Pastor Tania Meikle
Tania Meikle has a H.B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto and is a licensed ordained Reverend. Empowered by genuine love for people, she is Co-Founder and Co-Lead Pastor of Kingdom House Christian Centre, is a dynamic international speaker, a National Committee Member of World Vision - Power of Her, the leader of Revive Women's Ministry and a compassionate community leader bringing transformation through community engagement and global ministry. With a particular passion to see women advance and achieve their greatest potential in every area of life, she receives invitations to speak across Canada and internationally as she presents a compelling message and lifestyle that inspires, challenges and encourages others. Her speaking will invite you to examine your life and encourage you to grow as she delivers messages with clarity, insight and wisdom. She has the unique ability to see the beauty and potential in everyone and spends her life empowering people to see it in themselves and it’s been said, “You change because she came your way.” http://kingdomhouse.com/pastor-tania
Nancy and her husband, Cam, have been married since 1990 and have two sons—Aaron who is married to his darling wife, Rachel, and their beloved David who now lives in heaven. He died in May 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy joins us to share about their loss, and to bring encouragement and hope to those who are also grieving precious loved ones, especially during the Christmas holidays. For over a decade Nancy engaged millions of viewers as an on-air spokesperson for QVC—she understands what it’s like to try and balance work, marriage and motherhood, and Nancy in every season, she has learned the power of intimacy with Christ —she’s found true aliveness from within. After earning her master’s in theology from Palmer Seminary of Eastern University, she launched her international speaking ministry, NancyHicksLive, and today, Nancy speaks and teaches all over the world, inspiring others to enter into the depth of their pain with God, knowing that genuine life will be released in equal measure. The author of “Meant to Live”, Nancy has been featured on Hallmark’s Home & Family, The Jesus Calling Podcast, as well as in Publishers Weekly, The Christian Post, Christian News Journal, For Every Mom, Philadelphia Weekly and more. Through it all, she encourages people in every stage of their faith, including doubt, grief, and unbelief, equipping them to take their place in God’s Kingdom. http://nancyhickslive.com
Bill is the Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey and is the author of several books including "Grief Journey: Finding your way after a Loss", "Now What?", "When Someone You Care About Dies" "A Not-So-Jolly Christmas", and most recently "When Life Changes". Widowed in 1983, he struggled to come to terms with the loss of his wife, as well as coping with many practical issues, not least being a single parent to his two sons. Although he had many good friends, Bill realized there was not much understanding of the grief process, far less support. This concern became a significant part of his doctoral work at the University of Toronto. At the same time, he began to facilitate a program of grief support called C.O.P.E.S. (Community of People Extending Support). Bill offers some practical suggestions on how to deal with grief over the Christmas season. Today he will be talking about his new book, "Beyond the Call.http://www.griefjourney.com>.