Leanor Ortega Till
Radically Leading and Loving Through Acts of Compassionate Service
It’s nice to meet you– I’m a spirit-led speaker and creative servant, passionately sharing the saving love of Christ. My path to this point has been anything but ordinary. When I was eighteen I left my studies at Colorado Christian University to travel the world, playing saxophone in the Christian ska-punk band, Five Iron Frenzy. Over the course of the nine years in which we toured the U.S. and abroad, I grew fiercely committed to serving all of Christ’s community, from the misfits and skeptics to the earnest and eager believers.
After obtaining a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Minor in Spanish from Metro State University, I settled back into my Colorado community and became integrally involved in the church born out of our band’s Bible study, based in a Denver punk house. Scum of the Earth Church was the incubator for my early ministry; I curated an art gallery, honed my preaching skills, and served as Director of Women’s Ministry. The richness of the relationships that I’ve made in my community of faith, spanning time and place, is awe-inspiring. Now it’s time for me to go beyond the church’s walls and reach those who might never step foot inside its doors.
Join My Unconventional Journey
With a loud laugh, high energy level, and heart for encouragement, I love teaching Christ’s word in front of crowds of Five Iron fans or small groups of dear friends. I write and craft creative curriculum, sermons, devotionals, and a book-to-be.
- Preaching, speaking, and teaching at churches, colleges, seminaries, retreats, classrooms, and festivals to encourage my fellow believers who are steeped in the faith to get out! Get mobilized, get creative, and get inspired!
So many people don’t fit into the church stereotype. The core of my ministry is to cultivate loving and encouraging communities that honor the dignity of the human spirit in sometimes difficult situations.
- Serve Denver’s homeless women through the Women’s Homelessness Initiative. We provide dinner and breakfast, clean bedding, and cots to a group of women and remain awake all night to ensure their safe sleep.
- Serve and preach at The Apartment Church in southwest Denver. This completely unique community includes a food bank and continual clothing drive, youth group, Bible classes, and special holiday services for residents. I’m humbled to be so deeply involved and invested in this church.
- Serve women in Denver Women’s Correctional Facility through Kairos Prison Ministry. What an incredible place to teach our message of hope!
Ready to walk along side me in support of my ministry or interested in connecting to book me as your speaker? Urban Skye is a nonprofit, so every donation tax deducible. Donate below or get in touch today by emailing LeanorOrtegaTillSpeaks@gmail.com. (must hyperlink)
Building Church in Surprising Places
Working with Urban Skye has been an extraordinary answer to prayer. I knew I was being called to engage a broader audience and was ready to take the next step into a new season of life. God is good and I look forward to continuing to be His hands and feet through my work with Urban Skye. Together, we’ll reach the world for Jesus and make a powerful impact on our culture.
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