Brenda Yoder

Brenda Yoder

Get to Know Brenda:

Brenda L. Yoder is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, school counselor, speaker, and author. She’s authored Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind; Balance, Busyness & Not Doing It All, writes for Guideposts devotionals, Chicken Soup for the Soul books, has been featured in The Washington Post. She’s the co-host of the Midlife Mom Podcast and Midlife Mom Facebook Community. 

Brenda specializes in faith, life, and family beyond the storybook image. You can connect with Brenda at, on Instagram or Facebook.

Brenda will be taking 15-minute appointments as a Life Coach. She is also part of the prayer team.


Breakout Sessions:

Communicating in Your Area of Expertise

God’s given you expertise through professional, educational, and personal experience and there’s a world out there waiting to hear from you! Whether it’s through speaking, writing, social media, video, or a podcast, this workshop will equip you to identify your expertise, find your voice, and create a practical plan that fits your style and goals for communicating your message to your target audience and beyond!


Mental Health 101 for Christian Leaders

Practical tips and wisdom to help leaders know how to better recognize and meet the needs of those struggling with their mental health and how to know when someone should be referred for professional help.

In this workshop we will discuss signs and symptoms of common mental health struggles and practical tools to help. Here are a few of the questions we will tackle: How do you know if helping them is hurting you? How to know when you are at the brink of burn out? How to know when what you are offering someone is actually hindering them and you? Lastly, we will talk about common Christian misperceptions about mental illness and how we can do better.


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