Don Detrick loves doing public speaking since his high school years as a student body officer and club president. He spent more than 30 years as pastor of a local church, speaking to hundreds of congregants weekly. As a university and seminary professor, he engages audiences of all ages, using visual arts and leading lively discussions on various topics, including his passion for emotionally intelligent relationships, organizational leadership, hiking, photography, and bonsai. Having grown up on a farm, he understands agriculture and rural life--as reflected in his many photos of barns, tractors, and farm life.

Today, he regularly speaks to audiences from a few people to more than a thousand at various retreats, conferences, churches,  educational and civic events. His presentations are inspirational and encouraging, whether speaking to a secular or religious group, with content appropriate to the audience and setting.

Don has prepared talks using photography as a metaphor for life, and can bring along his own A-V equipment if needed. Visual images convey seasons and circumstances of life with light, darkness, shadow, contrast, exposure, framing, and timing. He mixes humor, history, and information about his subjects, from elk to the environment and from rivers to relationships. Although he is an ordained minister and has an earned doctorate in organizational leadership with a specialization in Emotional Intelligence and trained in dispute resolution, he is well versed on many topics and won't preach to you--unless you ask him to! He would be happy to schedule a time to speak for your group, church, club, or event--regardless of topic, occasion, size or audience. And he often speaks along with his wife and author, Dr. Jodi Detrick at various churches, events, and retreats.  To schedule:

E-mail my assistant Kim, at the Northwest Ministry Network: or call her at 425.888.4800. Or you may e-mail me:  

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