Speaking

Asheville interfaith ministries speaker and guest preacherAre YOU looking for a dynamic, heart-centered, and engaging speaker for your next event?

I offer a blend of humor, practicality, insight, and hope that speaks to the power of courageous intimacy with ourselves and others in connecting our innate Divinity with our inherent Humanity. I bring over 25 years of stage and theater experience along with experience in leading workshops, worship services, and support groups.

I would love to speak with you and determine how we can work together to meet the needs of your participants and the goals of your conference.

All topics can be formatted into break-out sessions, keynotes, or longer workshops.  Here’s a sample of some of my previous topics:

  • No More Shame: Unpacking Your Spiritual Sexual Baggage
  • The Art of Sexual Conversation
  • Intimacy in Motion: Co-dependence, Counter-dependence and Interdependence
  • Relationship Improvisation: Thinking and Loving on the Edge of Creation
  • G*d Doesn’t Hate You: LGBTQ Experiences as People of Faith

 Guest Preaching/Pulpit Supply

I have been a frequent guest minister at congregations throughout the United States and in Melbourne, Australia. I enjoy leading worship for people of all faith traditions. Here are a few of the topics I have used in past sermons. Please contact me for more topics or to discuss something else that fits your needs.

  • Birthing a New Self
  • A Sabbath Wholly Kept
  • That Left Turn at Albuquerque
  • Yes, and… Relationship Improvisation
  • Embracing our Darkness and Light
  • Some Things Are Broken, but I’m OK

 

…listening to DiAnna today, helped me to know exactly the right things to say. My roommate is my best friend, and just because she is with someone of the same sex doesn’t change the way that I feel about her as a person or our friendship. Again, thank you so much for that! I realized how not accepting someone’s feelings can really hurt and change everything…”
– C (UNC-Asheville student responding to Sexual Diversity and Faith presentation)

Congratulations, JulieAnn & Tyler

This wonderful couple got married in the coldest spring weekend I’ve ever seen. It was 44 degrees and raining the whole time, but they were happy and smiling through it all!   “DiAnna was nothing short of EVERYTHING I was looking for in a wedding... read more

Parenting as Spiritual Practice

Just a couple weeks ago I gave a sermon entitled: Parenting as Spiritual Practice. Within a few days I received a call (from someone who had no idea where I’d been or what I’d been speaking on) to participate in an online summit of experts on the topic of... read more

What My Clients Are Saying

Working with DiAnna was a pleasure for two reasons– what she offered me, and what she didn’t offer me. DiAnna is consistently upbeat and encouraging. She will nudge you toward your true path– I didn’t say “push” on purpose– she is not pushy. But what I found most refreshing about working with her is that you can tell her anything and she will greet it with interest and excitement, not judgment. She enjoys what she does and wants you to enjoy what you do.
– BL, Greer, SC