Marie Monville


Marie Monville


TRAVELS FROM: Pennsylvania


Marie Monville Author and National Speaker

“You can create a life you love, regardless of circumstance." Marie Monville shares this truth through her writing, speaking, and coaching programs. She is passionate about the power of faith and the human capacity for resilience, and she guides others through a journey of healing, hope, and transformation.

On October 2, 2006, her then-husband decided to hold an Amish schoolhouse hostage, forever changing life as she knew it. Marie tells a story of forgiveness, healing, and God's restoration. Profound challenges have marked her life, yet she lights the way for others through her unwavering faith and desire to discover beauty beyond brokenness. Marie's debut book, 'One Light Still Shines,' offers a moving account of her journey from tragedy to triumph in the aftermath of the Amish schoolhouse shooting. Her upcoming release, 'To Help You Heal,' promises further insights into the path toward healing and growth.

Marie's expertise lies in the intersection of faith and psychology. With a background in organizational behavior and extensive experience in coaching, speaking, and writing, she creates a safe and supportive space for others to embark on their transformative journeys.

Marie and her husband, Dan, live in Lancaster County, PA, with their six children. They became grandparents in 2019 and love everything about this new season. 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) and holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Behavior from Immaculata University. 

Okay, that's the bio, but here's the real me. I'm a wife and mom to six kids, only three at home. My husband and I are enjoying this sweet season of grandparenting. We have three grandchildren (infant through four years old). I'm "Lolli" (my term for grandma, and yes, my husband is "Pop"). I'm passionate about my family and the redemptive beauty of adoption. You'll find me advocating for the older child.

I believe in celebrating everything. And there's no better way to do that than over a dinner together. Sometimes, that means a nice meal on my grandma's special dishes; other days, that's takeout (probably from Chick-fil-A)! I'm a dreamer a believer, and if you're in my circle, I'll champion you and your goals! I love genuine relationships, and that means living life with authenticity. So, on any given day, you might find too many shoes and sweatshirts strewn between our living and dining rooms, and I'm okay with that.

SIGNATURE TOPICS - I weave my testimony throughout all topics. Please reach out if you have questions regarding topic content or if you'd like to discuss a custom topic for your event.

  • Letting God Lead- Joseph                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joseph, the youngest of eleven brothers, had a dream of his family bowing down to him. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, he faced unimaginable hardships. Yet, amidst his struggles, Joseph found comfort and hope in helping others. As he waited for freedom, he allowed God to heal his heart and bring purpose to his pain. In a stunning display of redemption, Joseph went from prisoner to leader and witnessed God's plan of complete restoration within his family. His story serves as an invitation for us to exchange our brokenness for God's magnificent redemption story.

  • Courageous Faith- Esther                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We've all heard the phrase 'For such a time as this,' but what does it mean for us? God allowed her to walk through significant hardship, and that path became her destiny. She had to lay aside preconceived ideas and see herself from God's perspective. Like Esther, we must discover our hidden strengths, grace, faith, and determination. As we study Esther's journey, we uncover God's plan for our lives and the impact we can make in the world. If an unknown young girl could save a nation, what can God accomplish through you and me?

  • Rise Above Your Story                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Explore the powerful transformation that occurs when we blend faith, psychology, and grit. As we lean into our relationship with God, allow his truths to redefine our mindset, and embrace the courage to dream, we will create a life we love regardless of circumstance. Discover how to cultivate unshakeable faith, develop a resilient mindset, and see yourself as God sees you. This dynamic combination will empower you to rise above setbacks, embrace growth, and become the woman God designed you to be.

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Event Reviews

"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."

— Christ Church of Grove Farm

"Marie was fantastic and her presentation was powerful! She has an incredible story and shares it with such grace and confidence."

— MARKINC Ministries

"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."

— First Baptist Church of Allentown, PA

"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."

— Calvary United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, PA

“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!”

— East Brandywine Baptist Church

"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!"

— 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."

— Naaman Center


  • DIY Week 3 Guest Speaker Marie Monville: 31.70 min

  • Marie Monville: 47.07 min

  • ERC 2015 Conference - Marie Monville: 79.02 min

  • 5-10-15- Inspiration: Marie Monville- Uncommon Series: 39.58 min

  • Week Two: Esther Chapter Two: 62.93 min




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