Speaking

When possible, I accept speaking engagements that align with my family’s schedule. I speak to women and girls, often at women’s luncheons, parenting events, and mother-daughter events targeted toward 5th grade and up.

Below are some upcoming and past events. If you see one near you that’s open to the public, please join us! To learn more about my speaking fees and availability, email me at kari@karikampakis.com.

Make sure and include any relevant details – type of event, audience, estimated size, date/potential dates – as well as topics of interest to your group.

Testimonials

“In August 2016, I stepped out of my comfort zone and planned a mother-daughter event at Birmingham’s Lyric Theatre. I felt God calling me to encourage girls with positive messages as a new school year began. As an avid reader of Kari’s blog, I felt she was the perfect fit for the audience, so I invited her to be the keynote speaker. Kari connected with everyone in the audience and delivered a message of encouragement and love that moved mothers and daughters alike. She is a shining example of how a single person can touch so many. Her words come from her heart, and you can sense that she lives those words in everything that she does. Kari’s message was truly special and she exceeded all my expectations. I can’t thank her enough for being a part of our event.” Lacy Waters, Birmingham, AL

“When asked to chair the Vestavia Hills Dogwood Luncheon, I knew instantly who I wanted as the keynote speaker, Kari Kampakis. I’d read her books and followed her blog, and I knew she could speak on many topics to all ages. On the day of the luncheon, Kari did not disappoint. She was witty, wise, and wonderful! With a room filled with people age 8 to 80, she found a way to relate to all, and did so with a smile and grace.” Gina Henley, Birmingham, AL

“Our church is still talking about the message Kari shared with us several years ago! Somehow Kari can instantly connect with mothers, like an old dear friend, and with their daughters, like a trusted big sister. Kari has a humble and genuine approach to illuminating God’s word for women and girls. She left us feeling understood and empowered to live securely in the knowledge of God’s love. For those who endeavor to create a community of women and girls who lift each other up for the glory of God, I highly recommend Kari for your next event!” Catherine Montgomery, Director of Children’s Formation and Family Ministries, Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

“Full of truth and real-life examples, Kari’s word for our girls was thought-provoking and inspiring! Our middle and high school girls learned they have a choice of how to live – either honoring God and clinging to Him as their anchor or giving in to the world. Kari walked them through ways to take their journey to the next level and filled their hearts and minds with encouragement that will impact their own words and actions for years to come.” Tina Hinkle, Mobile, AL

“I read a blog post by Kari and knew immediately that she put into words what was on my heart and the hearts of other women and young ladies in our church community. Thankfully, I was chairing a speaking event, and Kari graciously agreed to be our keynote speaker. The hand of God was in every moment Kari spent with us. She facilitated a small group discussion with our 4th and 5th grade girls and connected with them immediately. Her talk to the women and young ladies of our church was exactly what we needed, and she left us feeling full and uplifted. Kari radiates kindness, understanding, and a godly wisdom. Kari is a pleasure to work with and becomes an immediate friend to everyone who has the privilege of spending time with her.” Ashley Yelverton, Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC

“With a packed house at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Kari wowed fellow mothers with her wisdom when she spoke about her first book, 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know. While the book is a must-read for teen and tween girls, everyone, including adults, could definitely benefit from these truths.” Leah Wilkerson, past president, St. Clare’s Guild at The Cathedral of St. Philip/Atlanta

| 2018 EVENTS |

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
Community Bible Study Opening Speaker, New Hope Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL
Contact: Amy Steenwyk, steenwyk3@gmail.com

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018
Mother/daughter event in Louisville, KY, Contact: Ginger Beard

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
Event for parents of tweens at Athens UMC in Athens, GA, Contact: Katie Ryan

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
Event for teen girls in Effingham, Illinois, Contact: Jill Beck

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018
Speaking at Crestline Garden Club, Contact: Allyson Fox

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
Speaking at Vestavia Hills Elementary Central in Birmingham, Contact: Anna Sizemore

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018
Keynote speaker at the Illuminate Youth Conference in Washington, Indiana, Contact: Molly Mitchell

| 2017 EVENTS |

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
Speaking at Mountain Brook Junior High PTO Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
Speaking to middle school/high school girls at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Contact: Tina Hinkle

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Speaking to Parent Association at UMS – Wright Preparatory School in Mobile
Mother/daughter event at UMS – Wright Preparatory School in Mobile, Contact: Casey Whiting

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Mother/daughter event at Canterbury United Methodist Church, http://www.canterburyumc.org/kari

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017
Mother/daughter event at Helena United Methodist Church

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
Mother/daughter event at Fairhope United Methodist Church, Contact: Robin Coleman

