Roddie Nelson

Dr. Roddie Nelson is a 3rd generation minister who has been pursuing his personal calling and purpose for 20 years. He has been a Pastor, missionary, professor, conference speaker, author, mentor, and consultant. He and his wife, Michele have pastored two growing churches in Tennessee and Illinois. They have a heart for the nations and have traveled to more than 45 countries and have been on over 125 missionary journeys. With a combination of passion, authenticity, and faith, Roddie and Michele have established themselves as true ambassadors for Christ. Together with their children Tyler, Talia, and Tristen, the Nelsons have embarked on a global adventure seeking to transform cultures, empower people to fulfill destiny, and advance the Kingdom of Heaven. They moved to the North Dallas, Texas region in 2013 where they have continued an international itinerate ministry. 

After attending East Tennessee State University, Roddie completed his undergraduate work and obtained a Masters degree in theology at Covenant Bible College and Seminary. Then he completed and received his Ph.D. in Christian Psychology from Rhema University. Dr. Roddie has devised a mentoring and leadership platform called “Vertical” that focuses on helping people achieve their maximum potential in whatever sphere of influence they have. As a Christian leader, Roddie can relate to the struggles of other ministers and encourage them in their calling.  Roddie has also become a prophetic voice to the nations and he has been part of developing schools of ministry. He has written books and material on subjects pertaining to the prophetic, leadership, and personal development.

Being an international keynote speaker will always be a priority. Nevertheless, Roddie is investing more time and energy into consulting, coaching, and global leadership events. He recently started Vertical Consulting as a company in order to facilitate the demand for authentic mentoring. 


Michele Nelson

Michele has been a worship leader, trainer, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker for more than 20 years. She has a Bachelors degree from East Tennessee State University. Due to a passion for nutrition and health, Michele launched her own holistic health care practice in 2015.  Lymphatics for Life was created to help clients looking for an alternative to traditional medicine. She is a certified therapist and trainer and will soon become a Doctor of Naturopathy. Michele has been a practitioner of functional medicine for more than 5 years and her business continues to expand along with her education in the field of Lymphatics. Her clients call her “the lymphatic guru”. Michele has worked alongside of the top practitioners in the field.

Michele has also just launched Lymphatic Technology Institute (LTI).The Institute was designed to help individuals develop the skills necessary to operate with these alternative modalities.Her mission in life is to educate people in Lymphatics and how their bodies function so that they can be propelled toward living in Divine Health. Her motto is “Love your Body and your Body will Love you back.”

When she is not operating her business, Michele travels with her husband and ministers along side him in conferences about marriage, family, and leadership. She also has a unique way of communicating in order to inspire women to face their fears and chase their dreams.

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