Brenda Pace
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Brenda Pace is an author and speaker with a passion for bringing encouragement and hope to women. She frequently shares her message in both local church and military chapel settings. She has been the keynote speaker for retreats in Korea, Japan, Turkey, Germany, Italy, and numerous locations across the United States.

Brenda is dedicated to mentor and train women to be godly leaders. She gained practical experience serving at every level of leadership in the military women’s organization, Protestant Women of the Chapel, from president of a local chapter to national leadership as the president of Protestant Women of the Chapel-USA. Her personal experience along with specialized training and education in leadership, has equipped her to encourage and mentor women to develop their full potential for Christ. She now serves as advisor to the military ministry to women Planting Roots (www.plantingroots.net).

As a result of her desire to encourage military spouses Brenda coauthored the devotional book Medals above My Heart, with her friend and fellow military spouse Carol McGlothlin (Broadman and Holman).  Brenda and Carol also wrote The One Year Yellow Ribbon Devotional, Taking a Stand in Prayer for Our Nation and Those Who Serve (Tyndale House), for both military and civilian readers.
She is a contributing author to Stories of Faith and Courage from the Homefront, Stories Around the Table, and the seminary textbook Women in Ministry and Leadership. Brenda is the author of a soon to be released devotional and bible study series The Journey of a Military Wife: God’s Truth for Every Step. The American Bible Society will launch the series in early 2015.

Brenda holds a BA in education from Lee University, a MEd from Columbus State University, and a MA in Christian Leadership from Liberty Theological Seminary. She is currently a Doctorate of Ministry candidate at the Assembly of God Theological Seminary.

Brenda currently lives in Tennessee, the place of her birth with her husband Richard. A retired US Army Chaplain with 28 years of service, Richard serves as the Chaplain Endorser and Coordinator for Vocational Chaplains at the Church of God Chaplains Commission. The Pace’s are the parents of two married sons and the proud grandparents of five terrific grandkids.

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Medals above My Heart is a book of collected life stories that offer a spiritual focus on the rewards of military life. Although their husbands wear their medals on their uniforms, the wives of servicemen have medals they wear over their hearts too. These may not be tangible medals, but they include the benefits of personal character, leadership development, adventure, relationships and opportunities for service. Each story in this encouraging book includes a Scripture, a prayer and an uplifting message that is sure to encourage and inspire the reader. This book is a great gift for military spouses or anyone who has a desire to better understand military life.  Order Now

The One Year© Yellow Ribbon Devotional (Tyndale House Publishers, October 2008) by Brenda Pace and Carol McGlothlin is meant to bring hope in the midst of tough times. The Yellow Ribbon Devotional includes daily encouragement and prayer topics for our country, soldiers, and all those in harm’s way. It also gives those in the civilian community a greater understanding of the military culture and serves as a tool in praying for America and those who proudly wear the uniform of service. “The call to take a stand in prayer on behalf of our nation, and for those who serve, is one we can all answer,” say Brenda and Carol. As those left behind struggle to find contentment and hope, this devotional will meet their needs as well as encourage all Americans to take a stand by praying for their country and the men and women in the our armed services.  Order Now

Brenda Pace is an author and speaker with a passion for bringing encouragement and hope to women. She is frequently asked to share her message with women in both local church and military chapel settings. She has been the keynote speaker for women’s retreats in Korea, Japan, Turkey, Germany, Italy, and numerous locations across the United States. Her personal experience along with specialized training and education in leadership, has equipped her to encourage and mentor women to develop their full potential for serving in Christ’s kingdom. Along with friend and co-author Carol McGlothlin, Brenda has sought to expound on that message through the publication of Medals above My Heart (B&H) and The One Year Yellow Ribbon Devotional (Tyndale House). You can find out more about Brenda and her ministry at www.brendapace.com.

