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We understand the challenge

of finding just the right speaker

 

In our prior role as the Lead Pastor (David), as well as Creative Arts Director (Caron), of Discovery Church Orlando,  we were responsible for more than several thousand events, from small leadership training sessions to large, weekend worship services, involving several thousand people.  

David also served on the advisory team of The Leadership Summit, which is the largest annual leadership gathering in the world, that involves the finest teachers and speakers.

We’ve seen over the years that success of any event comes down to the quality, depth, and authenticity of the speakers. If we hit those marks, it was always a great event.

Our hope is that this page will make it easy for you to get the information you need to make the best decision possible.

We are honored that you would consider one or both of us (David or Caron) to speak.

Click on the PLAY button in the middle of the video image to hear us talk more about this speaking page.

An Overview Of This Page

This page provides an overview of what we have to offer, along with a taste of what you can expect. You can click on the links below to take you directly to the relevant sections.

  • What You Can Expect
  • A Little Bit About Us
  • Video Clips
  • What Others Are Saying
  • Some Of Our Most Recent Topics
  • The Next Step

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What You Can Expect

 

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
  • A personal phone consultation prior to your event, so we can better understand how we can best serve you and your audience.
  • An announcement about your event on our blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
  • A professional, thoughtfully prepared, and authentically delivered presentation that is focused on achieving the outcomes you are looking for.
  • In ministry contexts, we share engaging, biblical concepts and strategies with a call to on-going personal and community transformation. We emphasize true transformation, not more information.
  • A custom resource page exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the slides we used in the talk, along with links to other resources we believe will be helpful.
  • A quick follow-up communication after the event, to make sure we met your expectations. (We also want to know how you think we can improve.)

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A Little Bit About David

I have been speaking publicly for more than 35 years and have keynoted countless events and even more church services. I have also appeared on multiple television and radio shows.  I have spoken in large arena size events (10,000), as well as conference and church size events.

Along with speaking to leaders in over 50 countries, I have also spoken in some of the  leading churches in the U.S. that includes:

  • Willow Creek Community Church, Chicago
  • Gateway Church, Dallas
  • Northland Church, Orlando
  • First Baptist Church, Orlando

I have spent most of my career as a senior pastor and teacher, most recently as the Lead Pastor of Discovery Church Orlando for 29 years.  During that time, Discovery was identified as one of “America’s Most Influential Churches,” by leading church growth expert, Dr. John Vaughn.

I now devote my time to writing, coaching, consulting, and speaking.

I have co-written three books. The most recent is: “Nothing To Prove: Find the Satisfaction and Significance You’ve Been Striving for at the Core of Your True Identity.”

I have been married to my wife, Caron for forty-one years. We have three sons and eight grandchildren.  We live outside of Orlando, Florida. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and kayaking.

A Little Bit About Caron

I have been speaking publicly for more than 35 years in numerous churches, retreats, and conferences.  I have also appeared on television and radio.

I have spoken internationally as well as being a presenter at a number of Willow Creek Association conferences.

For 20 plus years I served on the Executive Team at Discovery Church Orlando.  During that time, I spoke regularly in weekend services as well as workshops and retreats.

I now devote my time to writing, coaching, and speaking.  I am also a free-lance artist whose work can be found at hereugostudio.com.

I have authored and co-authored numerous books and magazine articles.  My most recent book, co-authored with my husband David, is: “Nothing To Prove: Find the Satisfaction and Significance You’ve Been Striving for at the Core of Your True Identity.”

I have been married to David, for forty-one years. We have three sons and eight grandchildren.  We live outside of Orlando, Florida. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, hiking, biking, and interior design.

Our Video Clips

We speak at Conferences; Retreats; Staff Training; Worship Services; Marriage Weekends; Men’s or Women’s Events; and Leadership experiences.  

Click the PLAY button in the middle of the video image for our speaking demo reel.

What Others Are Saying

David Uth
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church Orlando

“David Loveless recently spoke to our pastoral team about his own leadership journey. He was used by God to have a profound effect on our staff as he shared with transparency and vulnerability the truth of his failure and the healing God brought to him and his wife, Caron.  It was a session unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. And it’s still having lingering affects. I’m sure David’s time with us will prevent some of us from making similar mistakes.

Danny de Armas
Senior Associate Pastor
First Baptist Church Orlando

We saw great value in having David speak to our entire church in a weekend series called Lies We Believe. It was a remarkable, transforming weekend for our congregation. Currently, our team is gleaning from David’s many years of senior leadership experience as he consults with us on several strategic initiatives, advises key leaders and, along with Caron, provides counseling for some of our pastors and their spouses. We are honored to call them our friends and highly recommend them to your staff and church.”

Gary Schwammiein
President, Willow Creek Association

“I have partnered with David Loveless for many years in many countries around the world. People love his teaching style, humor, and relational skills. Through their experiences in recent years David and his wife have even more to offer people eager to learn how to deal with the multi- faceted challenges we all face daily. I wholeheartedly endorse David and his wife Caron to anyone considering them for teaching or consulting”

Nancy Beach
Consultant: Slingshot Group
Former Arts Director, Willow Creek Church & Association

“Caron Loveless speaks into my life on a regular basis and she brings both love and truth to me with uncommon grace. She is a seasoned leader who has navigated the highs and lows of life in ministry grounded in her devotion to God. She is a gifted teacher, and a highly intuitive listener and leader of people. Anyone who has the opportunity to learn from this woman should leap at the chance!”

