I’m so grateful you’ve stopped by. Why? Because I truly believe in the beauty of speaking–where Jesus re-stories the ragged, heals the heartbroken, and sheds light on people’s dark stories. I have had the privilege of watching the Holy Spirit utterly, completely transform people. My desire is to see this kind of raucous redemption permeate your amazing event.

To book Mary, email speaking@marydemuth.com

On this page:

  • A little about me and my philosophy of speaking. Click here
  • A list of where I’ve spoken. Click here.
  • A calendar of my availability. Click here.
  • A speaking reel so you can get a feel for my style & passion. Click here
  • A list of my most requested topics Click here
  • A smattering of endorsements from ministry leaders and audience members. Click here
  • A quick word about how to book me to speak. Click here

Philosophy of Speaking

A wee fact: I’ve been speaking longer than I’ve been published (since the bygone ’80s when a Flock of Seagulls sang “I ran”). I love sharing life-changing truths with audiences, watching transformation unfold as I speak. I’ve had the privilege of speaking around the country and the world, from Monaco to Minneapolis, South Africa to North Carolina.

Here’s my heart: I love to share about the transforming power of Jesus, to see people’s lives unfold into freedom and peace and healing. That’s what makes my heart come alive–seeing audience’s grasp a restored and re-storied life, full of impossible (yet now possible) joy.

Where Mary Has Spoken

Speaking Calendar

Click the image below to see Mary’s speaking calendar.

To book Mary, email speaking@marydemuth.com


Speaking Reel

If you want to see me speak, here’s a reel of recent engagements. Warning: I laughed as I watched this, as it seems I wear the SAME RED JACKET and thrift store skirt in most of these clips. Goes to show I believe the message is more important than the outfit.

Most Requested Topics

Side note for speaker coordinators: I happily tailor my speaking topics to the needs of your group. If you don’t see a topic here that works for your event, email speaking@marydemuth.com and we will work on this together. I believe in the power of prayer as we mutually seek what God wants to bring to your congregation.

Here are my most requested topics:

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I help your group:

      • Examine their past story and find audacious healing right now.
      • Understand what it means to live a re-storied life.
      • Think completely differently about their stories in light of God’s great redemptive story.

Here’s a little more about my re-story message:

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I help your group:

      • Discover they’re no longer alone in their story.
      • Uncover practical ways to move beyond their sexual abuse.
      • Embrace a new, forward-thinking life, no longer enslaved to the past.

(Note: This seminar has the option to include my husband. It then becomes a marriage seminar to help couples create the kind of marriage that brings healing to sexual abuse survivors.)

Here’s our story together:

DeMuth, Patrick & Mary 3/5/14 from Lake Pointe Church on Vimeo.

Tear Down the Wall Around Your Heart


I help your group:

      • Discover how to tear down protective walls through The Lord’s Prayer.
      • Move from bitterness and unforgiveness to embrace an openhearted, freed life.
      • Learn to run toward community instead of fleeing in fear.

I talk a little more about the beauty of tearing down walls here:

Find Everything Jesus Has for You


I help your group:

      • Let go of tight-fisted control so they can truly receive everything Jesus offers.
      • How to recognize the joy and peace Jesus has for them.
      • Discover the freedom that comes from leaving the past behind.

Watch me talk about Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus:

Discover Your Thin Places


I help your group:

      • Discover the power of finding their own thin places.
      • Discern the places God has come near in their stories.
      • Understand how God draws close to them in pain.  

I tell my Thin Place story here:

Speaking Endorsements

In speaking around the world, I’ve gathered sweet friends and a few endorsements along the way. I’m excited for you to meet them!

Ministry Leaders Say:

