Upcoming Schedule

February 16: Livermore, CA: Justice, Race & Privilege in the Publishing Industry: A Conversation with Myisha Hill (West Coast Christian Writers Conference), 1 pm

February 21: Oakland, CA: The Color of Life launch party & conversation with Julie Tinker-Ward (Sole Space), 7 pm

February 24: Hayward, CA: The Color of Life book reading & conversation with Michael Kim-Eubanks (Books on B), 2-4 pm

March 2: Lafayette, CA: Permission to BE Messy (Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Women’s Retreat)

March 3: Oakland, CA: guest speaker (Oakland City Church), 9:30 & 11:30 am

March 8: Seattle, WA: The Color of Life launch party & conversation with Jordan Uomoto (Fuller Northwest), 7 pm

March 9: Tacoma, WA: The Color of Life book conversation & event (Christ the King Lutheran Church), 10 am

March 9: Bellevue, WA: guest speaker (Soup & Bread Gathering @ Westminster Chapel), 6 pm

March 10: Seattle, WA: guest speaker (St Andrew’s Episcopal Church), 8 & 10 am

March 13: Berkeley, CA: guest speaker (First Pres Berkeley), 7:30 pm

March 14: Oakland, CA: The Color of Life book reading (A Great Good Place for Books), 7 pm

March 21: Emeryville, CA: Literacy Field Trip (Barnes & Noble)

March 24: Portland, OR: guest speaker (Cascade Church), 10:30 am

March 24: Salem, OR: The Color of Life book reading (Rainbow West Christian Supply), 2-4 pm

March 25: Eugene, OR: The Color of Life book reading (Valley Covenant Church), 7 pm

March 26: McMinnville, OR: The Color of Life book reading (First Baptist Church), 7 pm

March 28: Portland, OR: Artistry Panel with Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, Michelle Lang & Velynn Brown (Cascade Church), 7 pm

April 13: Jackson, MS: The Color of Life book reading & conversation with James Meredith & Jemar Tisby (Lemuria Books), 2-4 pm

April 25: San Francisco, CA: The Color of Life book reading & conversation with Sally Steele & Kevin Cooke (Saint Frank Coffee), 7 pm

June 9: San Francisco, CA: guest speaker & after service conversation with Peter Choi (City Church San Francisco), 10 am

Recent Topics Include

Holy Interruptions:
Just because life is messy doesn’t mean God doesn’t sit with us in the center of the pain - or that Jesus hasn’t interrupted our lives for his purpose.

The Color of Life:
The power of love helped Cara see color - and her life will never be the same. Enter into conversations of race and justice, for we are the imago Dei.


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She’s funny and she’s animated, but most of all she’s a truth teller who yearns to bring people closer to the God of justice, peace and love. A former high school English teacher and non-profit outreach director, Cara holds a Masters of Theology (Fuller Seminary) and is now a writer and speaker. Her first book, The Color of Life, releases with Zondervan in 2019.

With nearly twenty years of professional speaking experience to over two hundred unique audiences, Cara speaks to a wide range of people but especially loves filling the pulpit on a Sunday morning or sharing her heart over the weekend at a family camp. An Episcopalian with Evangelical roots, she’d love to share a short, ten-minute homily or a longer, forty-minute sermon. You do you, Church! 

Want to see Cara in action?

What kind of audience will connect?

Cara speaks to…

  • Corporate Audiences, mostly around themes of creativity and bravery.

  • Women’s and Mother’s Groups, around the idea of finding Beauty in the most unlikely of places.

  • Middle School, High School and College Students, around issues of identity – Who am I? Who are my friends? Where am I going? 

  • Non-Profit and Other Faith-Based Organizations, when it comes to curating the conversations we all need to be happening that aren’t always happening. Using content from her book, The Color of Life, Cara especially loves to dialogue with brothers and sisters of color in order to model real and honest conversations around issues of justice, race and privilege.

  • Church Gatherings, Conferences and Retreats, be it around content from her book or a host of other topics, Cara loves getting the chance to bring people closer to the God of justice, peace and love.

  • Bookstores, Book Clubs & Community Events, including a myriad of ways The Color of Life can be engaged with in your particular community!

Interested in hearing more? Reach out to Cara today.