"I had the opportunity to listen to two speeches from Brigette at a women's conference in April 2019. She has such an engaging and magnetic personality that she could have been talking about the price of barley and I would have lapped up every word! She is bubbly, charismatic and, most importantly, her love for the Lord and her desire to do His kingdom work is oozing from every pore. She opened the scripture with us, shared personal experiences and was so relatable that I was able to pull valuable nuggets of spiritual wisdom to apply to my own faith life when I got home. I truly felt that I had made a new friend by the end of the day:)"
- Tara Tigelaar
"It was an absolute joy to listen to Brigette speak at our recent women's retreat. She has so much personality that comes alive in her talk. She's funny, relatable and informative. Her desire is to serve God and equip others to do the same. "
- Irene Jagersma (Reformed Women's Retreat; Alberta, 2019)
"I had the pleasure of attending the Reformed Women’s retreat in Alberta this past weekend where Brigette was the speaker. She spoke about fear, faith, and how God has given us a spirit of power, love and self-control. I also heard her speak last year at our Women’s league day in Barrhead. Brigette is a dynamic speaker that motivates and inspires her audience. She is intelligent, articulate, and entertaining. I enjoyed learning from her experience and her Godly wisdom and really hope to have more opportunities to hear her speak again in the future."
"I didn’t know Brigette before our youth retreat, but it only took the weekend to become friends. Brigette isn’t one those speakers that swoops in to give you some sage wisdom and then leaves. Nope, Brigette loves being in the thick of it: participating in small groups, games, or just chatting by the camp fire. Those personal connections, her thoughtful questions, all while walking with us through the Word, challenged us to lean on each other and lean in to God, just as he leans in and listens to us when we call on his name! What a great weekend!!"
- MaryAnn Benjamins, (Classis Hamilton Youth Retreat, 2018)
"Brigette spoke at a Woman's Retreat I attended in Alberta, spring 2019. She spoke on how we are powerful in the LORD and what that looks like for a Christian, this theme was based on 2 Tim 1:7. Brigette is an engaging and funny speaker, but isn't afraid to deal with our weakness and how we need to fully rely on God for everything. That weekend she used the word "powerful" as an acronym to cover these points - Prayer. Others. Word of God. Equipped. Respond. Unique. Loved. Her discussion questions flowed well with her speech and she had us opening, underlining, and reading through our Bibles, sharing our favorite Bible verses with each other, speaking the truth of the Gospel to each other and praying together. It was an encouraging weekend, I would love to hear more of her speeches. I am encouraged by her and pray that God will continue to use her unique gifts to His honor and glory!"
- Lorelle deBoer
"The speaker [Brigette] was such a joy and a beautiful witness with a presentation so Scriptural and Christ-focused that no one could have walked away from there not encouraged. A wonderful day indeed!"
- Becky Schouten (Women's League Day 2018, Alberta)
"I would highly recommend having Brigette speak at your event. Brigette listened to our requests, was an excellent collaborator, and delivered multiple sessions based in biblical truths. Brigette's talks were authentic, personal, and powerful, and her humor was on point. Brigette was a wonderful addition to our retreat, and took the time to get to know our attendees throughout the event. We look forward to having Brigette on our lead team again! "
- Heather dH- women's retreat planning team
"We invited Brigette to be our speaker at our 5th annual women’s retreat (New Street Christian Reformed Church in Burlington). Brigette was a wonderful speaker, who connected very well with our women. She touched the 18 year olds and the more senior women in our group with her presentation, her stories and her love for God. We came away from this weekend inspired and challenged. She is funny, serious and a good communicator. We were blessed having her with us and would certainly recommend her to any retreat or function."
- Anneke K. - Women's Retreat Planning Team
"Brigette spent a morning encouraging our women's bible study group with laugh-out-loud humor, heart-tugging stories and rejuvenating verses from scripture! Drawing from her personal experience, Brigette shared with us how God's word gives us hope and can lead us through any darkness, how to be real and authentic with one another and how to encourage one another in our faith community"
- Joanna Datema
"Brigette spoke in the Fall of 2016 about her journey with and through cancer. She is passionate about telling her story to encourage others, to help others and inspire them during difficult times. Her faith strongly came through. She was engaging, articulate and very humorous throughout. It was a refreshing evening to hear about a journey through pain and struggle, intermingled with joy and hope."
- Kevin Hoogstad, counsellor for Christian Counselling Centre
"Brigette spoke to our group recently and was incredibly engaging in telling her story. She had done her research about who would attend and was able to use illustrations that caught the attention of the people in attendance. Her enthusiasm was contagious.
I was able to easily see that she could connect with her audience with no difficulty touching their heart. We had much positive feedback, and have received more than one request for Brigette to return as a speaker to our group. We would be pleased if she spoke to us again. I would be happy to recommend Brigette for her flexibility, positive outlook, and her upbeat approach and personality, which shines through in every task she takes on."
- Jennifer Foy
"Brigette is a passionate and energetic speaker with a unique ability to communicate Christian truths with compassion and integrity. Her humour and willingness to be open and authentic help the audience stay engaged and interested."
- Keith Verburg B.A. B.C.ED, MACP
"Back in the spring of 2016, we held a bi-annual WOW (women of worth) conference and asked Brigette to present as a guest speaker. Brigette had just come from a long struggle with breast cancer and we knew as a committee when we asked her to share her story, it would be heartfelt, sincere, and poignant. I believe this was her first official speaking engagement and after she presented, it was clear this would not be her last!! Brigette commanded attention on the stage as though she had done speaking engagements for years. She was genuine. She was funny. She was serious. She was a highlight. To be a speaker you must be able to connect with your crowd and leave a lasting impression. Brigette has the gifts and talents that it takes beyond measure and we as a wow committee were ever grateful for her story, her authenticity, and her powerful communication skills that resonated with so many. Brigette comes with a life story that is meant to be shared and bring hope to others. She comes on the stage with that story and leaves it, powerfully convincing us all that through hope, joy, laughter and faith, there is great purpose to it all."
- Leslie Bartels