Speaking Calendar

What MOPS leaders are saying about Julia Roller:

“It’s my pleasure to endorse Julia Roller as a speaker to your local MOPS chapter, women’s group or retreat. She recently spoke to our group of mothers on the topic of “Soul Care: Spiritual Practices for Busy Moms”. We found Julia to be incredibly endearing and relatable as she spoke of her struggle to find God amidst the chaos of motherhood. Because our group is comprised of moms in all stages of their faith journeys, I especially appreciated Julia’s ability to translate time-honored spiritual disciplines into practices that seemed attainable and not at all “churchy”.  I’ve since enjoyed reading her book, Mom Seeks God, and hope to have Julia as a speaker to our group again next year!”
-Katie Bowden, MOPS Speaker Coordinator at Mount of Olives Lutheran Church in Mission Viejo, CA

I’d love to speak to your group! Below are a few of my speaking topics or I’d be happy to tailor a talk to your group’s specific needs.

Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life–Motherhood throws many of us for a loop. Amidst the joyful chaos, we can find ourselves a little short of the silence and time to ourselves that we often feel we need to seek God. We’ll walk through several spiritual practices such as prayer, silence, and worship with ideas about how to practice them in the middle of busy family life.

Simplicity: Getting Past All the Stuff–Mom life is many things. Exhausting? Frequently. Joyful? Often. Simple? Not so much. We long for our lives to be simple, but what is Biblical simplicity anyway? We’ll discuss several strategies for moving past the anxiety that often accompanies motherhood and into a more simple life.

Being Loved: Living a Life of Hospitality–Far from just throwing dinner parties, hospitality is an essential spiritual practice. It might be, in fact, the answer to our digital age of loneliness. Using my own experience of being embraced by my community after being diagnosed with breast cancer when I was pregnant with my third child, I’ll explore what hospitality really means in the Bible and now, how it is vital to our living in community, and why it is important to receive it as well as give it.

The Lessons of Losing–The narrative of our culture is often all about winning. As moms we feel pressured not only to be winners ourselves, but also, and for many of us more urgently, to make our children winners. Yet in the Bible, while God’s people do experience resounding victories, they also experience crushing defeat. God’s plan is clearly not for us always to win. How can we take a step back from the hyper-competitive nature of today’s parenting and learn this important lesson for ourselves and for our children? We’ll explore some of the important lessons of losing and brainstorm some ways to release ourselves and our children from the relentless competitiveness we experience in school, sports, and everyday life.

Here’s the audio of one of my Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life talks to the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church MOPS.

Schedule

All times in Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted

April 1, 2014 6: 05 a.m. Radio interview KDAZ morning show Albuquerque, NM www.am730.cc

April 1, 2014 8 a.m. Radio interview Dr. Alvin Jones radio show www.dralvinjones.com

April 3-5, 2014 Workshop on Mom Seeks God and book signing, Renovare National Conference, Houston, TX www.renovare.org

April 6, 2014 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mom Seeks God Launch Party at Family Life Center, Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church. All are invited for a Family Pizza Dance Party to celebrate the publication of Mom Seeks God! Lots of giveaways and books available for purchase.

April 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. Radio interview with American Family Radio–Life, Love, and Family. www.lifeloveandfamily.net, www.afa.net/radio

April 9, 2014 9:05 a.m. Radio interview with Debbie Chavez–Faith Place Radio. Listen live at www.faithplace.org or listen to the free podcast after the live show at www.thedebbiechavezshow.com.

