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Deb Potts

Christian Speaker
Rochester Michigan 48307

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Equipping and Encouraging for Exceptional Life

Equipping and Encouraging for Exceptional Life

Contact Information

Position Christian Woman Speaker
Website
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Location
Rochester, MI 48307
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1995
  • Home Church
  • Kensington Community Church
  • Relationship to Church
  • Member of
  • Available for
  • Business Speaker, Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Trainer, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Experienced (over 10 events)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Deb Potts


Deb Potts is a Christian Women’s Ministry speaker, author, and marriage mentor. She and her husband lead the marriage ministry at their church campus. God called Deb to follow Him just at the brink of a family tragedy. She loves to share her amazing journey of healing with anyone who will listen. Her greatest joy is passing on the wisdom God taught her about forgiveness, healing, and destiny.

Deb has shared her message with over 5,000 people since 2006. She loves to connect with women in coffee shops and auditoriums, in speaking and writing, with humor and candor. She is a personality specialist, trained by Florence Littauer. She weaves a little about our quirky personalities into every message. Connect with Deb and learn more at www.debpotts.com.

Women's Ministry leaders: 

I've been where you are! I know how busy you are, and I make a point of responding quickly to all emails and calls. I love to pray for the groups and the leaders I serve. I will work with your team to personalize my program for your event. I'm here to serve you.  Click here to print my One Sheet.

I published  Making Peace with Prickly People in September 2016. At pricklypeople.com you will find a free personality assessment, a free 30-day Prickly People Prayer Calendar, and a free downloadable Bible study guide. 

My new devotional is available on Kindle and soon to be published in print format. It's called Mindful: Meditate & Color Your Way to Life-Giving Relationships. It's a 30-day devotional that's also a coloring book! I'm super excited to be partnering with Macy Simmons on this project. She's a very creative artist whose work can be found at Written on the Heart. Find more information at Mindful.

Make sure to visit my Resources page on this website and download some free gifts created just for you!

  • Spoken at over 100 events since 2006, to over 5000 audience members.
  • Author of Making Peace with Prickly People and Mindful.
  • Certified as a Personality Trainer in 2009.
  • Developed the free online personality assessment, Personality Key.
  • Graduate of Carol Kent's Advanced Speaker Class.
  • Founder of Michigan Christian Women Speakers network.
  • Member of Toastmasters International.
  • Along with husband Bruce, I lead the Kensington Community Church Campus Marriage Team in Orion, Michigan. 
  • Certified facilitator of Prepare-Enrich marriage assessment tool and marriage mentor.

Deb Potts Speaking Topics


Aspire: Possessing God's Promises Retreat

The King of Kings promises incredible gifts to us: a New Identity, a Divine Nature, and a Sacred Intimacy. God invites us to relish His gifts, but we get stuck in our old identity,...


Getting Along with Prickly People

Did you ever wonder why all the prickly people hang out in your office or home? No matter who it is - Debbie Downer, Drama Mama, Bob Bossy, or Smarty Pants - this workshop will...


Prickly People in the Christmas Story

What's in your Christmas Cup? Mary and Joseph found prickly people and prickly situations in their Cup at the first Christmas. But with God's help, they managed to experience...


The Powerful Influence of Noble Women

Have you ever wished you had more influence? Do you long to make an impact for Christ? Is there a hidden gem of nobility deep down inside that longs to spring forth? "The Powerful...


Making Peace with Prickly People Retreat

We try over and over to improve a relationship and yet nothing ever changes! Are you ready to try something new? The secret to making peace in relationships is given in the two greatest...


I'm Mad at You!

Deb Potts is an expert at being mad! Holding grudges is just one way of "getting back" at someone who hurt us. We want to give them what they deserve, that's fair -...


What To Do When Your Bubble Bursts

Have you ever had a bubble-bursting experience? Deb Potts tells about her bubbly, exciting life in Europe, and how she was able to face a tragedy after trading her bubbly life for...