Some Of Our Most Recent Topics

We speak on topics related to leadership, personal identity, marriage, recovery from failure, ministry effectiveness, and personal soul care. We will customize our presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. Our goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.

Below are just a few of our most recent topics that we’ve spoken on. Keep in mind that we can present these as a single keynote/message, workshop, half-day or full day seminars.

David’s topics:

Fail Proof”– Learnings from the failure of a spiritual leader. This talk is a brutally honest discussion of the conditions contributing to one pastor’s moral failure and it’s devastating consequences. Out of his deep love and concern for every spiritual leader facing frenzied schedules, heavy responsibilities & a dream for the church that won’t quit, David offers his story in hopes that many leaders can avoid the tragedy, grief, humiliation he and his wife, family, and church have experienced. To find out more, click this link:  “Fall Proof

“Who Do You Think You Are? Experiencing the Radical Discovery of Your True Self In God” can be a game-changer for everyone. Everything we think, do, and say, from the moment we wake up each day until we fall asleep at night, is driven by our identity. As we’ve shared this new content, that we’ve developed, we’ve seen people experience radical shifts that have profoundly impacted: the meaning, purpose, fulfillment, freedom, and joy of their lives. To find out more, click this link: “The Breathtaking Journey of Re-discovering Your Identity.”

“Good News In Harsh Places.”  This message flips the notion upside down that: good news is primarily birthed in the good places of our lives,  Most of the best news of our lives are birthed in some of the harshest places of our lives.  This message shows how our lives are lived out on a continuum between the “garden” experiences VS the “desert” experiences.  The gospel shows us how to live in between those two extreme realities.

Leading from a healthy soul: Defeating the 4 Lies That Good Leaders Believe“-  As leaders, we pride ourselves in having a strong grip on what’s going on in our families, teams, businesses, and ministries. Being able to survey the field, carry the weight of responsibility and move people and initiatives forward is what we do. And because we focus so intensely on getting big things done well, we can easily miss some crucial shifts happening below the waterline, in the interior of our soul. That happened to me.

I considered myself to be an effective leader who was decently self-aware. I was big on journaling about the good, the bad, and the ugly of my life and I spent significant time in prayer. But I was not so great at recognizing the subtle influence several lies began to have on me. In recent years, as I’ve shared these lies with teams and leaders there has come such an affirmation and identification with them that I knew this was not just my issue.

David & Caron’s topics:

“No Failure Is Final OR Lessons from a Trainwreck” explores the journey that takes place, whenever significant failure or loss occurs in our lives. The devastation from such occurrences often cripples our lives and relationships over a long period of time… or forever.

David & Caron Loveless will walk you through a synthesized process that they learned from multiple sources, as well as their own personal insights, that not only has been life-changing for them, but has now been applied to others with transforming results. To find out more, click this link: “Recovering From Failure & Loss.

Strengthening The Soul Of Your Leadership” is for spiritual leaders who want to obtain the vital energy they need to strengthen and protect their hearts from being overwhelmed by the dailyness of ministry. Learn how to keep your own heart healthy and energized, in sustainable ways, as you strengthen the lives of others. To find out more, click this link: “Strengthening The Soul of Your Leadership

Enjoying Marriage As A Spiritual Practice.” Many couples, over time, allow their marriage to descend into endless numbers of unmet expectations that weaken the vitality of the relationship.  David & Caron have been there & done that. However, they’ve discovered a rarely taught way of relating, that has brought new levels of transformation and fulfillment.

Live True Personality Styles Workshop” is designed for greater self-knowledge, personal transformation & relational harmony. The diagram we employ has been the single most effective tool we have ever used for our own personal, relational, & spiritual growth. To find out more, click this link: “Live True Personality & Relational Styles Workshop

A “Deeper Journey” Workshop & Retreat. A comprehensive spiritual formation experience in light of the unique challenges of everyday life in the 21st Century. To find out more, click this link: “Deeper Journey

The “Leader’s Journey” Workshop & Retreat. Leadership is demanding. Being a healthy leader requires the successful integration of both functional & spiritual leadership. If interested in knowing more about how to help leaders live in such a way that their souls learn to thrive as well as be protected, click this link: “A Leader’s Journey.”

Caron’s topics:

All Is Forgiven” – Almost every day we are handed an opportunity to forgive someone for hurting or offending us. Some transgressions cut so deep it feels impossible to heal. Replaying our mental tapes imprisons us in anger, bitterness or pain.  Growing up in a dysfunctional family, enduring the betrayal of marital infidelity and daily life on planet earth has given me a priceless backstage pass to sacred secrets of forgiveness.

In this talk, I share candidly about the spiritual and emotional process that brings help and healing to me and to anyone needing deep inner peace and freedom to let go of the past.

 

 

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