“Shadia captivated us!”

“Her curiosity and excitement
is contagious!”

“Brought tears to my eyes.”

Bring Shadia to Your Event

Shadia Hrichi is a passionate Bible teacher, author, and speaker who stirs the hearts and minds of her audience through personal story, illustration, and her unwavering confidence in the authority of God’s Word.

She holds a master’s in biblical and theological studies as well as a master’s in criminal justice. Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including TAMAR, HAGAR, LEGION, and WORTHY OF LOVE. Residing in northern California, Shadia is often invited to speak at churches, conferences, women’s retreats and other events, and loves to visit the ocean each week for “a date with Jesus.”

Types of Events

Shadia is a passionate Bible teacher whose love for God’s Word and courage in sharing her own stories have blessed countless audiences all over the country.

See topic descriptions below of her most requested presentations. Shadia will also customize a presentation for your event.

 

Venues / Events:

  • Conferences
  • Women’s Events
  • Sanctity of Life Events
  • Bible Study Kick-off
  • Church and Women’s Retreats
  • Guest Instructor / Workshop Presenter

Popular Topics

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TAMAR's story (Rediscovering the God Who Redeems Me)

If God can choose the Canaanite Tamar – twice widowed, childless, then used as a prostitute – to continue the line through which Christ would come, can anything keep Him from weaving your story into His redemptive plan? In this series, your audience will:

  • Explore the faith of Tamar, whose bold actions helped secure the promised line of Judah
  • Celebrate God’s loving plan to adopt us into His eternal, covenant family
  • Marvel at God’s power to weave your life’s twists and turns, sins and failures into His glorious redemptive story

Based on Shadia’s Bible study TAMAR: Rediscovering the God Who Redeems Me. Customized for your event; 1 to 7 sessions. Ideal for women’s retreats and events, Tamar Bible study launch/wrap up, missions conferences and more.

HAGAR’s story (Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me)

When life hurts, we feel betrayed and cry out one question: God, do You see me? The answer is yes! He is working behind the seen. In this series, your audience will:

  • Witness the depths of God’s compassion through the eyes of a runaway slave
  • Discover fascinating insights by diving deep into the story of Hagar
  • Fall in love with Jesus all over again as they rediscover that even when life hurts, there is a “God Who Sees Me”

VIEW/PRINT HAGAR RETREAT FLYER (PDF)

Based on Shadia’s Bible study “HAGAR: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me.” Customized for your event; 1 to 7 sessions. Ideal for women’s retreats and events, single moms groups, Hagar Bible study launch/introduction, missions conferences and more.

LEGION's story (Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me)

Every human heart longs for paradise: a perfect world without death, pain, or sorrow. However, the world as we know it will never deliver; it cannot. The Bible tells us that, “the whole world is in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). But Jesus came to change all of that … one person at a time. In this series, your audience will:

  • Experience God’s relentless love through the story of a man known only by the name of the demons that tormented him
  • Explore challenging questions such as:
    • Why was God willing to risk rebellion and rejection in the Garden?
    • Why would He allow His perfect creation to fall victim to Satan’s schemes?
    • If God is good, why does He allow evil to exist?
  • Rediscover how far our impassioned Savior will go in order to rescue one … lost … soul 

Based on Shadia’s Bible study. “LEGION: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me.” Customized for your event; 1 to 6 sessions. This inspiring story is perfect for women’s retreats, missions and evangelism-themed events, and more.

Pregnancy Center Event Keynote / Sanctity of Life events

Once at risk for being aborted as her parents wrestled with an unplanned pregnancy, and then losing her own child to abortion at age 15, Shadia knows the heartache of abortion firsthand. Twenty-five years after her tragic choice, God opened her eyes to the child she had lost in the most miraculous way. As only God can, He has used her gripping story to capture the hearts of audiences around the country as she shares, from personal experience, God’s love, faithfulness, and power of redemption.

Shadia’s story has been featured on the Human Coalition podcast (formally “Online For Life” Listen Here), KFAX Radio (Listen Here), and elsewhere. Her story serves as the foundation for her Bible study, Worthy of Love: A Journey of Hope and Healing After Abortion, endorsed by Brian Fisher of Human Coalition, Georgette Forney of Silent No More, numerous pregnancy center directors, and many others.

Having also served on the Board of Directors for RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics for many years, Shadia is passionate for speaking at pregnancy center fundraisers and other Sanctity of Life events.

“One of the best post-abortion personal stories I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot of them.” – Georgette Forney, Co-Founder of Silent No More

“Shadia’s heart for Christ and her vulnerability and honesty in sharing her story drew us in and reminded us of the redemptive and powerful love of God. In addition to being a powerful speaker, Shadia was an absolute joy to work with from our first contact all the way through the event. Having Shadia participate in your event will be an incredible blessing and will lead to hearts and lives being impacted for God’s glory!” – Sara Burris, Executive Director, Island Pregnancy Care Clinics Langley, WA

“God blessed us with your message of encouragement and the largest banquet donation amount to date. Thank you!” – Amanda Weglinski, PRC Board President

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The Power of Prayer (The Prayer of King Hezekiah)

When facing difficulties, we are often tempted to act first and pray last, but King Hezekiah’s prayer teaches us another way. In this series, your audience will:

  • Learn how to boldly, yet reverently, bring God their trials and difficulties
  • Be challenged to approach prayer with a heart set on seeing God glorified
  • Redefine “success” in answered prayer within the context of God’s sovereign purposes

Customized for your event; 1 to 4 sessions. Perfect for women and church retreats, missions, and more.

