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Portland, OR
USA

I exist to help dads learn to communicate and engage with their young adult daughters.  I provide resources from my vast amounts of research and experience with dads and daughters, and this is the place where you'll find the tools you need to become the hero you've always wanted to be.

SPEAKING

Michelle comes alive in front of an audience and thrives on "taking off her mask" while leading others to do the same.  Whether speaking to local or national audiences of teenagers, young adults, men’s groups or women’s forums, she loves bringing insights she has gleaned over the past few decades and making them both practical and applicable.

Using a combination of humor, psych-education, her redeemed backstory, and sharing from her heart about spiritual truths and life lessons, she is a vibrant speaker who looks forward to connecting with you.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

September, 2015. Messages on Mirrors. AACC, Nashville, TN.

June, 2015. Embracing the Heart of Your Abba Father. Hungry for Hope, Franklin, TN.

June, 2011. The Abba Project:  Changing Girls Lives One Dad at a Time. Hungry for Hope, Colorado Springs, CO.

March, 2008. The Truth About Eating Disorders Through The Voices of Courageous Women. Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

February, 2008. Eating Disorders and Adolescence: Into the Open. Lincoln High School, Portland, OR.

January, 2008. The Relationship Between Eating Disorder Symptomatology and Intrapersonal Forgiveness in Anorexic and Bulimic Adult Females.  Research Symposium, Walden University, Dallas, TX

March, 2007. Eating Disorders and Adolescence: Into the Open. Lincoln High School, Portland, OR.

February, 2007. The Truth About Eating Disorders Through The Voices of Courageous Women. Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

April, 2006. Truth and Lies: Cognitive Distortions, Spiritual Distortions, And Paths to Freedom. Grace Community Church, Gresham, OR.

April, 2005. Eating Disorders Overview and Treatment Strategies. Psychology Colloquium, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.

February, 2004. Truth and Lies: Cognitive Distortions Rooted in Childhood Woundedness. RHCC Community Church, Portland, OR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL/COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS:

June, 2018. Bringing the Father's Heart to Fathering Your Daughter. Open Table Conference, Portland, OR. 

April, 2018. Hey Daddy! Westside Christian High School, Portland, OR.

February, 2018.  Messages on Mirrors and Other Power Tools: Equipping You to be the Dad Your Daughter Needs. Higher Ground Men’s Conference, Bellevue, WA.

November 2017. 5 Bold Ways to Engage Your Daughter’s Heart. Fatherhood CoMission, Rome, GA.

November 2017. Treasures in the Trash. Multnomah University, Portland, OR.

March 2017.  Dreaming Dreams Panel. IGNITE Women’s Conference, Vancouver, WA.

February, 2017. Thriving in Singleness Panel. IF Gathering, Tigard, OR.

February, 2017. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. Father-Daughter Ball--Rockpoint Church, Lake Elmo, MN.

April, 2016. Dads with Daughters Q & A (via Skype). Rockpoint Church, Lake Elmo, MN.

March 2016.  Who Am I? Let your Father Tell You. IGNITE Women’s Conference, Vancouver, WA.

February, 2016. What I Wish I Would Have Known in High School. Westside Christian High School, Portland, OR.

January, 2016. Eating Disorders 101. West Hills Christian School, Portland, OR.

November, 2016. Messages on Mirrors. National Coalition of Ministries to Men, Denver, CO.

November, 2015. Engaging Fathers with Their Father. Parenting U--Rolling Hills Community Church, Portland, OR.

November, 2015. Engaging Fathers in Fathering. Parenting U--Rolling Hills Community Church, Portland, OR.

November, 2015. Messages on Mirrors. National Coalition of Ministries to Men, Denver, CO.

October, 2015. Who's Your Daddy? Girls Conference, Beaverton, OR.

September, 2015. Empowering Women to Fight the Right Battle. Eve's Daughters, Portland, OR.

May, 2015. Bones, Breath, Belonging. Liferoads Fellowship, Portland, OR.

May, 2015. Re-engaging Fathers in the Church. The Well Conference, Bend, OR.

May, 2015. Messages on Mirrors. Dads and Donuts, West Hills Christian School, Portland, OR.

March, 2015. Your Do is Not Your Who: Writing from Faith, Not for Fame. Faith and Culture Writer’s Conference, Portland, OR.

January, 2015. How Big is Your But [God]? Women of Influence Conference, Tualatin, OR.

November, 2014. The Secret to Looking Up When Things Are Looking Down. Beaverton Foursquare Church, Beaverton, OR.

March, 2014. My Story:  How I Got From There to Here. Trauma Recovery Conference, Vancouver, WA.

February, 2014. What Kids REALLY Want From Their Dad. West Hills Christian School, Portland, OR.

January, 2014. Like Father, Like Daughter: Finding Your True Identity In Your Abba Father God. Women of Influence Conference, Tualatin, OR.

October, 2013. Sticks and Stones: Equipping Dads To Build A Legacy. Sunset Presbyterian Church Mens Event, Beaverton, OR.

September, 2013. My Story: The Real, The Raw, and The Restoration. Portland Business Luncheons, Portland, OR.

April, 2013. Writing And Landing A Book Deal. Faith and Culture Writers Connection, Portland, OR.

March, 2013. Sticks and Stones: Teaching Dads How To Invest With Precision. West Hills Christian School, Portland, OR.

February, 2013. Eating Disorders 101. West Hills Christian School, Portland, OR.

December, 2012. The Christmas Survival Guide For Women. 4Word, Portland, OR.

April, 2012. Girls Rule and Boys Drool: Holding True To Yourself in Today’s World. Beaverton Foursquare Church, Beaverton, OR.

May, 2011. God and the Bod. Beaverton Foursquare Church, Beaverton, OR.

July, 2010. Who Are You? Understanding the Truth of Your Identity. Portland Christian Center, Portland, OR.

June, 2010. Who Are You? Understanding the Truth of Your Identity. Beaverton Foursquare Church, Aldersgate Youth Camp, Turner, OR.

May, 2009. God and the Bod. Beaverton Foursquare Church, Beaverton, OR.

June & July, 2008. Who Are You? Understanding the Truth of Your Identity. Beaverton Foursquare Church, Aldersgate Youth Camp, Turner, OR.

April, 2008. Getting Through the Tuff Stuff With a Clear Head. Faith Bible High School, Portland, OR. 

February, 2006. Eating Disorders and Adolescence. Sunset Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR.