Are you looking for an engaging, encouraging, insightful speaker? Invite Natalie to your event.

Natalie in the Snow

Known as a speaker who paints pictures with words and brings the Word to life, Natalie weaves tales from the trail with biblical truths and practical tools to encourage and equip audiences to navigate the landscape of life by faith. She’s a once-reluctant hiker who’s discovered that finding her way in the woods helps her negotiate the details of daily life faith-fully. A midwesterner with a longstanding fear of cows, she has survived a snowmobile-windshield-to-nostril standoff with a half-ton bison, a trip into the backcountry with recreationally-unstable fly-fishing guide, and a trek across the edge of a cliff pursued by a wandering bear. She writes and speaks about these experiences to inspire others to travel their own terrain by faith.



Audience & Topics

Natalie’s blend of tales from the trail and teaching from scripture lends itself to a wide variety of audiences and settings, including retreats, outdoor sporting expos, breakout sessions, events for women, couples, and teens, as well as social and seasonal gatherings. Her topics include:

  • 8 Words You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Fishing Guide {And 6 You Do}
  • Eagles, Wings, and Walking by Faith
  • Don’t Feed the Animals
  • Troubles, Tribulations, and Trials: Navigating Tough Terrain
  • Navigating Christmas

If you are interested in contacting Natalie about your event, please use this form to start the conversation. 

Others Say

As an avid outdoorsman, I spend countless hours in the field pursuing deer and elk. As a writer and speaker, Natalie is able to bring back the sound and smells of past hunts as she describes her encounters with God’s creation. She understands the rhythms of the outdoors through the changing seasons. I highly recommend her perspective of God’s perfect design.” ~ Earl Taylor

So glad I came tonight; just what I needed to hear” was expressed by many of our ladies. As Natalie shared her knowledge and observations of eagles, she beautifully wove a comparison of their wilderness lives with our spiritual ones.
~ Lisa Lukens, Event Coordinator, Influence: a Titus 2 Ministry for Women, Pella, Iowa

Natalie Ogbourne is a brilliant speaker who can paint a picture with words and put you right in the setting she is describing. She knows God’s Word and can teach it on a level that can be understood easily and she helps you see it in a way that you can apply to your own Christian walk.
~ Mardi Peasley, Retreat Coordinator, Madrid Evangelical Free Church, Madrid, Iowa

Natalie Ogbourne is a captivating speaker that is real with her audience. As the keynote for our women’s retreat, Natalie delivered a message that was real about life’s joy. Natalie reminded us of the tools we have to accentuate life’s jounrey of joy; through faith, through scripture, and the realization that we share the expeirence of both jubliance and tribulation. Natalie is personable, realistic, and the positve force you want to facilitate reflections, so as to “Pause, ponder, and press on.” ~ Danielle Johnson, Christian LIfe Committee, First Christian Church, Maryville, Missouri

Availability and Fees

Natalie is available for a  few weekend and evening engagements each year. She is currently considering speaking requests for 2021. Natalie is willing to negotiate a speaking fee, based on your budget.  She also asks that travel expenses be covered.

Speaking Sample

Find an example of Natalie’s voice and style:  Who We Are, Whose  We Are, and What We Were Made For


Contact Natalie About Your Event

To begin a conversation about your event, contact Natalie using the form below.  She’d love to know more about what you’re putting together.