Crystal Varner Parker

I am a lifelong Richmonder, with a passion for eating, shopping, and supporting local. I am of mixed race (Japanese, Irish, Norwegian, and Native American) and raised in a multi-faith household (Buddhist and Christian). I have a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with a minor in French language from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am a candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and an alumna of Union Presbyterian Seminary (formerly Union Presbyterian Seminary and School of Christian Education). I share all of this to say that I passionately believe that diversity is one of our greatest blessings, and I love fostering conversations of mutual understanding and learning.

I write, speak, and teach, and firmly believe that we need support, connection, and encouragement along our journey. Together we can be reminded that we can and are doing hard things.

If you’re looking for a speaker, teacher, or event organizer, you have come to the right place.
I specialize in conversations about self-care, faith, working smarter (not harder), and self-love. Whether we are single or married, have children or no children at all, are part of a faith community or not, we all need to be reminded that: we are enough, we are doing an exceptional job, and most of all, that we are not alone.

If you would like to book me for your group or event, please submit your information below.

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Upcoming Speaking + Teaching:

  • November 2019: The91Rewind TreeHouse

Past Speaking + Teaching:

  • May 12, 2019: Sandston Presbyterian

  • May 5, 2019: Amelia Presbyterian

  • February 24, 2019: Sandston Presbyterian

  • November 19, 2018: #LoveYou November Meet-Up

  • November 2, 2018: Three Chopt Presbyterian Church Women’s Retreat