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Melanie has been public speaking since 2010, sharing her testimony was how her love for speaking began. Since then she has have the opportunity to speak on topics such as:

If God is good, why does he allow suffering?

Understanding addiction

Leading with integrity

Identity in Jesus vs identity in the world and more.

She is passionate about empowering others to seek authentic relationship with Christ. Melanie is an adjunct speaker with Apologetics Canada. 


The Leadership Summit
Apologetics Canada

Melanie led a session called "A Leadership Story" Where she shared her own experience of being put into a leadership position at a young age with no understanding of what it meant to lead well. She challenged attendees to lead with integrity, create a personal mission statement and remember that everyone is a leader - so choose to lead well. 

The AC Podcast: Rekindled Faith, an interview with Melanie Beerda

Melanie sat down with Troy with the AC Podcast to talk about life and how Jesus will meet us in our brokenness and change our whole story. 

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TedX Abbotsford

Melanie is an organizer and speaker coach for TedX Abbotsford. She was also one of the co-hosts for 2021 & 2023. 

Apologetics Canada
Conference 2023

Melanie led a break out session on Addiction & identity. She explained the cycle of addiction, stigma around addiction and what it means to seek Christ in the storm. 

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Past Speaking Engagements


Northview Community Church Women's Christmas Social



 Life Recovery Charity Golf Tournament

2013 & 2022


Co-host with TedX Abbotsford 



Langley Christian School


Abbotsford Christian School


Mennonite Educational Institute


Journey with People in Recovery Conference


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