power of his love and comfort by the Holy Spirit and through his Body, the church.

I Am a Homebody by Nature

My favorite pastimes are reading, baking, and watching videos (as long as I control the remote). So, it was quite an adjustment when I married again to an adventurous soul named Craig.  He came with a single engine airplane, so I acquired my pilot’s license and later, my motorcycle endorsement so we could each carry a child on our excursions.  On a routine flight, Craig’s plane went down in the mountains of Pennsylvania.  After weeks of searching, he was found, but had been killed by the impact of the crash.

Being widowed twice in four years gives me a unique voice to speak on the faithfulness of God, the power of prayer, and finding joy in difficult circumstances. At 58, I hide my (many) gray hairs but share my wisdom –  teaching women about finding balance for everyday life, creating a fabulous legacy, the golden rules of marriage, and the importance of friendships to today’s woman.  I am eager to share God’s story through mine and by his Word.  I teach the Bible by topic or theme at retreats, conferences, special occasion events, holiday programs, and MOPS meetings.

As Impossible as It Seems, I Married Again!

Obviously not superstitious, Dave, who at 37, had never been married or had children of his own, courageously took us on – a woman at the precipice of menopause and two prepubescent boys. Jake who was 12 by then, and Eli who was 9, both welcomed Dave’s request to adopt them the following year.

These days, both young men are grown and doing well. Jake is a Mechanical Engineer, Eli is a fire fighter.

Dave and I celebrate 15 years of (mostly) happy marriage and I celebrate how well he’s holding up!  We live and serve Jesus in Grand Rapids, MI.

I would welcome the opportunity to share my story and/or a combination of one of my many other teachings with your women. Please contact me at robyn@robyndykstra.com or call me at 616-363-4608 to schedule.

Robyn Dykstra Speaking Topics


Contagious Contentment

Do you ever suffer from the dreaded comparison complex?  Discover what contentment really means and how to implement God’s unique design to satisfy the desires of your heart....


Platform Strategies for Powerful Presentations!

Discover how to use your voice, your gestures, and the space on the platform to maximize the impact of your presentation and cement your points in the minds of your audience. According...


Your Heart, His Home

A broken or bitter heart affects your emotions, decisions and relationships.  Keep your heart healthy and happy by extending forgiveness and resisting resentment. Embrace...


Balance For Your Busy Life

You are busier than ever!  Keep your balance amidst the constant demands for your time and attention. Discover how you can reclaim contentment, find calm in the chaos, and...


Real Life Requires Real Faith

Real life happens whether you like it or not.  Be prepared by building relationships with God and his people. Claim God's promises and pray with expectancy to build a fortress...


A Season of Sorrow

700,000 women are widowed every year in the US. How can you help the widow in your life?   Robyn will show you easy and effective ways to help you be the one bright spot...


Made for Matrimony

Get the marriage you’ve dreamed of by instituting 3 simple, foundational concepts.  Women will laugh at the familiar scenes from their own lives while they are challenged...


Praying Expectantly

Replace your lackluster prayers with petitions of passion, urgency, and effectiveness in order to get the answers you need!    Learn to pray with expectancy and hear from...


Woman In The Mirror

Tried and true principles that offer real insights on the mystery of living in community with other women. Remove the mask and live openly and honestly with each other.  Identify...


The Christmas Star

This is the perfect holiday presentation to tell your guests about Jesus Christ! We will follow the Star of Bethlehem to Baby Jesus while talking about how to be a star to others...


What's Next, God?

How do you love the people God has put in front of you? Try to make a difference everywhere can burn you out so that you don't want to do anything! You might think, "What's...


Abundant Joy

Widowed young and left with 2 small children, Robyn shares God’s faithfulness to her and how she found joy in spite of tragic circumstances....

Posted by Robyn Dykstra on 10/28/2015


Robyn Dykstra Recommendations


Submitted by Retreat Coordinator on Friday, Jul 05, 2019

Chrisann Fitzgerald, Retreat Coordinator

2 thumbs up! And if I had more thumbs, they'd be up too! Robyn hits the mark every time, as she speaks with conviction, humor, and transparency, deeply rooted in scripture. She has an innate gift of following the Holy Spirit's lead. Robyn is an all-time favorite, as she is able to speak to the heart of women, regardless of the topic. She is sure to bless and challenge women, of all ages, to a higher level of their Christian walk in a practical way.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by ShannonPopkin.com on Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017

Shannon Popkin, Author and Speaker

God has given Robyn an amazing story of transformation, and the gifts to share it well. She is articulate, passionate about Jesus, funny, and compelling. Robyn inspires each audience to take powerful steps forward in their Jesus-following journey.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Vineyard Church on Friday, Oct 30, 2015

Ray Befus Jr., Pastor

Over several years Robyn has demonstrated faithful leadership and fruitful kingdom ministry among women in this church. She models and communicates a winsome vitality, a consistent commitment to excellence, and unshakable confidence in God's Word. Here in her home church, Robyn continues to put her finger prints all over the lives of young women who find Robyn to be a faithful friend, an engaging speaker, and an inspiring life-coach. Her presentations are lively, full of faith, and biblically relevant to the lives of contemporary women looking for fresh hope and direction.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Best-selling Author And National Conference Speaker on Friday, Oct 30, 2015

Crystal Bowman, Best-selling author and national conference speaker

Women will be deeply touched and inspired by Robyn's incredible journey through years of tragedy. Packed with energy and humor, her stories will remind women of all ages that joy can be found in the midst of trials. Her deep faith in God and her passion for living will encourage women to search their own hearts and find the peace and joy that God intends for us to have.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

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