Sue flies out of Philadelphia or Baltimore and will usually require arriving the
day before an event if jet lag could be a problem. If the drive to the event is an
hour and a half or less from her home, no travel expenses are necessary, but road
trips greater than that will require a mileage reimbursement.
“May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Holy Spirit―Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality.”
One of the first questions most people ask is, “What is your fee?” Sue negotiates
an honorarium with each sponsor, working with you and your budget to arrive at a
fair and workable amount. Consider the number of times she will speak, the distance
she will need to travel, the amount of time away from home. It is a given that travel,
meals, and lodging expenses will be covered, so keep this in mind when planning your
Many small churches and fellowship groups find it difficult to be as generous with
a speaker as they would like. Be honest about your situation, but be realistic. “The
workman is worthy of his hire,” wrote the Apostle Paul, and it is not reasonable
to expect a speaker to come for free.