Deb Potts Events


Deb Potts Resources


Making Peace with Prickly People Radio Interview

In 2017 I was interviewed on the Chained No More internet radio program with Robyn Besemann. Click here to listen to the interview.  ...

Posted by Deb Potts on 08/08/2018


Bible Study Expo Interview

I was so thrilled to be part of the 2017 Bible Study Expo . Marnie interviewed me about my Bible study -  Making Peace with Prickly People. Click here  to listen to the interview.  The study guide is available as a free download at pricklypeople.com . Grab some girlfriends and do the study together. I will be glad to skype in for a Q & A with your group. Just contact me and we can set a date! ...

Posted by Deb Potts on 08/08/2018


Mindful: Meditate & Color Your Way to Life-Giving Relationships

Available on Amazon as a kindle with free coloring pages as a download. Soon to be in print format. Visit debpotts.com/mindful for more information. ...

Posted by Deb Potts on 08/07/2018


Making Peace with Prickly People: Transforming Relationships by Loving God, Self, and Others

"Anyone struggling with conflict in their relationships should read this book. Making Peace with Prickly People will help you untangle the web of bitterness and anger that holds your heart hostage."  -- Florence Littauer, International Speaker and Author of Personality Plus  We try over and over to improve a relationship and yet nothing ever changes. Are you ready to try something new? The secret to making peace in relationships is given in the two greatest commandments: Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself. ...

Posted by Deb Potts on 08/07/2018


One Sheet

Just click on the link to download and print a speaker One Sheet . Visit my website  for more information. Thank you! ...

Posted by Deb Potts on 08/07/2018


Free gift for Event Planners - 30 Days of Prayer for Retreats

A customizable 30-day prayer calendar for your next event!  Last year my husband and I joined a team of other marriage ministry leaders to create our church's first ever retreat for marriage mentors. We called it Fill Up, Pour Out. One of the elements of our planning was incorporating prayer. We created a 30-day prayer calendar, modeled after one we found online. For the 30 days before our event, we had a team of people praying the same prayers daily. Some of us added fasting days once a week.  God honored our dedication to making this His work. He showed up big time! The event...

Posted by Deb Potts on 01/16/2018


Free gift for you - Event Planner's Toolkit

My Event Planner's Toolkit will help you in choosing and working with a speaker for your next event. A free, downloadable PDF contains checklists to organize your search for a speaker, communicate with your chosen speaker, and build a go-to file for your future events. Click Event Planners Toolkit to download. Here's a short video I did about this tool:  I provide a free gift every year for women's ministry leaders. These gifts are meant to encourage you and help make your busy lives a little bit easier. If you would like to join my email list to receive these gifts...

Posted by Deb Potts on 12/07/2016


Free gift for Event Planners - Women's Ministry: Personality-Wise

A free, downloadable PDF guide to leading and growing your women's ministry group.  Based on the various needs and desires of different personalities, how should women's ministry look? What is our vision? How do we build a team of leaders and help them to grow spiritually? What techniques can we use to include those guests sitting on the sidelines to become involved? And what's the best way to reach out and invite the community around us?  Enjoy this free resource, written especially for women's ministry leaders. I know you're busy so I've kept it as...

Posted by Deb Potts on 09/15/2016


Deb Potts Recommendations


Submitted by Byron First United Mehodiat Church on Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017

Liz Kaars (Secretary)

Thank you so much for making our Women's Christmas Dinner a truly meaningful and inspiring event. I had many women come up to me afterwards and tell me how much they enjoyed your message. I would highly recommend Deb for an event like this. Thank you!

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  • Recommended

Submitted by Ezra Project-Word Alive on Sunday, Nov 05, 2017

Karin Lackey

What a anointed speaker and very humorous , too! Life can be very serious and Deb can bring " laughter like a medicine" into her books, as well as her speaking!

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Submitted by Lakeshore Fellowship on Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017

Director of Family and Student Ministries/ Women's Ministry Representitive

What an absolutely wonderful experience for our Women's Connect. Deb was a gracious and eloquent speaker. She filled the room with her humor and God's love! I highly recommend her!

