Speaking

Kim Ketola Speaking Topics

I’ve spoken at over 100 community events and gatherings for churches, conferences, and non-profit fundraisers. My presentations are entertainingly presented, informative, and effective at motivating change. I can also provide special music with guitar and/or accompaniment tracks.

The Case for Life 

Please ask! Our partnership with Life Training Institute may qualify your group for a no-cost presentation.

Heartbeat International 2016 Annual Conference

Heartbeat Intl 2016 Annual Conference

There is only one question to be answered in the abortion debate: What is the unborn? We can answer the question by appealing to the scientific fact that life begins at conception. We continue by arguing that there is no essential difference between the born and unborn that warrants devaluing the life of the fetus. This article, How to Defend Your Pro-Life Views In 5 Minutes or Less, provides a brief summary of the set of arguments we present.

You will learn to:

1. simplify the abortion issue for those who think it is complex
2. make a scientific and philosophic case for the pro-life view
3. respond to a handful of the most common objections

I’ve been speaking and writing about pro-life issues since 2003 for great organizations like Total Life Care Centers, New Life Family Services, Birthright, Heartbeat International, Lutherans for Life and many others. I can say with confidence this is simply the most beneficial pro-life apologetic available today! (High school and college students, pregnancy centers, churches and community groups). In partnership with Life Training Institute your group may qualify for a no-cost presentation.

heartbeat podium crop• Learning to Love Life ~ …because He first loved us 1 John 4:19

This is a hope-filled event with story and song to mobilize and motivate your group to be the light our daily lives. Throughout time God has used the wounded to help and lead those who are struggling–even when those wounds are self-inflicted. Rather than living a life limited by the mistakes of the past, here’s hope for impacting the world by serving others out of the overflow of God’s love in our hearts. INSPIRING AND EMPOWERING: Sowing love not loss| Redeeming regrets | Embracing the sanctity of life | Opportunities abound

In a Pro-Choice World, You are the Choice ~ Pro-life Keynote presented from Alaska to Boston and many, many locations in between. This fundraising message mobilizes those not yet personally touched by abortion to motivate them to support the pregnancy help movement by helping them see their role in creating a culture of life. (Women’s groups/Pregnancy Centers/Prolife groups/Adult Bible study/Sanctity of Life Sunday)

My Favorite Things ~ a plug-and-play women’s event suitable for holiday brunches, fashion shows, etc. which includes a fun and interactive ice-breaker activity and musical finale. Light-hearted presentation which exhorts women to revel in God’s love for us rather than reacting to the mundane and often maddening world surrounding us. (Women’s events/Holiday/Humor) Here’s a quick clip:

Cradle My Heart ~ Kim’s testimony along with the stories of others gathered through years of ministering God’s healing love to those hurt by abortion. Each story is illuminated as an application of a the dynamics of a particular healing encounter with Jesus Christ in the gospels. (Women’s groups/Pregnancy Centers/Prolife groups/Adult Bible study/Sanctity of Life Sunday). Here’s a short evangelistic testimony from the Minnesota Prayer Breakfast:

Cultivating Joy ~ How your spiritual fruit can nurture others. This is a meditation on the caregiving journey and facing end-of-life issues with my dynamic and demanding mother. She challenged and cajoled me into more mature faith which made her homegoing a truly joyous event. Filled with humor and evocative of every woman’s need for mothering this is a hit with women’s groups and holiday events. (Women’s events/Mother-Daughter event/Holiday/Humor)

Silver! Savoring Life in Second Place is a presentation suitable for a corporate audience which recounts some of my favorite interview subjects sharing wisdom on winning and what it means to truly place others before yourself. (Community events/Prayer Breakfast/Men’s groups). From a civic event:

Lead or Be Led ~ This talk for youth encourages positive choices and empowers students to be proactive as influencers of their peers. No matter your age, level of intelligence, level of income or any other outside measure, the reality is that you will either lead or be led by others. Those are the only two choices. You will either exert an influence on others or they will be influencing you. It’s your future and it’s your choice. Lead or be led. (Youth-can be adapted for secular or Chrisitan student audience/Middle School/High School/College/Parents *Note: Kim is continuing her training as speaking as an abstinence educator in the Georgia public schools).

Gifts Galore is a plug-and-play women’s event suitable for holiday brunches, fashion shows, etc. which includes a fun and interactive ice-breaker activity and musical finale. The message encourages women that our spiritual gifts are given to us in order to bless others. Filled with humor about the joys of aging and thriving when God down-sizes your dreams. (Women’s events/Mother-Daughter event/Holiday/Humor)

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What People Are Saying

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Pro-life Experts:

“Kim Ketola has mastered the pro-life position. She artfully combines compelling pro-life content with a winsome personality aimed at reaching the hearts and minds of her listeners. Kim’s passion is training and her work is simply outstanding! She was one of my top students for a university course in applied bioethics at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She also completed a pro-life speaking course from Dr. Marc Newman, whose speech and debate teams have won several national championships. Book Kim for your banquet, conference, school or church presentation today! She will deliver a pro-life message that will truly engage your listeners–and make them better pro-life ambassadors. God knows we need them!”  Scott Klusendorf

Event Planners:

“Kim Ketola is a passionate, gracious and motivating banquet speaker – touching the hearts of those in her audience. Many donors said she told her story in a way that allowed them to really understand what a woman choosing abortion is truly facing. Not only did Kim help Your Life Matters Pregnancy Center to reach its fundraising goal, she provided an excellent media training for the board of directors and a much needed and appreciated devotional for the staff and volunteers. I would highly recommend having Kim speak both at your banquet and to the board and staff of your center. We were blessed to have her.” Joanne Everson, Executive Director, Your Life Matters Pregnancy Center, Stockbridge, MA

“Kim was terrific to work with. She MC’d our Banquet again this year and did a masterful job. She is a true professional who understands how to relate to a crowd and how to add what needs to be added and delete what needs to be deleted. Kim serves with style, grace, insight, and composure. I hope we get to have her back again!” Will Cossairt, Executive Director of TLC Options for Women of St. Paul MN – an affiliation of 30 pregnancy resource centers

“We had many more comments than in the past–people were really moved. Overwhelmingly positive: ‘The speaker was powerful…I understand abortion in a new way…I now know how to answer the rape or incest argument…Kim’s story was inspiring…Speaker inspired me to get involved to be bold and speak up.’ Thank you for doing a fantastic job for our banquet, Kim!” Connie Riplinger, Executive Director, Pregnancy Help Center of Rice Lake, WI

Audience Members:

Courageously sharing her pain and path to healing—you will be encouraged and reminded of God’s love” . . . “Inspirational and moving” . . . “Powerful testimony” . . . “A blessing” . . . “Truth, transparency, and humor” . . . “A sensitive and loving story of grace and redemption”


Affiliations

Faculty at the Annual Heartbeat International Conference (2010. 2012-2014, 2016)
Member and Listed on the Speaker Bureau, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association
2010 Annual Conference Faculty and Listed on the Speaker Bureau of Lutherans for Life
Featured workshop presenter for Ruth Graham and Friends

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