As a cancer survivor, author, pastor, and healthcare consultant, my faith-based messages are designed to bring hope and healing to hurting people, and equip churches, healthcare and other organizations to care for the needs of the whole person.
I am especially passionate about cultivating the partnership between faith and medicine, particularly as it relates to cancer care and a ministry I founded in 2001 called Pray for the Cure.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 75 minutes
What to Expect
Compelling personal story with years of practical ministry experience, engaging slides and presentation style. Practical tips and Information you can take back to your home and church and use!
Mary J. Nelson is a full time author, speaker, and deployed Pastor of Prayer at Hosanna!, a church of 7000+ members in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Formerly, she was the founder and President of Soterion, a communications company dedicated to the healthcare industry. Mary has a passion for helping people encounter God and His goodness in the midst of trials and be empowered and set free to live out their destiny. She emerged from a breast cancer diagnosis in 1999 eager to share how God restored and transformed her life. Her deepest desire is to give away what she has freely received.
Mary is the author of Grace for Each Hour: Through the Breast Cancer Journey (Bethany House 2005), Hope for Tough Times (Revell 2009), and Peace for Each Hour (Comfort Publishing 2013). Her 2016 releases by Barbour Publishing include Jehovah-Rapha: The God Who Heals, the first in a series of names of God books, and Praying for the Cure: A Powerful Prayer Guide for Comfort and Healing From Cancer. Her books inspire those suffering from physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual brokenness by helping them draw close to the heart of God. She founded and leads the Pray for the Cure cancer healing and discipleship ministry at Hosanna! where she also serves as a leader in the Sozo inner healing ministry and healing prayer ministry. She and her husband, Howie, have two adult children and two grandchildren, and have been married for 40 years. They enjoy spending time with family, traveling, motorcycling, reading, and serving together as prayer leaders in their local church.
Influences & Inspiration
Two recent presentations focused on the partnership between faith and medicine for Mayo Health Systems and the Duluth Faith and Health Conference. Invited speaker at the International Healing Conference and International Association of Healing Ministries Institute.
Podium, hands free microphone, projection for Power Point slides, book display table
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