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Debbie Jo Schwarz, Formerly women's ministry events director at Ada Bible

God has gifted Shannon with a message that impacts women of all ages, whether new to faith or seasoned. She speaks with wisdom and humor, infusing Biblical characters with life that makes them relatable in new ways. She is passionate about caring for ladies and interacts with them, making each instantly feel like a new friend. When speaking, Shannon engages audiences whether large or small, leading them to make a step of faith. What is most impactful about Shannon's ministry is that she is led by the Spirit to meet the needs of each group uniquely.

Submitted by Ada Bible Church on Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017

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Abby Banfield

Engaging, challenging, excellent, encouraging, fantastic and awesome are all words our guests used to describe Shannon. Her message of control will resonate with women at all stages of life as she shares her own experiences and asks them to confront their own control issues and submit to God. She is creative and engages participants on and off stage.

Submitted by Grace Adventures on Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

Marcia Strattan

We had a very nice women's retreat with Shannon as our speaker. We appreciated that she was so Biblical in her teaching as well as engaging and relevant. She is quick to answer any questions we had leading up to the retreat. Easy to work with. She comes with a high recommendation from our ladies!

Submitted by Bridge Bible Church on Monday, Oct 15, 2018

Jeanne Baker, Deaconess

Shannon Popkin spoke at our spring ladies' luncheon and was a delight! She is extremely relatable as she shared her life experiences, her love of the LORD, and love of her family. Shannon is both entertaining and spiritually motivating. I highly recommend her!

Submitted by Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley on Friday, May 11, 2018

Betsy Fallon Volunteer Speaker Coordinator

Shannon spoke at our Moms Connected group, for moms of teens and tweens, on the topic of control. Her talk was engaging, authentic, humorous while not skipping over the challenge of parenting this age group. As moms, we walk a fine line of influencing of kids versus controlling them and Shannon covered this topic well. I would highly recommend her!

Submitted by Chapelstreet Church on Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Kristen Streepey, Director of Women's Outreach

Shannon was a joy to work with. She shared her "Control Girl" presentation with our group of moms, perfectly blending humor with biblical teaching in a non-threatening way for our outreach ministry. She is organized, responsive, and presented an open and honest message. I highly recommend Shannon!

Submitted by Chapelstreet Church on Monday, Apr 30, 2018

Jackie Medenblik, Coordinator

Shannon is a wonderful speaker for any group of women. She combines humor, personal stories and Biblical truths when she speaks. You know instantly that she struggles with her topic of control and is not just commenting on a problem she sees from a distance. I would highly recommend Shannon to speak to your group.

Submitted by Calvin Theological Seminary Spouse And Family Ministries on Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018

Laura Vallette, Executive Assistant

I am not one to give all highest marks, but Shannon really deserves it. She used Scripture to back-up her message, she spent time with the ladies on retreat between sessions, she was open and honest. Her humility and desire to serve were beautiful. I highly recommend you invite her to your next Women's event.

Submitted by Cran-hill Ranch on Thursday, Mar 15, 2018

Carolyn Kersten, Children & Family Ministry Associate Director

Shannon is a fantastic speaker in both her content and presentation style. The women in our group found her engaging, relatable, and encouraging. She speaks with authenticity and wisdom. Highly recommend!

Submitted by Trinity Church on Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018

Kristi Stephens, Director of Women's Ministries

Shannon was a delight to have at our Christmas brunch. She was warm, engaging, and relatable, and her message resonated with women of all ages in attendance. She did a beautiful job of clearly presenting the truth of Jesus and making much of Him!

Submitted by The Chapel In North Canton on Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018

Sue Fritz

We had Shannon speak at our annual Christmas Ladies Tea November of 2017. We had 150 ladies ages 15- 94. Shannon did an amazing job speaking, she is funny, engaging, and made this time very personable. I would definitely recommend Shannon to any women's group looking for a good speaker.

Submitted by Jamestown Baptist Church Ladies Tea on Sunday, Jan 07, 2018

Rachel Smith

Shannon shared “How to have a Mary Christmas” with our MOPS group. She was relatable, funny, engaging and relevant. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Submitted by Thornapple Mops on Monday, Nov 27, 2017

Carly Yandell Ministry Coordinator

Shannon was absolutely amazing. She connected with our women, her words were true and brought so much hope for our relationships with family and with Jesus! Shannon was well prepared, and very professional yet, was able to enjoy yourself as she engaged with the women at the retreat! I couldn't recommend Shannon enough!

Submitted by Living Life Church on Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017

Sarah Koetsier, Group Leader

When Shannon spoke on “Control Girl”, she described my life and my eyes were opened to my controlling ways. God’s Word flowed through Shannon in such a gentle, loving, and relatable way that my heart was soft and open for such sweet conviction. I will forever be grateful for how God’s hand worked in my life when Shannon spoke.

Submitted by Highpointe Community Church, Byron Center, Mi. on Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017

Kristi Huseby, Women's Ministry Reach Global

We had Shannon speak at one of our events and really appreciated her vulnerability as she shared her own story of control. She was easy to relate to and I found myself challenge and encouraged by what she shared. It's clear Shannon loves God, has a deep relationship with Him and desires others to have that as well.

Submitted by Ada Bible Church on Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

Jackie VanDyke

I have heard Shannon speak on multiple occasions, and each time I have come away inspired. Her humorous anecdotes and relatable style open hearts to hear biblical truth in a way that's engaging, practical, and motivational.

Submitted by Women's Ministry, Chapel Pointe on Saturday, Apr 08, 2017

Robyn Dykstra, National Christian Speaker and Author

A true Bible Study teacher, Shannon is passionate about bringing powerful messages of inspiration to women. She is an expert storyteller and a delight to listen to. – Robyn Dykstra, Christian Speaker and Author of The Widow Wore Pink.

Submitted by Robyn Dykstra on Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017