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Competent Communicator award with Toastmasters InternationalGayla has earned the Competent Communicator award with Toastmasters International and is currently working toward an advanced communicator award. She speaks with the Sisterhood of Stepmoms speaking team at national retreats in addition to other women’s events.

A sought-after podcast guest, Gayla has been interviewed by a variety of hosts and ministries. You can find her podcast links HERE.

Gayla is available to speak on a variety of topics and will consider suggestions for your specific event. In addition, Gayla and Randy offer a stepfamily weekend event together that encourages and empowers stepfamily marriages. Please contact her to discuss options for speaking at your event.


Testimonials for Gayla

“Gayla is a refreshing speaker who shares her journey of grace and reliance on God. She inspires her audience with the transparency of her stories and shows how God can bring beauty from our struggles.” Debbie, North Carolina

“Gayla is a gifted speaker who demonstrates a life submitted to Jesus through her love, kindness, and acceptance. She challenges her audience to pursue the Lord with a fresh vigor.” Kristin, Texas

“Gayla’s genuine spirit and encouraging words draws others to her message. She is a shining example to those who aspire to show Christ-like love to their family. She gave me such encouragement and strength for my journey as a stepmother.” Diane, Louisiana

“We were so blessed by Gayla at our women’s banquet. Her transparency and powerful life-changing suggestions were dynamic and encouraging.” Gena Carter, Director of Women’s Ministry, Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Conway, AR

“Gayla and Randy brought a wealth of first-hand, personal knowledge about how to function in a blended family relationship. It was obvious that they have sought out biblical principles to work through a variety of problems that are inherent in these relationships. I recommend their stepfamily conference.” Dubs Byers, Pastor, FBC Dumas, Arkansas


See and Hear Gayla at the Following Events

Sept 12, 2020, ReNew Women’s Conference
hosted by Moody Bible Institute, Canton, OH

Sept 30—Oct 2 Stepfamily Summit
hosted by FamilyLife Blended, Wheaton Bible Church, Wheaton, IL

Click the links for more information.


Past Events

October 23-25, 2019, Stepfamily Summit
hosted by FamilyLife, Chesapeake, VA

April 25, 2020, Blended and Blessed
First Baptist Church, Houston, TX

March 21, 2019, Christian Women in Media Association
Aspen Grove Christian Church, Nashville, TN

July 19-20, 2019, Stepmom Summer Getaway Event
Aspen Grove Christian Church, Nashville, TN

June 28-30, 2018, SpeakUp Conference
The Prince Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 15, 2018, Sisterhood of Stepmoms Retreat
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW, Grapevine, Texas

October 24-25, 2018, Stepfamily Summit hosted by FamilyLife
Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR

April 6 – 7, 2018, Sisterhood of Stepmoms planning meeting
Cleveland, OH

April 13 – 14, 2018, Women’s conference, Stepmom workshop
First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA

April 21, 2018, Host, Blended and Blessed livestream event
First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA

June 14-17, 2017, Write to Publish Conference
Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

Sept 22-23, 2017, Sisterhood of Stepmoms Retreat
Cooper Hotel and Conference Center, Dallas, TX

April 29, 2017, Blended Family Simulcast
First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA

Sept 16-18, 2016, Sisterhood of Stepmoms Retreat
Dallas, TX

March 18-22, 2016, Workshop Speaker, Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference
Mount Hermon, CA

January 29-31, 2016, Stepmom Retreat, Sisterhood of Stepmoms 
WinShape Retreat Center, Rome, GA.

September 25 – 27, 2015, Stepmom Retreat, Sisterhood of Stepmoms 
Cooper Hotel and Conference Center, Dallas, Texas

March 6-7, 2015, Stepfamily Conference
First Baptist Church, Dumas, AR

September 26-28, 2014, Sisterhood of Stepmoms
Asheville retreat

September 7 – November, 9, 2014, Smart Stepfamily
Trinity Heights Baptist Church Shreveport, LA

May 1, 2014: Ladies Banquet
Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Conway, AR

April 11-13, 2014:  Sisterhood of Stepmoms 
Belleville, IL (metro St. Louis, MO)

April 3, 2014: Mom 2 Mom Ministry
Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Conway, AR



Stepparenting with Grace with Jenn Hand of Coming Alive Ministeries

Blending the Blended Family with Andrea Lennon of Inspire on the Go

How to Develop Healthy Relationships with Your Children and Stepchildren with Esther Littlefield of The Christian Woman Leadership Podcast


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