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2014

April 4-5, Huntsville, AL-Redstone Arsenal Women's Retreat (keynote)

April 25-27, Honolulu, HI-Women's Retreat (keynote)

June 21-28, Spring Canyon, CO-Heroes on the Homefront Conference (keynote)

September 19-21, Litchfield, KY-Women's Retreat (keynote)

December 16, Ft. Campbell, KY-Women's Event (keynote)

 

 

2013

January 3, Carlisle, PA-Women's event (keynote)

February 11, Ft. Campbell, KY-Women's event (keynote)

March 1-3, Ft. Riley, KS-Women's Retreat (keynote)

March 8-10, Pensacola, FL-Women's Retreat (keynote)

March 13, Savannah, GA-Women's Day Retreat (keynote)

March 22-24, Fayetteville, NC-Women's Retreat (keynote)

April 5-7, Colorado Springs, CO-Women's Retreat (keynote)

April 12-14, Elizabethtown, KY-Women's Retreat (keynote)

May 3, Carlisle, PA-Ancora Conference (workshop leader)

June 9-15, Spring Canyon, CO-Heroes on the Homefront Conference (keynote)

September 7, Cleveland, TN-Westmore Church Women's Brunch (keynote)

October 5, Garmisch, Germany-Ministry to the Military Retreat (keynote/workshop)

November 2-3, Nashville, TN-Ft. Campbell Women's Retreat (keynote)

November 8-10, Chambersburg, PA-Chantilly Bible Church Women's Retreat (keynote)


 

2012

February 10-12, Atlanta, GA- Women's Retreat (keynote)

March 9-11, Enterprise, AL-Women's Retreat (keynote)

March 23-25, Seoul, South Korea-Women's Retreat (keynote)

March 30-April 2, West Point, NY-Women's Retreat (keynote)

April 27-29, Columbus, Georgia-Women's Retreat (keynote)

June 16-23, Spring Canyon, CO-Heroes on the Home Front Retreat (keynote)

July 17, Columbus, GA-Leadership Conference (keynote)

July 21-22, Orlando, FL-Vocational Chaplain Retreat (workshop leader)

August 7-8, Seattle, WA-Women's event (keynote)

October 23-28, 2012 West Point, NY-female cadet and women's ministry events (keynote)

November 1-4, Nashville, TN-PWOCI Conference (workshop leader)

 

2011

January 6, Carlisle, PA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

January 15, Washington DC-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

January 27, Augusta, GA-Warren Baptist Church Women's Ministry event (keynote)

January 28-30, Augusta, GA-Women's Retreat (keynote)

February 11, Atlanta, GA-Couples event (guest soloist)

March 17, Atlanta, GA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

March 18-19, Pensacola, FL-Women's Retreat (keynote)

April 1-3, Tucson, AZ-Women's Retreat (keynote)

May 14-15, Ft Lee, VA-Women's Retreat (Sat. keynote)

July 8-10, Washington DC-Leadership Training (trainer) >

July 16-23, Spring Canyon, CO-Heroes on the HomeFront Conference (keynote)

September 24, Nashville, TN-Wives of Faith Conference (Saturday keynote)

November 3-6, Sandy Cove, MD-PWOC NE Region Conference (keynote)

 

2010

February 18, Atlanta, GA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

March 1, Pine, Mt., GA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

March 25, Atlanta, GA-Women in History luncheon (guest soloist)

April 4, Atlanta, GA-Ft. McPherson Sunrise Service (guest soloist)

April 15-19, Ft. Riley, KS-Women's Ministry retreat (keynote)

April 23-25, El Paso, TX-Women's Ministry retreat (keynote)

April 29-May 2, Fairbanks, Alaksa-Leadership Training (trainer)

May 6, Atlanta, GA-Ft. McPherson National Day of Prayer breakfast (guest soloist)

May 7-9, Monterey, CA-Strengthening the Cords of Relationship Conference (keynote w/Judy Rossi)

May 12-16, Willingen, Germany-Leadership Training (trainer)

June 29, Ft. Campbell, KY-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

July 5-9, Spring Canyon, CO-Heroes on the HomeFront (keynote)

July 9-11, Columbus, GA-Leadership Training (trainer)

August 19-22, Washington DC-Women's Ministry Leadership Training (trainer)

August 31, Faytetteville, NC-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

September 8, Savannah, GA-Strengthening the Cords of Relationship (keynote w/Judy Rossi)

