"Dear Pati, Your presentation about the life of Corrie ten Boom today at Bethlehem Baptist Church was a delight to my heart and soul.  Keep up the fabulous ministry. May God bless you always."

                                                                                                       - Patricia Wood, Minneapolis, MN

Dear Pati, Just wondering if your ears were burning this morning? All those who attended yesterday were talking about how wonderful your Katie Luther program was. Many commented on your beautiful singing voice. Others shared how flawlessly you flowed through the stories. All agreed we need to bring you back to Zion again. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us.  We loved having you here!" 

                                                                                - Joan Erickson, Zion Lutheran Church, Mora, MN

“Hello Pati - I thoroughly enjoyed Bloom Where You're Planted at Grace Bible Chapel on Thursday in Grand Rapids! My third time experiencing your special stories. I've been telling so many people about it.
I also encouraged them to have you speak at their church. You are such a gifted writer and so well at presenting your stories with humor and heart. You had mentioned there are bonus video stories that can be sent to us, I am so excited to receive those. Thank you! Have a blessed day!”
                                                                                                - Sue Plagemann, Grand Rapids, MN


"Dear Pati,

As I write this note, my heart is full of gratitude. I can honestly say, in all my years as an educator and library director, your DAD, DEMENTIA & DONUTS program is one of the best (and a personal favorite) that I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. The beauty and talent of your storytelling filled our hearts with empathy, compassion, humor, sadness, understanding and a vision of what to expect when/if one ever faces dementia in his/her life. Pati, your story resonated with many and I have heard a multitude of wonderful, positive comments about your program. I also want to thank you for the marvelous, yummy treats - everyone loved the Dunkin’ Donuts you brought along! What a great bonus to add to your program! I sincerely wish you could hear all the wonderful comments people have shared about your program. It was excellent! You are beautiful inside and out and I feel blessed to have met you and to have you grace our library patrons with your storytelling talent. You are loved and appreciated by all who attended. Thank you so much! We definitely want you back for additional programming! We'll stay in touch." 

                                                                                                        Gina Waters


                                                                                                        Hauge Memorial Library

                                                                                                        Osseo, WI

"Dear Pati,

On behalf of the St. Odilia Council of Catholic Women we extend a special 'thank you' for your storytelling  of Anne of Green Gables! Along with an inspiring presentation in vintage costume, you provided a wonderful array of history by bringing many items for us to look at. What a delightful story and you are a wonderful presenter! Blessings!

                                                                                                         Deb Smith

                                                                                                         CCW Secretary

                                                                                                         St. Odilia's Parish

                                                                                                         Shoreview, MN

"Dear Pati,

You have been blessed with a talent that is God given, that touches the heart of all who hear.  I know you made quite an impact here (with your presentation of TREASURES FROM MOTHER TERESA) and hope you can return again. Keep sharing your stories! God bless!"

                                                                                         Becky and Tom Sinner

                                                                                         Members of Our Lady of the Valley Parish

                                                                                         Green Valley, AZ


"Dear Pati,

Danke! You were fabulous in your performance of KATIE LUTHER HERE I STAND! Several of our seniors have already told me, “Have her back!” So there’s no question about your awaited return. Only the decision of our Senior Ministry Committee as to what story they would like to hear next. I’ll let you know. I was greatly touched by your telling of Katie’s story. It was so human and so spiritual

Jonathan Nye

Senior Entertainment Coordinator

Como Park Lutheran Church

Falcon Heights, MN


"Pati, Your talk at the Mindekirken's Tuesday Open House about Rønnaug Petterssen (the Norwegian Artisan and Her Dolls) was lovely. I learned so much. Your display was fabulous!"

Karen Cardwell

Minneapolis, MN

"Dear Pati, Thanks again for inviting me to your performance of CONVERSATIONS WITH CORRIE at the American Swedish Institute yesterday!  I had a great time and was almost convinced that I was really listening to Corrie sharing her life with me😊  God really blessed her testimony to many there I’m sure."  

                                                                                                                                    Mary Kodet

                                                                                                                                Shoreview, MN

"It was wonderful to meet you today - I have heard so much about you from our mutual friend. You are one amazing lady! Your storytelling is remarkable! I will never forget  the amazing story of Corrie ten Boom after hearing you today! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I had a wonderful day."

                                                                                                                                       Sue Miller

                                                                                                                                Shoreview, MN

"Pati, Your presentation tonight of the "Ya Sure, I'm A Norvegun Luteran" program at the Sons of Norway Lodge meeting was heartwarming and well done. We really enjoyed it. God bless you!"

Diane & Wayne Oestreich

The Californians


"Pati, Thank you so much for visiting Rock Academy and sharing Corrie ten Boom's story with us! God has certainly blessed you."

Kristi Beil

Director of Rock Academy


"Thank you for blessing us with your passionate gift of storytelling!"

Ardella Schueneck

Rock Academy Homeschool Parent

Eden Prairie, MN

"Pati, Thank you for sharing your love of history and storytelling with us at The Rock.""

Dr. Tonya Melody

Homeschool Parent

Burnsville, MN

"Pati, Thanks so much for super program yesterday at the Golden Agers Valentine's luncheon. Your presentation, LOVE STORIES TO WARM HEARTS could not have been better or more appropriate.  Great feedback…and thanks for sticking around to chat with so many.  We’ll getcha back for sure!"

