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Susan VandePol

Christian Speaker
Holland Michigan 49423

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Contact Information

Position Christian Woman Speaker
Website
Location
Holland, MI 49423
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Home Church
  • Resurrection Church
  • Relationship to Church
  • Regularly Attends
  • Available for
  • Conferences, Keynotes, Retreats, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Experienced (over 10 events)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Susan VandePol


Susan VandePol was married to Los Angeles City Firefighter Bob Ortega for 22 years before his duty related death in 2005. She is founder of “Families of the Fallen” support protocol; a unique tool created from a widow’s perspective to aid fire departments, churches and organizations in coming alongside their grieving families. After home educating her three children through their high school graduation, and never succumbing to pressure to wear Birkenstocks, she became certified in Grief, Crisis, and Trauma Counseling, Victim Response, Grief and Master Life Coaching, ICISF Individual Crisis Intervention, Stress and Trauma Care with Military Application, and Basic and Family Mediation. Recently, her writing has been published in the devotional, “Stories of Faith and Courage from Firefighters and First Responders”, with speaking engagements including women’s retreats and conferences, the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial, the ICISF World Congress, and the California State Firefighters Association’s Annual Convention. Among her endorsements are Dr. H. Norman Wright, Bob VandePol, past-president of Crisis Care Network, and now president of PAX Crisis Network, Shelly Beach, Fire Departments and Firefighters across the country, United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112, and Fellowship of Christian Firefighters. Susan enjoys speaking at women’s retreats and conferences, consulting with Fire Departments, semi-colons; extra-inning baseball games, and is beginning a writing career that is burgeoning with promise. She is now married to the aforementioned Bob VandePol whom she sinlessly manipulated into falling in love with her. He obliged and swept her off her feet with a large broom. She resides in Michigan now where she is loved and spoiled by Bob and her family, and lives to serve her Great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Susan VandePol Speaking Topics


The Big Cover-Up: Satan's Schemes of Unforgiveness and Bitterness

Uncovering our enemy's schemes to silence our voices and how to "renounce the things because of shame."...

Posted by Susan VandePol on 02/15/2016


Know Knows

Getting to "know" God and how "knowing" His attributes pave the way to an honest and right relationship built on what His Word tells us about what He's really like....

Posted by Susan VandePol on 10/29/2015


How to Dance in The Dark with Grief

Combines personal experience with sensitive help to come alongside those who have suffered loss....

Posted by Susan VandePol on 10/29/2015


Breaking the Chains of Fear

Why the sacred gift of "remembering" holds the key to being free....

Posted by Susan VandePol on 10/29/2015


Lodge, Nest, Settle and Stay

What it really means to abide, what it requires, and doesn't require of us. The believer's most essential Gospel-of-John take-home....

Posted by Susan VandePol on 10/29/2015


Women and The Art of Speaking Wickedness

Identifying how women of all ages "speak wickedness" to themselves (Isaiah 58) and how to be free from its power....

Posted by Susan VandePol on 10/29/2015


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Submitted by Crossroads Christian Fellowship on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015

Ken Souers, Pastor

So, you're looking for a speaker to inspire, ignite, and encourage your group? Well, look no further, your search is done! Susan VandePol brings a beautiful blend of biblical integrity and expansive life-experience, shakes it together with a big dose of humor, vulnerability and powerful insight, and ministers God's love and grace in a way that is truly transformational. You're going to love her, and I highly recommend her.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Award-Winning Author And National Speaker on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015

Shelly Beach, Award-Winning Author and National Speaker

Susan VandePol offers a depth of spiritual insight that will enrich your audience's faith and relationship with God. Susan's speaking is drawn from the deep well of her life experience and walk with God. She combines transparency, wit, and wisdom that are rarely found. Those who are blessed to hear her will come away changed.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Director Of Women's Ministry, Crossroads Christian Fellowship on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015

Teri Thompson, Director of Women's Ministry, Crossroads Christian Fellowship

Susan is a wonderful, deep woman of God who has made it her mission to follow Christ and put Him first in all that she does. She has great integrity and is rich in godly character. I have watched her press into God during her most painful and vulnerable moments in life and through her determination to hang onto God with all she has, I have witnessed her come out of the most trying circumstances with victory in Jesus and her joy intact. One of the things that makes Susan an awesome teacher is her ability to take her personal experiences and share them in her message with power. She is never afraid to open herself up to others and reveal her own failures and areas of pain and grief. This ability is what makes her audience relate to her right away. Susan is a natural leader, not by personality alone, but by godly strength and unwavering dedication to obey the word of God......

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Women's Ministry, Calvary Chapel Frazier Park Calvary Chapel, Frazier Park on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015

Leah Smith, Women's Ministry, Calvary Chapel Frazier Park Calvary Chapel, Frazier Park

Susan's passion for God's Word, combined with her deep love for the Lord and His people, make her an incredibly powerful tool in God's hands, allowing her to communicate truths and insights from the Word of God that reach deep into the heart and soul of every listener.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

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