Debbie Alsdorf is a cheerleader of hope! With humor and honesty, she holds out Biblical truth to women in a way that changes their daily lives. Debbie is a national speaker and author and has spent the past 9 years encouraging women to put aside old beliefs and embrace the truth of Christ's love, as the intimate loving God Scripture declares He is.
For the past 15 years, Debbie has once again been doing what she loves the most: ministering to women. She is a popular speaker traveling throughout the year, sharing with women of all ages the reality of God's love for them and the gift of His involvement in their lives. A gifted communicator, Debbie shares with transparency, conviction, and passion as she holds out the Word of Truth to women in a way that is practical, relevant, and life changing. She connects through her stories, her humor, and her practical illustrations of Biblical Truth. Coming from a place of personal brokenness, she is known for exposing the frailty in her own life in a way that helps women look at themselves and the pieces within themselves that are in need of healing and restoration.
Debbie founded Design4Living Ministries in 2000. Her heart's desire is to teach women the practical aspects of walking in Christ so that their foundations will be strong and their lives will be changed. In keeping with that goal, in 2005, Design4Living began a women's spiritual growth conference in Northern California, bringing in keynotes and break out session speakers from all over the country. Over the past few years, the conference has been a source of encouragement for many women.
Debbie has served in women's ministry for over 25 years. For the past 14 years she served on the staff of Cornerstone Fellowship, in Livermore, California, as the Director of women's ministries. Recently resigning from her ministry there, she is now focusing her energies to develop/disciple and challenge women towards spiritual transformation.
In addition to ministry with women, she is also a Biblical lay-counselor and AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors), a member of AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association), CLASS ( Christian Leaders and Speakers Services) and is represented by Speak Up Speakers Services, Outreach Events, and literary agent Les Stobbe.
Married for 22 years to her husband Ray, together they have raised a blended family of four children, who are now adults. They share the passion of reaching others who are trying to navigate the blended family, and will release a book for blended families in 2010, David C. Cook.
Their greatest joy in this life are their children: Justin, Ashley, Cameron, and Megan. Justin is a graduate of Biola University who works in sales and serves as a worship leader. Ashley is a graduate of Colorado State Univ. and Cal. State East Bay with her masters in school psychology. Cameron is a recording artist (EMI) and songwriter signed to Universal Music Group Publishing. Megan, also a graduate of Colorado State Univ., and Samuel Merritt is a nurse at Stanford Hospital. The family grew in 2010 as Ashley became a bride and married Austin Jones, and Justin took a bride and married Janae Griehshammer. In 2012 Cameron will be saying "I Do" to Miss Kelly Bachran!
They have two other joys that they now come home to... Molly and Lucy, their faithful and much loved dogs. They make their home in Livermore, California.