New dates are being added regularly so check back here to see if I’m coming to your area: or follow me on FB at Heather Choate Davis, or on Twitter @faithinwords for updates. If you’d like to arrange a visit, email me at email@example.com. Many churches, schools, and conferences are now partnering with others in their area to sponsor a “mini speaking tour.” I’m always happy to work with them, tailoring my talks to the specific needs of each group and community. Let’s talk!
JANUARY 13, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Riverside, CA
Church/school staff retreat based on material from Baptism by Fire, Elijah & the SAT, and happy are those.
JANUARY 20-26, Indianapolis, IN
Holy Cross Lutheran Church & School, Zion Lutheran Church & School (New Palestine, IN), The Circuit Pastors of Central Indiana, St. John’s Church & School and Calvary Lutheran (Indianapolis), Talks expand on the material from Baptism by Fire, Elijah & the SAT, Man Turned in on Himself, Loaded Words, The Pitcher’s Mom, and happy are those.
“When Heather speaks, people listen!
She is relevant, inspiring, winsome, hopeful and so very relatable.
Her breadth of knowledge and insight enable her to connect with every
gathering of listeners: young and old, new Christians and clergy steeped in theology.”
Rev. John Sattler, Senior Pastor,
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN
FEBRUARY 22-25, Best Practice for Ministry, Phoenix, AZ
Loaded Words, Man Turned in on Himself, Resurrecting the Priesthood of All Believers
MARCH 4, California/Nevada/Hawaii Missions Conference,Tracy, CA
Keynote: To Make a New People His Church. Break-out: Long Live the Royal Priesthood!
“Outstanding! I am so grateful for Heather’s honesty, vulnerability, and passion.
She is a true blessing to the church!”
Rev. Dr. Robert Newton,
CNH President, LCMS
“Heather was not only a gift to us but also a powerful prophetic word and presence.
Her keynote exceeded expectations, not only supplying direction and thoughtful
first application, but also personalizing a message making it even more palatable”
Rev. Michael Lange, Mission Advancement
JULY 1-8, Camp Arcadia, MI
Guest Lecturer: Daily talks under the personal theme of Faith in Words. Monday began with my early years as a believer and the lessons the Baptism by Fire story has for us all today; then, on Tuesday, a special talk on the Art of Context, which included the story behind the mural Jesus Roller Skating with Friends at Venice Beach and The Renaissance Service (TM); midweek I spoke into God in the parenting years with excerpts and larger truths in The Pitcher’s Mom and Elijah & the SAT; on Thursday we took a deep dive in sin with my thesis work on Man Turned in on Himself: Understanding Sin in 21st-Century America; and finally bringing all the learning to their natural conclusion with my talk on Resurrecting the Priesthood of All Believers.
“Heather excels at combining deep theological issues with her personal narrative. She was able to connect with our guests through story and challenging and thought provoking statements. At Arcadia we are used to hard hitting presenters and Heather delivered. It has been years since I have heard a presenter so eloquently and directly tackle the issue of sin. Heather’s willingness to engage the guests outside the lecture hall also was key to her impact on our guests’ experience. She listens very well and took time to dialogue with individuals throughout the entire retreat.”
Chip May, Executive Director
SEPTEMBER 16-17, West Bend, WI
Kick-off of St. John’s Discipleship season: Resurrecting the Priesthood of All Believers
“Ever since Heather came to us last year, our congregation has been dying
to get her back! Many of our members went to four of her talks throughout
the Milwaukee area—each one focused on a different book and teaching.
They never heard her say the same thing twice! We’re so excited to have her
with us for our 2017 Reformation Celebration!”
Rev. Jeffrey Dorth, Senior Pastor
St. John’s West Bend, WI
SEPTEMBER 19-20, Concordia Seminary, Theological Symposium, St. Louis, MO
With icktank partner, Leann Luchinger. A new book will be released to coincide with this talk. SOLA! What are we fighting for?
SEPTEMBER 22-24, Camp Arcadia, WI
Annual Fall Women’s Retreat: 3-part teaching series on Man Turned in on Himself, The Church Turned in on Itself, and Learning to Turn Out.
SEPTEMBER 26-27, St Peter Lutheran Church & School, Arlington Heights, IL
TUES: God or Transcripts: Where do you put your Trust? WED:Man Turned in on Himself
“As our school intensifies movement to a more personalized academic program we continually seek out thought leaders who bring valuable perspectives and experiences to the conversation on education. I was able to spend a few minutes in the presence of one such thought leader this past week at a lecture at St. Peter’s church in Arlington Heights. Heather Choate Davis is a Christian, a Mom, a writer and a prophet in the lineage of Old Testament visionaries. In fact in one of her works en titled “Elijah & the SAT,” we learn from stories of ice skating, baseball, cupcakes and the hairy old desert prophet. There are many nuggets of value in Davis’s words for those who seek to find the balance between high stakes testing and spread your wings “liberal arts education”. The book draws attention to the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter, where we are allowed to fantasize how easy life would be if there was a Sorting Hat that places us in a house that guides us along a designated path toward our best educational outcome. But there is no magical career counselor. Perhaps our singular purpose as Christians is to find that place where God would have us.”
Don Gillingham, Executive Director
Rockford Lutheran, Rockford, IL
SEPTEMBER 29-October 1, Gifted to Influence, Milwaukee, WI
“Dear God, Am I on the Right Track?”
OCTOBER 13, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Rancho Cucamonga
Resurrecting the Priesthood of All Believers
OCTOBER 28, Immanuel Lutheran, Riverside, Reformation Workshop
SOLA! What are we Fighting For? w/ Priesthood of All Believers (w/ Leann Luchinger)
NOVEMBER 18, St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Orange, CA
SOLA! What are we fighting for? (w/ Leann Luchinger)
FEBRUARY 22-24. BPM, Phoenix, AZ
SOLA! (with Leann Luchinger) and Resurrecting the Priesthood of All Believers
MAY 12-13, St. Paul’s Lutheran, Decatur, IL
Special Mother’s Day Weekend Event
OCTOBER 4-6, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. St. Charles, IL
OCTOBER 8-10, North & West Illinois Regional Pastors’ Gathering