A Little About Natalie
Known as a speaker who paints pictures with words and brings the Word to life, Natalie weaves tales from the trail with biblical truth and practical tools to encourage and equip others 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 with a bear at her heels. With more than fifteen years of public speaking experience, she shares about these adventures and other tales from the trail to inspire others to travel life’s tough terrain by faith.
Audiences and Topics
Natalie’s blend of tales from the trail and teaching from scripture lends itself to a wide variety of audiences and settings, including:
- women’s retreats
- workshops and breakout sessions
- outdoor sporting events
- social and seasonal events for women, couples, and teens
Her topics include:
- Eight Words You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Backcountry Guide (& Six You Do)
- Eagles, Wings, and Walking by Faith
- Why We Don’t Feed The Animals
- Trouble, Tribulation, & Trials: Navigating Tough Terrain
- Navigating Christmas by Faith
Others are Saying
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
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, Former Director Hidden Acres Christian Center
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 journey of joy; through faith, through scripture, and the realization that we share the experience of both jubilance and tribulation. Natalie is personable, realistic, and the positive 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 2023. Natalie is happy to negotiate a speaking fee, based on your budget. She asks that travel expenses be covered.
To contact Natalie about your event, please use form below.