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2016 Schedule

Hopkins United Methodist Church Brunch
11:00 April 23
Hopkins, MI

New Life Baptist Fellowship Mother/Daughter Banquet
6:30 April 29
Byron Center, MI

BooKit Writer’s Resource Workshop
9:00-12:00 May 21
Tribes Church, Rockford, MI
Buff and Polish: Three Levels of Self-Editing for Fiction and Nonfiction (email to register)

Tribes Church, Rockford, MI
Opening Sentences and Paragraphs; Writing Lab and Critique ime
Email to register)

Additional BooKit Workshops continuing through the remainder of the year.

Cedar Falls Christian Writer’s Workshop
June 16-18
Riverview Bible Conference Grounds
Cedar Falls, IA

Shelly is now accepting a limited number of speaking engagements for the remainder of the year.

For booking, please contact
(209) 430-4688























Shelly Beach has been described as one of the nation’s most transparent and engaging speakers. A favorite guest of top radio hosts across the nation, Shelly delivers biblical truth in seminars, conferences, and retreats with honesty, candor, and practical wisdom.

"Shelly combines life experience with humor and a deep understanding of God's reality as she offers encouragement and hope to audiences."
—Sandra P. Aldrich, BoldWords, International Speaker and Author

“Shelly has a unique way of reaching out to audiences and capturing their hearts from the moment she starts speaking. It is evident that God has given her a gift for helping others. Her personality, concern for others, and passion for the Lord make you wish she was family. I couldn’t speak more highly of Shelly.”
—Scott Eikenberry, Coordinator, Xchange Seminar Tent, Unity Christian Music Festival

Shelly customizes spiritually uplifting programs for churches, women’s groups, conferences, schools, conventions, writers’ conferences and workshops, family caregiver groups, and professional health care providers. She also consults on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addresses the issue of trauma-informed care and the importance of addressing trauma in faith-based organizations.

Shelly is the author of ten books, including the multiple award-winning Love Letters from the Edge, written with co-author Wanda Sanchez (Kregel Publishers 2014), Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Discovery House Publishers 2007), a collection of meditations for caregivers, and Ambushed by Grace: Help and Hope on the Caregiving Journey (Discovery House). Shelly’s first contemporary Christian novel, Hallie’s Heart, (Kregel Publishers), won a Christy Award. Shelly is also the author of The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk: Conforming Deadly Thought Patterns to the Word of God (Moody, 2010).  She has had the privilege of presenting the life-changing concepts from Love Letters from the Edge and The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk, as well as her caregiving booksin conferences, seminars, prisons, and on nationally syndicated radio shows across the nation.

Shelly is a co-founder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writers’ Workshopin Cedar Falls, Iowa, and the Breathe Christian Writers’ Workshop in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Shelly is frequently featured at women’s retreats, spiritual formation conferences, caregiving conferences, writers’ conferences, church events, and in medical and educational settings. She’s known for her personal and transparent style and connects with audiences with authenticity, grace, and humor.


Below you will find a listing of selected topics. Please contact me to discuss specific needs for your event.

Leaning into the Curves
Embracing God in Life’s Mind-Boggling Moments
Have you ever looked at your life and wondered how God could really be in control? Shelly uses humor and experiences as a motorcycle biker to show listeners the meaning of abandonment to God.

Get Into the Basket: 
Caregiving and a View from Above
As caregivers, we’re often so bogged down in the day-to-day routine of our tasks that we miss the big picture. Shelly’s hilarious experience as a passenger in a hot air balloon gives caregivers a new perspective for the eternal destination of the road they walk.

Lessons from a Dead Man on a Pole: 
The Transforming Power of Praise or a lesson on Encouragement
Using a powerful personal story of despair transformed by truth, Shelly shares principles of praise that impact our relationships with God and those around us. Be refreshed in spirit as you learn life-changing principles of praise.

God’s Broken Gifts: 
Treasure in the Trash Heap of Life
Has your heart been broken by the brokenness in life? Learn how God can transform even our “trash heap” experiences into our greatest treasures.

