Singing style is Contemporary Christian Music for all faiths; after 15 years of being a keynote speaker, she can tailor-make a topic to fit your event theme. Also, luncheons, holiday events, Mother’s Day, etc.
Visit links on her website to see a variety of audiences.
Her mission is to direct people to God in a way that inspires all to persevere in a life-long personal journey in the faith of Jesus Christ.
A sample of topics, and many more she can tailor-make a topic:
• The Power of Praise
• Back on My Feet!
• Breaking Through the Wall
• Holding on to Hope
• Peace in the Fast Lane
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
Mary Ott/Florida Women’s Retreat said: So very inspirational. I was so inspired at Renée’s spirituality, her sense of humor, her acceptance, her surrender. It’s given me a stronger determination to evangelize.
Diocese Los Angeles Elizabeth Fan, ACCW Director said: “Renee is such an inspirational speaker for ALL ACCW meetings and conferences! Everyone who attended walked away with such great feelings, motivated and encouraged to do Christ's work! She is definitely a MUST if you have not experienced her powerful and dynamic presentation, her angelic singing voice always uplifts me every time I hear her!”
Joanna Mitchell, UP Women's Conference Director said: Renee Bondi inspired a room full of women who were looking for a message to lift their souls. Renee's grace and faith rose above her physical circumstances and gave us a reason to press forward in the midst of our personal trials. Truly a blessing to have her at our UP Women's Conference!
Your presence and humble words made a profound impact on each of our women!. Thank you for accepting God's will and helping us women to be courageous in order to lift and carry our cross. You are an amazing and genuine woman!
Sandra Rodriguez-Alonso, Spirituality Coordinator, St. Irenaeus Parish School
A life filled with excitement. A future filled with hope.
A tragic accident. End of story? Hardly…It’s just the beginning.
At age 29, Renée Bondi was engaged to be married and had a beautiful singing voice, a thriving career as a music teacher, and a loving family. But then one night a bizarre accident shattered her spine and left her quadriplegic. Her life changed forever. Renée lost not only all use of her hands and legs but also her singing voice — she could barely speak above a whisper. Unwilling to accept that her life was over, Renée searched her heart and sought the Lord for direction. Although there were many dark days, Renée continued to persevere.
Against all odds and all physicians prognosis, Renée’s voice was miraculously restored with a crystal clear, angelic sound. Renée harnessed her talents to inspire and give hope to others.
An incredibly gifted Christian singer before her accident, Renée has augmented her gifts to include a dynamic speaking ability that grabs her audiences. Whether performing a powerful concert or sharing her profound and a victorious story that includes paralysis and a life confined to a wheelchair, those who hear Renée are uplifted and mesmerized by her angelic voice, music and messages. Most importantly, all who hear Renée are encouraged to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Renee touched our people's hearts by her sincere expression of faith and trust. She welcomed us into HER faith world... and drew us in with her heartfelt prayer, music, and personal sharing. Renee's down-to-earth "way of being" speaks volumes about what happens when a person allows Jesus to really walk with him/her in all the circumstances of life. As a real person, with real faith, Renee was an extraordinary Year of Faith speaker who touched the heart of our faith.
Sr. Marie Paul, St. Mel Parish
Sample of Keynote / Performance
• Women of Joy Conference
• Extraordinary Women’s Conference, Various Cities
• Christian Booksellers Assoc. National Convention
• National Catholic Youth Conference
• Hosanna International Festival in Jerusalem
• World Youth Day, Toronto & Denver
• Statewide Women’s Conference for Hawaiian Island Ministries
• Religious Education Congress
• Saddleback Valley Community Church Women’s Retreat
• Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conferences, Various Cities
When Renée addressed our 2010 Christian Women’s Conference, a remarkable “aura” came over our audience as she unfolded her story and gave testimony to God’s direction for her life. The audience went from curious attentiveness to compassion, to eagerness for more, more, more — to incredible anticipation for the rest of the story — finally, a resounding cheer as Renée‘s message came to an extraordinary peak and all stood in spontaneous applause and God-directed praise. What a moment that was!
