Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Get to Know Cindy:

Lucinda Secrest McDowell, M.T.S., is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength.” A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, McDowell is the author of 15 books and contributing author to 30+ books. Her award-winning books include Soul StrongLife-Giving ChoicesDwelling Places, and Ordinary Graces. Lucinda, a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and AWSA, leads a Speak Up intensive coaching group, and guest blogs monthly for ‘The Write Conversation.’  Whether coaching writers and speakers, pouring into young mamas, or leading a restorative day of prayer, Lucinda is energized by investing in people of all ages. As a communications teacher, she has served on the faculty of several conferences, including Speak Up Conference, and co-directs the annual spiritual retreat ‘reNEW – retreat for New England Writing & Speaking.’ Known for her ability to convey deep truth in practical and winsome ways, McDowell shares words from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and blogs weekly at Contact her at

Breakout Session:


Speaking to the Felt Needs of Your Audience 

Now, more than ever, we are called to be messengers to people who are confused, hurting, and seeking. In this workshop, Lucinda will help us strategize how to both target the need and deliver words that speak directly into the hearts and lives of our intended readership or audience. We will develop 5 practical steps that work for both writing and speaking to help heal a broken world.


15-minute appointments:

Speaker & Author Mentor

Lucinda Secrest McDowell has been both a published writer and professional speaker her entire adult life. Her greatest joy is encouraging YOU on your journey in one or both of these areas. She loves to help discover your passion and break that big vision down into proactive steps. You have a unique story and style that -- combined with good choices and God's plan -- will touch a hurting world!

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