From Kurt Warner’s wife to ‘Christian famous’


Brenda and Kurt now work closely together planning the couple's newest philanthropic venture – Treasure House.

Washington (CNN) – In a stadium filled with 8,000 evangelical Christian women, one person near the stage stands out.

Sporting short salt-and-peppered hair, broad shoulders and a high-collared shirt, the man sits calmly as ballerinas flutter across the stage, women tell jokes about menopause and the event’s emcee announces that almost all the men’s rooms at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington have been converted to female restrooms for the night, provoking a round of applause.

For Kurt Warner, former quarterback for the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals and two-time National Football League MVP, this is about as far away from the testosterone-driven world of the gridiron as you can get.

Onstage is the reason Warner’s here: Brenda Warner, her angular face and close-cropped blonde hair radiating in professional lighting, telling the audience about God’s plan for her life.

For years, Brenda was known as Kurt’s uber-supportive wife – a woman whose unflinchingly defense and championing of her superstar husband sometimes made news in it its own right.


Today, two years into Kurt’s retirement, those roles are changing.


  1. 2 years ago
    Carrie Stewart says

    Being just over 1 year out from our young son’s own severe traumatic brain injury I am sure one can imagine the impact Brenda’s story had on me this year at WOF in Columbus, Ohio. To see Zachary touched me in a way I cannot begin to put into words. I hope one day our Cody will be that inspirational to those around him, I know God must have a very big plan for my brave little guy! I also hope to be as strong as Brenda one day!!

  2. I was at The Women of Faith confrence Oct. 6 , 2012. The forst time I have ever been to anything like that in my life. I was so completley touched by Brenda’s life story it gave me faith and hope that anyone can overcome anything if they have faith in God. Her story was inspirational and truly touching. Thank you Mrs.Brenda Warner ever so much and God bless.

  3. 2 years ago
    tonya schlieve says

    i was at the bmo harris bradley center in milwaukee wis on oct 6 2012. the women of faith conferance was amazing i am truly blessed to have gone . mrs brenda warner was amazing thanks for the uplifting story

  4. Brenda was my favorite speaker at Women of Faith in DC. I could relate…lots of kids and a successful husband… I connected with her immediately.