A Christian speaker, seasoned mentor, spiritual companion, and professional life coach, Mary speaks on authentic living, raw life, spiritual formation, soul care, emotionally healthy spirituality, life calling and purpose, emotional healing, and more. Her audience includes women’s groups, women in Christian leadership, emerging leaders, men and women seeking spiritual formation…really anyone broken or hungry for more of Jesus.
Sensitive to both the Holy Spirit and the needs of her audience, she awakens hearts and minds to transforming truths. Appreciated by young and old alike, Mary’s unique insights, engaging style, and transparency enable her to connect with audiences from a variety of Christian traditions.
Mary lives with her husband Paul in Northern Virginia about 40 minutes outside of Washington, DC. Mary loves taking prayer walks through the beautiful Virginia countryside. She also loves good books, good coffee, and good conversation . . . but not necessarily in that order.
Workshops and Topics
Contact Mary today to discuss your writing and speaking needs. Here are just a few of Mary’s workshop and speaking topics.
- Discovering the Real You: Purpose, Vision, Mission
- Transformissional Churches: Coaching Skills for Ministry Leaders
- Balanced Living for Frazzled Women: The Power of Purpose
- Spiritual Disciplines for 21st Century Living
- Soul Care: How to Restore Life and Health to Your Soul
- The Rest of God
- Invitation to Silence and Solitude
- The Joy of Simple Living
Calling Discovery Workshop
“You have a destiny in God’s economy,” writes author and leadership coach Tony Stoltzfus. “There is a task you have to do, but even more, there is something you were born to be–to embody Jesus in a unique, personal way to those around you. How do you discover that call?” Using Stoltzfus’ book, A Leader’s Life Purpose: Calling and Destiny Discovery Tools for Christian Life Coaching,” Mary guides participants on an interactive journey of discovery. Participants learn how everything in their lives–their strengths, gifts, temperament, and even their pain and loss–work together to reveal their role in God’s redemptive story.
The Calling Discovery Workshop and spiritual life coaching with Mary Yerkes have been two of the most effective and life-changing encounters I’ve experienced! As a leader of leaders, I’d participated in numerous trainings and gifts analysis opportunities over the years. This was different. The Holy Spirit used Mary to conduct deep, life-altering work in my life both personally and professionally. Those seeking authentic, spiritual transformation should give purposeful and serious consideration into partnering with Mary through a workshop or through her spiritual life coaching.”
~Stephanie Smith, Vocal Coach Pastor, Manassas Assembly of God
Additional Topics: Bible Teaching/Bible Study, Christian Living, Faith/Trusting God, Life Challenges, Inspirational/Motivational, Loss/Grief/Overcoming Adversity, Parenting/Family, Spiritual Growth/Prayer/Worship, Teen Issues, Women’s Issues, Writing/Speaking/Publishing
“Mary captured the hearts of men and women from the beginning. Her words had the anointing of God upon them and lives were changed.” ~ Liz Danielsen
Contact Mary today to learn more.