“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 has a heart for seeing lives transformed by the power 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 LEGION, HAGAR, and Worthy of Love. Residing in northern California, Shadia is often invited to speak at churches, conferences, and other events and loves to visit the ocean each week for “a date with Jesus.”

Shadia’s insightful, witty, yet vulnerable speaking style reveals her compassion for the hurting, hunger for the Truth, and unwavering confidence in the authority of God’s Word. 

Types of Events

Shadia enjoys speaking to audiences all over the country about digging deeper into God’s word through and understanding more of who they are through the lens of God.

Below are topic descriptions of her most requested presentations. However, Shadia will customize any topic for your event and audience.

Venues / Events:

  • Conferences
  • Women’s Events
  • Sanctity of Life Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Church and Women’s Retreats
  • Guest Instructor / Workshop Presenter


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”


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.

Story of LEGION (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.

Serving the Lord: In Season and Out of Season

A series of inspiring, yet practical talks on serving the Lord. Your audience will:

  • Explore various seasons of service, their benefits, and which season they are in right now
  • Gain practical insights to discern God’s voice and move forward on the path He lays out for them
  • Recognize that in order to serve, God must first cleanse, heal, even test them

Customized for your event; 1 to 4 sessions. Ideal for church events and retreats.

Pregnancy Center Event Keynote / Sanctity of Life events

Based on your event theme or we can seek God’s will for a theme together. Includes my personal testimony of post-abortion healing and God’s redemption. For more information on this topic, visit my Sanctity of Life page.

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.

I also love speaking for Sanctity of Life events. Visit my Sanctity of Life page for details.

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, LEGION: Rediscovering the God Who Rescues Me, and Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me, endorsed by Bible Study Magazine (Faithlife/Logos Bible software), international best-selling authors Francine Rivers and Chris Tiegreen, along with many others. Her Bible study, Worthy of Love: A Journey of Hope and Healing After Abortion, is endorsed by Brian Fisher (President of Human Coalition) and is being used by numerous pregnancy centers, churches, and ministries throughout the US and Canada. She is currently writing a new study, which will be released in October 2021.

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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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!

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!

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory


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

Additional endorsements

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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