Christian speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a popular media guest, award-winning female filmmaker, and women’s ministry leader, whose faith-based films have screened in theaters, festivals, and churches around the world, and on multiple television networks.
Growing up, Sharon loved reading, writing, and drama. She dreamed of writing books and entertaining crowds of people. She thought she might go into ministry, be a missionary, a children’s minister, or a pastor’s wife. But God had other plans. He paired her up with a communications major who wanted to make movies, and a decade after saying “I do”, they combined their unique talents and produced then first Mainstreet Productions feature film. In the next two decades they on to make six more movies.
The Wilharms’ motion pictures have screened in theaters across the country, aired on countless television networks and sold across the globe. Their filmmaking efforts have been recognized with dozens of accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making” and four ICVM Crown Awards including Silver “Best Picture”. At some point, Sharon realized that movies had become her ministry.
As the Wilharms concluded their filmmaking, Sharon began praying for a new ministry to delve into. She wanted to impact lives in a more personal manner. After almost a year of prayer, God opened up an unexpected door – Women’s Ministry Director at their church. “You’ve got to love God’s sense of humor,” says Sharon. “I’ve never really participated in women’s ministry in the past, and now I’m the one in charge.”
Sharon’s discovered that because she’s essentially an outsider thrust into the center, she can look at women’s ministry in an objective manner.
“I’ve learned that I’m not the only woman who’s felt alone in a church packed with people. I’ve found women who love God, don’t always feel connected with His people. I’m excited about all that God is showing me and am enjoying jumping in with gusto, striving to bind together the hearts of women so that we can support each other and build each other up.”
Looking for a speaker for your next event? Sharon Wilharm makes herself transparent and authentic in order to encourage audience members in their walk with the Lord. Book Sharon and you’ll find yourself inspired by her heartfelt stories of God’s amazing power that we harness through personal prayer.