Kathy Slamp is an experienced teacher and a world-class communicator.
In 2001, she took a huge step of faith, resigned her job in the
public sector, and launched Vessel Ministries, Inc., a speaking
and writing organization. Since that inception, Kathy's speaking
has taken her from coast to coast where she has spoken to groups
of all sizes and venues--in nearly ALL of the 50 states and Central
America. Her spiritual depth, life experiences, and quick wit
make her someone with whom people easily relate. She is repeatedly
called to return to a venue for second and third presentations.
For the past seven summers, Kathy has traveled in Alaska for a
major cruise line as their on board naturalist. Her childhood
in Alaska, coupled with her teaching experience have made her
a big hit on the cruse ships. During each week long cruise, she
gives four presentations (often to SRO crowds of over 1,000 each)
in the ship's theatre as well as making numerous comments from
the bridge about glaciers, whales, etc. She has become so popular
with cruisers that people are now booking their cruise just to
be on a ship where she is the naturalist.
Kathy taught public school at all levels (from kindergarten to
college) and served as a high school assistant principal and master
teacher in a large public school district. She has an undergraduate
degree, a M.Ed. from Washington State University, and an Administrator's
Certificate from West Texas A. & M. University. In addition
to her inspirational speaking and her knowledge of Alaska, Kathy's
up-to-date knowledge in the field of education make her just the
right person to speak to teachers' groups. She is as well accepted
in the secular world as she is in the Christian community.
Through her speaking and writing, Kathy inspires and challenges
her audiences to grasp the basic and vital Biblical concept that
God can use any one of us anywhere!
Kathy is married to Dr. David A. Slamp, a pastor in Medford, OR.
They have two grown children--a married son in Wash. state and
a daughter in New York City. In addition, they have two grandsons.
A Vessel of Honor... God has no method to reveal
His love to a hurting, dying world than through us. This message
(II Cor. 4:7) encourages people to have confidence in their vessels
in order to share the amazing treasure--which is: Christ in you,
the hope of glory.
Between the Devil & the Deep Red Sea...
Based on the life of Moses and the Exodus, this message helps
audiences understand that when they are at their ultimate extremities
and in an impossible situation, that is when God can work a miracle.
A River Runs Under It... Suffering or pain in
some form is an integral part of everyone's life. This message
teaches that joy is not fabricated, but is accessed through our
pain. Underneath all pain, there can be a river of "joy in
the Lord" despite circumstances.
You've Got Dad's Hands... This mess- age (John
14) helps listeners see that although the world cannot see the
Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit, His spirit can be seen in
our lives. The life of the spirit is not what is seen, but what
is felt through our spirits.
Lifeboats or Luxury Liners? The church in America
is so blessed that it's difficult for us to realize that people
are floundering and dying all around us. In 2003 Kathy witnessed
a spectacular rescue at sea. In this message Kathy blends her
knowledge of the scriptures with her unique storytelling style,
and augments them with graphic photos of this incident. This message
is a stirring challenge to the church to get out of our "luxury
liner" churches with all the opulence and beauty, get into
the lifeboats, and "rescue the perishing."
The Glory Hole... Based on Psalms 92, this message
focuses on the need for God's continued "anointing"
on our lives. Yesterday's blessings were for then, but He has
glory and blessing available to us now. This message is a great
source of encouragement and blessing to audiences. From "glory
to glory" He's changing me!
Dealing With Stress In an Uptight World... This
message addresses the stresses and pressures that confront us
daily and gives us clear scriptural answers for them. It reveals
the cycle of despair and the pattern of discouragement that we
can fall prey to when we are not well-rested both physically and
in the Lord. (It is one of Kathy's most requested messages).
So! This Is What I Get for Being Loyal! From
the parable of the prodigal son, this message focuses on the older
brother. Many Christians today are doing many right things for
a lot of the wrong reasons. This message reminds us that when
our hearts aren't pure, we can become victims of bitterness, resentment,
and a judgmental attitude. It's, then, impossible for us to "Come
to the Party."
Heaven? I'm Going There! What's this life all
about anyway? We know that there is a better place, but life sidetracks
us, and we soon forget about God's promise of heaven. This "scripture-packed"
message about heaven will bless, challenge, and inspire the hearer
to keep focused on our ultimate goal--heaven--the joy of being
with Jesus and the thrill of taking others with us.
Stuck in Winnemucca... And other topics are
available to fit your theme as requested.