Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Get to Know Cindy:

Lucinda Secrest McDowell 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 award-winning author of 15 books including Soul Strong and Life-Giving Choices.. Whether building leadership teams, pouring into young mamas, or leading a restorative day of prayer, she is energized by investing in people of all ages. In addition to serving as a "Speak Up LearnOn" Coach, she also offers hourly sessions on writing, speaking, and spiritual growth through "Encouraging Words Consulting." Lucinda, a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and AWSA, co-directs the annual spiritual retreat reNEW – retreat for New England Writing & Speaking and blogs weekly at

Breakout Session:


Soul Strength for Writers & Speakers

How do you keep going for a lifetime – writing and speaking messages of hope and life and truth? How do you battle discouragement, detours, or the death of dreams? The answer lies in drawing near to the heart of Jesus who offers unconditional love and fills us with serenity and strength. Come as you are and let us help nourish your soul with keys to a vibrant inner life that will enable you and your words to reach a hurting 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!

Ready to register?

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Join us at Speak Up 2022.