Speaking Interview Request

speaking and interview requests

The speaking ministry of Crystal Peaks is an opportunity to bring to the world a message of hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We consider it a great honor to represent the Author of Hope by sharing His redeeming love in as many venues as we can reach. If you wish to book a speaking engagement with Troy, Kim or any one of our staff members, please fill out the appropriate proposal form. Each proposal form submitted is considered, prayed over and responded to in a timely manner. You may also contact Judy Jeffery, Assistant to the Founders at: [email protected] or call 541-639-9530. 

Troy Meeder

As Chief Executive Officer, Troy oversees general operational leadership throughout the entire ministry. In addition, the Lord’s message of hope gives him the opportunity to speak to churches, leadership organizations, men’s conferences and retreats on a national level. These messages cover righteousness in leadership, marriage, accountability, purity and integrity. 

Troy also travels to similar ministry ranches throughout the nation and abroad to provide consultation, support, instruction and conflict resolution. In addition, he is a certified  Resistance Free Horsemanship clinician through Richard Shrake.

Troy enjoys the outdoors and is a certified Merchant Marine Captain and a State of Oregon Licensed Guide and Outfitter.

Books Written

  • Average Joe

Kim Meeder

Currently, Kim has written and released six books, some of which have been translated into five different languages. Her radio interviews with Focus on the Family and Family Talk remain as some of the most requested shows in their broadcast history.

Also, an accomplished and enthusiastic speaker, Kim has addressed audiences from home groups to mega churches, high schools to universities, women’s conferences to missionary conventions. She has shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with villages in the poorest nations of Eastern Europe to the marbled halls of the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C.

In addition to her responsibilities as the Co-founder and Chief Communications Officer of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, speaking and authoring, Kim enjoys deep wilderness adventuring.

Books Written

  • Hope Rising
  • Bridge Called Hope
  • Blind Hope
  • Fierce Beauty
  • Encountering Our Wild God
  • Revival Rising

speaking request forms

Please choose the type of event you would like to host from the drop-down list below. After selecting the specific event, you will be guided to a proposal form. Please fill out the proposal form with as much detail as possible. Our event coordinator will respond to your request as soon as they are able. Thank you so much.

CPYR’s Speaking Policies and Procedures

HONORARIUM: Since its founding in 1995, Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch speakers have never charged an honorarium for anything they do. We at CPYR believe that Jesus Christ has already paid the price of redemption in full. Therefore, the Word of God is free and should be affordable to all. We do ask that travel expenses to, from and during the event be covered. Donations are always gratefully accepted.

REPRESENTATIVES: For events that are more than 50 miles from the Ranch, our speakers always travel with an assistant. We may also choose to send a team of two or more to local venues, depending on the nature of the event.

AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTATION: For events within driving distance of the Ranch, an IRS standard mileage fee will be requested for every mile traveled. Events within 50 miles are exempt.

PLANE TRANSPORTATION: We ask that the organization hosting the CPYR speaker pay airfare for both the requested speaker and their assistant. We also request that CPYR staff travel on commercial airlines.

RENTAL VEHICLES: If a rental car is required, it needs to be a full-size vehicle or larger. This is to ensure the safety of our team as well as provide for the unexpected nature of events. The host organization, however, will only need to pay for the total expense of renting an “economy” class rental car and the Ranch will cover the difference.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The CPYR Board requires accommodations to be provided at a well-established local hotel for both speaker and assistant.

MEALS: Food for CPYR representatives will be supplied by the Ranch. However, it would be expected that meals integrated into the event’s itinerary would be provided by your organization free of charge.

OUR SYSTEM: The CPYR Speaking Coordinator will select and purchase all plane tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars for the duration of the trip. It is our goal to be as transparent as possible when we arrange travel plans. Therefore, the Speaking Coordinator will brief the host organization of all expenses before purchasing airfares, hotel reservations and rental cars. After all purchases are made regarding the CPYR speaker’s travel, the CPYR coordinator will supply the host organization with the total cost of arrangements as well as receipts for each purchase. The host organization will be expected to reimburse the Ranch for specific expenses listed above.