Speaking

Book release 4 croppedIt is my passion to share my story of hope with families, or with anyone interested in addiction and drug prevention. I enjoy speaking at community events, in schools and colleges, as well as to business and civic groups.

I also enjoy sharing my faith walk through the most difficult time of my life, carrying the message, “… with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).” I welcome invitations from churches and small groups.

Contact Barbara to Speak

“Barb’s compelling story of a mother’s unconditional love is one you will not want to miss. She delivers her story with humor, grace, passion and honesty. She opens the door to grace for those who carry the burden of loved ones trapped in addiction. Her message is one of redemption, hope, forgiveness and education on the effects, warning signs and helpful tips for keeping your home safe. I could listen to Barb speak over and over again!”
Kim Hatfield, Fostering Hope Coordinator, Westside Church, Bend, Oregon

“Central Oregon is blessed to have Barbara Stoefen as a committed advocate… as she takes her message into classrooms, businesses, and government agencies across Oregon, her message could make the difference between life and death for someone you know or love.”

Gary Bennett, Executive Director, Central Oregon Adult and Teen Challenge

“We loved having Barbara Stoefen as our guest speaker [at our women’s retreat]. She shows how God can transform one of the hardest parenting challenges in life, into a reason for hope…”

Cheryl Foidel, Director Women’s Ministry, Ranch Chapel Church, Crooked River Ranch, Oregon

 

 

Here’s what’s currently on my speaking schedule:

July 14, 2016

Book Cover, book club

  • Janet’s Book Club
  • Bend, Oregon

May 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – noon

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Coping With Addiction in the Family
  • Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Corvallis, Oregon

May 10, 2016

Book Cover, book club

  • Hazel’s Book Club
  • Bend, Oregon

April 29, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

  • Dinner speaker
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF)
  • Saratoga, California

April 7, 2016, noon

  • Speaker
  • Women’s retreat, Ranch Chapel Church
  • Diocese of Baker Retreat and Conference Center
  • Powell Butte, Oregon

March 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – noon

  • Keynote Speaker, Teen Challenge outreach event
  • First Annual Women’s Brunch
  • Westside Church
  • Bend, Oregon

September 17, 2015

  • MC, “The Anonymous People” Movie Event
  • National Recovery Month
  • Hosted by the Meth Action Coalition
  • Bend, Oregon

September 14, 2015

Book Cover, book club

  • Book Club
  • Featured Author/Speaker

May 21, 2015

May 16, 2015

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May 13, 2015

Book Cover, book club

 

 

 

 

  • Book Club
  • Featured author/speaker

May 8, 2015

April 30, 2015

April 16, 2015

April 3, 2015

March, 13, 2015

February 18, 2015

Book Cover, book club

 

 

 

 

  • Book Club
  • Featured author/speaker

January 30, 2015

On the air

  • 8:00 a.m. interview on KBNW
  • Bend, Oregon

January 29, 2015

  • Bend Senior High School
  • Presentation on the story of A Very Fine House

January 28, 2015

Testimonials Computer Key Shows Recommendations And Tributes Online

January 9, 2015

  • Bend Senior High School
  • Drug Prevention Education

January 7, 2015

  • Redmond Kiwanis
  • Redmond, Oregon
  • Featured luncheon speaker

November 3, 2014

  • Family Drug Court
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Graduation keynote speaker

November 3, 2014

  • Skyview Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

October 24, 2014

  • Cascade Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug Prevention Education

October 22, 2014

  • Redmond High School
  • Redmond, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

October 3, 2014

  • Summit High School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

October 2, 2014

On the air

  • Faith Radio – Interview
  • Minneapolis-Duluth-Madison-Sioux City-Fargo-Waterloo
  • Click here to connect to the podcast

September 25, 2014

On the air

  • Tom Roten Morning Show – Interview
  • News Radio 800WVHU
  • Hungtinton, WV

September 23, 2014

  • Barnes and Noble book release!
  • Bend, Oregon

September 22, 2014

TV

  • KTVZ – Interview
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Click to view

August 19, 2004

  • Quota Club of Bend – Presentation
  • Bend, Oregon

April 29, 2014

  • Skyview Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

April 4, 2014

  • Cascade Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

March 14, 2014

  • Cascade Academy
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug Prevention Education

February 26, 2014

TV

  • KTVZ TV interview regarding marijuana dispensaries
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Click here to view the TV interview

February 14, 2014

  • Cascade Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

February 6 and 7, 2014

  • Pilot Butte Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

January 23, 2014

  • Skyview Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

January 17, 2014

  • Bend High School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

December 18, 2014

  • Bend High School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

November 10, 2013

church

  • Water Church
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Click to hear the podcast, “…with God, all things are possible.”

October 10, 2013

  • Skyview Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Drug Prevention Education

July 15, 2013

TV

  • KTVZ TV interview re marijuana dispensaries in Oregon
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Click here to view KTVZ interview

June 3, 2013

  • Obsidian Junior High
  • Redmond, Oregon
  • Drug prevention education

May 10, 2013

On the air

February 19, 2013

  • Bend High School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Focus:  Drug prevention education

February 21, 2013, April 11, 2012, May 23, 2013

  • Skyview Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Focus:  Drug prevention education

March 5, 2013

  • Cascade Middle School
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Focus:  Drug prevention education