Conference Speakers

Get to know more about the Grieve Gracefully Speakers.

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BEATRICE BRUNO

Drill Sargeant of Life, Speaker & Author

Dynamic Speaker and author, Beatrice will transparently share about her personal experiences with grief. Her compassion-filled and direct approach is sure to inspire hurting hearts with hope, help and healing to courageously live forward after devastation and loss.

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JENDAYI HARRIS

Speaker, Author and Freedom Soul Minister

Jendayi Harris is a minister of practical advice on how to do life in Christ well. She’s a Licensed Professional Counselor (CO), Senior Productivity Consultant, Board-Certified Health Coach, and Board-Certified National Counselor. She believes the best thing we can do for our families and Nation is to get healthy in body, soul, and spirit. Jendayi speaks at Fortune 500 firms and churches alike, with an affinity for coaching Christ-centered leaders to optimize their time, personality, priorities, and resources to powerfully impact the kingdom of God.

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MONICA GILBERT

Pastor, Business Strategist & Author

Monica, a vessel of hope, equipper of saints and beacon of light is sure to deliver a soul-changing and heart-mending message that empowers those grieving that they can live forward. Her story of tragically losing her son became the impetus for collegiate philanthropic work to support students enduring economic hardship with scholarships to pay for books. Her son's life inspired her and so many others. Monica exhibits strength, tenacity and hope. She will inspire us all on "Finding Your New Normal".

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BRENDA CLARK

Victory Coach, Therapist & Author

Apostle Brenda Faye Clark is the founder and CEO of Victory Counseling Services LLC, and has established a private counseling practice providing individual, couples, family and group counseling. She is committed to working with teens and adults who have experienced trauma, from childhood or commencing in adulthood. Brenda also works with those dealing with grief and loss; relationship concerns, including premarital counseling and officiating marriage ceremonies.

Apostle Brenda the also the founder of victim2Victory Ministries, a non- denominational, multi-cultural ministry devoted to teaching, training, and equipping women to come out of and get free from sexual abuse victimization. Apostle Brenda is a local and international speaker, and published author of “Moving from victim2Victory – The Manual” – the healing curriculum in book/workbook form. It is available on Amazon.com as Victim to Victory, the Manual. Brenda’s heart is to turn “victims to victorious warriors” against the strategies of the enemy.

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LANGSTON JACOBS

Pastor, Poet & Speaker

As Co-founder and Program Director of Adam's Purpose, Langston brings viable personal experience related to grief , trauma and loss. He has a poignant and unique style blending humor, humility and honor. As the senior pastor of Greater Legacy Christian Fellowship; his heart is for people to be restored from trauma and tragedy to receive God’s legacy. He is an advocate for those who are under-privileged.

Langston is happily married to the beautiful Shainika. They take immense joy in collaborating in business, ministry and parenting. They are the proud parents of four boys; Elijah, Josiah, Seth and baby Adam who passed away. In 2018, Langston lost his mother, his son, a spiritual niece and his pet dog of 17 years. The compound grief and trauma has unveiled his heart to draw and write about his journey of grief and loss of which he is authoring a book to be released in 2021.

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OLIVIA WALLACE

Diversity & Inclusion Advocate, Speaker, Corporate Keynotes and Brand Strategist

Olivia is a dynamic speaker that brings energy, humor, faith, and years of branding and entrepreneurial experience to her audiences. She has a remarkable way of connecting to the heart of people all the way from the stage and making even the most complex or foreign of leadership, business, branding, and entrepreneurial topics approachable.

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DEBBIE STAFFORD

Legislative and Community Director

Rep. Stafford has worked as a domestic violence counselor part time for the past twenty nine years. As an ordained pastor, she has served on the pastoral staffs of two large churches in Denver, CO. Debbie has been with the Aurora Mental Health Center for over 16 years. She is currently their Legislative & Community Director and Program Manager for the FEMA Community Crisis Program Grant for COVID Mental Health Support.

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LINNEA HUTT

Evangelist, Speaker & Author

An inspirational strength to many women, Linnea has been devoted to embracing faith, hope and love for healing needed from traumatic events in her life. Her transparent message of grace merges the responsiveness self-forgiveness and issuing forgiveness to others. Having lost a sibling to suicide, Linnea knows the anguish of loss. Her story will inspire and invite you behind the veil to receive divine hope for the journey of grief.

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SHAY JACOBS

Founder, Creative Strategist & Speaker

Founder of Adam's Purpose, Shainika is a dynamic speaker that delivers transparent, inspirational, and transformational messages of hope, healing and victory. Shay’s toolbox of breakthrough speaking stems from her personal journey of overcoming traumatic life experiences from sexual abuse and pregnancy loss. In spite of these tragedies, Shay has destined to cultivate purpose by empowering others through sharing her story of healing and hope through adversity.