Jenny Parker
Senior, Evangel University, Springfield

Freedom Seminar helped Jenny Parker make some life-changing decisions.

“The seminar is intrapersonal and interpersonal at the same time.  That’s what makes it unique. I found myself changing when I was helping someone else.  That cemented the fact for me that I want to do this for the rest of my life. I want to help people.”

Jenny Parker, left, with a student in Vietnam.

After the seminar, she changed her major to psychology and transferred to a different university.

Before the seminar, she says she felt she had to finish college before impacting the world.  “But I discovered I don’t have to wait until later to be me. I can live a fulfilled life now.”    The seminar gave her the courage and confidence to teach English as a second language in Vietnam last summer.

“Before I wouldn’t have even looked at the possibility of doing something like this. There was fear in going, but Freedom gave me the tools to work through that.  I thought, ‘OK, this is what I’m afraid of, now I can do something about it and move on.’”

A free and fearless woman
A worthy man, free at last
Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 260 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. She has three more books, "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing An Appetite for God." Sweet Grace and Sweet Freedom study guides are available as well. All books are on Amazon. Her Coaching Programs can be found under the Weight Loss tab at To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking Tab.