Michelle Ule, Speaker and Teacher

speaker Speaker, Michelle Ule, Barb Marshall show, Oswald Chambers, Biddy Chambers, Bible study, talks, My Utmost for His Highest, Love Your LifeIn addition to being a writer, Michelle Ule is also a speaker.

She’s spoken in venues such as ladies teas, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League rallies, educational meetings,  and retreats.

She speaks on the following topics:

Oswald Chambers‘ Life and My Utmost for His Highest

Using a power point presentation, Michelle tells the story of Oswald Chambers’ life, including pictures, the themes and events which led to the writing of My Utmost for His Highest.

45 minutes, with some audience participation.

Biddy Chambers’ Life and the Writing of My Utmost for His Highest

How Biddy Chambers compiled My Utmost for His Highest 10 years after Oswald’s death. As Biddy Chambers’ biographer, Michelle brings insight from her book, Mrs. Oswald Chambers (Baker Books, fall 2017), into a discussion of how Biddy, despite her circumstances, chose to live her own utmost for God’s highest good.

45 minutes, with some audience participation.

Mrs. Oswald Chambers and Resilience

Having come through the 2017 Sonoma County fires at the same time as my launch of Mrs. Oswald Chambers, I spoke at my launch party on the subject of Biddy Chambers and Resilience.

Book launch party, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, what do you do at a book launch party? High tea, cucumber sandwichesFrom Biddy’s life story, I draw spiritual truth on how to apply faith in difficult situations: whether natural disasters, personal loss or challenging circumstances.

I’ve written four blog posts on this subject, for your interest:

Resilience Lessons from Mrs. Oswald Chambers Part I

Widowhood Resiliency and Mrs. Oswald Chambers Part II

Resiliency Post WWI: Mrs. Oswald Chambers (Part III)

The London Blitz Test for Biddy’s Resilience (Part IV)

45 minutes.

The Importance of My Utmost for His Highest on Life Today

Using her unique insight as Biddy Chambers’ biographer, Michelle examines five core readings from My Utmost for His Highest and discusses how their timeless messages are applicable to Christians today.

30 minutes

Adventures in PrayerSpeaker Speaker, Michelle Ule, Barb Marshall show, Oswald Chambers, Biddy Chambers, Bible study, talks, My Utmost for His Highest, Love Your Life

Using examples from her own life, Michelle discusses the importance of prayer along with  who Christians pray to and how to pray.  She focuses on several key points, using stories: honesty, gossip and intercessory prayer, getting up early to pray, group praying, “offensive” prayer and God’s often unexpected answers.

45 minutes with some group participation

The Advantage of Pursuing Personal Devotions

Michelle uses her own life to discuss the three facets of a personal daily devotion/ quiet time. She provides Scriptural support, examples of how to pray, and a quick overview of the most commonly used devotionals in the last century.

(This talk was made into a series of blog posts you can read here: Devotions or Quiet Time?; Devotions: Bible Reading; Devotions: Prayer; and How to Use a Devotional Book.

45 minutes

She’s also able to craft a talk for a specific need.

Who is Michelle?

An ecumenical speaker, she’s taught Bible study in various denominations around the United States and Hawai’i, including for military chapels, for more than 35 years.

She currently attends St. Mark Lutheran Church, a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church (therefore conservative), in Northern California.

You can read a more detailed biography here.

You can contact her here.


“Michelle Ule uses her love of words to craft engaging stories that we enter into, journeying along with each character. Like reading a good book, you are sad when it’s over and you hunger for more!” ~Emily Davis Nelson  Devotional Speaker, Beyond the Red Chair

“Michelle Ule spoke at our Lutheran Women’s Missionary League rally and inspired the audience with her presentation. She was knowledgeable about the subject and her message was easy to follow and very interesting. Michelle is a great speaker.” ~Elaine McFarlane President, LWML Zone 14

“Michelle was a warm and extremely knowledgeable speaker on the life of Oswald and Biddy Chambers. Those ladies unfamiliar with My Utmost For His Highest went away blessed and excited to begin a new journey! Those of us who have been followers of Oswald Chambers were also blessed to continue on our journey with a richer understanding of who he was. We all are looking forward to Michelle’s book Mrs. Oswald Chambers!” ~ Sandy Johnson, secretary, New Life Community Church, Ukiah, California

Examples of Michelle’s discussion abilities on television

Here is a snippet of Michelle discussing a fantastic story she discovered while researching The Gold Rush Christmas, when she appeared on Writers, Authors, Books and Beyond:

Here’s a half-hour interview Michelle did on the Barb Marshall Show, discussing her novel Bridging Two Hearts, and her 20 year experiences as a Navy wife:


Michelle was interviewed by Linda Kozar of River Rock Radio in June, 2014. You can listen here.

Here is an Iphone video of her  Adventures in Prayer talk from October 2015:

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