Welcome! Thank you for considering me as a speaker for your small group or large event.

I am a speaker, published writer, and blogger with over twenty years experience working with Small Groups, Bible Studies and Scripture discussions.

A little background: My husband and I raised two children in the western suburbs of Chicago. Our son and daughter are now married with children of their own. I am the proud Nana of five, three girls and two little boys. A new grandson is due on May 1st!

My degree is in nursing, and I worked for many years in hospitals, free-standing surgical centers and medical offices. I also taught in the Surgical Assistants Program at a local junior college. But after twenty years of nursing, I started to hear a call in my heart to write. After stuffing that call back down every time I heard it, I finally listened. I decided to start a blog and begin writing for publication. And that was it.

Well, I thought that was it. God always has challenging surprises in store, doesn’t He? I heard Him knocking on my heart again, and I knew it was time to start a speaking ministry.

I have spoken for as little as twenty minutes, and have prepared a Morning of Reflection lasting two hours. I would love the opportunity to meet with you about your needs, and design a talk or program just for you.


Some Speaking Topics:

“God Speaks”

God uses everything and everyone in your life to communicate especially with you, sharing His love and direction.

“In the Footsteps of Christ”

Jesus’ Way of the Cross inspires our own lives as His followers. His way reflects our story.



“The Invitation: Accepting the Call to Transformation”

                                 The spiritual journey of our lives is summarized in the                                                        title of this program. We are meant to hear and answer                                                     the call to cooperate with God’s grace, and to do the good                           works He calls us to do.


For answers to questions or to schedule a speaking engagement please contact me by email at: ceil@ceilryan.com

I look forward to hearing from you!




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