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The Mission of Bondi Ministries (5013C) is to direct people to God in a way that inspires all to persevere in a life-long personal journey in the faith of Jesus Christ.
Mary Ott/Florida Women’s Retreat said:
So very inspirational. I was so inspired at Renée’s spirituality, her sense of humor, her acceptance, her surrender. It’s given me a stronger determination to evangelize.
Diocese Los Angeles Elizabeth Fan, ACCW Director said:
“Renee is such an inspirational speaker for ALL ACCW meetings and conferences! Everyone who attended walked away with such great feelings, motivated and encouraged to do Christ's work! She is definitely a MUST if you have not experienced her powerful and dynamic presentation, her angelic singing voice always uplifts me every time I hear her!”
Joanna Mitchell, UP Women's Conference Director said:
Renee Bondi inspired a room full of women who were looking for a message to lift their souls. Renee's grace and faith rose above her physical circumstances and gave us a reason to press forward in the midst of our personal trials. Truly a blessing to have her at our UP Women's Conference!
Some of the highlights of Renée’s career includes 2 books and 11 CD/DVDs, plus the following:
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
• “Inspirational Artist of the Year” United Catholic Music & Video Association
• “Woman of the Year Award” California State Senate
• “Turning Your Scars into Stars Award” (Previous recipients: Mrs. Martin Luther King, Jr., Art Linkletter, and Della Reese)
• Honoree, Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community House of Representatives
PRIOR Keynote/Performance Highlights
• World Youth Day w/ Pope John Paul II Denver, CO & Toronto
• Medjugorje Peace Conference Minneapolis, MN & Phoenix
• World Vision International, Monrovia, CA
• National Day of Prayer Assembly San Francisco, CA
• California State Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Sacramento, CA
WOMEN’S MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
• Extraordinary Women’s Conference
• Women of Virtue Conference
• MOPS International Conference
• TimeOut For Women Conference
• Statewide Women’s Conference, Hawaiian Island Ministries
• Heritage Keepers Women’s Conference
A sample of Renée’s speaking topics include the following, and as previously mentioned she has many more topics and can tailor-make a topic to fit your needs:
Renée’s unique ability to be transparent allows her to reach out to each person in the audience creating intimate moments, even in large convention halls.
The Power of Praise
Over the years, from the vantage point of her wheelchair, Renee has observed other people praising the Lord while enduring heavy, painful crosses. Digging deep into scripture to discover the origin of this profound joy, Renee saw clearly the often untapped tool that exists for all of us as followers of Christ. Hear the truth in this wondrous message of God's Word about the importance of praising Him, even in the darkest of times. Renée's teaching will move you into a new and powerfully effective spiritual discipline. 2Chr 20:1-30
Back on My Feet Again!
Just two months before her wedding, Renée Bondi suffered a freak accident leaving her quadriplegic. Although her life drastically changed overnight, she has triumphed and become an inspiration to many. Walk with Renée as she takes the audience on her faith journey starting before her accident continuing through the valley of fear and questioning, and finally standing strong once again. Renée's personal testimony is sure to melt your heart and lift your soul! Phil 1:6
Breaking Through the Wall
Be motivated as Renée discusses the biggest obstacle that often blocks our heart from accepting and receiving the intense love God has for each of His children. Through testimony, song and reflection, Renée points listeners toward the Father, breaking through the debilitating barrier of unworthiness into the wellspring of His grace and unconditional. Renée's perspective may very well change your life! Luke 15:20
Holding on to Hope
The definition of hope is "to cherish a desire with deep anticipation". Renée has been quadriplegic for over 25 years due to a freak fall in her home. Imagine how she would love to have full use of her body again! Renée shares her mental battle of fully accepting her paralysis and how she has come to trust the God that allowed her injury to take place. Rom 8:22-25
Peace in the Fast Lane
In these times of ever-increasing change and information, it's hard not to feel overwhelmed. Have you ever screamed, "I CAN'T HANDLE THIS!" Renée speaks candidly to all of us faced with "to-do" lists a mile long and to those experiencing the deep anger or resentment that often accompanies the challenges of life. Be refreshed as you listen to Renée share profound, yet practical tools to help you gain peace in our frenzied world. Renée's teaching is certain to be a healing balm on your weary soul! Phil 4:7-8
Additional Booking Notes
This a SAMPLE only
A. PURCHASER promises to post ARTIST event on their website, calendar of events, and/or church program (if this applies) within 5 working days of this agreement. PURCHASER is encouraged to register the event with regional publications and online ticket outlets (i.e. iTickets, Christian Happenings, The Christian Concert Authority, etc.); “How to promote a concert” is in the attached for your convenience.
