Helping you ask hard questions &
have tough conversations as we embrace the
beauty of our diversity.
Torrie is passionate about helping others find the beauty in our diversity. The world is looking to the church to lead the way towards racial reconciliation but many don’t know where to start. She invites you to kick off your shoes in order to walk in the footsteps of your neighbor. She creates a safe space to tackle the hard questions. Building on the foundations of compassion and empathy, Torrie uses her personal experience, humor and personal relationship with Jesus to bring awareness, understanding, healing & hope. She looks forward to speaking at your next event and connecting with your team!
Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
Torrie shares her own story from living ashamed, a prisoner in her own skin to accepting God’s gift of freedom through acceptance. She will take you on a journey from her childhood growing up in an all-white, single-parent home in the Midwest to racism at school & church to meeting her dad for the first time at 18 to “passing” as white for 30 years and how God brought her to her own “come to Jesus” moment. You will laugh and cry as you take a walk in the footsteps of what it’s like to be multiethnic in 2021.
Racial Reconciliation in the Church. Where do we begin?
Church culture has been apart of Torrie’s entire life. A 3rd generation Christian, she attended Sunday school as a child, Christian school & youth group as a teen, served in various volunteer roles and has been on staff from entry to executive level. Church has also been the place where she’s experienced the most discrimination. In this segment, she provides tools & resources as a first step towards equipping your team to better
understand how they can work towards racial reconciliation and solidarity with their brothers & sisters of color.
Let’s Talk About That! Q&A Interview
In this segment, Torrie tackles your questions, you know the ones you’d like answered but don’t feel comfortable asking. During this time, we have the opportunity to listen and learn from one another.