Lord, when Lelia’s speaking, make it so good that even she wants to take notes because she knows it’s You.

~prayer by Dr. Linda VerMooten, Grace University


Cairn University, Pennsylvania

Lelia loves to share all Jesus has done in her life. Knowing who she is without Jesus as the center of her life, she is passionate about encouraging women to stop hiding among the baggage of their past and live the life God has for them. Lelia delivers messages full of hope straight from God’s Word mixed with passion and humor, based on her own life experiences.

If you are interested in having Lelia speak at your event, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


Lexington, NE


Jumping Tandem: The Retreat

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2008, 2011 & 2012 She Speaks graduate 


Hidden Among the Baggage: (Lelia’s testimony) Hear how God took this broken woman with an ugly past of adultery and abortion and poured grace over her and is using her story for His glory. Learn how to live the life God has for you instead of hiding among the baggage of your past no matter where you have allowed yourself to go. Hiding is something Lelia did for years. (1 Samuel 10: 20-23)   

Keep Pouring: Lelia takes a look at a story of a widow in the Bible who found herself in a desperate situation and how despite her circumstances, she chose to trust God. When we have faith in a big God, all we have to do is “keep pouring” and God will fill the emptiness in our lives. (2 Kings 4:1-7)

Never Unnoticed: A message that encourages you to be courageous and press through the crowd of adversity, fear and discouragement to get to Jesus. Lelia shares her own story of her walk of faith and not going unnoticed by her King. (Mark 5:24-35)

The Notebook:  Ten days before Lelia’s only son was sentenced to prison, God showed her that He sees her in a way that only He could. If you are feeling like God doesn’t know you exist, then you want to hear this message.

WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY…                                                                                                     

*I just wanted to let you know that a few moms told me after this meeting this morning that you were the best speaker they’d had in six years of MOPS! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.” Elizabeth, MOPS director

 *Lelia humbly and sincerely, from an unselfish heart. Her message is pure and genuine, and her story of redemption reaches deep. With the bible as her foundation, Lelia teaches women to be free of the baggage we so often believe is our forever appendage. Her words invite the Holy Spirit to do a new thing in each of us, and we walk away better than when we arrived. ~Deidra Riggs, speaker/author/Managing Editor at The High Calling

*Lelia Chealey is the real deal. She speaks honestly, with humor and grace, from a place of authenticity and truth. Lelia’s stories will make you laugh, cry and nod your head in agreement. Most of all, they’ll leave you with a fresh, invigorated understanding of how God is working in your own life.~Michelle DeRusha, speaker and author of Spiritual Misfit and 50 Women Every Christian Should Know

*Lelia Chealey is a warm, loving, and wise woman of God who shares openly of God’s redemption of her and her family. Her story grabbed the hearts of the ladies attending our women’s conference as she spoke the truth of God’s Word about forgiveness and restoration. I highly recommend Lelia as a speaker for any women’s event.~Jane Reynolds~Women’s Ministry Team~Parkview Baptist Church Lexington, NE

*Lelia your testimony is so beautiful! Its so amazing to think about how God can take all the ugly broken parts of our lives and truly turn them into something beautiful in order to glorify HIM! Your testimony has given me and other girls on campus hope! You are an amazing speaker but even beyond that, you have a beautiful heart and I just thank you for taking your time to invest in me! I am forever great full that God sent you here to speak to us!~Pam, freshman at Cairn University, Pennsylvania

*Thank you Lelia for your “AWESOME” honest and open testimony. Your life gives us all hope…and to know the beautiful love God has for us in obedience. I so love your heart! Bless you my precious sister! ~Jeanne

*The Lord wanted me to shed some tears today and I did…knowing and hearing todays chapel speaker Lelia Chealey really touched me. My past doesn’t define who I am now, it only defines what I can do for others and tell my story. I am not weak because the Lord is my strength and He is my Savior.” ~female student at Cairn University, Pennsylvania

*Beautiful message of hope, grace, and love. Thanks for sharing, Lelia. ~Sheree, pastors’ wife 

*I’m looking forward to hearing you speak tomorrow. I love your passion for God and for women.~Angela

VIDEO COMING SOON (audio available per request)



January 13, 2015 Beatrice women’s group Beatrice, NE 7:00pm

March 5, 2015: Westside Church MOPS, Omaha, NE 9:30am

March 6-7, 2015: Refresh my Heart Women’s Conference Nebraska City, NE (public)

April 10-12, 2015 Winsome Women’s Retreat (public) Pennsylvania 

May 1-3, 2015 Jumping Tandem: The Retreat (public) Ashland, NE

October 17, 2015 Reality Church Women’s Conference LaVista, NE

October 24, 2015 Warriors of the Light Women’s Conference (public) Broken Bow, NE 

November 4 & 18, 2015 MOPS Papillion, NE


March 21-22, 2014: Refresh my Heart women’s conference Nebrask City, NE (public)

April 4-6, 2014: Winsome Women’s Retreat, Pennsylvania (public)

April 10,2014: First Free Church MOPS Lincoln, NE

April 16, 2014:  Grace University  Omaha, NE

April 17, 2014: Christ’s Place Church MOPS Lincoln, NE

April 26, 2014: Parkview Women’s Conference Lexington, NE (public)

November 7-8, 2014 Southridge Church Women’s Conference Papillion, NE

November 17, 2014 MOPS Beatrice, NE


February 8-9, 2013                                                                                                                            {private event}                                                                                                                                          Cairn University, Langhorne, PA                                                                                           Friday-keynote chapel speaker                                                                                                 Saturday-Upright Heart Ladies Conference   

March 22-23, 2013                                                                                                               {public event}                                                                                                                                   keynote speaker at Refresh my Heart women’s conference in Nebraska City, NE

April 19-21, 2013                                                                                                                        {public event}                                                                                                                            

session speaker–Jumping Tandem The Retreat women’s retreat Ashland, NE

November 14, 2013 Stonebridge Christian Church,  MOPS 

November 19, 2013: Grace University, Omaha, NE  {private}



August 18, 2012                                                                                                                           {private}                                                                                                                                               Speaking to Stephen’s Ministry team/trainees                                                                              Christ’s Place Church Lincoln, NE

September 20, 2012                                                                                                                                  {private}                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grace University, Omaha, NE

October 19-21, 2012                                                                                                                 {public}                                                                                                                                      session speaker at Rain Down Women and Teen Girl’s Retreat Lexington, NE

November 7, 2012 Wednesday                                                                                                                   MOPS Crete Berean Church, Crete, NE

December 13, 2012                                                                                                                         MOPS Stonebridge Christian Church Omaha, NE

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