KimBookLaunchPartyDr. Eckert speaks on a variety of topics related to wholeness, sexuality, spiritual formation, anxiety, stress and depression, women’s issues and marriage enrichment. She conducts full-day seminars and weekend retreats. If you are interested in having Dr. Eckert speak at your event, please send an email here to discuss details, fees and scheduling. Sample retreat schedules and past speaking engagements are listed below.

What People Are Saying…

 “Dr. Kim Gaines Eckert will grab your attention right away with her energy, passion for life, and humor. Then she’ll keep your attention with her depth of thought and character. Her speaking, like her writing, brings hope and transformation.”
 Dr. Mark R. McMinn, Professor of Psychology, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

“Kim Eckert is a rare treasure! She speaks with grace, wisdom and humor and makes even the most sensitive subjects easy to understand. Kim has a beautiful combination of sensitivity, compassion, and wit which allows her to speak with truth and love about tender topics. When Kim speaks, you listen with joy and learn easily and are sad when she is finished – you just wish you could hear more!”
 Dr. DeAnne Terrell, Dean of Students, Richmont Graduate University, Atlanta, GA

“My admiration for Dr. Eckert continues to grow!  I was impressed by her writing from the beginning, but many theologically astute authors lack the personality and humor to connect with ‘real’ people in a local church setting.  Every time our congregation has been blessed to hear one of her presentations, Kim has been very personable and refreshing.”
Rev. Mark Flynn, Senior Pastor, Christ United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN

“In hearing Dr. Kim Eckert speak I was first convicted of my tendency as a woman to objectify both myself and other women. Dr. Eckert presents in a research-based yet applicable manner that convicts and commissions both men and women to be active engagers with the culture instead of passive consumers.”
Kauri Tallant, Assistant Director of Counseling & Soul Care, Bryan College, Dayton, TN

Sample Retreat Schedule: Becoming Whole Without Having to be Perfectimg_4780

Session 1: Retreat to Solitude and Community    
Session 2: Finding Wholeness in our True Identity
Session 3: Doing Battle with Your Body  
Session 4: Never Good Enough   

selected past speaking engagements include:

  • Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to be Perfect. A Retreat for Women (presented at churches throughout eastern Tennessee, eastern and western Michigan, Indiana & Virginia)
  • Searching for Wholeness in a Broken World (Fresh Manna Women’s Conference)
  • Searching for Wholeness in a World of Seduction (Bryan College chapel)
  • The Gift of Brokenness (Highland Presbyterian Woman’s Tea)
  • Things Your Mother Never Told You: Female Sexuality (Lee University Ollie J. Lee Research Symposium)
  • Real Intimacy (Bridge Christian Church Marriage Retreat)
  • Counselor Spiritual Formation (Lee University graduate counseling spiritual formation weekend retreats)
  • Sex & Intimacy (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga The House campus ministry fall retreat)
  • Rising From the Shadows: Sexuality, Shame and Self-Esteem in Female Development (Richmont Graduate University Alumni Reunion)
  • Holding On To Your Voice (Fifth Grade Forum for Girls and Parents)
  • Positive Parenting Workshop (Christ United Methodist Church)
  • An Introduction to Play Therapy (Bradley County School Counselors In-service)
  • Good Enough Parenting (Christ United Methodist Church)
  • The Gift of Brokenness (Scenic City Women’s Network)
  • Real Intimacy (Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church Valentine’s Banquet)
  • Learning from Brokenness (Lee University chapel)