A speaker who listens, connects and engages. An enthusiastic encourager, who captivates audiences and motivates them to put their faith into action. In everything she does, Lauren Roman brings freedom to life by sharing her message of hope and healing among the brokenness and everyday realities that we all experience…even Hollywood actresses.
Lauren’s passion for ministry is rooted in a powerful personal testimony. After growing up as a church-choir singing, overachieving, perfectionistic people-pleaser, she began her professional acting career at just 19 with a starring role as Laura Kirk English on the ABC daytime drama “All My Children,” and went on to appear in prime time TV shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Everything seemed perfect – but behind the scenes was a different story. Lauren suffered from an eating disorder and depression, triggered by the pressures of the entertainment industry, but rooted in her guilt over an abortion at age 18.
After nearly 10 years of struggling, Lauren finally found forgiveness and freedom through a post-abortion Bible study at a Pregnancy Resource Center in Los Angeles. Lauren discovered a newfound purpose to share the truth of Galatians 5:1 freedom – God was calling her to a different kind of stage! She became a fervent advocate for life-affirming ministries that empower women.
The dramatic flair and comedic skills Lauren has honed throughout her acting career have created a fresh and engaging voice as she speaks for women, youth and pro-life ministry events. Lauren transparently shares her own testimony and motivates audiences as she brings Biblical truths to life with her energetic and uniquely entertaining style.
As an accomplished singer and worship leader, Lauren also weaves music into her messages to reach listeners’ hearts and minds on a profound level. Her independently released album “Songs of Hope and Healing” is a collection of music dedicated to anyone on a recovery journey. The album features “Child of My Heart,” a mother’s song to her unborn child in Heaven, which is always a highlight of Lauren’s pro-life presentations.
In addition to being one of Ambassador’s top fundraising speakers for 3 years straight, raising millions of dollars for PRCs, Lauren is quickly becoming a sought-after keynote for women and youth events, retreats and conferences. She is determined to see women of all ages set free from not only the chains of sexual regret and food/body image issues, but also from perfectionism, addiction, people-pleasing, low self-esteem, and anything else that prevents them from having the abundant life Jesus promises in John 10:10!
Now based in Nashville TN, Lauren has continued acting in the Southeastern regional scene – she most recently appeared in the prime time drama “Nashville” and the Christian film “Grace Unplugged.” But her greatest joy and fulfillment is found speaking and singing throughout the U.S. and around the world, encouraging others to seek freedom and joy in Christ.
Lauren’s mission of encouragement is taking an exciting new form in 2019. A lifelong poet and writer, her debut children’s book “Think Good, Be Good!” will be published this summer. This timeless message about choosing our thoughts and renewing our minds is not just for children, but for every child of God at any age.
Whatever the medium, Lauren is a passionate and compelling communicator. As she dedicates her life to uplifting and encouraging others, her unforgettable beauty-from-ashes story is both an inspiration and a stirring call to action for us all.
"Lauren is simply phenomenal! More than a keynote speaker, she was a teammate and go-to advisor who invested her time & expertise into every aspect of our banquet. This was our BEST FUNDRAISER EVER, with record-breaking results!!! Attendees loved Lauren, and we loved her even more. We can't wait to have her back for another event!"
"Lauren will move your audience to action! Her story of recovery & healing through a PRC shows the importance of our work, and the way she shares God's amazing grace, love & forgiveness reaches into the depths of people's hearts. The power of her whole presentation showed in the generosity of 48 new monthly partners and a record number of partners increasing their giving. Our monthly support MORE THAN TRIPLED!"
"Lauren Roman went above and beyond our expectations - she was an invaluable part of our banquet team! We've never worked with someone so engaged in the life of our center. Her ability to weave her own story into ours was amazing, and her appeal was incredibly effective. We raised over $100,000 MORE than last year, and 1/3 was given by NEW DONORS!"
"Lauren is exceptional. She was thorough from start to finish, tailoring her presentation for our specific center. Guests loved her message and song, and were moved by her thoughtfully executed appeal. Our board and I are so pleased with our fundraising results - not only the 60% total increase, but especially the increased monthly support and 126 NEW DONORS!"