I speak in a variety of contexts, including conferences, churches, colleges, schools and women’s breakfasts. I’ve done seminars, sermons, key note talks, interviews and discussion panels. My style is personal and interactive, and the bit I love most is the chatting at the end 🙂 Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss a booking.
Nice things people have said:
“Jo spoke with such understanding & warmth. Her talk was excellent, her sensitivity & honesty in her own approach to ‘God-Hunting’ was so refreshing. Jo was a delight to listen to, & her humour was a joy!” Liz, Abingdon
“Jo was gentle, real and engendered a lovely atmosphere…It was a special morning- very inclusive, and helped us all to see we are on a journey.” Racheal, “Toast” Event, Cotswolds
“We all really appreciated Jo’s honesty and vulnerability… she has a real gift.” Joyce, Gold Hill Baptist Church
“Jo was amazing- really engaging and she held the attention of everyone there. She had considerable impact on those who came to talk to her at the end.” Jill, Saint James, Gerrards Cross
“Bravo for having the courage to share the pain of depression and for having done it with intelligence, delicacy and not the least, humour” Llloyd, CRE
“Did you just say what I think you said?!” Shawn Swinney
I usually speak on the following subject areas:
Depression– its impact on relationships, faith and identity, combating stigma, ways of supporting sufferers and the role of the church in caring for the depressed.
Listen here to an interview on Premier Radio about how depression impacts relationships
Listen here to an interview at St Mary’s Upton, Sundays @ 7
Listen here to a women’s breakfast at St Peter’s, Farnborough on depression
Spiritual Disciplines– Practical ideas for investing in your faith even with a hectic schedule. Spiritual disciplines for the not-very-good-Christian (like me), and connecting to God through rediscovering ancient practices.
Listen here to an interview about the spiritual life on ABC Radio, the Spirit of Things
Home- How do we understand what home is, when few of us feel rooted, and out friends and families are dispersed around the globe? When we feel homesick, might it really be a longing for the permanence of heaven?
I have spoken at conferences ( including New Wine, Greenbelt, Radiant, Roots, Fireseeds, CRE and the national day for the Association of Christian Writers),
churches ( ncluding St Mary’s Upton, St Peters Addlestone, Saint Mary’s Chesham and St James, Gerrards Cross)
colleges and student events(including Wheaton College, IL) and events for Fusion and Agape
women’s breakfasts (including at St Aldates, Oxford, Gold Hill Baptist, Chalfont St Peter, St Saviour’s, Guilford, St Peter’s Farnborough and St Michael’s Chester Square)
Schools (including Wycombe Abbey and Farnham Grammar School)
Outreach events including Sundays @ 7, Upton, and “Run The Race” Chalfont St Peter
Pastoral training events (for the Diocese of Oxford and The Big House Ireland, among others)