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Sue Donaldson

Christian Speaker
San Luis Obispo California 93401

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I love connecting women to God and His Word and to each other - whether around my table or at a women's event. Women are lonely--and can be surprised that they are--at different life seasons. God loves community with Him at the center.

I love connecting women to God and His Word and to each other - whether around my table or at a women's event. Women are lonely--and can be surprised that they are--at different life seasons. God loves community with Him at the center.

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Position Christian Woman Speaker
Website
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Location
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1960
  • Home Church
  • Grace Central Coast, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 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 Sue Donaldson


I love connecting women to God and His Word and to each other - whether around my table or at a women's event. Women are lonely--and can be surprised that they are--at different life seasons. God loves community with Him at the center. God wants deep intimacy with us, His children, and He wants us to grow up in Him and His Word.

I've been speaking for over 20 years. My specialty is women's retreats and day conferences. I have 7 retreat series from which to choose, although given enough time, I can tailor to your theme. See http://www.welcomeheart.com   for details. Also, 14 single topics are listed on my site under the top bar "Speaking." I love gathering women together at my table for "splash mentoring" as well as speaking to large groups--to help women know their value in Christ, how to grow up in Christ, and carrying out His ministry in their lives. I adhere to Scripture and I illustrate with real-life stories and humor. Let me know if I can serve your group in any way. 

My husband, Mark and I have been married over 30 years and have (almost) raised 3 daughters. We live in San Luis Obispo, CA and attend Grace Central Coast, a non-denominational congregation. See website for testimonials and topics.

Website: http://www.welcomeheart.com - for 7 Retreat Series and 14 event topics

Books include: Come to My Table: God's Hospitality and Yours ; Hospitality 101: Lessons From the Ultimate Host, A 12-Week Bible Study; Table Mentoring: A Simple Guide to Coming Alongside; A digital Hospitality Planner , 202 Conversation Starters and more in Shop!

Facebook group: Welcome Heart, Welcome Home

Facebook page: Every Table Tells a Story, Sue Donaldson (because it does!)

Sue Donaldson Speaking Topics


HOLIDAY HOSPITALITY, ALL FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!

HOLIDAY HOSPITALITY, ALL FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE! What better time than the holidays to use our homes to show off the heart of God? People expect invitations at Christmas, Easter,...


Retreat Series: Pouring Out: Mentoring as a Way of Life

If you are wondering if you are a good mentor, a good question to ask ourselves is: “Do I love Jesus more today than last year or last month?” A good mentor is more in...


Hospitality, God's Way: Opening Our Door, All for Heaven's Sake

GOD’S HOSPITALITY — Hosting Like the Ultimate Host Hospitality is God’s idea – not Martha’s – and He loves it when we invite others to our...


The Legacy of a Mother - What to Pass on Without Passing Out

A MOTHER’S LEGACY – What to Pass on (While not passing out!)Parenting is the biggest adventure of faith – and the most challenging! Much of what happens is out...


No Ordinary Home: God's Dream House For You

After remodeling for 13 years (and we are still married!) I've learned firsthand what makes an extraordinary home, based on God's Word and His work in her life. For all...


Pouring Out: Mentoring as a Way of Life

We are poured into by God so that what we pour out is worth pouring! God calls us to mentor and we aren't to do life on our own. What is mentoring? What's the role of a mentor?...


Retreat Series: The Welcoming Heart of God: Invitations From the Ultimate Host

The Welcoming Heart of God –- Invitations from the Ultimate HostTalk 1: Invitation to Intimacy – Come to the waters… Isaiah 55:1Jesus is our invitation to God –...


Retreat Series: Road Trip with God: Embrace the Journey

Road Trip with God:  Embrace the JourneyIsaiah 30:21 – Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘this is the way;...


Retreat Series:Remodeling 101 -–Building a Heart Like His

Remodeling 101 -–Building a Heart Like HisTalk 1: Essentials of RemodelingEphesians 3:14-21 – Strong foundations, wise construction, God’s blueprintsTalk 2: Building...


Retreat Series: Recipes for Life--Four Courses to Know God Better~

Talk 1: The Appetizer: Invitation to TastePsalm 34:8 – “O, taste and see that the Lord is good…” Using story – mine and yours – to taste the goodness...


Retreat Series:Joy and Faith – Two Peas in a Pod

Joy and Faith – Two Peas in a Pod To grow in faith and joy on a daily basis is the best reflection of a Christ-follower. What does that look like, what keeps us from joy...


Retreat Series:“Hangeth Thou in There” – Finding Strength for the Journey

“Hangeth Thou in There” – Finding Strength for the Journey(this series can be modified for four or five talks, depending on schedule/need)We need God's strength...


Retreat series:Growing Something Besides Old: Seasoning Our Lives to Perfection

Growing Something Besides Old:  Seasoning Our Lives to PerfectionWe all are growing older - in fact, we'll all be older, say, by lunch! But are we growing deeper in faith...


TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF–Goal Setting for Holy Hearts

TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF–Goal Setting for Holy HeartsGod is in the business of fresh starts. He likes the word “new.” and He loves it when we decide it’s time...


REMODELING 101: God’s Redesign for Your Life

REMODELING 101: God’s Redesign for Your LifeLessons learned from a thirteen-year remodel easily translate into homespun wisdom on how God may want to tear down, rebuild, and...


STRESS RELIEF – Women Encouraging Women

STRESS RELIEF – Women Encouraging WomenWe all have stress and one of God’s best resources is His children: believers building up other believers, with the common goal of...


THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS

THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS: What Jesus Wants for ChristmasGod chose the perfect gift for each of us and He didn’t need help from Nordstrom or Sears catalog. The Christmas season...


THE FRIENDSHIP CONNECTION

THE FRIENDSHIP CONNECTION – Women encouraging women is how God shows His love to us and to the world. Steps on how to build gospel-community starting today. Do you have a "friend-antenna"...


CONTENTMENT IN A WORLD OF MORE

CONTENTMENT IN A WORLD OF MORE –God wants us to be content to prove His goodness and power. How do we cultivate a heart of contentment that brings Him glory and delight? Contentment...


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Sue Donaldson Resources


Come to My Table: God's Hospitality and Yours

The Ultimate Host called you and me before we were born. He said: “Come on in, you are welcome here. I made you to know Me. You can know me best at My table.” His call is personal. He loved us and He called us. You may have answered. But is that all? Not even close. Because God welcomed us, we must pass along that welcome to others. Why invite? Because the more we do, the more we are like God. We all have reasons why we don't invite, but understanding God's welcoming heart gives us the courage and motivation to get beyond those reasons. Come to My Table offers four simple...

Posted by Sue Donaldson on 02/21/2020


Sue Donaldson Recommendations


Submitted by Canyon Creek Church on Friday, Feb 21, 2020

Emily Head, Women's Director

Sue is an open book to others and tells her life stories with frankness and candor. If I had to name the top three character qualities that describe Sue they are: humility, wisdom and honesty. Sue knows her Bible and speaks from a heart that desires to know her God, and share His love with others. Sue is a speaker of integrity, in that whatever the topic, she reveals her own struggles and triumphs relating to life's journey. I highly recommend Sue as a speaker and look forward to having her back with us in the near future!” –Emily Head, Director of Women’s Ministry, Canyon Creek Church, San Ramon, CA

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Grace Bible Church on Friday, Feb 21, 2020

Roselyn Connolly and Lori Connolly

Both relatively new to the area and tasked with finding a speaker for our Women’s Retreat, we were praying for the Lord to bring us just that person. When He brought us to Sue, we knew that we had found the one that we had been looking for. Sue is so genuine and her messages were perfect for our group. Her biblical knowledge is excellent and her understanding and insights into our common daily struggles and triumphs are surely God-given. Sue’s humor was a bonus that delighted us all. Sue was wonderful to work with.....from the early planning stages through the event, and even follow-up after the event. We were all left with down-to-earth, concrete, practical and, most of all, biblical applications of God’s truth and plan for our lives. Lori Connolly and Roselyn Connolly, Grace Bible Church Arroyo Grande

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Mom To Mom, At Chapel City Church on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Karen Holden, Coordinator of Mom To Mom

Sue recently spoke to our moms (moms with at least one child in middle school or younger) on the topic of hospitality, and she really blessed all of us. There was a lot of good feedback as to how she positively impacted them; some of them with the idea that they and their homes don't have to be perfect for God to use them to reach out to others. I would give her all 5's below but the circles only go up to 4 for some reason.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Gateway Visalia MOPS on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Melissa Moore, MOPS Prayer & Care Coordinator

Sue shared with our MOPS group this year on the topic of hospitality. She challenged us to open our homes and shared ways that we could do so, even as mothers with young children. When we did our survey at the end of the year, her talk was the one our moms were most excited about and rated it as most life-changing. I highly recommend Sue!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Mother Of Knights Blog on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Amber Lia

Sue is my favorite women’s ministry speaker! She makes us laugh and cry and the godly wisdom she imparts has stayed with me over the years.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Friend And Mentor on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Laurie Potratz

Sue has a way of telling God's truth with humor, honesty, vulnerability and stories that touch the heart. She uses her own life and her stories to compel us to be more like God - the One who loves and welcomes us into His family.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by MOPs Pacific Coast Church on Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Jill, MOPs speaker Coordinator

Sue is relatable, fun to listen to, and encouraging to listen to. She has always made our MOPs mornings enjoyable!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by First Baptist Temple City, Temple City, CA on Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020

Sandy Higgs, Women’s Retreat Chairman

Sue was an awesome Women’s Retreat speaker for our weekend retreat. She is humorous and her teaching is Bible-based. Our women really loved her. I would highly recommend Sue as a speaker.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Grace Church San Luis Obispo Ca on Sunday, Feb 16, 2020

Lorraine Maksoudian

Sue is a very engaging speaker, not only presenting Biblical principles, but practical ways of implementing the material she presents. She is not afraid to share from her own experiences, and in being vulnerable with her audience, she comes across not as one above the rest, but as one coming along side to encourage her listeners. She holds the attention of her audience with her ability to be both serious and humorous in the stories she weaves into the content of her teaching. She gives examples as “hooks” upon which the hang truth...a very effective teaching method used by our Lord himself!

Submitted by Grace Central Coast on Saturday, Feb 15, 2020

Rachael Spencer

Sue’s speaking style is approachable yet insightful and thought provoking.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Retired Missionary on Saturday, Feb 15, 2020

Mrs. Mabel Pittman

My husband was Sue Moore Donaldson's pastor in her late teens. Even then, she had a seeking heart for God.......I was always blessed to have her ask me so many Jesus-related questions that were not the customary teens' questios. I have prayed for her through these years....have watched her develop the gifts God has given her, and have been thrilled with the way she has touched others' lives. When I see how she handles God's Word, her ability to "see" into peoples' heart-needs, and her determination to "stick to the point," her skill in communication, I truly marvel at such a display of God's grace and calling on her life.....she is a true gift to anyone who has opportunity to hear her, read her words, or know her.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

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