Rich Bontrager

The Trigger


These topics are great for retreats, keynotes, men’s events, and special events for your audience. If you do not find a topic that matches perfectly for your event, Rich is more than happy to work with you to create an original message.

Sticks & Stones

it's a lie that good teachers, leaders, and parents sold their children for years, that is words don't really hurt.  The truth is what comes out of our mouths has, "The can bring death or life."  Rich speaks from first hand experience on how bullying impacted his youth and life.  Yet, inspire of past pain, he will reveal how to prevent bullying, heal past hurts, and not by the lies that have been spoken over you.

Life Lessons of a Liver Transplant

Rich now travels and speaks as a UNOS Ambassador sharing his story of how a organ donor saved his life.  Rich suffered from "Unknown Liver failure".  Now he shares the real life lessons that he has learned to face the reality of health issues, low energy, physical changes, and how organ failure and donation effects famiies, and friends.  This is a message of hope based on reality.

Stutter to Stage

This message is one of the "Defy The Odds" talks.  Rich was born with a horrible stutter, and had a mother that had a very bad stutter.  Up until his mid-twenties that stutter defined and limited him, and yet Rich learned to overcome the odds and the naysayers to become a professional sports broadcaster, pastor, and public speaker.  Here this true story filled with practical tips of how to. "DEFY THE ODDS" and live a great a fulfilling life.



Recovery & Freedom

Addiction and Recovery crosses all boundaries; race, sex, age, financial status and more.  With those that struggle with addiction there is often great shame, loss, and sense of worthlessness.  From years of teaching, serving and coming along side of recovering addicts, and ex-cons Rich shares the amazing truth that, "There is still gold with you!"  Learn how to "mine" for the gold that is thought to be lost, but is only hidden.



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