Megan Almon at ACSI Redemption Everyday Conference
Megan, a former University of Georgia gymnast, was a part of the 2002 SEC Championship team. She worked as an award-winning journalist until 2008, joined Life Training Institute in 2009, and was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2011. Megan and her husband, Tripp, who serves as a pastor and a gymnastics coach, have been married since 2003 and have two children, Neely and Rogan. Megan enjoys spending time with her family at their log cabin in Newnan, Ga., and is still known to practice handstands in her living room and occasionally coach the sport she still loves. She has served as faculty at Summit Ministries and Impact 360. She has spoken to high school-and-college assemblies and classrooms, conferences, youth organizations, women’s groups, and congregations across the nation on topics including:
“I’d have to say that Megan is a first-rank communicator. Not only does she carry a solid knowledge base in ethics, philosophy, theology, Bible, and science, but she can integrate it all and communicate it all like a pro. On top of that she has a wonderful stage presence — authentic and exciting — and knows how to read an audience. I found her talks very interesting and engaging, and at the same time sensitive and full of life. She has what it takes to communicate pro-life issues and apologetics to everyone from junior high students to university academics. She is one of the best big-platform speakers I’ve seen in a long time.”
“Megan is a polished and professional presenter and her presentation had quite an impact on our school. I will try to give some sense of just how powerful and on target her presentation was.
First the comments. Many students said it was the best presentation we had offered in their four years at Divine Child. Teachers complemented me on bringing in such a polished and effective speaker. My principal said that in his fourteen years of being in Catholic education it was the best he had seen.
Students were particularly impressed by the way Megan presented a logical case for the pro-life position. Many students said it “just made sense to them.” after hearing her speak. Students also liked the fact that she strongly disagreed with the pro-choice position without demonizing those who might hold it. She reminded the students several times that there are real human beings, hurting human beings, on all sides of the issue. Megan even reached some of our most aloof students whose favorite answer is usually the opposite of whatever the Church teaches.
After presenting for two hours straight Megan then took questions from a group of students who stayed behind. The ease with which she answered these students questions, some of which were very difficult, and the deep level of knowledge that she displayed while doing so was very impressive. Some people are good at delivering a presentation, others at responding on the fly. There are very few people who can do both really well. Megan is one of those.
Megan even spent time in some of our classrooms later in the day. This was really an unexpected bonus. It was also very gracious of her after an already long day.
I would tell anyone who is thinking of inviting Megan into their school to do it. Don’t hesitate. Get her on your calendar as soon as you can. It will be one of the best decisions you will make this year. You will get a professional, lively, smart presentation. You will get a presenter who is fluent in logic, philosophy, and science when presenting the case for life but also one who always keeps Christ unambiguously at the center. We were blessed to be able to get Megan Almon to speak to our school.”
“Megan did OUTSTANDING.
“I couldn’t be more happy or impressed with Megan Almon and the people at LTI. Megan was beyond professional, prepared, polished and yet extremely relational. The issue of abortion is arguably the greatest issue of our time and I’m convinced the church can never be too prepared for these conversations. Equipping students with the knowledge of science, philosophy and the gospel is the least we can do to help them engage a world that desperately needs Jesus and practical pro-life truth. Megan is a person that does that as well as anybody. I take great seriousness in the people who address our students. Without question, Megan is the real deal and I would not hesitate to have her back.”
“Megan did an excellent job. She connected with our students and held their attention. Chapel is sometimes a tough gig because the students are required to be there. She kept their attention. Her approach to the difficult subject was thoughtful and challenging. She did not use an emotional approach to the subject of abortion. She used a very logical, thoughtful, and challenging approach which I really liked. I was somewhat nervous about the video. At first I did not want her to show it because I was afraid of a negative response. We talked and after she explained how she was going to use it, I agreed to let her show it. IT worked out fine and I did not receive any negative response from the video. Megan told me that there were other speakers who travel and speak on the subject of life. I want to use someone next year who speaks from the same perspective as Megan. I was very pleased and want to stay in touvh as she moves west….
Thanks for all you do to educate students on this subject.”
“Our thanks to Megan, you, and Life Training Institute! I thought the presentation was terrific! She engaged with students wonderfully with down-to-earth explanation of sophisticated and often emotionally-charged ideas, made accessible through lively story-telling, clear examples, compelling logic, and gentle humor. Megan was gracious in her delivery, respectful of the time constraints that shaped the event, and very kind to make herself available after the presentation to answer individual questions. Her tone was refreshing, sincere, winning. I’m sure you must be very proud of her ministry!”
“Megan was terrific. She held the students’ attention throughout the presentation and really was an excellent speaker.
Attached are a couple of pictures. She had a really good after talk session with several students. They sensed her knowledge and understanding of the subject and they were truly intrigued. “
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