Carla calls herself a “professional mom” but
most call her their “spiritual mom.” Her
passion, humor, vulnerability, and spiritual
strength encourage audiences and readers to live
a spiritually fulfilling life. Her wisdom and
insights flow from over 30 years as a “mom” to
many. She and her pastor husband, Timothy, have
maintained an open-door policy, raised three
sons, and took in hundreds into their lives and
home, including displaced families, troubled
teens, battered wives, and college students.
After struggling many years searching for a
mother image, Carla discovered that fulfilling
the greatest commandment to love the Lord with
all her heart, soul, mind, and strength in very
practical day-to-day ways was the secret to
feeling loved, cared for, and protected. As she
shares from her own life experiences the
struggles and joys of striving for a life
surrendered fully to God, women feel nurtured by
the Holy Spirit through this “spiritual mom.”
“Because God first loved us 100% he asks us to
give him 100% in return. He doesn’t want to buck
of top position on our priority list.
Understanding this helps us to realize that we
can stop trying so hard and accept his love.”
a national speaker for over twenty years and an
accomplished writer, she offers honesty,
motivation, and hope in many different areas.
Drawing from her own life experiences, Carla’s
speaking topics include:
-Finding Bench Time with God: Learning to Rest
in His Presence in the Midst of Chaos
-The Holy Spirit As Our Mentor
-Patience in Motherhood: Lose the Anger
-As You Walk Along the Way: Leading Your Child
in the Spiritual Disciplines
-Mommy, Teach Me to Pray
Carla presents inspirational, witting, and
practical messages to women, parents, MOPS,
Christian Education Conferences, and youth
camps. Her down-to-earth and vulnerable style
encourages listeners to draw closer to God.
Carla and her
husband, Timothy, live in the state of
Washington at the foot of lovely Mt. Rainier .
They are blessed to have their children and
grandchildren nearby, living out the spiritual
legacy they have built.