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Teresa Nelson

Christian Speaker
Rise Up Redeemed!
Milaca Minnesota 56353

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Name Rise Up Redeemed!
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Location
Milaca, MN 56353
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1963
  • Home Church
  • Tibbetts Brook Chapel
  • Relationship to Church
  • Pastor at
  • 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 Teresa Nelson


* A Passionate MIssion

Flexible and fun, Teresa shares with audiences a variety stories of faith from her own life and from Scripture.  Her greatest joy is seeing people come to the precious understanding that they were meant to be redeemed by God, and live in His soul-healing grace and thrive in HIs eternal refuge of  love.  As a 10 year old farm girl, she turned her life over to Christ for His forgiving, transforming, and keeping, and is very thankful every day. 

* A Childhood Prayer

Being adopted, her childhood was full of wondering about  her "real" identity and family.  Her adoptive parents were wonderful and she always felt safe and secure, but there were lingering questions and prayers deep within her heart. God in His Sovereign Grace, brought her to her birth family at the age of 30, and she bravely shares with audiences the hand of God in her very unique story of pain, purpose and peace. 

*Calling,  Career and Cancer

Teresa is a pastor of a rural MN congregation.  She holds her credentials as an ordained minister through the International Ministerial Association.

Much of her work and ministry has been helping people who are in need.  For several years, she worked as a case manager guiding and teaching people who lived in poverty.  

She was given the opportunity to experience cancer, and travel the challenging road of treatment and recovery.  With that experience behind her, she moved on to become the executive director of a Christian caregiving organization.  A special joy was developing a Christian cancer support group within the nonprofit, ministering to patients through their illnesses. 

In recent years, "I'm going to jail," became a common phrase of hers, while pastoring and working as a high school teacher, She taught academics and life skills to incarcerated adults.  God has captured her heart to minister to the inmates on a regular basis, and is doing so still today.  

* A Call To Write, and more

The ache in the hearts of the inmates and their desire to know God in a powerful, life-changing fashion led her to write the book, Tender Mercies for Tough Moments: a 31 Day Journey into the Blessings of God.  Her heart was stirred to bring the unconditional, redeeming love of God through Christ to ALL people who wanted more of God, or had nowhere to turn in times of trouble, or no one to bless them. 

For extra-curricular fun, as a licensed auctioneer, Teresa helps nonprofits and churches gain profits through live auctions.  That is just plain fun for her.  

A Fun Family

Teresa and her husband, Steve, enjoy the wildlife on their farm, their four grown children, their spouses, and nine absolutely adorable grandchildren.  For refreshment, she believes there is nothing quite like drinking very good coffee, while engaging in great conversation with exceptional grand friends. She would love for you to be one of them! 

Teresa Nelson Speaking Topics


Tender Mercies for Tough Moments

God's tender mercy is present even in the most difficult times of life.  With her book of the same title, author Teresa Nelson guides the listener to the Presence and Power...


Setting the Captive Free!

"I'm so glad I got arrested.  I would have never gotten sober and gotten free out there."  These are the words of inmates who God brings from the fog of addiction...


A Desperate Desire

In this presentation, we take an intensive look at the woman in Mark 5, and her desperate desire for Jesus.  It is a call to all women who have bleeding of any kind in their lives...


Are You My Mother?

There was a little adopted farm girl,named Teresa,  who did not know who her "real" mother and father were. In her quest for that information, God brought her to know...


The Gaze from God

As a Christian, people blow it and feel like their faith is a disaster. Just like Peter did.  This riveting story of Peter's denial, shame and reconciliation, with real-life...


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Tender Mercies for Tough Moments: A 31 Day Journey into the Blessings of God

Tender Mercies for Tough Moments is a 31 day Blessing Book and Bible Study which tackles real-life challenges and emotions, offers Scriptural solutions, and provides gut-honest prayers.  This daily devotional for women (and men) looks beyond the natural and brings you directly to the supernatural God of love.  When you can’t bear your situation another minute, Tender Mercies for Tough Moments will guide you into the peaceful assurance of God’s protection, presence and power. Each spiritual daily inspiration can help calm the anxieties, heal the hurting places,...

Posted by Teresa Nelson on 03/05/2019


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