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“Sam is a dynamic and hilarious speaker who will have you laughing and crying, sometimes in the same breath. He shares from the heart and inspires audiences to live fully with the time they have.”

For Sam, a suicide survivor, every day is filled with an awesome combination of wonder, struggle and possibility. He springs out of bed ready to inspire the world to tell a better story with their lives, a story that is fully and recklessly alive.

Sam is available to speak on a number of topics including Depression and Suicide, Unleashing Your True Self, and Why Chasing Big Dreams is the Only Way to Live. (If you have other ideas, please contact him below. All topic requests will be considered!)

If you are inviting Sam to speak at a public school, please be assured that as a teacher himself, he understands the sensitive boundaries and will respectfully address his audience without sharing about his faith or religion.

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2017 Speaking Schedule

1/5/17 – “Choosing Hope through Depression and Suicide Attempts” – Tree House Teen Center – New Hope, MN

1/14/17 – Recklessly Alive Ministries – Come Alive Tour – Maple Grove, MN

2/20/17 – Interview – Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show, Los Angelos, CA

3/15/17 – Lenten Message – Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park MN

3/27/17 – Podcast Panel on Millennials – Dallas Theological Seminary – Dallas, TX

4/22/17 – Millennials in the Church – The Forum Podcast – LifeFM – New Zealand

5/13/17 – Millennials in the Church – Moravia Project Podcast Interview –

6/19/17- Freedom in Christ – Anguished Hearts Facebook Live Event – Minneapolis, MN

7/3/17, – The Recklessly Alive Manifesto – iWork4Him Podcast Interview – Indiana Rocks Beach, FL

8/19-8/20/17 – Depression, Suicide and the Hope of Jesus – Scranton, PA

9/27/17 – “Worthy” Youth Group Event – Nowthen Alliance Church, Nowthen, MN

10/7-10/8/17 –  Millennials in the Church Weekend – Lancaster Christian Church, – Lancaster, MO

10/14/17 – “How to Change Lives Through Blogging” One-Day Workshop sponsored by the Minnesota Christian Writers Guild – Plymouth, MN


2016 Speaking Schedule

8/26/16 – Maple Grove, MN – Come Alive Tour

9/10/16 – Buffalo, MN – Come Alive Tour

9/23-9/25/16 – Youth Retreat Featured Speaker – Rochester, MN

10/31/16 – University of Northwestern St. Paul – Mental Health Week

11/4/16 – University of Northwestern St. Paul – Come Alive Tour

11/15/16 – University of Northwestern St. Paul – Come Alive Tour