Catch Our Spark, Ignite Change

All of our speakers have a personal passion for the skills they teach and are sure to authentically connect with your group. Passion is backed by years of training and experience that is energized, engaging and educational.

Joneen Mackenzie

Joneen Mackenzie

Youth, Singles, Divorce Recovery, Certification

Joneen's energy permeates a room as she delivers expert advice in an easy-to-digest format. She's the lead author of the nationally-acclaimed REAL Essentials curriculum and has certified over 10,000 educators to empower their students. Joneen Mackenzie graduated from University of Texas' School of Nursing and is a former 1st Lt. in the USAF Nurse Corps. Her credentials in public health make her a valued member of national boards leading the discussion on public policy and health standards in schools. Joneen is the mother of 4 grown children and has a special knack for starting belly laughs in her 4 grandchildren.

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Jonathan Dickerson

Jonathan Dickerson

Corporate, College, Pre-Married, Marriage, Certification

With a combined 20 years of experience in both small business and corporate executive sales, Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge to his speaking role, highlighting first-hand experience from a diverse pool of interpersonal communication strategies.  He served on the Board of Directors at The Center for Relationship Education for 6 years before transitioning to a full time staff position. In addition to his board tenure, Jonathan dedicated his free time to facilitate workshops for pre-married couples and spoke at a variety of CRE’s marriage events. He’s also provided financial literacy trainings and education to individuals of all ages in school settings and through adult financial training seminars.  When you meet him, ask him about underwater spelunking, performing on Broadway, or playing professional football. Jonathan and his wife, Stacy, are approaching their 10 year anniversary and are modeling their legacy while raising two amazing young ladies heavily involved in karate and volleyball.

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Josh Sosa

Josh Sosa

Youth, College, Certification

Josh’s presentations transcend the barriers of age and culture. For over 18 years, he's paired passion with purpose and clearly delivered strategies and tools to help people reduce drama and hurt in their lives. When Josh enters a community, he motivates people to change, inspires them to lead, and challenges them to think outside the box. Josh resides in Denver, CO, and has been married for 19 years to Michelle—his high school sweetheart. They have three children together. Working as a National Trainer for CRE, Josh has helped reach over 100,000 people.

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Darius Jones

Darius Jones

Youth, Pre-Married, Marriage

Today Darius takes pride in being a great role model to his 3 children and seeks to keep butterflies fluttering with his wife of 11 years, Yolanda. Getting to this place for their family wasn't always easy. When trying times threatened the first year of their marriage, the couple attended a workshop through The Center for Relationship Education. Darius was so enthused with what he had been taught that he decided to pursue a career teaching the same skills to others. His transparency and passion connects him with any audience. He regularly speaks to youth, adults and couples with the inspiring message that, with the right skills and commitment, relationships can thrive.

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Lauren Reitsema

Lauren Reitsema

Youth, College, Marriage, Corporate, Certification

Lauren’s interest in relationship skills began when her parents divorced after 20 years of marriage. Seeking to understand better patterns for her own future legacy, she earned a Bachelor in Communication from TCU. Her vocational speaking experience spans over 15 years, teaching a variety of relationship skills to youth, adults and corporate teams. Lauren recognizes relationships are one of life’s most important assets and energizes a room to prioritize the people in their lives. She and her husband, Josh, recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary and love adventures with their two children. All Colorado natives, they are avid skiers, outdoor enthusiasts and Broncos’ fans.

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Meet Our Contracted Speaker Team

Moe & Paige Becnel

Moe & Paige Becnel

Specializes in: Singles, Marriage, Blended-Families

Kalvin & Liz Evans

Kalvin & Liz Evans

Specializes in: College, Marriage, Military

Patti Fitzgerald

Patti Fitzgerald

Specializes in: REAL Essentials Certification Training

Larry & Vicky Daub

Larry & Vicky Daub

Specializes in: Marriage, Military

Stacy Dickerson

Stacy Dickerson

Specializes in: Pre-Marriage, Marriage

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Specializes in: Motherhood, Marriage

Angie Land

Angie Land

Specializes in: REAL Essentials Certification Training

Tammy Lindell

Tammy Lindell

Specializes in: REAL Essentials Certification Training

Jeff & Stephanie McKinney

Jeff & Stephanie McKinney

Specializes in: Marriage

Josh Reitsema

Josh Reitsema

Specializes in: Marriage

Becca Robbins

Becca Robbins

Specializes in: Youth, Singles, Corporate

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Specializes in: Singles

Michelle Sosa

Michelle Sosa

Specializes in: Marriage

Carla Smith

Carla Smith

Specializes in: REAL Essentials Certification Training

Pam & Rob Utesch

Pam & Rob Utesch

Specializes in: Marriage, Military

Misty Willis

Misty Willis

Specializes in: Singles, Motherhood

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