Author of One Light Still Shines
“When all other lights go out, He still shines!” This became the anthem to Marie's life when on October 2, 2006, her then husband made a decision to hold an Amish school house hostage, forever changing life as she knew it. This is Marie’s testimony, forged while moving through unthinkable circumstances, into the unfathomable love of the Father. On her darkest day, Marie simply chose to believe that HE IS. This act of faith radically propelled her into a future she could not have hoped for or imagined. In the years since, God continues to unfold his beautiful plan of redemption and restoration over her family.
Marie ministers the truth of God’s love: it is deep enough to heal any wound, strong enough to break all bondage, and it brings life to the broken and light to those in darkness. By cultivating worship in the deepest places of her heart and releasing it before His throne, Marie has found the secret to being “transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory” (2 Cor 3:18). She will inspire you to dive deep into a passionate LOVE relationship with God, which will transform your life and flow through you to impact all you encounter. She believes that God is real, he is alive, and his love brings us to life. Marie and her husband, Dan, live in Lancaster County, PA, with their 6 children. They traveled to South Africa in July 2015, where they adopted their son. Marie is passionate about adoption, and shares this through her ministry. She graduated from the School of Ministry (Christ Community Church, Camp Hill, PA) in 2012.
"WOW! Marie is an amazing woman, her presentation was spirit-filled and so true and meaningful to everyone. Our event became an area-wide outreach, instead of just a women's winter gathering! Her light will shine at Hopewell for a very long time!"
-Becky Bennington, Hopewell United Methodist Church
"My heart is still overwhelmed from the banquet and how God used you to touch so many people. What you shared caught so many by surprise as they were expecting to hear more about the events that day. However, your practical message of how God can restore and heal brought healing to many present."
-Tricia Frank, Executive Director, Naaman Center
"Marie's presentation focused on how God walked with her through the darkest and most painful days imaginable. She did not focus on the evil which Satan has inspired but rather on the glorious faithfulness of a heavenly Father who tenderly responded to her anguished cried and entreaties."
-Daniel Martin, Naaman Center
"Marie takes you on a journey to hear the heart of the Father…She spoke to our mom's group and the women went away from the meeting with the ability to open their eyes and see Father's heart for each of them and know that He is surrounding them and hearing the cry of their hearts."