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Brenda Yoder

Christian Speaker
Still Waters Christian Services LLC
Shipshewana Indiana 46565

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I'm passionate about life, faith, and parenting beyond the storybook image.

I'm passionate about life, faith, and parenting beyond the storybook image.

Contact Information

Name Still Waters Christian Services LLC
Website
Online Social Profiles
Location
Shipshewana, IN 46565
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1978
  • Home Church
  • Emma Church: An Anabaptist Fellowship
  • Relationship to Church
  • Member of
  • Available for
  • Business Speaker, Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Specialty Author, Trainer, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Full Time (over 20 events per year)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Brenda Yoder


Brenda Yoder is a national speaker, author, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and life coach whose passion is encouraging others when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. Her new book, Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind is a personal handbook for parents in the season of raising and releasing kids. Brenda’s been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Reboot Your Life and Confident and Curvy; the Washington Post, and For Every Mom. Her first book for busy moms, Balance, Busyness, and Not Doing It All released in 2015.

Her ministry, Life Beyond the Picket Fence, is found at brendayoder.com  where she writes about faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. Brenda is a wife and mom of four children, ranging from teens to adults, and lives on a farm in Indiana. You can connect with Brenda on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Brenda has also worked with youth for over 25 years as a high school teacher, school counselor, and mentor and was twice awarded the Touchstone Award for teachers by REMC. Brenda has been a service provider for foster care, domestic violence, has worked extensively with at-risk youth. She has been trained by the Faith and Trust Institute on healthy boundaries and advocates for and teaches workshops on child abuse prevention, social media, and healthy boundaries for churches, community agencies, and schools.

Brenda Yoder Speaking Topics


Child Abuse Prevention

Brenda trains churches and agencies on child abuse prevention, boundaries, grooming, social media and technology safety. ...


Parenting Topics

Brenda specializes in a variety of parenting topics in today's culture and across the life space as a counselor, teacher, and parent of four. ...


Drawing the Line

Being comfortable establishing boundaries for healthy relationships. From Brenda's professional experience, she knows personal boundaries are healthy and biblical.  Brenda...


Behind Closed Doors

Overcoming addiction and disordered eating. Brenda shares her journey with food, self-image, and compulsive behavior, and how God's Word brought healing and hope. She shares how...


Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind

Raising your kids is not for the faint of heart, especially letting them go. It takes stamina to let go as they reach adulthood. In this retreat, seminar, or keynote, Brenda helps...


Stop the Train, I Want to Get Off

Intentional living in a past-paced world.  Brenda shares how to parent well and live family life intentionally without dropping out of society or getting engulfed by it. Brenda...


Springing Forth and Growing in Grace

This keynote, seminar, retreat equips women to grow, live intentionally, and move forward when life makes you feel stuck....


Hope Beyond the Picket Fence

This keynote, seminar, or retreat takes a deeper look at unmet expectations and broken dreams we all seem to have when reality doesn't match what we thought life would be....


Blurred Lines: Being Real In An Artificial World

This retreat, keynote, or seminar is in two forms, one for adult women and one for girls. It is a powerful message for both groups, empowering women and girls to be their authentic...


Getting Beyond Facebook Friends

This retreat, keynote, or seminar focuses on friendships and how to cultivate deep, lasting relationships with other women....


Lessons from the Classroom of Life:

Filled with humor along with practical and spiritual applications, Brenda shares a variety of lessons learned as from life far beyond the storybook image. ...


Stolen Identify: Finding Your Identity In Christ

Many things sidetrack and steal a woman's identity--wife, mom, sister, daughter, grandma. This retreat focuses on a woman's true identity in Christ, not the roles women fill....


Divine Design

This retreat is personal and inspiring as women look at the beautiful way God has made them to reflect His glory no matter season of life. Based on Psalm 51 and Psalm 139, women will...


Be Still

This retreat looks at a lifestyle of rest based on Psalm 23, even in the world of busyness, parenting, or work, teaching women powerful principles from Psalm 23 that will change their...


Change in Me

This retreat focuses on what God wants to change in us, through the presence of The Holy Spirit, so we can be the women God desires us to be in our homes, family, and community....


Unchanging God

This retreat focuses on God's character in the midst of changing circumstances, teaching women to cling to Christ and his unchanging nature, no matter what uncertainty or circumstances...


Chosen: Being Secure in Your Mess

This retreat looks at embracing a life of being a chosen woman of God through the story of Hannah. Gain real encouragement from Hannah's mess on how to live a chosen life amidst...


First Things First: Intimacy With Christ for Busy Women

This retreat faces the age-old dilemma of Mary vs. Martha, only we look at what's most important in developing an intimate relationship with Jesus no matter your stage of life...


Messy Moms in the Bible

Let Brenda take you into the real lives of incredible women from Scripture whose lives were far from perfect. Brenda will encourage, teach and give you strength in for real life that's...


Bible Teaching

Brenda's gift is bringing scripture to life. Brenda communicates God's Word through the eyes, thoughts, and feelings of those who walked the pages of His Story. She is available...


Balance, Busyness and Not Doing It All

This retreat features principles from Brenda's first book and has several formats--one just for moms, but also one for a general group of women needing to find balance in today's...


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