Rachelle's laid-back charm causes everyone to be relaxed, open, and able to relate to her. the challenges she faces and her honesty regarding them make her transparent to her audience so they can relate to her as "one of us."
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001 and a brain tumor a few years later. Rachelle learned to use her life lessons, a positive attitude and God's amazing love to move the mountains in her life by prayer and changing the language of her inner voice. She embraces giving it all to Jesus. She teaches to always use God's word to navigate each day.
She has been interviewed on radio, Internet Shows, and TV, such as 100 Huntley St. Her passion is women's ministry.
I was not able to meet Rachelle in person due to the Corona virus but she was lovely to speak with and I’d love to one day hear her speak ❤️
Rachelle is very warm and approachable. It felt like we've known her for years. She spoke twice to our group and her morning speech was greatly enjoyed by the ladies attending our event. Rachelle was not as energetic in the afternoon but still had great things to share.
Rachelle's infectious humor has you instantly at ease and believing that you've been friends for years! Her attitude toward life's hurdles, bumps and gliches, leaves you inspired and encouraged and full of hope. She unashamedly credits God for sustaining her all through her life and for being the very "Reason" she is able to even carry on. Her faith in Him is lived out in a very believeable, real and practical way. Rachelle's "light" shines brightly in her corner of the world and wherever else God gives her opportunity to travel, enriching the lives of all those she comes in contact with!
Price Range: Will work with client
What to Expect
Audiences are left wanting more! More Jesus! Rachelle has the ability to share the good news of Christ the seriousness of His grace and is able to do so with the gift of humour. That's what gets her through the tough times.
Rachelle is not a comedian, she explains the difference as peppering the truth with humour. When Rachelle shares Christ she is at home, she is doing what she was meant to do, the sincerity shines through, Audiences leave feeling like they not only have made a new friend but that they are now truly her sister or brother because of their link through Christ Jesus. Make your next event one that people will be living with and talking about for a very long time!
Rachelle was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000 and a tumor in her right temporal lobe of her brain a couple of years later. For some people this would put a halt to their lives but for Rachelle it means not an end but many new beginnings. Rachelle has learned to use her sorrows and moves the mountains in her life with humour and the knowledge that this too is part of God's plan. Rachelle is happily married to her husband and best friend,John for 20yrs. They have two great kids, Khristien, who is 16 and an incredible singer and musician and Gerrit who is 13, Gerrit has Asperger syndrome a high functioning form of being Autistic. He rocks it out with an infectious sense of humour and lightening fast wit! Rachelle is the author of 5 books with her 6th being a children's book, called "Pretty as a Peacock". . 100 Huntley Street interview: 100 Huntley Street (link hidden)
Additional Booking Notes
Microphone, somewhere to place notes, and a stool to sit on if I get wobbly.
Past Booked Events
|May 30, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 12, 2016 • 9:30am - 11:00am||Nonprofit Event|
|September 22, 2013||Launch Party|
|Rachelle Van Ryssen||Speaker|
Influences & Inspiration
Rachelle has always been surrounded by great inspirational people, from her Grandparents and parents to teachers who saw more in her than she saw in herself.
Rachelle will say that her biggest inspiration in Jesus and wants her life to echo his. She believes love for all man kind is the greatest gift you can give. Rachelle often says, "God loves you where you are at!"
Audio system, stand,