Dennis Rima

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"I think there is nothing more special than to do what God has called me to do and to do it with boldness, conviction, commitment, passion and love! I have always had a heart for the helpless and vulnerable in the world and I am so humbled by the gift God has given me to speak in love to people and encourage them to join me in helping those in need by sharing their time, talents and treasure. I thank God for motivating me to raise money for the most vulnerable among us!"

Dennis Rima

Development Director - Clarity Clinic

Flies Out Of: Dubuque, IA

Dennis Rima has been speaking publicly for almost his entire adult life. God has given him the gift to inspire people and motivate them to give. In addition to speaking, Dennis has been a teacher for over 33 years. Dennis has embraced his callings and devoted himself to protecting all of God’s children, the unborn and the born, through speaking and education. In 2013, he joined The Exponential Group and has been using his unique perspective for God to move in people’s hearts ever since. His passion, mixed with humor, boldness, conviction, and love make him a compelling ally for your organization.

Dennis Rima has served as the Development Director at The Clarity Clinic, a crisis pregnancy center, since 2007. He manages the fund development for The Clarity Clinic as a certified member of the American Fundraising Professionals. Dennis also coordinates and emcees The Clarity Clinic’s annual fundraising banquet using a message that provides “a voice for the voiceless”.

Dennis has worked as the Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Dubuque and continues to announce University of Dubuque football and basketball games in his spare time. Dennis is passionate about coaching, mentoring, and motivating young people through athletics. He is the head instructor for Ghost Players youth basketball clinics and has even made an appearance for the ESPN Special, Dreamfield. Dennis lives in Dubuque, IA with his wife of 13 years, Julie, and their 3 children. He specializes in “Heal the Father’s Heart” message.

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  • Heal the Father's Heart - Fundraising

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"Since meeting Dennis for the first time, we have attended numerous events hosted by the Clarity Clinic in which Dennis has participated. Dennis has had the opportunity to make presentations at the Clinic's annual fundraising banquets as well as at the annual auction, where he also serves as the energetic and comedic auctioneer. Dermis' passion for life is evident in aIJof his work and his enthusiasm is encouraging. Dennis' genuine desire to educate, inform, and persuade is driven by his heart for God's will and love. He would be an exemplary addition to your team of banquet speakers. "

Brian Uhlenkamp
Friend
Edgewood, IN

"Dennis Rima is a dynamic, gifted speaker who delivers his message in a relevant, inspiring and enthusiastic style. Dennis is knowledgeable and passionate about his subject and is able to deliver a clear message, keeping his audiences engaged. Since Dennis has been the Development Director of our Prolife Clinic for more than 8 years, he is able to use compelling real-life stories during his presentation. He possesses good stage presence and is comfortable as a public speaker. Recently several friends came to me, commending Clarity Clinic’s Development Director after his presentation at their church. Their exclamation, “Wow! Did he deliver a superb message”."

Eleanor Virkler
Board Chairman, Clarity Clinic
Iowa

"Dennis speaks passionately about the unborn. When he speaks of raising funds for the cause, he comes across in a professional way so that others have a better understanding of what the funds being contributed will be used for. Dennis has a great personality and always uplifts anyone who is listening to him. He has an expressive voice & speaks plainly. He is always professionally dressed and friendly to all the people he meets."

Jane Sparrgrove
Director of Circle of Life Missions
Strawberry Point, IA

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The Exponential Group is committed to providing high quality and completely life-changing speakers for all different venues you may have. Dr. Wilkinson invites you to review our Speaker's Forum and see how one of our speakers can serve you at your next event. The speakers have been hand-picked by The Exponential Group because of their excellence in everything they do. Many of them have been a part of raising the first $60 million for Pregnancy Centers across the nation while also ministering in their own sphere of influence whether it be their own ministries, churches, organization or business settings.

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Dr. Bruce Wilkinson is known to millions of people all around the world as a dynamic and anointed speaker. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s heart is touched by the needy of the world, and he is especially burdened for those who have sacrificed to save unborn babies. Bruce was heavily involved as a banquet speaker and raised the level of giving exponentially in 2008-2012. He then trained a team of presenters who are now doing the same.

He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, remains the fastest-selling book in history, with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. It was also the first book to win the Christian Book of the Year award two years in a row. Bruce’s book, A Life God Rewards, became the first religious nonfiction book to appear at the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on the market. His other popular books include Secrets of the Vine, Beyond Jabez, Set Apart, Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs, and The Dream Giver. His latest two books are You Were Born For This and The God Pocket.

In addition to being in demand as a speaker and writer, Bruce is a gifted, visionary leader. He served as the publisher and executive editor of ten monthly magazines, with more than 120 million copies distributed. He is the author of the outlines of the books of the Bible for the best-selling Open Bible, and has served as the executive editor of three Bibles. He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He has trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change and is a trainer of coaches in the Dream Giver methodology. He launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach, which has recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. Bruce produced a motion picture about AIDS called Beat the Drum, which has been seen in more than 100 nations and has garnered 30 international awards. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies. Bruce has been a featured guest on major television and radio shows and has held private meetings with foreign presidents, as well as key leaders in the U.S. government.

Bruce has a long history of practical ministry service. He launched Heart for Africa, which mobilized First World volunteers to plant more than 500,000 backyard vegetable gardens for orphans and the hungry. He also launched a movement to recruit more than 1,000 college students from 11 nations to conduct AIDS training in high schools. He led major tribal and racial and religious reconciliation conferences in Uganda, Namibia and South Africa. Currently Bruce is leading a new initiative, Teach Every Nation (TEN) called to partner with leaders, ministries, and global teachers to train tens of thousands of untrained pastors and teachers in the Global South.

Bruce is happily married to Darlene and they are blessed with three children and 10 grandchildren.

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