Her Newest Retreat Topics:
All topics are available either in series for retreats and conferences or as individual talks for classes or special events.
HELP! Someone Please Unplug the Treadmill!
Survival Checklist for Times of Stress. An upbeat session providing a 15-
A Shoulder to Cry On
Providing Support in the Valley of Divorce Equips people to minister in practical ways to those recovering from the devastation of divorce.
Enjoying the Journey. Discover the joyful significance of our relationship with the Lord in the journey of life by exploring the depth and reality of Jesus being the way, the truth and the life. When we journey with the LORD, we can expect great things!
Growing and Ministering through Grief. Practical and informative, this session covers 3 perspectives: dealing with your own grief, helping someone else through their grief, and preparing for your own Home-
Planted by the Waters: Face Tomorrow with a Smile
Transitioning Gracefully Through Life. Regardless of age, most of us need help adjusting to change. As soon as we get life figured out, change swoops down on us, whisking us out of our comfort zone. Learn some keys to passing through life’s transitions successfully.
“PTSD & What About Me?
7 Tips for Loved Ones of
Those with PTSD”
This is the stirring talk Welby gave at a recent VA Caregiver Conference, which was so well-
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Books and Resources Audio And Video
Formerly a Wife -
Love Our Vets: Restoring Hope for Family of Veterans
Welby’s books are available on Amazon and other book stores.
Comments about Welby’s
"She's got a glow in her life you just want to capture."
"I left so encouraged and having a new focus for my life."
"I'll never forget this speaker! She took me right
into my heart needs."
"She is a very popular speaker because of her enthusiasm, warmth and great sense of humor."
"Welby’s messages are grounded in her deep understanding of the scriptures. She presents her messages in a
clear and engaging manner."
"Her winsome personality makes her easy to relate to because she shares from her heart. I highly recommend her."
"Welby O’Brien has spoken for my seminary class for over ten years, and has been well
received as one of the favorite speakers."
"She engages the audience, and she has a unique way of weaving humor into her talks!"
“Her sensitivity in telling her own story as well as her commitment to Biblical principles brings balance to her audience and wisdom in her approach.
I highly recommend Welby."
"She communicates to both men and women in a way that shows compassion, connectedness, and practicality."
"Speaker was great! So practical. Great! Great! Great!"
"Dynamic! I really enjoyed her."
"She was friendly, sparkling and down to earth. Not afraid to talk to her audience and one to one."
"Very inspiring. Very warm and friendly."
"Excellent. She is genuine and real."
"Welby spoke to my heart!"
"Welby was wonderful! She spoke to my heart, having been through the same heartache as she has."
"So appropriate and I appreciate her transparency."
"Fun and energetic. Good life experiences;
people can really relate to her."
"Wonderful! I Loved her! She's funny and relatable."
"I found her down to earth and sincere. I received such a blessing from her."
"Excellent speaker. Very willing to be
vulnerable and share herself."
"Welby is excellent and is very personable! Bring her back!"
"A gentle spirit. Colorful and fun! Very rewarding."
"Knowledgeable, believable, funny.
Spoke from her heart to ours."
"What a blessing! She had something for everyone."
Northwest Christian Speakers Bureau
Serving churches and retreat centers and Christian groups for over 18 years. We would love to serve the Lord by serving you!
Upwards Journey Ministries
About Welby and her ministry:
Welby exudes joy and fulfillment in the Lord. Whatever life has thrown her way (most of it quite unexpected!!), she has fallen into the comfort and truth of the Lord and He has been faithful. It is her joy and gift to share these practical truths from the podium.
Welby is a veteran speaker, whose ministry has included speaking to women, singles, church groups, seminary students, Christian leadership, health care workers, missionaries, counselors, and police chaplains.
With a Master’s degree in counseling, Welby has authored the books Formerly A Wife (divorce support) and Good–bye for Now (grief support) (Moody/WingSpread), as well as contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul (Divorce and Recovery), and Shepherding Women in Pain (Moody). And most recently LOVE OUR VETS: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD (Deep River Books). Welby has been welcomed as a guest speaker across the country, and on radio and television. Welby initiated and continues to facilitate the spouse and family support network known as Love Our Vets – PTSD Family Support, LLC.