I am writing this review for the purpose of sharing with any looking for a qualified, gifted and effective speaker for your important event.
Not only was Diane well prepared and grounded in biblical knowledge from over 15 years of passionate and dedicated in-depth study, she was up against an obstacle, dashing our dreams and expectations.
Two days prior to our scheduled Tea, the West Coast got their first Hurricane threat in 84 years. The decision was made by the organizers that she should not risk driving to and from San Diego in hazardous conditions. “We would have the Tea without a speaker” (for any locals that showed up). Then at the final moments prior to our doors opening, technical connections for her to call in were made on our large screens. This may not sound unusual these days. What struck me, however, was the fact that, without seeing her audience, interacting with them or being able to bring her books as planned, there was NOT one indication from Diane that she was, in any way ruffled or disappointed. She was joyously gracious, engaging, relatable, relevant, honest, pointed and personable.
We have no control over problems and road blocks, it’s what we do with them that reveals character … Diane’s character shown through strong and beautiful.
God was glorified and all were benefitted. The impact on our guests was joyful gratitude. We are eager to book her for next year’s event.
I thank God for Diane’s willing, prepared and available spirit… fit for the Master’s use.
Stonebrooke Church Vista California