Erin Smalley earned a bachelor degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 8 years prior to going back to school for a masters degree in clinical psychology at Evangel University in Springfield, MO.
Erin enjoys speaking at women’s conferences, encouraging women to live in Christ’s freedom. She is especially passionate about motivating women to invest in healthy friendships and relationships. She has enjoyed working with her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley, doing marriage intensives and speaking at marriage enrichment seminars for years. Together the Smalley’s encourage couples toward developing a deeply satisfying marriage.
Erin has published numerous articles for magazines and is also a regular guest on the Focus on the Family daily radio broadcast. She is the co-author of several books which include: Grown Up Girlfriends, Before You Plan Your Wedding, Plan Your Marriage, The Wholehearted Wife, and Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage.
Currently Erin works alongside her husband at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO, where her family makes their home. Some of Erin’s favorite hobbies include exercising, reading, hanging out with her family, and bargain shopping. She has been blessed as a biological and adoptive mom of four great children—Taylor (21), Murphy (18), Garrison (14), and Annie (8). Erin says that her three girls have especially blessed her by allowing her to learn alongside of them about female friendships.
“When Erin Smalley takes the stage people listen. She’s engaging, present, intelligent and accessible. And my favorite thing about her is that she is downright hilarious. I’ve been honored to share the stage with her a few times and I’ve seen firsthand how people respond to her. I wholeheartedly endorse my friend Erin as a platform speaker. Invite her to your next event. You will be glad you did.”
Susie Larson - Author, speaker, radio personality
“I love the way Erin Smalley shares her real life experience of being a Christian woman, wife and mom. She is full of God’s wisdom and communicates in such a fun, humorous and grace-filled way! I highly recommend Erin to you!”
Beth Jones - Senior Pastor Valley Family Church, Author, Speaker
“Erin Smalley is on my short list of Best Female Communicators…based on the reactions at our Salem Women’s Events across the country. Her charming wit, mixed with a clinical know-how, tempered by practical experiences, bridges the gap with any audience. If you want someone to light up a room with profound practicality, couched in biblical truth, Erin is your obvious choice.”
Ron Walters - Senior Vice President Ministry Relations, Salem Media Group
“Let me tell you why I adore Erin Smalley as a speaker—First, she delivered the message I asked her to. It was exactly what I had asked of her. Secondly, she was one of the most humble speakers I’ve ever met. She is genuine and not about herself—which is so rare and totally appreciated. Third, she delivered God’s word and it was done so well!! Years later my ladies are STILL talking about what she taught them in relationship to their female friendships. She is a ROCKSTAR in my eyes! After years of bringing in female speakers for Motor Racing Outreach events, I obviously highly recommend her for your next event!”
Karen Clark - Associate Coordinator of Women’s Ministry, Motor Racing Outreach