Joelle Maryn is a Catholic Speaker and Evangelist. In her past, she has modeled for National brands such as Jergens, was on a billboard in Times Square, appeared on numerous book covers, films and news interviews and is the former Host of Trend TV. Joelle also founded a luxury line of anti-aging makeup which has been featured on NBC, VH1 and in Vanity Fair, Star and Redbook.
In 2012, she hit a spiritual rock bottom and realized she was completely empty despite these worldly accomplishments. She had a major spiritual encounter with Jesus and in His mercy, was given another chance to love and lead others to Him. She has served as Director of High School Youth Ministry and Confirmation and has taught Adult Faith Formation classes for several years. She now speaks full time and works with youth and adults to cultivate spiritual growth in their lives and to have a personal relationship with Jesus through her talks and the healing power of prayer, music and the sacraments.
Joelle speaks Nationally at retreats, conferences, youth groups, men and women conferences, parish missions, schools and universities. She holds a certification in the "Catechesis on Human Love" and has 4 years formation as a Secular Carmelite (OCDS).
Joelle can customize a presentation to meet your needs. Joelle's most requested topics include:
DISCIPLESHIP, SPIRITUAL WARFARE & HEALING, THEOLOGY OF THE BODY, TRUE BEAUTY & DISCERNING GOD'S WILL
Examples of previous presentations:
ONE LIFE IS ALL WE HAVE TO LIVE (Witness Presentation):
Have you ever felt lost, alone, unsure of who you are, why you're here and what is God's plan for your life? After seemingly having it all, Joelle shares her story on how she was living with a shattered identity and hit a spiritual rock bottom and then encountered the Love of God in a profound way. Her beauty from ashes story shows how the things of the world can never fill the deep longing in our hearts. Joelle is a witness to His mercy and encourages her audience to become true disciples of Christ and embrace the plans God has for them. This can only be done through a deep relationship with Him and being firmly rooted in our identity as children of God. We are then led with our hearts on fire into mission to serve and lead others to Him. We are all longing for belonging and purpose and Jesus is "The Way, The Truth, and The Life."
SPIRITUAL WARFARE & HEALING - SET FREE TO TRULY LIVE:
Do you know who your daddy is? We need to recognize and discern the spiritual realities we face and learn how to reject the attacks of the enemy and become fearless and live in the light and truth of God's Love. Journey through the desert with us as we cross over to the promised land with our "Abba". Learn about the power of the name of Jesus and embrace your God given spiritual armor and weapons of warfare. Be set free in the power of God's love and majesty.
REAL LOVE - REAL LIFE: THE HEALING POWER OF LOVE:
Discover the truth of your sexuality and what you were created for. With the discord in the world it's easy to lose sight of the truth of who we are in Christ. Whether you are struggling with poor self image, sexual addictions or just want to learn more about Theology of the Body - this talk is truth & healing. "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free". John 8:32 (Joelle holds a certification in the "Catechesis on Human Love" and speaks in depth on these difficult topics).
TRUE BEAUTY - BEAUTY FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
As a former actress, model and cosmetic company CEO, Joelle discusses fake beauty vs true beauty and the challenges and distortions that the world presents. By exploring and embracing femininity and masculinity through biblical role models and Saints we begin to see a glimpse of God's plan for us and are redeemed by His grace to know our true identity and worth. We are called to be "Hot" not by worldly standards but by Godly standards and we only have one true judge.
DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS - DISCERNING GOD'S WILL
St. Ignatius of Loyola has left a great blessing to the church. Through his 14 rules of discernment and discerning the movements in the mind and heart one can begin to understand God's will and purpose for their life. The rules also teach us to recognize spiritual warfare and to learn to reject the attacks of the enemy and live in the truth of God's love even in times when we feel desolate and He feels distant. This is an in depth study and is best planned for a full day or weekend retreat.