The Silent Seduction of Self-Talk (one session to weekend retreat)
When we step away from the goodness of God into our own quest for control, life becomes a struggle for power, positioning, self-promotion, self-protection, and plundering from others. Learn how to turn self-talk into “God-talk” and move forward into new levels of intimacy with God.

The I in the Middle of My Motives
The word “motive” begins with the letter “m,” ends with the letter “e,” and has the letter “I” at the center. Because of our selfish nature, we’re often driven by hidden agendas and self-centered motives. Learn how discovering your true identity in Christ can transform your thinking and your relationships with others and move you to the next level in your walk of faith.

Writers’ Conferences

Building Bylines: Various sessions
Learn the secrets of the professionals and move toward your writing goals, whether it’s your first byline or your first novel. Sessions include:

  1. Getting Started:  What You Need in Your Hand and What You Need in Your Heart
  2. Building Bylines:  101 Article Ideas at Your Fingertips
  3. Killer Queries
  4. Perfecting Your Proposal
  5. What Every Editor Wish You Knew
  6. Pressing On When You’d Rather Cave In
  7. The First Swing of the Hammer: Building Your Platform
  8. Sifting for God in the Gravel: Writing Meditations and Devotionals

So You Want to Be a Writer?
Geared toward middle school and high school audiences, this presentation gives students a sense of what the “writing life” is like and how to get there. Shelly explains the tools of the trade and steps for success as she relates her own writing journey.


Andy Froiland
"In a culture where sympathy is in short supply, it is delightfully refreshing to run across someone who is surrendered to Christ enough to go through what is needed to learn empathy. Shelly Beach is such a person. Her empathy will draw your listeners in, her compassion will wash and encourage them in Grace. A must-have guest if your desire is to engage and encourage your listeners."— Andy Froiland, Salem San Francisco, Director of Ministry Relations, LifeLine Host

Louie Konopka:
“During my years of knowing Shelly, I have found her to be an honest, authentic follower of Jesus Christ. She is an excellent example of someone who struggles well by keeping God first in her life. Shelly is an accomplished author and teacher who is actively engaged with our community of faith. I have no hesitancy is recommending Shelly as someone who will bring wisdom, grace, and truth to her presentations.”
Louie Konopka
Senior Pastor, Blythefield Hills Baptist Church

Denise George:
“Shelly speaks effectively to caregivers because she listens intently and reminds caregivers they are not alone. She provides encouragement, comfort, answers, and hope. She is blessed with wisdom and shares her knowledge of caregiving unselfishly.”
Denise George, RN
Patient Services Coordinator
The ALS Association-Michigan Chapter

Anne Ellermets:
“Shelly Beach offers a unique perspective with experience as both a caregiver and a care recipient. Her presentations provide encouragement, empathy, and hope to caregivers.

“The Caregiver Resource Network seeks to let caregivers know they are not alone. Through Shelly’s speaking engagements and caregiver devotionals she seeks the same purpose by letting caregivers know that people do care and that resources are available to help them.

“Caregivers come away feeling refreshed after spending time with Shelly Beach.”
Anne Ellermets
Caregiver Resource Network, Grand Rapids, MI

Cec Murphey:
“I'm a professional speaker, which probably makes me a little more critical than most people in the audience. I like to listen to Shelly Beach because she knows what she's talking about and she says it well.”
Cec Murphey, International speaker and New York Times best-selling co-author of
90 Minutes in Heaven, Gifted Hands, and more than 100 additional titles

Scott Eikenberry:
“Shelly has a unique way of reaching out to the audience and capturing their hearts from the moment she starts speaking. It is very evident that God has given her a gift for helping others. Her personality, concern for others, and passion for the Lord make you wish she was family. I couldn’t speak more highly of Shelly.”
Scott Eikenberry
Coordinator, Xchange Seminar Tent
Unity Christian Music Festival
Muskegon, Michigan

Sandra Aldrich:
"Shelly combines life experience with humor and a deep understanding of God's reality as she offers encouragement and hope to audiences."
Sandra P. Aldrich, BoldWords, International Speaker and Author

Gary Herne
"Shelly communicates biblical truth with creativity, knowledge ,and insight."
Gary Herne, Founder and Senior Editor of Personal Testimony Resources

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