Having faced serious trauma in her own life, Beverly is no stranger to adversity. After losing a husband to suicide and her son in a drunk driving crash, she wanted to give up. She battled depression and discouragement, loneliness and pain, yet she persevered and ultimately found hope. Now she seeks to share that hope with others. She speaks to churches, schools, businesses and military events. As the mother of an Army Special Operations soldier she is also uniquely qualified to speak in military trainings throughout the country. When she speaks, the audience is engaged, reflective and attentive. Her story is a powerful one of overcoming adversity; furthermore, she provides wisdom in her deliverance and insight to cause the audience to evaluate their own life and those they love. She shows strength and courage in a way that offers hope to those listening. She makes it her mission to help others rediscover their identity and purpose after loss and trauma.

She wants others to see all the life that is still available to live and encourage others to rewrite their story in a way that feels honoring to their grief, but doesn’t leave them in the suffering of loss and heartache. She hopes to empower others to rise up out of grief, loss and heartache, and confidently restore their hope and a new future for themselves. 

Beverly is a published blogger, resilience mentor, and Inspirational speaker. She is certified through ICISF in individual and group crisis intervention. She is certified in ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training through LivingWorks.

“Beverly has one of the most powerful testimonies I have had the honor to hear. Her story of loss and pain will absolutely break your heart, but through that pain The Lord has healed, restored, and blessed her with an ability to speak directly to the heart of people about the grace of God. Her ability to tell her story so dramatically will paint a vivid picture of rising from the ashes of loss that will break down bearers so powerfully you will be left speechless and in awe of the light she brings anywhere she speaks.”

Rusty Brooks-

I want to recommend Beverly Shoemaker for those looking for a great speaker and story that touches hearts and helps those that have suffered loss. She is amazing!  Beverly has worked with one of my heroes – Dave Roever

Brian McCroskey, former Army Ranger & participant in Somalia’s ‘Black Hawk Down’ operation