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Submitted by Meadowbrook Christian Church on Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017

Theresa Meegan, Ladies Luncheon co-coordinator

Deb spoke for our Ladies Luncheon 3 years ago, and when we were planning this year's luncheon all immediately agreed to have her back. Her warm and caring personality shines through as she speaks from the heart with complete honesty about her own life making her presentation come alive. She shares incredible insights into dealing with "Prickley People", the topic of her presentation, in a way that all of the ladies attending could relate. There were many positive comments being made by the ladies on Sunday following the luncheon.

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Submitted by Women Today, Inc. on Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Spring Mulder, Co-Chairman

We really enjoyed having Deb as one of our breakout session speakers at our annual retreat. She spoke on forgiveness, and used visual tools to drive her points home. She was transparent about herself, and easy to follow. She was wonderful about communicating with the staff in the planning stages of the retreat as well.

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Submitted by Rehoboth Reformed Church on Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Connie Schepers's

Deb blessed us the moment she walked in the door. She toolbox time to pray over each place at 14 tables of 6. She joined us for simple meal & was pleased to spend the night in a city with a woman she had never met, me. She was well prepared yet willing to let the Holy Spirit speak. She had handouts, an ice breaker & a message about transforming relationships by loving God, self & others. She shared how God identifies us & Himself and how we could make His vision of us a reality. Deb taught us about the strength, the heart, the mind & the soul of God. She reminded each of us that Hod looks at our inside & says "I delight in you!". Deb encouraged each of us to be Gods ghost writer & to author our own epic masterpiece. She referenced scripture & shared her personal testimony. There were women from age 12 to 90 there. Both ends of the spectrum & those in between said they learned something memorable & helpful in their walk to a closer relationship with Jesus.

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Submitted by PEO, Rochester Hills, MI on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Lois Duerk

Deb offers a unique perspective on how personalities affect goal setting and other areas of life. She offers tips to be successful for each type, as well as yellow flags to consider. Her approach is warm, open, and fun. She relaxes groups and lets individuals make progress without judgment. I highly recommend her!

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Submitted by St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester, MI on Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017

Julie Raguse

Thanks so much for speaking at St. John Church's Ladies Advent Brunch Saturday, December 5. It was a blessing to hear your message "Prickly People in the Christmas Story." You explained how Mary and Joseph participated in bringing our Savior into the world despite a "prickly" situation and "prickly" people. The women enjoyed the talk, many saying that it was just what they needed to hear right now. May God continue to bless you in your ministry to women.

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Submitted by Women With Faith on Monday, Oct 03, 2016

Becky Hoath President

What an awesome day! Deb was a joyful, fun person to be around. Her love for the Lord and others radiated from her. All evaluations received back from those attending the seminar spoke very highly of her. Deb was a delight to work with, and a very accomplished speaker. Look forward to having her back in the future.

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Submitted by St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester, MI on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

Kathy Dork

Deb Potts is a dynamic speaker who passionately shares God's truths. Deb's presentation was entertaining, instructional and engaging. She made us laugh, and she brought us to tears. I highly recommend contacting Deb regarding sharing her insights into loving and serving the Prickly People. She confidently mingled with the hundred plus women in attendance. I hope you will consider allowing Deb, a passionate sister in Christ, to bless your group through her truth filled teachings.

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Submitted by Mt. Hope Congregational Church, Livonia, MI on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

Kathy Chapman

Deb was completely "present", fully engaged with God and the audience. She's terrific! Thank you so much for sharing yourself from the heart with meaningful illustrations. You are a great example for me of someone who is allowing God to work through her.

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Submitted by Mt Hope Congregational Church, Livonia, MI on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

Debby Whitaker

Thank you! I have been struggling and burdened for over a year about something I have had zero control over. I have prayed so often about how to move on. When God revealed my prickly person I knew I could finally LET GO!

