About Marie

I am an inspirational speaker, author, and transformational coach passionate about helping individuals create a life they love. In 2006, my first husband committed the Amish Schoolhouse shooting, and as I faced loss and brokenness, I leaned into faith and my relationship with God. And in the years since, I’ve deepened my resolve that our circumstances are not the definition of our lives. No matter what we face, we can still cultivate a life we love.

My mission is to share the power of faith, resilience, and personal transformation. Through coaching programs, speaking engagements, my podcast, and weekly newsletter, I create a safe and supportive space where you can begin your personal transformation. My clients have experienced remarkable shifts in their mindsets, found a supportive community, and deepened their relationship with God. These changes have allowed them to love their lives regardless of circumstance.

I am the author of “One Light Still Shines,” and my upcoming release, due later this year, is entitled “To Help You Heal: Transform your life through the partnership of faith, psychology, and grit.” My writing has inspired thousands to find beauty beyond brokenness.

My husband, Dan and I, reside in Lancaster County, PA. We have six children and three grandchildren. Dan and I adopted our youngest son from South Africa in 2015. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Immaculata University and a certificate from the School of Ministry, Christ Community Church, Camp Hill, PA.

As we work together, you’ll embrace the opportunity to rewrite your story, overcome your challenges, and create a vibrant life. Prepare to embark on a journey of healing, hope, and purpose.

Marie’s Books

To Help You Heal

A life you love begins with the courage to heal…

Marie Monville knows what it means to feel broken. After her first husband committed the Amish schoolhouse shooting, she had to make a choice. Would she allow circumstance to define her life? Or could she find a way to overcome betrayal, disappointment, and self-doubt to live a life she authentically loved?

To Help You Heal takes you on a transformational journey like no other. Marie’s unique insights in the face of extraordinary pain, trauma, and loss show you what is possible when our healing process pairs faith with psychology.

It’s time to embrace your transformation. Marie will lead you on this journey so you don’t have to walk alone. She will share strategies to overcome negative self-talk and discouragement so you can embrace a positive view of yourself and your life. She’ll help you to deepen your relationship with God and lean into the freeing power of grace.

You’ll discover ways to shift your mindset and build a strong foundation of hope, even when battling  brokenness, so you’re inspired to dream again. You can love your life regardless of circumstances.

One Light Still Shines

My story is not about my past, but about your future, says Marie Roberts Monville. In the startling tragedy of the Amish schoolhouse shooting at Nickel Mines, one story has never been told; Marie Roberts Monville, the wife of the man who created such horror, tells her story for the very first time. It is a story of sorrow and destruction, but also one of majestic deliverance, unending compassion, breathtaking forgiveness, and grace-filled redemption. Within a solitary moment, Marie Monville realized that life, as she knew it, was over. What she never anticipated was a tangible encounter with God reaching into her circumstances, through them rewriting all she believed about herself, her faith, and the God she thought she knew.

One Light Still Shines reveals three love stories: the innocent love of a devoted wife for a husband in pain, the incomprehensible love of God in the aftermath of massacre and destruction, and the redemptive love of Christ, waiting to unfold in the life of every person who reads this book. Marie’s journey since that darkest of days has been invaded with light which shines through these pages into the darkest questions we all face – questions about our past, our value, our identity, and own powerlessness in this fallen world. Come face to face with the power behind every answer – a love that begs to be received.

Our Adoption Story


In 2014 we started our adoption process, and in just one short year, we brought our son home from South Africa.

We can’t imagine life without him!  Watch our adoption story to hear a bit about our journey and to hear more about kids waiting around the world.

I’m passionate about adoption and you’ll find me advocating for the older child. According to recent statistics, approximately 90% of children currently waiting for families are over 5 years old.


I understand that you face difficult days too.

And sometimes, we need the reminder that what we see right now isn’t the end of our story. The truth is, it’s only a small piece. (But in the moment, it can feel all-encompassing.)

If you’re reading this, holding onto a sliver of hope that there’s something good on your horizon, I’m here to encourage you. Friend, don’t give up. Let’s write your story together.

We’ll start by working on your self-talk, going after the places of doubt and disbelief. We’ll create a foundation we can build upon.

You’re not alone in it. Send me a message. I’m here for you.

What They Say

I felt empowered after you shared with me how you saw me through the questions. I’m being bold and corageous. And I’m feeling so much closer to God. My headache is gone, as we talked and you helped me, it went away.

C. Coaching Client

Marie was a tremendous blessing to our women. She is transparent, sincere, and is committed to teaching God’s Word. She challenged our women which has resulted in us staying connected after the retreat. We would highly recommend Marie.”

Christ Church, Grove Farm

I am so excited to see changes in my life. I love how you are changing other women’s lives through your pain using the gifts that God gave to you and I’m looking forward to knowing the gift that God gave to me to use to bless others as well!

J. Membership Student

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