“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 schoolhouse hostage, forever changing life as she knew it. The wife of the man who stormed into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County, Pa., seven years ago, shooting ten schoolgirls, five of them fatally, will never forget the phone call she got from her husband early that morning. 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 loves to tell the story of forgiveness, healing, and restoration God has done in her life. There is immense beauty in her story, even in the midst of profound tragedy. The first sign of this is when the Amish came to check on her family, and let them know they supported her. "I could feel the emotion of the moment. You know, it said everything," she said, adding that her father said they had forgiven her husband. "They were concerned about me and concerned about the kids, and wanted us to know that they supported our family." The Lord continued to restore her life. It wasn't long after her husband's death that she found love again. Dan Monville, 47, an insurance agent, who was a member of the local church network, reached out to offer Marie support. Their relationship flourished, and they were married in May 2007. Marie is living proof that God can bring beauty out of brokenness, and she loves to share that message with others.
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 a way of being “transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory” (2 Cor 3:18). She will inspire your group 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.
Learn More About Marie: www.mariemonville.com
"Marie was a tremendous blessing to our women. She is transparent, sincere, and is committed to teaching God’s Word. She challenged our women which has resulted in us staying connected after the Retreat. We would highly recommend Marie."
"Marie was fantastic and her presentation was powerful! She has an incredible story and shares it with such grace and confidence."
"I would highly recommend Marie Monville as a speaker to everyone! She is truly inspiring how she helps you understand God's word so we can apply it to our own life."
"Our time together was outstanding! Our Stephen Ministers and other guests were pleased with Marie’s presentation and many commented on the personal feeling of being with Marie, she was willing to be totally vulnerable to answer and any all questions folks presented. The time went quickly and I heard nothing but positive remarks."
“I have never heard so many ladies so quiet! Marie captivated us with her presentation, poise and message. I would recommend her to anyone. She was a joy to work with!”
"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!"
"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."