I originally met Leslie while at Denver United Methodist Church in Denver, North Carolina. A
college friend of hers that attended our church recommended her to speak and may I just say
WOW!! Leslie was the keynote speaker at our women’s retreat that year and her testimony
brought us to tears, filled us with laughter, and left us all closer to Christ. And isn’t that exactly
the type of speaker you want? I not only felt challenged by Leslie, I felt like we were long time
friends getting together to edify one another in our struggle to walk the walk and talk the talk.

Fast forward to 2017, and my current church Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in
Greensboro, North Carolina invited Leslie to be our speaker and leader for our Women’s
Retreat entitled “Journey into the Light.” I recommended Leslie because I knew her strong
testimony and real life stories would challenge the women and lift us all up spiritually. We were
not disappointed! The entire group just fell in love with her and she became like one of us.
Leslie is the real deal - she is not afraid to share her struggles and triumphs and God’s
fingerprints throughout her entire life journey. She was so easy to work with and made our
whole retreat a success.

We love Leslie so much that we have already invited her back for our next retreat in April, 2019
where our theme will be “Under Construction.” After our last retreat, we collected feedback from
all the participants. The one thing that became abundantly clear was this: Our ladies love

If you are looking for someone to speak at your event, Leslie is the real deal. She will challenge
your spiritual walk and will leave you closer to the cross. We even picked our theme and
scripture verse and then asked her to work within that. Guess what she said? “I would be
honored.” And I know she will pray her way through this and bring us a divine Word. I love her
spirit and know God is giving her the words to say to bring us closer to Him. If you want to be
blessed by tears of both laughter and struggle, book Leslie for your upcoming event.

Kristi Johnsen
Pastor’s Wife and Women’s Retreat Leader
Mount Pisgah UMC, Greensboro, NC

We had Leslie speak this year at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida's Women’s Retreat in April, 2013.  Our theme was From Surviving to Thriving. We were so pleased with how this retreat turned out! Leslie is not only an excellent speaker, but is very down-to-earth and approachable. It's obvious she loves Jesus and those she comes to serve. 

Leslie combined scriptural truth with engaging, personal stories in a very real and honest way. She has a way of relating to everyone - no matter where their faith is at the moment. Her openness and willingness to be vulnerable really encouraged the ladies to do the same and allowed for walls to come down throughout the weekend.

I've have had so many women talk about the retreat and they have all said it was the best one we have had!   Our ladies are excited and seeking out “mentoring” and “discipleship” relationships still since the retreat and the truths of that retreat God spoke to their hearts through Leslie continue to bear fruit.

I don’t usually think of re-booking a speaker, but I truly would rebook her for another event.  I highly recommend Leslie for any of your upcoming women’s events! 

Marilyn Kilpatrick
Women's Ministry Director


Leslie's bold stand for Christ no matter what she faces, is an inspiration to all who know her.  I have known Leslie personally for years and love her heart to serve God, love on others, and live out the message of the gospel.  She is a gutsy gal for God!  Whether in the jungles of China being filmed on national television or in her kitchen having coffee with a friend, she is the real deal.

Lysa TerKeurst
President of Proverbs 31 Ministries
Speaker; Author of Unglued


There are few people who live the truth they speak, and Leslie Nease is one of them.  Leslie is not only an encourager, a communicator, and a bold believer, but she is also a dedicated friend and ministry advocate.  Her deep love for God is obvious, and her passion for people is contagious.  My life is richer because Leslie Nease is in it!

Lisa Whittle
P31 She Seeks Coordinator
Speaker, Writer, Mom, Friend


Leslie Nease is a woman who thrives in the beauty of Christ and lives her life to point others in His direction.  Whether she is on stage speaking or connecting with people one-on-one, you get the same Leslie.  She is a sincere, dynamic communicator who is unashamed of Christ.  She loves God and lives out what she teaches.  I highly recommend Leslie to anyone who longs to host an event that goes beneath the surface of faith and makes a difference in lives.

Gwen Smith
Worship Artist, Song Writer, Speaker
Author of Broken Into Beautiful
Girlfriends in God


I L-O-V-E Leslie Nease!  From the moment I met her to discuss the possibility of speaking at our Forest Hill Women's Retreat, I felt as if I had known Leslie for a lifetime.  Her love for Jesus, her passion, and her authenticity are reflected in words and interactions.  As our keynote retreat speaker in 2010, Leslie brought strong teaching of the Word as well as personal stories of victory and struggle.  I would highly recommend that every church and organization consider utilizing Leslie's skills, as she will turn all of the earthly praise into His Glory!

Rebecca Woodman
Former Women's Retreat Coordinator
Forest Hill Church
Charlotte, NC