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Kay Warren

Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick, is an international speaker, best-selling author, and Bible teacher who has a passion for inspiring and motivating others to make a difference with their lives.

When her youngest son, Matthew, took his life in April 2013, her life was dramatically altered by the catastrophic loss.  As she and her family continue to grieve the loss of Matthew, she has determined to be a voice for those living with mental illness.  Her message to the faith community is to eliminate stigma, shame, and fear and to create warm and accepting places of refuge for those who suffer. 

Kay attended California Baptist College and earned her B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in Heaven, and she has five grandchildren: Kaylie, Cassidy, Caleb, Cole, and Claire.

Appearing at Women of Joy in 2020:

• Branson, Missouri / October 2