Speaking Topics

The Gift of a Story

Many of us can look at our life and feel that it has not gone as planned.  Life has thrown us all some curve balls and we can end up in a very different place than we imagined.  In this message, Kara will help you to:

– Understand that God has a plan for your life story

– Learn how to embrace when God writes your story differently than you anticipated

Fan the Flame

Life pulls us in many directions as wives and mothers.  In our attempt to get it all done, we can neglect to keep the marital fires burning.  While addressing this important subject, Kara can show you how to:

– Understand the importance of healthy intimacy

– Find ways to cultivate romance with your spouse in busy stages of life

Walking in His Will

How many times have we wondered, “What is God’s will for my life?”  We question which road we should take and need direction for our lives.  During this talk, Kara can help you to:    

– Learn what the bible says about His will

– Get practical tips to help be in the center of His will

Gratitude in the Grind

We all know that trials are inevitable.  You either just got out of a tough season or you will enter one soon.  It can be challenging to keep our eyes focused on Jesus and be thankful during those times.  In this message, Kara will point you to:

– Passages that speak about hardships

– Practical ways to respond to problems

Proverbs 16:9

We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.


How Did I End Up Here?

Hello friend! I am so honored that you would stop by my little space on the Internet.  I wish we could go grab a coffee and sit and talk.  I am much better at chatting face-to-face than writing to a faceless screen.  But…I will do my best to share a little about my heart and my journey up to this point.

I grew up in a family of educators.  I guess you could say that teaching was in my blood.  My grandmother, mother, and several of my aunts were all teachers.  As a young girl, I would “teach” my dolls in all manner of subjects.  I knew that someday, I would be a teacher as well and that would be my calling in life.  Naturally, I went on to earn my teaching certificate and began a career teaching jr. high students.  Although I thoroughly enjoyed the students, I felt unfulfilled in what I was doing.  At that time, an opportunity presented itself for me to work with a company that trained teachers in a reading software program.  I thought, “This is it!  I am made for this!”  And while I certainly loved the travel and the challenge of speaking to and training teachers, it still left me longing for something more.

After meeting my husband and getting married, we were blessed with a little girl.  God allowed me the opportunity to stay home with her when she turned 2.  Knowing I would never get that time back, I jumped at the chance to do that.  The years that followed included home schooling my daughter for a season, welcoming my two sons, and working from home in the health care industry.  I was also serving in my church in women’s ministry, children’s ministry, and being a community group shepherd.   Those years of bible study, spiritual formation classes and serving taught me so much about the heart of God and His heart for His people.

Through all of this, however, I still felt restless in my spirit…as if God had something different in mind for me.  It wasn’t until I began speaking at our women’s retreats and preschool mom’s group, that I finally felt I was living out my calling.  The years of preparing lessons, teaching, and speaking as well as the spiritual depth I gained over the years, had prepared me for God’s calling on my life.  In His perfect timing, He used everything I had experienced to direct my path.

With that said, I am excited to travel this road of public speaking and see where I end up!  My desire and hope in this is simply to exalt God and encourage others.  And hopefully have a few laughs along the way!  Thank you for stopping by and I sure hope we can get that coffee soon!


Kara is a dynamic, down to earth speaker who leaves you feeling like you just had a one on one conversation with your best friend. She is gifted at communicating the truth of God’s Word in a way that is clear and applicable to her audience.

– Jenny Black
Associate of Women’s Discipleship


Kara is an engaging and enthusiastic communicator who weaves the truth of the Word and the funny realities of daily life into each message. She has a passion for encouraging women to live and lead well in their spheres of influence.

– Tiffany Daniels
Founder of THERE{4} Teen Gathering


There are few people I admire and respect more than Kara Gunn.  God has gifted her with an extraordinary teaching ability, imbued with deep wells of warmth, candor, and wisdom.  The result?  An incredible ability to speak and minister to the hearts of women.

– Holly Glenn
Pastor’s wife & retreat attendee