brent “Mary’s honesty, candor, and humor about parenting in a postmodern culture are incredibly refreshing. Brent Bounds, Director of Family Ministries, Redeemer Presbyterian Church – New York City
Jennie-Allen “Mary can speak to wounds in a way that few can but everyone needs. She is relatable and sincere and will bring truth in the spaces that feel most broken. She is gifted and God is using her in beautiful ways.” Jennie Allen, speaker, author of Restless and Pioneer of the If Gathering
jimhend “Authors and agents that I highly respect kept telling me I needed to meet Mary DeMuth. I finally got the opportunity to do that last year at The Rewrite Conference. While there were several well known speakers none of them achieved the level of clarity, insight and practical advice Mary offered the audience.” Jim Henderson, CEO Jim Henderson Presents, author of The Resignation of Eve
 colleen “The women were so touched by how Mary came out into the sanctuary to meet them before the conference! None of our twenty years of speakers ever did that. The women were awed by her friendliness, approachability, transparency, and  honesty. I’m hearing very positive comments from the ladies: “she’s so down to earth, just like one of us!” “She’s the best speaker we’ve ever had!” “She’s so openhearted even after all the abuse she suffered.” “Because Mary was sexually abused, like me, she ministered to me in a way no one has ever been able to do!”” Colleen Savone, Women’s Ministry Director, Hawthorne Gospel Church, Hawthorne, New Jersey
18c54c3 “Mary captured everyone’s attention from the beginning, as she shared how good community heals bad community. She built and blended her message to meet the needs of our event and social media blew up with the challenge she left us with. God spoke through Mary right into the hearts of the people and we were able to raise over $100,000, which provides much needed funds to continue the work of Saving Grace.” Becky Shaffer, Executive Direct and Co-Founder, Saving Grace in NW Arkansas
 kurt “As a speaker, Mary has that rare mix of wit, knowledge and experience that makes you lean in to listen. Add to these qualities her love for Jesus, and you have someone who presents grace and truth with undeniable depth.” Kurt W. Bubna, Senior Pastor Eastpoint Church and author of Epic Grace
 0-Melissa “Mary DeMuth was authentic, transparent and beautifully approachable. In her down-to-earth style of communication, she allowed us to see ourselves in her story and to see God in our circumstances–even the hard ones.” Melissa Maimone, Director of Women’s Ministries NorthPark Community Church
aaron “Pastors and conference organizers would do well to bring in the fiery and engaging Mary E. DeMuth to speak. We did. First Mary stirred the imaginations of our writers’ community – and then she shared the keynote of our parenting conference – delivering with big impact to our conference’s parent participants. Mary has a passion that’s contagious.” Aaron J. Kunce, Pastor of Married Life, Living Word Community Church in York, PA
 blake “Some authors hide behind the persona they’ve created through their books. It’s impossible for Mary to do so. Earnestly down-to-earth, relentlessly encouraging, and spiritually engaging, Mary’s words, whether written or spoken, will simultaneously pierce your heart and augment your mind.” Blake Atwood, FaithVillage.com Church Leadership Editor
 dawn “Mary DeMuth engaged personally as well as professionally with our women. She offered an authentic and powerful testimony and left us better equipped through solid Biblical teaching to live a life uncaged!” Pastor Dawn Bodi, Congregational Care and Women’s Ministries, Evangelical Covenant Church
 steve stroop “Mary’s unique, fresh style will inspire, inform and challenge you.” Pastor Steve Stroope, LakePointe Church, Rockwall, TX
glynnis “Mary DeMuth held 100 writers spellbound! Her presentation was energetic, interesting, humorous and contained very practical information. It was outstanding, and we begged her to present the next year.” Glynnis Whitwer, Editor, P31 Woman, She Speaks Conference
 linus “When Mary DeMuth spoke at our staff conferences in Europe, she impacted our missionaries with her transparency, passion and message of Jesus’ ability to heal wounds.” Linus Morris, former President, Christian Associates International, Senior Staff, Global Training Network
dana “Mary came to me highly recommended by other ministry partners and she lived up to every expectation. Her message touched the hearts of many and left us with wanting to hear more. She didn’t tickle our ears, she spoke biblical truth. Mary is definitely a speaker we’ll want to have back.” Dana Bailey, Mom2Mom Coordinator, Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco TX


Audiences say:

“Thank you to MOPS International for inviting Mary to speak here–best speaking at the convention. God spoke great things through Mary today.” and “This is exactly what I needed to hear. I have a starting place to finally be able to grow from. This workshop made the convention worth it for me.” National MOPS convention attendees

“Mary’s workshops are unbelievable. I truly felt closer to Jesus as a result.” Mike

“Mary did a FANTASTIC job! I know there were people there who had never heard such a message who have been hurt very deeply with unspeakable acts of violence or cruelty. Mary spoke to them in a beautiful way about God’s saving power.” Phyllis

“I can, without doubt, say Mary moved me more than most pastors I’ve heard in the last forty years. She’s reopened the door of hope for me.” Debra

“Mary is very real. A good and entertaining speaker, valuable importation, appropriate for this gathering. Can we have her come back next year? She felt like one of us! Authentic, wise, insightful.” Retreat attender

“Such an amazing woman with an awesome message! I prayed, laughed, cried and worshipped.” Roseann

“This was my 8th women’s retreat. I have enjoyed most of the speakers. But none of them exuded ‘up-close-and-personal’ as Mary did.” Laura

“Mary DeMuth’s teaching hit me to the core like a power sword.” Cheryl

“Mary has a real gift and strength as a speaker. Her heart for evangelism comes screaming out at times, tempered with solid teaching and foundational truths.” Madison

“When I walked out of Mary’s talks, I felt like I’d been to church. It was rich, deep, and life-changing.” Staci

How to Book Mary

Simply email Mary at speaking@marydemuth.com.


Thank you for stopping by my speaking page. I look forward to meeting you, chatting about the possibilities for your amazing group!