Shown here are the darling granddaughters of Gloria Jean Hole. Teagan (age 6) and her little sister Ashling (age 4) enjoyed trying on my hats after THE GLAD HATTER program at
Eagan HIlls Alliance Church.
Crowd-Pleasing Story Programs
"Ya Sure, I’m A Norvegin Luteran”
Pati shares captivating stories honoring her heritage as a Norwegian Lutheran. With songs, humor and historical information she tells tales of her pioneer ancestor’s immigration from Norway to their Minnesota homestead by Paynesville. She has performed this show at the Mindekirken Norwegian Memorial Church, numerous Sons of Norway lodges and countless Lutheran churches around the Midwest. Pati is a founding member of the Pauline Fjelde Daughters of Norway Lodge #51 of Minneapolis. Do even Norwegian bachelor farmers love this show? Ya sure, you betcha!
“Pati Kachel, the Storyteller is a Minnesota treasure! A female Garrison Keillor, who makes Norwegian Lutherans laugh at themselves.”
- Elsa Anderson, Ely, MN
A Patchwork Quilt of Heartwarming Stories
In one of her more popular presentations, Pati creatively sews together a comforting quilt of short stories about people whose inspiring lives have added color and craziness to her own life. Her listeners will be kept in stitches with these meaningful messages that are sure to warm their hearts. Ideal for a fall or winter event.
Heart Strings & Apron Strings
Aprons represent people who have loved us and served us. Pati presents her colorful collection of vintage aprons and the enchanting stories of the people who wore them. She lovingly honors the memory of all those industrious “church basement” mothers and grandmothers with her good humor, poems, songs and tender tales.
“If you like sentimental Hallmark commercials, you will love Pati Kachel’s stories! She will touch your heart with her tender stories and songs. She is a real-life “chicken soup for the soul.”
- Margaret Knutson, Eau Claire, WI
Tales of a Tea-Totaler
In this whimsical presentation, Pati enchants her audience with delightful personal stories, poems and songs about “taking tea,” which Pati has collected during her many travels to Great Britain and Ireland. In her warm and sincere manner, Pati closes with a gentle invitation for her listeners to let Jesus “fill their cup” and refresh them with His company. Invite guests to this program that is designed as a creative evangelism opportunity.
The Glad Hatter
Pati brings along and artistically displays her wonderful collection of vintage hats. As she puts them on, she magically becomes the colorful characters who once wore them. You will be introduced to her merry-hearted grandma and her eccentric great aunt. You will meet the generous Miss Fanny and the remarkable Ruby Wilson whose mission in life was to beautify the earth. Pati is a member of The Red Hat Society and has presented this program at many area chapters. You’re invited to wear a hat and share a story too!
A Cup of Kindness - Encouragement for Caregivers
In recent years, Pati has been through some significant health challenges and knows firsthand the importance of the supportive presence of others to help us get through to the other side of the mountain. She has carefully crafted a collection of gentle stories, tender songs and scriptures to strengthen and affirm those who serve as caregivers to others.
Lasting Impressions - Encouragement for Educators
Dedicated teachers can make lasting and lifelong impressions on their students. Pati shares personal and funny stories about her favorite elementary and high school teachers that profoundly and positively impacted her life. A touching tribute to inspire teachers.
A Story Portrait of Maud Lindsay - American Educator & Author
Maud McKnight Lindsay was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1874. During her lifetime she was a best-selling author of 14 children's storybooks and a beloved kindergarten teacher. She dedicated her entire life to her young students by igniting the love of learning - using creative play, songs and storytelling into her lesson plans. Her children's stories were printed in over 60 elementary school textbooks that were read across the country. Many were translated into other languages. She was a childhood playmate and a close lifelong friend of Helen Keller. This is an inspirational program written especially for anyone who works in early childhood learning or elementary education. This presentation premiered in May 2019 for the Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Women Educators of Iowa. They loved learning about this outstanding teacher and listening to some the stories which she wrote. An artful tabletop exhibit featuring vintage photographs and her antique books is also displayed.
Sometimes God's wonderful plan for our lives does not include marrying a charming prince and living happilyever after. Pati shares encouraging scripgture, songs and insights about how God has helped her to joyfully embrace the gifts of solitude and singleness.