Always Faithful Radio Host, Athena Dean Holtz, has been speaking to groups, large and small, for over 30 years. Her passion is to see believers come to a place of understanding the undeniable faithfulness of God, no matter how difficult our circumstances might be. Her background of coming out of the deception involved in a spiritually abusive church environment, combined with her years of ministry to wives of Vietnam veterans and other trauma survivors who’ve suffered with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, gives Athena a unique perspective. Her own struggles and quest to heal in an authentic way has equipped her with an enormous capacity for compassion and empathy, along with scriptural answers to the struggles we face when we’ve been hurt by others. Her 30+ years founding and developing four successful companies (including one of the most successful Christian publishing companies) also gives her additional resources to offer different groups.

Athena is available to emcee your event, speak for women’s retreats, business groups, luncheons, conferences, workshops and keynote sessions.

Her topics include:

  • Be Still and Know Your God is Faithful
  • Responding Well to the Speed Bumps of Life
  • Wounding – Who Controls You? The Lord or Your Past?
  • Open Doors to Deception – Discovering Areas of Vulnerability
  • Willing to Wait – Single and Surrendered
  • Develop Your Ministry Platform – 7 Savvy Secrets to Building it Big
  • Independent Publishing – The Top 10 Pitfalls to Avoid When Self-Publishing
  • Become a Marketing Maven – How to Promote Your Business or Ministry with Class
  • Should You Write a Book? How the Written Word Can Communicate Your Mission in a Unique Way


Athena Dean Holtz has a hilarious way of presenting deep life-changing truth. Her humility and transparency, blanketed in grace and truth, make her talks powerful and engaging. She has the ability to speak to women of all spiritual levels and ages.

Jennifer Slattery, Editor, Blogger, Novelist

Athena Holtz has been a long standing and valued presenter / speaker at NWMinCon.  Athena’s content, skill set both in writing and communicating, coupled with her testimony and love for the Lord make for an unforgettable experience for all who hear her! 

Blake Caldwell, Director – Northwest Ministry Conference

Athena’s presentations are transparent, heartfelt and personal. She has the ability to translate the essence of what God has walked her through into valuable and inspirational take-aways for her audience. Engaging, entertaining, yet centered on the truth of God’s Word. Highly recommended.

Inger Logelin, Editor, Blogger, Retired Missionary

Athena Dean Holtz is authentic.  Her testimony of what God has done in her life will encourage and inspire you.  Athena has a gift of bringing her writing to real life as she shares her story in person.  You will enjoy meeting Athena.  
Joy Ware Miller
Founder, Helping Hurting Hearts Heal

Athena Holtz gave a moving keynote speech to Atlanta Christian Writers Conference with personal experience and Biblical principles. I highly recommend her.

Cynthia L. Simmons
Atlanta Christian Writers Conference Director

I have heard Athena Dean speak several times. She is comfortable in front of an audience and is a great communicator. I highly recommend Athena as a speaker.

Lisa Burkhart Worley, author, speaker
Former TV Anchor with ESPN Sports

I thoroughly enjoyed Athena’s presentations … In fact, her delivery was so engaging that I lost all track of time. The topic was timely, and she presented the material in a way that everyone could understand. She offered valuable information and a personal story of hope. She is a captivating speaker who talks about difficult material with both sensitivity and humor.  She exceeded my expectations. I hope to have her return and assist in future events. Thank you for a very valuable experience.

Pamela Mobley, Conference Attendee

Athena Dean is one of the most delightful, informative, and vital speakers we’ve had at Florida Christian Writers Conference. She is a welcomed addition to any faculty roster.

Eva Marie Everson
Director, Florida Christian Writers Conference

I attend national writing conferences to find the speakers who will have the best impact for events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Athena Dean is in my special group at the top. My first class with Athena said, This is someone I want to hear more than once. Her interest in helping people is obvious as she presents information and responds to questions in a way that keeps everyone on the edge of their seats.

Frank Ball, Founder of North Texas Christian Writers and Story Help Groups

Athena brings enthusiasm for and a wealth of experience in independent publishing and marketing to help attendees make wise decisions in these areas. People who attended her classes wrote positive comments about her teaching. From a director’s perspective, she is easy to work with, responding quickly to requested information.

Lin Johnson, Director, Write-to-Publish Conference

For more information on potential topics and dates available, fill out the contact form below and we’ll get right back to you.

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