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Submitted by Kensington Church on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

Carol Young

I recognized that I was able to believe more in my strengths as a child of God and less in my influence over other people after studying Making Peace wth Prickly People. In my case, to be calm and stable and not emotional is very important when working with women. Loyalty and steadiness are important to me in my daily contacts. I don't like drama, that much I do know. I really got a lot out of the study. Looking forward for you to be able to publish this important guide. Such a good way to look inward and self-correct.

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Submitted by Meadowbrook Christian Church, Rochester Hills, MI on Friday, Sep 16, 2016

Theresa Meegan, Women's Ministry Leader

Debbie brought an insightful and refreshing message to the Meadowbrook Christian Church Annual Ladies Luncheon. "What To Do When Your Bubble Bursts" gave us spiritual ways to handle difficult spots in our lives while she told stories that made us laugh, proving that God is with us with love and smiles when we need Him most. Debbie graciously provided us with a CD of her talk since we were dealing with a failed sound system, so the CD was useful afterwards for those who couldn't hear the message well. Looking for a Christian motivational speaker on heavy subjects presented with a light heart? Call Deb.

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Submitted by Northwest Columbus Ohio Christian Women's Club on Thursday, Sep 15, 2016

Diane Hendrickson, Chairperson

Debbie's presentation on personality types was better than we even hoped for--very worthwhile information. We especially loved her explanation of why Jesus was separated from the Father on the cross. We are going to be talking about the different personalities, encouraging our friends and family members to take the personality test, and referring other groups to this fantastic presenter. Thank you!

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Submitted by Kensington Community Church on Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016

Ann Wilson, Teaching Pastor

Deb's that person you would want on any team for any task, whether it be in a serving behind the scene capacity or being the featured speaker. She will do whatever is asked or needed. She is kind, thoughtful, caring, fun, and funny. She always has her eyes on others regardless of what she is going through. She brings the best out of everyone and gives her best. She is comfortable in the spotlight or doing any menial task. She is smart, hardworking, and dependable. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her. She is a wonderful wife, mother, and friend. Her hunger for God is evident to all, and her life inspires others to want to walk with Jesus. Her character is exemplary. She really does remind me of the Proverbs 31 woman.

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  • Recommended

Submitted by Active Member Of: International Toastmasters, Michigan Assoc. Of Calligraphers, Great Lakes Beaders Guild on Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Judy Rasys, Past President & VP of Membership, Public Relations of Rochester Toastamsters Club

I first met Deb through the Rochester Toastmaster Club, where I heard her speak and later take on leadership roles within the club. Deb has a sense of calmness and sincerity when she speaks. If you add in her discipline of preparation and topic knowledge, it is a joy to hear her. She has a deep conviction of spirit and beliefs; this coupled with her speaking skills, make for a truly impressive speaker. No matter the size of the group, you always feel that she is speaking just to you. Don't miss the chance to hear her!

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Submitted by Kensington Church on Friday, Apr 29, 2016

Robin Wilson

Debbie is a wonderful and dynamic speaker. I attended a session she spoke at during one of my chuch's women's retreats and I was so moved by her words! Her delivery is equal parts humor and truth, and she speaks with a conviction that indicates her whole heart and soul are behind her words. Her wisdom and practical application steps on managing relational conflict really hit home for me! I would highly recommend Deb as a speaker and teacher.

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Submitted by KMOMS Troy At Kensington Church, Troy, MI on Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016

Heather Kapanka

We first heard Deb at the Kensington Church SMASH Women's Retreat. Her session was so popular that there were no seats available in her room. I stood outside the window with one of my steering team members and listened to her talk, "Making Peace with Prickly People." Deb was insightful and inspiring. We asked her if she would be willing to talk to our moms' group and she enthusiastically obliged. We have heard lots of positive feedback from the moms in our group and several have asked us to ask her to come back and talk again next year. Deb has a warm, authentic speaking style and is very relevant and engaging. I look forward to hearing her speak again!

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