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
Vestavia Hills Dogwood Luncheon, Contact: Gina Henley

SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
Mother/daughter event at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Contact: Preston Adair

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
Mother/daughter event in Arlington, VA, buy tickets HERE, Contact: Ginger Loper

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
Mother/daughter event in Rushton, LA at Trinity Methodist Church
Contact: Teila Lee at wtlee4@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
Mother/daughter event in Gulf Breeze, FL
Contact: Laura Pinzone at mlpinzone@yahoo.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
Samford Legacy League Luncheon at Vestavia Country Club, Purchase tickets HERE
Contact: Samford Legacy League at 205-726-2247 or legacyleague@samford.edu

| 2016 EVENTS |

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Speaking event for middle school girls and parents at Christ Community Church in St. Charles, IL, Contact: Pete Sutton

SUNDAY, MARCH 6
Speaking at St. Mary’s School in Jackson, TN, Contact: Tracy Dillon

MONDAY, APRIL 4
Speaking at Cathedral of St. Luke’s Episcopal in Birmingham, Contact: Sumner Rives

SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Speaking at Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham, Contact: Anne Hereford

SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Speaking at Central United Methodist Church in Decatur, Contact: Apryl Botto

SUNDAY, APRIL 17
Speaking to girls youth group at First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Contact: Neeley Lane

THURSDAY, MAY 12
Mother/daughter event  in Florence, Contact: Andrea Goodson

SUNDAY, JULY 17
Speaking at Camp Hollymont in Asheville, NC, Contact: Amy Lewellen, Missy Roper

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
Keynote talk at a Mother/daughter concert at Birmingham’s Lyric Theatre
Tickets: www.lyricbham.com/events, Contact: Lacy Waters

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
Speaking at Pizitz Middle School, GEMS group, Contact: Amy Williams

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
Speaking at Saint James United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Contact: Amy Smith

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Mother/daughter event at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC, Contact: Amy Harriman

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Mother/daughter event at BDT, Contact: Fanoula Gulas, fmgulas@bellsouth.net

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Mother/daughter event at Rainbow Presbyterian Church in Gadsden, Contact:Jill Partridge

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Rainbow Presbyterian Church in Gadsden, Contact:Jill Partridge

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Mother/daughter event in Huntsville, First United Methodist Church, Contact: Mary Alice Fann

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Speaking to Fellowship of Christian Athletes

TUESDAY, DEC. 13
Speaking/book signing at Vestavia Central Gems group, Contact: Caroline McLaughlin
Mother/daughter event in Huntsville, First United Methodist Church, Contact: Mary Alice Fann

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Speaking to Fellowship of Christian Athletes

TUESDAY, DEC. 13
Speaking/book signing at Vestavia Central Gems group, Contact: Caroline McLaughlin

| 2015 EVENTS |

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9
RADIATE: A Girl’s Night Out for 7th-9th girls and their mothers at Independent Presbyterian Church

FEBRUARY 4
Women’s Luncheon at Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Contact: Deborah Leighton

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Mother/daughter event at Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC, Contact: Ashley Yelverton

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Mother/daughter Valentine’s event at All Saints Episcopal Church, Contact: Kirstie Ivey

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Speaking at Mountain Brook Baptist Church, Contact: Hayden Walker at Hayden@mbbc.org

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Speaking/book signing for Pizitz Middle School GEMS group, Contact: Laura Glaze

SUNDAY, MARCH 8
Speaking/book signing for Covenant Presbyterian Girls’ Youth Group, Contact: LeeAnne Logan

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
Speaking/book signing in Gadsden at Rainbow Presbyterian Church, Contact: Jill Partridge

MONDAY, MARCH 16
Mother/daughter event at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Little Rock, AR, Contact: Becky Norris

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 – FRIDAY, APRIL 24
Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Contact: Catherine Montgomery

THURSDAY, MAY 7
Mother/daughter event at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Contact: Andi Gillen

FRIDAY, MAY 15
Speaking to Briarwood Presbyterian 5th and 6th grade girls, Contact: Mary Crawford

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Speaking to Homewood 4th & 5th grade girls, Contact: Catherine Pittman Smith

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Mother/daughter event at Fairhope United Methodist Church, Contact: Robin Coleman

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Parenting event at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School in Birmingham

| 2014 EVENTS |

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Bigtime Ministries Retreat for 7th-9th grade girls in Mountain Brook

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Speaking at Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA, Contact: Leah Wilkerson

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Crestline Elementary 6th grade Girls’ Bible Club

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Speaking at Liberty Park Junior High in Birmingham