October 22-23, Ft. Knox, KY-Women's Ministry retreat (keynote)

November 4-7, Willingen, Germany-Protestant Women of the Chapel Europe Worship and Study Conference (workshop leader)

November 10-14, Dallas, TX-Protestant Women of the Chapel International Conference (workshop leader)

November 17, San Antonio, TX-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

 

2009

February 21, Washington, DC-NE Region Board Leadership Training (keynote)

February 27-29, Okinawa, Japan-Kadena AFB Women's Ministry retreat (keynote)

March 19, Hagerstown, MD-Virginia Avenue Church of God Women's Ministry event (keynote)

March 27-29, Charlottsville, VA-Church of the Holy Spirit of Roanoke Women's Ministry retreat (keynote)

April 6-8, Ft. Polk, LA-Strengthening the Cords of Relationship retreat (keynote w/Judy Rossi)

May 15-17, Virginia Beach, VA-Women's Ministry retreat (keynote)

May 21, Ft. Belvoir, VA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

June 8-13, Spring Canyon, CO-Heroes on the Homefront Conference (keynote)

June 14, Ft. Mill, SC-Ft. Mill Church of God Women's Ministry event (keynote)

July 16-18, Lawton, OK-Central Region PWOC Leadership Weekend (keynote)

September 12, Columbus, GA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

October 1, Augusta, GA-Women's Ministry event/Chaplain's Appreciation luncheon (keynote)

October 9-10, Emerald Isle, NC-Camp Lejuene CREDO Women's retreat (keynote)

October 23-25, Honolulu, HI-Pacific Region PWOC Conference (keynote)

October 27, Hickham AFB, HI-Leadership Training (keynote)

October 28, K-Bay Marine Base, HI-MOPS (keynote)

November 5-8, Atlanta, GA-PWOC Southeast Region Conference (workshop leader/vendor)

 

2008

January 3, Carlisle, PA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

January 25-27, Fayetteville, NC-Women's Ministry retreat (keynote)

March 3, Columbus, GA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

March 26, Ft. Meade, MD-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

April 17-22, Okinawa, Japan-Leadership Training/trainer; Women's Ministry retreat (keynote)

April 24, Ft. Belvoir, VA-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

May 2, Ft. Campbell, KY-Leadership Training (trainer)

May 9-11, Guantonamo Bay, Cuba-Leadership Training (trainer)

May 20, Carlisle, PA-Leadership Training (trainer)

May 22, Qunatico, VA-Leadership Training (trainer)

May 29, APG, MD-Leadership Training (trainer)

June 7-13, Spring Canyon, CO-Heroes on the Homefront Conference (keynote)

September 2, Ft. Leonardwood, MO-Women's Ministry event (keynote)

November 13-16, Dallas, TX-PWOCI Conference (workshop speaker/vendor)

December 10, Washington, DC-Pentagon Prayer Breakfast (keynote)

 

2007

November 8-12, Lake of the Ozarks, MO; Keynote speaker Central Region Fall Focus

November 2-3, Beckley, W. VA; Keynote speaker Family Worship Center women’s retreat

October, 13, Waldorf, MD; Keynote speaker New Life Church women’s ministry launch

September 20, Fort Lee, VA; Keynote speaker PWOC fall kickoff

September 14-18, Anchorage, Alaska; Keynote speaker regional Fall Focus Conference

June 9-15, Spring Canyon, CO; speaker Heroes on the Homefront

May 31, Carlisle, PA; Leadership Training

May 26-28, Stone Mountain, GA; speaker w/Carol McGlothlin; Task Force Patriot Salute to the Troops

April 27-May 1, Willigen, Germany; Workshop Leader PWOC May Training Conference

April 26, Heidelberg, Germany; Keynote speaker PWOC

April 24, Naples, Italy; Keynote speaker PWOC

April 13-16, Fort Monroe, VA; Keynote speaker PWOC spring retreat

March 27-April 2, Okinawa, Japan; Leadership Training

March, 15, Fort Belvoir, VA; Keynote speaker PWOC

February, 23-26, White Sulphur Springs, PA; Keynote speaker, Quantico WOC women’s retreat