B. NO advertising or promotion of the engagement shall be undertaken by PURCHASER until the approved contract has been signed and returned to booking manager.
C. If the event is ticketed, ARTIST reserves the right to obtain a 1-3 complimentary tickets for friends, family, AND media (newspaper, television, etc.).
A. Please note that all deposits are nonrefundable. ARTIST and/or its representative shall decide either over the telephone (if she hasn’t departed for a venue) or on-site if cancelation or postponement is necessary the day of the show due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. flood, fire, death, etc.). BUT we always try to reschedule if this should happen.
IF a 15% Deposit for this event has been agreed upon, a church check, certified check, or cashier’s check should be made out to BURKE COMMUNICATIONS and the balance is a check made out to BONDI MINISTRIES and must be given to ARTIST prior to or during the event.
TRAVEL / LODGING (if applicable)
A. ARTIST personnel is comprised of 3 people – Renée Bondi, Road Manager or Renée’s husband and Renée’s caregiver.
B. ARTIST requires two (2) hotel rooms, (1 handicap accessible) next to each other if possible, each nonsmoking with, queen or king beds, reserved for each day that Renée is performing. A hotel with hi-speed internet accessibility and hotel complimentary breakfast is appreciated but not required. Renee is a member of the Hilton Honors Program and her number is Hilton Honors # 901205832, although it is not required, she would welcome staying in one of their hotels if possible (Hampton, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites). She is also comfortable if you have a “retreat center” for lodging. These rooms need to be reserved and guaranteed by PURCHASER and please set up all billing as referred to PURCHASER. The rooms should be paid for in advance by the PURCHASER. Please hold the room under the name RENÉE BONDI.
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TRAVEL / LODGING (continued)
C. Airline Flights - If airline tickets are needed, PURCHASER will provide 3 tickets from John Wayne/Orange Co. (SNA) or Los Angeles (LAX). Road Manager Deborah Winders will book lowest price/best times in coach for ARTIST and bill PURCHASER.
D. Ground Transportation - If the event is not local and ARTIST is flying, then handicap van transportation is needed. PURCHASER needs to contact Road Manager Deborah Winders to arrange the rental or pick up service.
MEALS & SNACKS
A. Typically PURCHASER will provide lunch and/or dinner on the day of the event for Renée Bondi, Road Manager, and Renée’s caregiver/attendant. .
B. PURCHASER shall provide room temperature/not cold bottled water, unsweetened Green Tea, if possible along with a few “munchies” (i.e. fruit/veggie tray.) for the dressing room.
A. PURCHASER agrees that ARTIST shall have the sole and exclusive right to sell souvenir merchandise items in connection with the event. All receipts received shall belong exclusively to ARTIST.
B. Sale of merchandise, including but not limited to ARTIST’S CD’s, books and other promotional items will be allowed and encouraged by PURCHASER before, during and after event; Ample space in a prime/busy location, will be made available by PURCHASER along with one (1) 8’ banquet table for ARTIST use. Please provide two (2) chairs at this table.
