Liz VonSeggen

Light-hearted Inspirational Speaker
Lone Tree, Colorado

Liz VonSeggen has been involved with teaching children and youth as well as the teachers of those young people for all of her adult life. Her educational background includes a BA degree in Spanish/French languages and an MA degree in Speech and Drama Communications. Liz has taught on every level, from pre school to college, in public and private schools. Her love for teaching is evident whether she is teaching puppetry skills, children’s ministry techniques, ventriloquism basics, or creative methods of sharing God’s Word with all ages.

Liz and her husband Dale have traveled throughout the USA in their teaching ministry, and have ministered in many other world areas, including Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Caribbean, Europe, the Holy Land, the former Soviet Union, the British Isles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand, Liz has appeared twice on “The 100 Huntley Street” television program in Toronto, Canada and on numerous radio talk shows nationwide demonstrating her “character voices.”

Liz is an accomplished ventriloquist and was voted “Ventriloquist of the Year” in 1991 by her peers at an international ventriloquist convention. She has continued to use this unique art with her teaching and speaking across the country, and has taught hundreds of others to use this creative technique too. Liz co-produced and is featured in two training DVDs “Fun with Ventriloquism,” and “Fun with Character Voices.”

For many years Liz served as Children’s Pastor at a large church in Denver, Colorado. Her travel schedule became so heavy that she felt the need to resign; however, Liz still attends the same church and actively serves in children’s ministry as her schedule allows.
Most recently she has chaired the Music Worship Committee and served on the Children’s Ministry Committee of the Church Board. The International Network of Children’s Ministry presented Liz with the Excellence in Children’s Ministries Award several years ago and has continued to use her as a conference speaker at their annual Children’s Pastors’ Conferences.

Liz has written and produced many music projects and creative teaching scripts and units over the last several years in her position as Director of New Products for One Way Street, Inc. Recently she resigned that position to devote more time to family and performing and teaching opportunities in schools, churches, and conferences.

Short Bio:
Liz VonSeggen began her professional career as a high school teacher with a BA Degree in Spanish. Liz continued her education with a Master’s Degree in Drama and
Communications from Western Michigan University. She has taught on every level from preschool to college in public and private schools. Her love for children and youth along with her creative ideas have taken Liz from traditional classrooms to seminar and conference performer and speaker using ventriloquism, music, drama, and puppets. Today Liz uses her talents both for small groups and large as a performer and teacher to all ages.

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Dale VonSeggen

Dale VonSeggen graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in mathematics and coaching, and received his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Western Michigan University. After 13 years of teaching public school math in Illinois and Michigan, and nine years as children’s pastor in Denver, Colorado, Dale became the full time President and CEO of One Way Street, Inc. from 1987 to 2006.

Dale served as children’s pastor at Denver First Church of the Nazarene from 1978 until 1987, where he developed the monthly “Kids in Denver Saturday” program, and directed the Victory in Puppetry youth puppet team for 19 years. He is a past president of Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers, and is a founding board member of the International Children’s Pastors’ Conference.

Dale and his wife Liz have written and published scores of scripts, CDs, books, patterns, videos/DVDs, children’s church curricula, and other various Christian education resources. Dale has traveled to 42 countries outside the USA, and regularly is involved in ministry training events in various countries around the world.

In 2001 Dale and Liz were named by Children’s Ministry Magazine as one of the top 10 ministries who have had the greatest impact on children’s ministry in the past decade.

Dale and Liz began sponsoring Regional Puppet Ministry Festivals in the early 80’s, and have sponsored almost 500 of these two-day events across the United States and Canada, training approximately 250,000 people. They also co-founded Children’s Ministries University, Clown Ministry Colletge, and the International Festival of Christian Puppetry and Ventriloquism, the largest event of its kind in the world, held annually at Olivet Nazarene University near Chicago, Illinois.

Dale’s hobbies are traveling, reading, collecting camels, and attending sporting events. He also enjoys spending time with his two grandsons, Pkoe and Charles Jr, and is looking forward to doing the same with his new little granddaughter Jenni . Dale and Liz live on United Airlines, at various mid-priced motels, and occasionally at their home in Lone Tree, Colorado, just south of Denver.

In October of 2006 Dale and Liz sold One Way Street, Inc. to Todd and Amie Liebenow, long-term employees of One Way Street. Dale continues to serve One Way Street as Consultant and Transition Coordinator. His desire is to continue his national and international travels, training, encouraging, and equipping childlren’s workers in creative ministry.

Short Bio:

Dale VonSeggen received his BA in mathematics from Olivet Nazarene University and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. He taught in the public schools of Illinois and Michigan for 13 years and served as children’s pastor at Denver First Church of the Nazarene in Denver, Colorado for 9 years.

Dale and his wife Liz’s family ministry “One Way Street” became a full time job for Dale in 1987. He devoted all his time to writing, publishing a wide variety of children’s ministry resources, and founding many regional, national, and international training events for workers with children and youth.

Dale’s hobbies include traveling, reading, collecting camels, attending sporting events, and spending time with his grandchildren. Dale and Liz have a daughter, Juli, married to Charles Burroughs; and a son, Jon, who live nearby in the Denver area. Dale and Liz reside in Lone Tree, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.

 

 

 

 

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