Rebecca VanDeMark is a writer, speaker, and blogger who loves Jesus, life, and the miracle of Hope. Rebecca is the founder of Grace Engaged, a ministry to high school aged women and Lyme Caravan Foundation, which provides hope and help for those fighting through the desert of Lyme Disease. Rebecca also owns an Etsy shop, which donates a portion of all of its proceeds to charity. Rebecca holds degrees from Cedarville University, Regent University, and American University. Before fighting health issues Rebecca worked in Washington DC with two non-profit organizations and later taught High School History and Bible Classes for seven years. 

Rebecca is passionate about the hearts of women, high school and college students, singles, those who are broken-hearted, and those who are chronically ill. Rebecca writes and speaks about celebrating the extraordinary moments in the midst of ordinary days. Dealing with subjects of relationships, singleness, disease, shattered dreams, family, heartbreak, love and hope, Rebecca compassionately and uniquely shares about finding an ever-present Savior in every moment as she survives and thrives with Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease and Cancer. Rebecca lives with her family, splitting time between the sweet south and upstate New York. 

                                                         books

Noble Beauty (a Devotional for 12th grade women), Coming July 2017

When Mercy Beckons, coming Spring 2017

Church Meets Lyme, coming 2017

Girl Meets Lyme, coming 2017

Path of Mettle (Daily Reflections on Perseverance from Scripture for the Lyme Disease Journey), Fall 2016

December Caravan (Tate Publishing), coming August 2016

Path of Hope (Daily Reflections on Hope from the Psalms for the Lyme Disease Journey)2016

When Light Dawns (Daily Reflections on Advent & Christmas for Lyme Warriors), 2015

Prayers for The Single Journey, 2015

Praying Through Lyme Disease, 2014

Couch Rebels- Contributing Author (Cause Publishing), 2013

 

 
 

writings

SPEAKING EVENTS

It is an honor that you have stopped by this page. Rebecca is a Christian young woman passionate about Jesus Christ, those that are hurting, and life. Through her own experience with severe health issues (including Advanced Late Stage Lyme Disease and Cancer), heartbreak, and living life as a single woman, Rebecca has become a compassionate speaker dedicated to encouraging the hearts of people and sharing the love of Jesus with others. 

Rebecca speaks at retreats, banquets, events, churches, Bible Studies, Women's ministries, and college campuses about our ever-present God and a variety of topics. Rebecca is happy to speak about any of the topics you find on her personal blog or on this website (and more than happy to discuss any other ideas you may have). In addition Rebecca has spoken on the following topics: 

* Finding hope in the difficult seasons of life

* The Single Life Journey, including any topic from her book, Prayers for the Single Journey

*Topics related to High School Aged women (Grace Engaged Ministry)

* Finding God in shattered dreams

*Topics related to Lyme Disease, including any topic from her book Praying through Lyme Disease 

* Topics related to finding hope and purpose in Illness (specifically Chronic Illness)

* How the church can reach out and support those with Chronic Illness

* Her Story of loss and God's mercy

You can find a list of Rebecca's speaking events at the bottom of this page. If you are prayerfully considering inviting Rebecca to speak please fill out the form below and she will respond as soon as possible.

 

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