A. PURCHASER is responsible to provide at least one (1) strong and capable volunteer to help load IN and OUT the ARTIST’S merchandise upon arrival, and at the end of the event.
B. PURCHASER is responsible for having at least Two (2) volunteers assigned to be at the merchandise table one (1) hour before the event begins, and up to one (1) hour after the event ends. We prefer the helpers to be at least 18 years of age.
C. PURCHASER is responsible for having one (1) volunteer who is available to ARTIST to assist her from stage to meet and greet location immediately following her performance.
PRODUCTION/ TECH REQUIREMENTS
A. TECH NEEDS
ARTIST needs a handheld mic of good quality (SHURE 87 or comparable mic) ALL mics should be XLR Based of professional quality, plus usage-specific. For questions please contact Road Manager Deborah Winders.
A mixer/ amplification/speaker system that is up to professional standards is of good quality, from a reputable brand or company, and that is capable of providing adequate sound for the venue. 2 Stage monitors are required.
C. MIXING CONSOLE- one professional quality mixing console with a minimum of 8 input channels, each input channel should have a minimum of a four band semi-parametric EQ. The console should have at least 4 auxiliary sends. ARTIST uses I-POD that holds her music tracks and will need to be able to connect to the console. Suggested Consoles: Yamaha, Soundcraft, Midas, Allen & Heath, and Mackie.
D. SOUND OPERATOR- ARTIST does not bring a sound engineer. Please provide a qualified and capable technician and have the system in place and operating in time for scheduled sound check. The technician is required to operate system throughout ARTIST presentation.
E. MULTI MEDIA- A computer video output connected to a projector, a screen of a size large enough for all concert attendees to comfortably read projected written text. If ARTIST does not provide a laptop to run lyrics and videos, lyrics will be emailed to the church for use during the event. PURCHASER will provide a capable technician to run a projector.
F. STAGING- the area of performance should be a single level, a minimum of 18 in. high, 18 ft. wide and 12 ft. deep. If in a church, there must be a minimum of 8 ft. deep in front of the altar for Renée to safely maneuver her wheelchair. Please provide a ramp minimum of 32” wide for her wheelchair to enter/exit stage and keep stage clear of obstructions and equipment prior to sound check (i.e. podiums, pulpits, piano, etc. if not being used).
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This CONTRACT between BONDI MINISTRIES and is to confirm appearance(s) on . This document shall serve as the official contract and outlines the agreed upon terms and conditions. By signing below, I understand the importance and agree to fulfill the requirements in this Contract & Technical Rider. Please make a copy of this Contract/Tech Rider, include 15% deposit and send original to BURKE COMMUNICATIONS (address in a directory above).
Purchaser Signature Date
______ Kathleen Burke__________
BURKE COMMUNICATIONS Signature Date
Past Booked Events
|November 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||James A. Musick Facility in Irvine, CA|
|October 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||RESPECT FOR LIFE CONFERENCE in Piscataway Township, NJ|
|July 18, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Santiago de Compostela in Lake Forest, CA|
|May 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||WOMEN'S SPRING TEA in Seal Beach, CA|
|May 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||HOPE THROUGH THE STORM CONFERENCE in Grand Rapids, MI|
|April 03, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||St. Anthony Catholic Church in Upland, CA|
|March 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||San Juan Hills Golf Course in San Juan Capistrano, CA|
|February 21, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Oceanside, CA|
Christian Contemporary music includes original and familiar songs (Laura Story, Mark Lowrey, Any Grant, and many others).
Influences & Inspiration
Jesus Christ of course!
PRODUCTION/ TECH REQUIREMENTS A. TECH NEEDS ARTIST needs a handheld mic of good quality (SHURE 87 or comparable mic) ALL mics should be XLR Based of professional quality, plus usage-specific. For questions please contact Road Manager Deborah Winders. B