IMG_9700-editedHeidi has an unbridled passion to help women discover their full potential and inspire them to unleash their extraordinary beauty from the inside out.  For 25 years she has been doing this through Bible teaching, speaking at Conferences, Retreats, writing, mentoring or one-on-one conversations over a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

Heidi was the prodigal daughter. She rebelled against all her family’s values, against God and was determined that she would succeed in doing “life her way.” At age 32, Heidi began her relationship with God when she allowed Him to take her from living in the pit, to experiencing outrageous forgiveness, radical love and a transformed heart and life. She married her first husband Dick at the young age of 19 and then 5 years later they had their magnificent bundle of joy; Michelle.  Two years and 7 days later they had adorable, smiley, cheerful Donovan.

Two weeks before Christmas in 1994, her husband Dick went out to a local high school gym to play basketball with his favourite team. That night while playing the game that he was passionate about his entire life, he died from heart failure.

For months Heidi felt as though she was floating in dark, murky water gasping for air and trying to stay afloat. But it was also at this point in her life when she began to be “completely sold out for God” and hung on to Him with every breath. She needed Him desperately. God was with her.

Over time she met a wonderful man named Jack, whose wife had died of cancer. They became amazing friends and eventually married.

Jack and Heidi were blissfully married for over 21 years.  On November 15th, 2016, as Jack went into the kitchen for a cup of coffee, he dropped on the floor and died of a heart attack. Jack was the love of Heidi’s life. The valley of the shadow of death was a time of deep grief for Heidi and her family, but our God is a God of hope and healing of broken hearts.

Even though Heidi has been widowed twice, she is even more passionate about her ministry and speaking to audiences all over North American and abroad. She wants the world to know that the goodness of God’s love, grace and hope is real and is available to everyone.

Heidi is the mother and step-mother of a blended family of 5 children, 2 daughters-in-love, 3 sons-in-laws and 9 grandchildren. God not only restored her soul, but he also restored her life. Heidi retired from 21 years of her “day job” as  a controller for a Volkswagen and Audi Car Dealership. She loves the occasional consulting because  “it helps me to see the reality of daily struggles we encounter in the work force in the 21st century.”

Heidi is an international speaker and loves to speak to women at Conferences and Retreats in Canada, the United States and in Europe. Presently, Heidi along with Grace Fox and Kelita Haverland, is a member of RADIANT, a team which conducts day conferences in Canada.  She is also a very active member of WOMEN TOGETHER, a Canadian team which networks and empowers women globally. As part of this team, yearly she hosts 5 Global Leadership Webinars designed to train women to be better leaders. She is also part of the Carol Kent Speak Up Team, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association of American and The Word Guild for Canada. She is also the contributor of several blogs, magazines and writes devotionals for ARISE DAILY and THE STORY..

Heidi is passionate, authentic and funny. This is what the Pastor of her home church says about her:

 “Heidi is one of those rare individuals with the gift of being able to communicate incredible insight and truth in the context of real life. She’s dynamic and compelling. Heidi’s presentations emerge out of a life of dedication and service to God and her church. Her messages ring true because they’re backed by her own contagious walk with God.”

Dr. Tim Schroeder, Teaching Pastor of Heidi’s Home Church, Trinity Baptist Church, Kelowna, BC.