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 was so easy to work with – she helped me dream big! Guest feedback raved about her passion, enthusiasm, and unforgettable song. We raised over $150k, far surpassing our goal, and brought in 90 new donors & 26 new monthly partners. Several monthly donors increased their support – one corporate sponsor even doubled their monthly contribution!”
“Lauren really got to know us, communicating months in advance and touring our facility. Her appeal was the best we've ever had, setting a new banquet record for donations!”
“Lauren is a dynamo! Her personal story helped supporters understand the women we serve and her carefully crafted appeal touched hearts. We more than doubled our income over last year’s banquet! And for me personally, she was an ally throughout the process.”
“We are awestruck at how God used Lauren to inspire & motivate our attendees. This year’s fundraising was by far our best in many years. In Lauren, you get a gifted speaker and musician, as well as a humble co-laborer who champions life and your center specifically!”
“Lauren takes you on a rollercoaster ride that holds your attention and flows effortlessly from her heartfelt story and song, into the needs of the ministry, right through to the financial appeal. We give Lauren our highest recommendation – we LOVE her!”
“Lauren got to know us personally and customized her presentation to us specifically! She has a warm style with the perfect blend of humor and seriousness – her message was very impactful. Our giving was up 14% and monthly pledges up 27% over last year!”
“Lauren engaged our guests with humor, raw emotion, encouragement, a moving song, and communicated our mission so well. The energy Lauren poured into our banquet made it one of the most financially successful and memorable of all time!”