Invite Tami to Speak
As a sought-after speaker, Tami invites the audience to join her on a journey of drawing closer to God by moving into deeper conversations over His word. You’ll find yourself connecting in a real way as Tami uses personal stories of living life in a broken world to reflect God’s story of redeeming grace and mercy. Tami doesn’t hold back and engages her audience with a message of transparency…
“I tried to put out the hair fires with a spritz of prayer here or a splash of devotional there. But what I really needed was a full soaking of His wisdom, peace, and guidance.”-Tami VanHoy
Conversations at a Table for Two: Feeding a Hungry Soul.
I’m so glad you asked. I’d love to answer that!
- If you’re looking for someone to get real and raw about living a broken & wounded to healed & redeemed life with Jesus – I’m your gal!
- Friends say I don’t pretend well!
- If you’re looking to go deeper into what God wants us to know about who He is, who we are in Him, and what lengths He’ll go to make sure we know it – I’m your gal!
- I’ve never liked swimming in the shallow end!
- If you’re looking for ways to embrace community and connection at your event – I’m your gal!
- My passion is seeing God transforming hearts through conversation!
How Can Tami Help?
With over 25 years of experience, Tami can deliver a keynote presentation on a large conference stage or at an intimate venue, facilitate workshops, and lead a variety of sessions for a group retreat.
CONFERENCE / EVENT SPEAKER
Need a keynote presentation? Tami has spoken to audiences of all sizes and is ready to meet the needs of your event. Choose from a selection of prepared topics that can be customized to meet the needs and expectations of your audience, or, request a custom topic for a scripture based message to go with your event theme.
Looking for a way to make your event interactive? Tami loves to take a topic and turn it into an interactive workshop session, taking a message from heard to embedded. Choose from a selection of prepared topics that can be customized to meet the needs and expectations of your audience, or, request a custom topic for a scripture based workshop to go with your event theme.
Interested in both? Speaker and Workshop bundled packages are a popular choice!
Facilitating two to three day retreats are Tami’s passion. In a retreat setting, Tami delivers an agenda filled with an engaging time of learning and laughing while experiencing and soaking in God’s word. Choose from a selection of prepared topics that can be customized to meet the needs and expectations of your audience, or, request a custom topic for a scripture based experience to go with your event theme.
Let’s Talk Topics
Tami could create a library of topics – all. day. long. – but we asked her to narrow it down to her favorite five for this list!
You can click the link under each topic to get a deeper look at the content and explore the keynote, workshop and retreat options.
This message helps us stop chasing ‘purpose/identity’ and instead embrace the purpose and identity God created us with.
excerpt: “As I sat on the patio that morning, the newly revived pot of zinnias caught my attention and I recalled how less than a year ago it was a dried up pot of leaves that I had given up on.
Then God whispered to me, ‘remember how we sat at this table a year ago when you felt like you no longer had a purpose, just like that dried up pot of leaves? I was wondering, have you noticed how you’re living full of the color I created you to shine with, like this newly revived pot of blooming flowers?’ ”
This message is about learning to melt more into Jesus. We’ll explore the reasons we resist the healing or refining process and hear God’s word on overcoming those things.
excerpt: “God showed me an ice cube and a river of flowing water. He showed me how when the ice cube was placed in the water, it flowed with it, melting along the way. He pointed out how the ice cube wasn’t disappearing but becoming part of the flowing water.
Then He whispered to me, you’re the ice cube, I’m the flowing water. I want you to melt more into me but you keep jumping out of the water and back into the freezer, avoiding the ‘melt’. Sit with me and let’s explore what that’s all about… ”
This message uses the comparison of physical eating habits to the feeding habits we develop to nourish our soul – and then explores ways to take awareness of ‘junk food’ habits and replace them with soul nourishing habits.
excerpt: “I sat at His table for two completely defeated in mind and spirit. I cried out for Him to ‘fix it’ (all the brokenness and pain of my situation) but He was waiting for me to look beyond the ‘fixing’ and seek His healing.
The quick snacks of a devotional here and a spritz of prayer there no longer sustained me. Feeding my hungry soul with the junk foods of distraction, shopping, overworking, busyness, etc. had left me empty. In this new awareness of my soul’s hunger, God began to feed my soul and do a healing work in my life.”
This message helps us see how God wants us to focus on the ‘for’ and not the ‘from’ and how this shift of focus allows Him to heal wounds that are holding us back.
excerpt: “As I read the text from my sister, my heart broke all over again. What I thought was going to be a weekend of restoration was now shattered. Soon anger began to eclipse the heart break. I wanted to lash out with a retaliatory text, but His Spirit beckoned me to come sit and chat first.
I took my validated and rightful hurt and anger to God, venting at first and then asking Him to fix the situation. Of course, the fix I was asking for was ‘my fix’. God waited for me to take a breath and then whispered to my heart, ‘Tami, abandon what you want from your sister and claim what I want for her and for you.’ ”
This message explores the ways God stokes the heart fires of our purpose, putting out the hair fires that keep us exhausted and distracted.
excerpt: “When I was growing up we went camping a lot, and my favorite part was building the campfire. Once lit, my goal was to keep the flames going as long as I could. My mom taught me to blow on it after adding new wood, explaining that the coals needed oxygen to get hot enough to set the new wood on fire.
Being the exuberant child that I was, I blew as hard as I could, only to feel the sting of flying embers but no stoked fire. I had to learn that slow and steady puffs of oxygen were more powerful than my big bursts of air.
God reminded me of this recently when I was making BIG plans. Using the image of my youthful attempts to stoke hot coals into a blazing fire, He whispered to me, ‘Tami, I have big plans for you, but let My Spirit move you. Don’t start without Me.”
Tami offers a variety of customization options:
- Choose a listed topic and explore ways to align it with the core of your event theme.
- Create a new message. Provide the theme of your event and what you want the message to accomplish*.
- *Define the one thing you want the attendees to walk away with knowing, doing or believing.
Shhh… don’t tell on me!
I know ‘they’ said I had to keep it to my list of five favorites, but while ‘they’ aren’t looking…
- Conversational Prayers – using scripture to chat with God
- Stop Squirming and Sit with Me – learning to be still with God
- Stop Living with a Wish List – trusting God with our future includes trusting Him with our past. Let go of what’s holding you back.
In addition, I can bring a full message from any chapter of my book, Conversations at a Table for Two.
Here’s the deal… God knows what your budget is and what you can or cannot afford. God also knows what my needs are. HE is my provider whom I fully trust. If we find that I’m a good fit for you, I have all the faith that God already has the fee structure figured out.
At the end of the day, if I’m called to speak of His glory and share His message at your event, I’m not going to let a speaker fee negotiation get in the way of honoring His will!~ Tami
That’s it! That’s all I have for you here. 😊 If you’re still wondering if I’m a good fit for your event, I’d love to explore it with you. If you complete this form, it will alert my team that you’re a little curious. They’ll share with me what you’re looking for and from there we can decide together if a follow up chat would be beneficial. It’s just a form…no commitment!
Tami is an eloquent writer and speaker with a dash of humor that makes things interesting! She is true to her beliefs, passionate about her causes and provides down to earth practical advice. Nancy S. / conference attendee
Tami speaks from the place of one who has experienced deep pain and has walked through the healing with God. Her heart’s passion is for you to come to His table set just for you and engage in a conversation with the Lord that will fuel your heart’s fire to come back again and again. … Continue reading speaks from experience