April 10-12, 2014 Leading Festival Circle on Writing and Motherhood at The Calvin College Festival of Faith & Writing. www.festival.calvin.edu

April 29, 2014 6:00 p.m. Speaking and Book Table at Women Connecting Dinner, Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church www.pointlomachurch.org

May 4, 2014 All day Book table at The Rockpile Bookstore San Diego, CA www.sdrock.com

May 9, 2014 8:00 p.m. Co-sponsor of SD Moms’ Night Out with movie “Mom’s Night Out” at AMC Mission Valley 20

May 18, 2014 5:00 p.m. Guest on Where Am I Going? podcast with Michelle Cromer http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michellecromer/2014/05/18/mom-seeks-god-utilizing-motherhood-for-a-faith-filled-life

June 22, 2014 10:00 a.m. Speaking on “Practicing Grace in the Chaos” and book table at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Godfrey, IL http://evangelical-ucc.org/component/content/article?id=138

June 27, 2014 5:00-8:00 p.m. Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” Adult VBS class at Evangelical United Church of Christ, Godfrey, IL http://evangelical-ucc.org/component/content/article?id=138

September 23, 2014 10:00 a.m. Speaking on “Simplicity: Getting Past All the Stuff” and book table at MomsNext at Canyon Lake Community Church.

September 27, 2014 5:00 p.m. Speaking on “Mom Seeks God” and book table at Chula Vista Presbyterian Church. http://www.cvpres.org/index.html

October 2-4, 2014. Exhibiting at MomCon in Louisville, KY. http://www.mops.org/momcon

November 18, 2014 10:00 a.m. Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” at MOPS Carlsbad @ St. Elizabeth Seton Church. http://www.ses-church.org/Files/Ministries/MOPs.html

February 17, 2015 9:30 a.m. Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” at MOPS Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church. http://www.pointlomachurch.org

March 5, 201: 10:00 a.m. Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” at New Songs MOPS in Oceanside, CA. http://www.newsongchurch.com

March 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. Speaking on “Practicing Grace in the Chaos” at MOPS at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. http://www.solanapres.org/get-connected/adults/women/mops

March 25, 2015 10:45 a.m. Speaking on “Simplicity: Getting Past All the Stuff” at Mothers & Others, Bel Air Presbyterian Church. www.belairpres.org

April 17, 2015 9:30 a.m. Speaking on “Practicing Grace in the Chaos” at Mount of Olives MOPS in Mission Viejo, CA.

September 17, 2015 9:45 a.m. Speaking at Northcoast MOPS in Vista, CA.

May 3, 2016 9 a.m. Speaking on “Simplicity: Getting Past All the Stuff” at Daybreak Mommies at Daybreak Church in Carlsbad, CA.

September 21, 2016 10:00 a.m. Speaking on “The Lessons of Losing: Releasing Ourselves from Competitiveness” at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church MOPS.

September 28, 2016. Speaking on “Practicing Grace in the Chaos” at Emmanuel Faith Community Church MOPS in Escondido, CA.

October 5, 2016. Speaking on “Simplicity: Getting Past All the Stuff” at Emmanuel Faith Community Church MomsNext in Escondido, CA.

October 11, 2016. 9:00 a.m. Speaking on “Simplicity: Getting Past All the Stuff” at Pacific Coast Church MOPS in San Clemente, CA.

October 16-18, 2016.  Books & Such Literary Agency Retreat. Monterey, CA.

February 24-26, 2017.  Speaking on “The Neglected Spiritual Discipline of Hospitality” at Renovare Retreat in Gilmont, TX.

March 16, 2017. Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” at San Clemente Presbyterian Church Evening MOPS in San Clemente, CA.

April 28, 2017.  Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” at San Clemente Presbyterian Church MOPS in San Clemente, CA.

October 10, 2017. Speaking on “Being Loved: Living a Life of Hospitality” at Point Loma MOPS.

September 20, 2018. Speaking on “Simplicity: Getting Past All the Stuff” at Canyon View MOPS.

January 11, 2019. Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” at Mount of Olives Church MOPS in Mission Viejo, CA.

February 20, 2019. Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” at Murrieta MOPS.

February 27, 2019. Speaking on “Meeting God in the Middle of Your Busy Life” at BVCC MOPS.

April 11, 2019. Speaking on “Being Loved: Living a Life of Hospitality” at Canyon View MOPS.

April 27, 2019. Speaking on “Creating Space for God” at the Women’s Spring Brunch at North Coast Church in Vista, CA.