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RCT_2156“Arlene is energetic and funny.  She knows how to connect with an audience and drive home her empowering message.” – Ken Davis, popular speaker, President of Dynamic Communicators International, and bestselling author of 12 books

“Arlene was fantastic and such a pleasure to work with.  She was extremely relatable and tuned into the audience.  When she speaks, everyone listens.  Arlene is a one-of-a-kind person and speaker.  You would be blessed to have her speak at your event!”  – Crystal Larkin, Director of Speakers, Hearts at Home

We had one of the best retreats ever with Arlene Pellicane as our featured speaker.  Arlene is warm and genuine.  She connected immediately with the women through her humor, transparency, and practical Biblical teaching.  We have heard nothing but positive comments on choosing Arlene as a speaker.  Arlene was readily available to meet with and pray for women which the women loved.”  –Karen Stevens and Teresa Holderby, co-leaders Women’s Ministry, Rock Church, San Diego, CA

“Arlene was the keynote speaker at our Iron Sharpens Iron women’s conference.  She shared a message that connected with all ages and stages.  Her delivery was captivating and humorous.  We were all relating to her stories.  Her message made us think and challenged us.  I highly recommend Arlene as a speaker!” – Lori Schofer, Iron Sharpens Iron, MA

“I have been hearing from women all throughout the day about how they were so richly touched by what Arlene said.  Having Arlene was like having family.  She blessed the women beyond measure.”  – Sally Burke, President, Moms in Prayer International 

“Arlene is pure delight.  She was a keynote speaker at our women’s retreat and she struck the perfect balance with her personal warmth, humor, and engaging messages.  She was so accessible and easy to work with.  She fully connected with our audience and I would recommend her whole-heartedly.”  – Laura Powell, Events Director, Elmbrook Church, Brookfield, WI

“It is so hard to find a 5-star speaker who is engaging all weekend, who brings their A-game to every talk and delivers 110%.  Arlene is that kind of speaker!”  – Erika Hill, Community Life Director, La Jolla Presbyterian Church, CA 

High energy.  Scripturally sound.  REAL.  That’s what comes to mind when I think of Arlene Pellicane.  All our women, no matter their ages, found they could relate to Arlene and her compelling message of finding God’s grace in the middle of messy life.” –Alisa Grace, Women’s Ministry Director, Whittier Hills Baptist Church, CA

“Arlene spoke for our Mother’s Day services over the weekend and she was awesome!  She gave an instructive and encouraging message for moms and families.  Jesus was lifted up and honored.  We were blessed to have her.” – Pastor Harry Kuehl, The Church at Rancho Bernardo, CA

“Arlene had the perfect balance to an excellent presentation that included God’s Word and personal stories that brought great laughter and also emphasized she is still a work in progress like all of us! – Doreen Hanna, Author and Speaker 

“Working with Arlene was a pleasure from the first contact through the completion of the retreat.  She responded quickly to any requests we had in the planning stages.  During the retreat, she made herself available to our women and participated in the activities.  We love this about Arlene. As one attendee said, ‘Arlene was amazing!  Her lessons were relevant and I loved her delivery style.'” – Heather Trail, Prescott Pines Christian Camp, AZ

“Having Arlene with our women was a breath of fresh air.  Confident, engaging, powerful, but in her own gentle way, we were challenged to more.”  – Joanne Cole, Capital Christian Center, Sacramento, CA

“Arlene was funny, relevant, practical, and engaging.  Women kept coming up to me after our meeting to tell me what they had learned from her, and how they know it will improve their marriages.  She even took the time to go to each table and greet all the women in our group.  We can’t wait to have her back next year!” – Sarah Hendrickson, MOPS leader, Grace Baptist, Santa Clarita, CA

“Arlene is one of our most popular speakers.  The only things that beat her in reviews are free childcare and hot coffee!”  – Serena Moriarty, MOPS leader, Bonita Valley Community Church, CA 

“Thank you so much for coming to Biola University and speaking at the Ruby Women brunch. What a joy you are!  The feedback has been terrific as I knew it would be.  Thank you Arlene for helping us all to love on purpose.” – Kristen Hahn, Regional Director of Development, Biola University

“Arlene’s transparency put everyone at ease, opening hearts to what she had to share.  She was interacting with ladies before and after the event, and was an absolute gem to work with!  We’re even figuring out how we could have her back in the future for another event!” – Melinda Lankford, Women’s Ministry Director and Pastor’s Wife, Long Beach Alliance Church

“I invited Arlene to speak at a women’s event and she hit the ball out of the park!  God has anointed Arlene with a gift to reach women.  Her message is powerful and her delivery is delightful.”  – Carol LeBeau, former San Diego ABC 10 News anchor

“Arlene had the audience engaged and entertained.  Many women went up to her after the meeting to talk and she was very gracious.    I can wholeheartedly recommend Arlene as a God honoring speaker who draws her listeners to a closer walk with  God.” – Diane Brown, Maranatha Chapel, San Diego, CA

The women at our church loved Arlene!  She is funny and poignant, as she shared some of her life stories with us, touching our hearts, giving us much to think about, encouraging us and doing it all with much joy!  I highly recommend her as a women’s event speaker.” – Dawn Wood, Mission Hills Church, San Marcos, CA

“I am still receiving compliments on Arlene’s talk to our group.  Arlene was wonderful both on and off the stage.  We have a lot of seniors and Arlene was able to encourage them and make them laugh.” – Shirley Valley, Women at the Well, Foothills United Methodist Church, La Mesa, CA

“Arlene is an approachable, gifted speaker who shares from her heart and from the Word of God.  She takes you from laughter to tears.  Whenever I hear her speak, I am encouraged, refreshed, and challenged.” – Shari Dresselhaus, Children’s Pastor, City View Church, San Diego

“Arlene was so entertaining and really opened herself up.  I have never seen a more authentic speaker.  She gave us very clear ideas we can put into practice right away.” – Dee Dee Hill, Director of The Well at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church

Women at MOPS love Arlene!!!  A gifted and professional speaker, Arlene exudes joy.  Her practical and relevant messages challenge women to love God, their husbands, and their children.  As a result, our moms always leave our meetings wanting to know when Arlene will be returning to speak to us again.” – Beth Modder, MOPS Bonita, CA

“What a terrific morning for our group!  Thank you for your warm, energetic, fun, and thought provoking talk.  We are a very diverse group and you delivered a powerful message engaging all the moms.  It felt like you were talking to me a lot of the time!” – Summer Bonner, First Presbyterian Church of Upland, CA

 

 

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“James and Arlene were the answer to our prayers.  They were warm, interactive, and provided helpful and practical tools for our couples.  We can’t wait for the opportunity to connect with them again!” – Ron and Donna Scott, New Seasons Church Marriage Ministry Directors, San Diego, CA