Workshop: Abortion’s Hidden Battle and Why It Matters

Through this interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Uncover common misconceptions about abortion
  • Gain compassion and understanding for those wounded by abortion
  • Learn how to compassionately and Biblically respond to common justifications for abortion

Additional segments for pastors and ministry leaders:

  • Why teaching sexual purity is not enough
  • Practical sermon ideas for teaching on sanctity of life
  • Be equipped to respond to crisis pregnancy and minister to those wounded by abortion

Customized for your event; 1 to 3 sessions. Suited for programs and events seeking to inform and encourage participants on this challenging topic. I am also available to participate in panel discussions.

Customized For Your Event

  • Already have a theme in mind?
  • A Bible verse or topic?
  • Need to brainstorm some ideas?

Let’s arrange a time to talk about your event and how I can best serve your audience.

Let’s chat about your next event!

Speaking Requests

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Full Bio

A passionate Bible teacher, author, and speaker, Shadia Hrichi has a heart for seeing lives transformed by the power of God’s Word. Having experienced many heartbreaks, including abortion, date rape, divorce, and more, she captures the hearts of her audience as she illustrates, through personal experience, God’s love, faithfulness, and power of redemption. Shadia has received a master’s in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary as well as a master’s in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York.

Shadia is the author of several Bible studies, including, TAMAR: Rediscovering the God Who Redeems Me, endorsed by best-selling authors Liz Curtis-Higgs, Francine Rivers, LEGION: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me, endorsed by Dr. Phyllis Bennett, Francine Rivers, Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me, endorsed by Bible Study Magazine (Faithlife/Logos Bible software), along with many others. Her Bible study, Worthy of Love: A Journey of Hope and Healing After Abortion, is endorsed by Georgette Forney (co-founder of Silent No More) and Brian Fisher (President of Human Coalition), and is being used by pregnancy centers, churches, and ministries throughout the US and Canada.

Whether serving as a keynote, retreat speaker, or workshop presenter, Shadia stirs the hearts and minds of her audiences through personal story, illustration, and the power of God’s Word. Shadia’s desire to see God’s people live courageously in light of eternity is simply contagious. Currently residing in northern California, Shadia serves at Venture Christian Church and loves to visit the ocean each week for “a date with Jesus.”

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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Lisa Swaney

Lisa Swaney

Women's Pastor/Community Life Director, Sebastopol Christian Church, Sebastopol, CA

Shadia spoke at our Fall Women’s event and brought a fresh perspective on the life of HAGAR. Her compassion and sympathy for a woman who felt unseen by others, came through loud and clear as she shared from her own experiences of feeling ill-treated and unseen. Her passion and confidence in God seeing ALL of us as whole and loved and complete in Him was shared beautifully! We look forward to having her back!

Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers

International best-selling author

Shadia spoke at our church’s Girls Night Out event and the ladies loved her! After her introduction to the study (we are starting her study on HAGAR), Shadia did a Q & A. I love these because you have an opportunity to get to know the speaker on a more personal basis. One group bought a case of books. I’m ordering more for our home group as well. Shadia is a terrific speaker!

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Speaker/Author

Shadia has a genuine zeal for God and passion for His Word.
Her curiosity and excitement are contagious!

Debbie Kelly

Debbie Kelly

Women's Ministry Director, Willow Glen Bible Church

“Shadia captivated us! Her deep and thorough study into the life of Hagar coupled with her own story and engaging delivery gave us a clearer understanding of Hagar’s story. And in doing so, a better understanding of our own stories and encouragement to trust God even in the most despairing of times. Shadia is a lovely and authentic women of God!”

Sara Burris

Sara Burris

Executive Director, Island Pregnancy Care Clinics Langley, WA

Shadia’s heart for Christ and her vulnerability and honesty in sharing her story drew us in and reminded us of the redemptive and powerful love of God. In addition to being a powerful speaker, Shadia was an absolute joy to work with from our first contact all the way through the event. Having Shadia participate in your event will be an incredible blessing and will lead to hearts and lives being impacted for God’s glory!

Rita Chang

Rita Chang

Women's Ministry Leader, Living Hope Community Church

You are an answer to our prayers – your story, your teaching and your dramatization of Hagar and Sarah led the women to the feet of Jesus. I praise God for what He has done in your life and how He is using you!

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Additional Testimonials

We had Shadia as our banquet speaker this year. She did an amazing job. Thank you, Shadia for a wonderful night!

Tim Chapman, Chairman of the Board, Pregnancy Choices

Shadia did a fantastic job teaching! Hagar’s story has come alive for me!

Stacy, workshop participant

Shadia’s message brought tears to my eyes at times. Moving, touching, and a true teacher of Scripture.

Carole Swan, Bible study audience/participant

God blessed us with your message of encouragement and the largest banquet donation amount to date. Thank you!

Amanda Weglinski, PRC Board President

I absolutely loved your workshop! I can tell you poured your time and love into this. God used it to open my eyes … I can’t thank you enough!

Angie Senegal, workshop participant

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