Brenda Warner is a speaker, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author. She is the mother of seven children, a registered nurse, and a marine. But most of all, she is a storyteller who candidly shares her struggles in hopes that her life experiences can help other women. Through her message of hope and faith, and her charitable work, she inspires others during their own dark days.
As a sought-after speaker nationwide, Brenda encourages her audiences to take responsibility for their choices and to depend on their faith when they hit rough patches. Audiences have cried and belly-laughed with her at women’s conferences, banquets, churches, sporting events, and business expos. Listeners have found practical hope through her stories about her family, her work with special needs children, her triumphs over obstacles, and the blessings and burdens of being a celebrity wife.
Brenda is also vice president of the First Things First Foundation, an organization she co-founded with her husband, NFL player, Kurt Warner. As the creative catalyst for most of the foundation programs, Brenda’s ideas often originate from her own life experiences. Under the direction of Brenda and her husband, the foundation seeks to promote Christian values and to bless those who are struggling.
In 2001, Brenda and Kurt established the First Things First Foundation to promote Christian values and bless the lives of those less fortunate always promoting the Warners’ life theme: Faith and family come first. In 2009, Brenda joined Kurt in co-authoring a book appropriately entitled "First Things First – The Rules for Being a Warner," which debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2011, she released her memoir “One Call Away – Answering Life’s Challenges with Unshakable Faith.”
Brenda is also a gifted photographer who specializes in portraits. Her photos have been published in the New York Times and other publications. You can learn more about her and the work of her foundation at kurtwarner.org, or follow her on Twitter @WarnerBrenda.