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Through the years, speaking has become a “sweet spot” for Dorina. She enjoys speaking to a variety of different groups and all ages. She speaks in classrooms, libraries and multicultural festivals; teaches kids’ cooking classes; shares at MOPS groups and women’s church events; and has served as a keynote speaker for women’s retreats. If you would like to book Dorina for your event or inquire about her availability and fees, reach out here.

Details about school visits and author talks:

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Women’s topics:

Glory Chaser: A race after Hope in the Darkness

Finding God’s Glory in Unexpected Places: Discovering the Wonder of His Glory

Flourishing Together: How God calls us to use our gifts and help others flourish

Holy Lament: Giving ourselves permission to grieve

Choosing Hope: Navigating Loss with kids

Created to create: Experiencing God’s glory through the work of our hands

Immanuel: God with us through community

Mama writer: A journey into writing & publishing for children

We Need Diverse Books: Fostering a love for reading the world

Teaching kindness: Living with entitled kids in the developing world

The gift of Dignity: The journey of starting a social goods business for women in Haiti

Justice seeker: How to engage in social justice work while raising your littles

Go Mama Workout: Using Fitness to foster community

Healing the Racial Divide among women with Lament

Star of Wonder: Modeling wonder in a hurried world


“Dorina has been one of our favorite women’s retreat speakers that we have ever had.  The way that Dorina weaves her own honest and vulnerable story along with deep truths about God so powerfully affected our women, giving us courage to invite God to write our own stories for His glory as well.  It was clear that the Holy Spirit was present with us!  I don’t know how many times I heard one of the ladies comment, ‘This was one of the best retreats we have ever had!’”

-Brenda Round, Women’s Retreat Coordinator, Pollock Pines Community Church


“I made new discoveries in God’s Word that have given me new eyes to seek and find God’s glory in the big and the little. Passages that have held great meaning for me in the past have come alive again, with insight gained in my quest for understanding God’s glory story. Dorina bravely shares and examines the hardest season of her life in a way that inspires me to be a “glory chaser” in my own life. The chapter that was particularly meaningful to me was the study of God’s glory found in suffering. I approached that topic with fear, but came away with peace, as only God’s glory can bring.”

-Cori Schmidt, The Bridge Church, Fresno

“I was honored when I was asked to be part of this Glory Experience. I went in with a strong faith in Christ, but came away with a new found love for seeking God’s glory in all things. No longer was I content living in Christ, but I had a new focus on seeking out His glory, to be present in that Glory at all times. Dorina’s honest and direct storyline helped point us to His glory each week. Her real and authentic story is one that we all share in our own personal way.”

-Susan Holman, Butler Mennonite Brethren Church, Fresno

“Dorina’s gift of exploring multi-cultural topics through the eyes of a child is powerful. I can’t wait to read her next book!”

-Andra Christensen, Founding Member of Valley Arts and Sciences Academy