Pastor Jim McLeish

Fourth Baptist Church    
Plymouth, MN

"Pati - What an amazing storyteller you are! Truly a gift. Imagine the joy our Heavenly Father must have when you hold over 150 people spellbound listening to His WORD. Here are some comments that the women wrote on their evaluation forms about your tribute to Corrie ten Boom today:

  1. Especially enjoyed Pati. Please have her again.

  2. Pati was fabulous. 

  3. Pati was fantastic. What a story. 

  4. Storyteller was awesome!

  5. Loved Corrie! Thanks!

  6. Thank You! Wonderful day and much needed! Loved to listen to Corrie ten Boom.

  7. Pati was the greatest!

  8. Thank you so much for Pati Kachel’s presentation. It was so powerful and meaningful. I know it touched many hearts. I saw many shedding tears.

  9. What a great story.

  10. Feel so blessed to have been here. Thank you! 

  11. “Corrie ten Boom” was amazing!!  God was/is with her in her speaking/mission! Alleluia!!  Pati, “NO” to retirement for “sharing” God’s work!!

  12. Corrie was exceptional!

  13. Pati was incredible and definitely a blessing to listen to.

  14. Awesome! Loved the Corrie ten Boom presentation especially! 

  15. What a blessing to hear Pati the storyteller and the story of Corrie ten Boom is a wonderful one to hear again.

  16. Loved the last speaker - very inspirational.

  17. Great, Great, Great speaker!

  18. Wonderful program as always! Keep up the great work! 

Linda Riggs

One Heart Women's Seminar

Wisconsin Dells, WI


Praise the Lord.! Your efforts in storytelling and sharing the love of Jesus have huge rewards. There are so many times your message has impacted others through the Spirit and you¹ll never know. Those that were passed along to The Parable Fund from this one event are just a few God
has given to encourage you to KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING...IMPACTING LIVES FOR HIS GLORY. Thanks for sharing how God answers the prayers of those that are praying for and supporting you in various different ways. TO GOD BE THE GLORY, GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO.  Be encouraged my friend. Those hard and long drives, packing and unpacking props, sleepless nights rehearsing the script over and over, sending brochures, contacting and contacting potential places to present a program all are being used to reach people for Jesus."

,Love in Christ 

Lois Finke

Brooklyn Park, MN



"Your "Heart Strings & Apron Strings" program was delightful! Thank you again for traveling to us and brightening our day. Good luck and much success for your future programs."

Martha Laird

Chanhassen Women's Club

"Dear Pati,

Thanks for all you do on behalf of the Lord's kingdom. You use your giftings in such a significant way. May the Lord continue opening doors of opportunity and providing. You are loved! Blessings,"

Doug & Corrine Lowenberg

Nairobi, Kenya

"Pati, Your ministry is a blessing in so many ways. Your care for people and your faith in God are wonderful reminders of what is really important in life. All of the ladies that came to our Christmas Banquet were so blessed by your CHRISTMAS PRESENCE presentation! You are such delightful person. We praise God for what He does through you." 

Jan Dewey

Women's Ministry Team

Grace Bible Chapel

Grand Rapids, MN


“Loretta (who served on the planning team) said she saw a women who was at the "Christmas with Corrie ten Boom" event at The First Baptist Church of Windom, MN which featured you and this lady was so excited about it! She said of all the things she has ever done this one was right up at the top. Another lady told her that you not only told Corrie’'s story but you gave the gospel message. Such good feedback we are getting. Thank you so much Pati. You made it a wonderful evening.”

Marlene Schuerman

Women's Ministry Team

First Baptist Church of Windom, MN

"Dear Pati, Thank you for touching our hearts with heavenly reminders, as we approach this season of giving. May your giving this afternoon be multiplied in each one of us, and may God bless you exponentially through this season and the coming year."

Cheryl Morris

Valley Baptist Church

Lakeland, MN



"Hi Pati,

My Norwegian "daughter"  Lise and I surely enjoyed your presentation, A PATCHWOrK QUILT OF HEARTWARMING STORIES today at Immanuel. Lutheran Church. I am so glad that I came to hear you. Your Christian witness and your Norwegian impressions added much to the morning...I hope we can have you come down this way in the Spring too? I will check with some Sons of Norway groups to see if they would host you. Thanks so much for a very inspirational morning! God bless you and your witness!"                                                                                            Lee Grippen

                                                                                                                         Caledonia, MN


"Hi Pati,

I wanted to tell you how much I LOVED your portrayal of Beatrix Potter! Phenomenal! I found myself smiling all the way through it (except when she learned of her fiance's death, of course). You did a fabulous job and I learned so much while being thoroughly entertained. Be blessed and I am proud to be your "Groupie!" 

                                                                                                                         Mary Helen Jacobs

                                                                                                                         New Brighton, MN


"So glad I had a chance to see your MEET MISS BEATRIX POTTER program on Tuesday. Great job! It was very heart warming and educational."           

                                                                                                                                     Penny Sell

                                                                                                                              Shoreview, MN


"What a wonderful job last night at the MEET MISS BEATIRX POTTER proram at the Roseville Library!

I was so into the story that when you shared her fiance died, I nearly cried! I dd not know many of the interesting facts that you shared. Blessings on you and your ministry!"

                                                                                                                           Mimi Soppleland

                                                                                                                           Princeton, MN


"You were excellent, Miss Pati! I was charmed " ❤️       Beth Cavert, Minnetinka, MN



"Hi Pati,
Beth and I enjoyed your Beatrix Potter program so much this evening.  Your display was magnificent and your story-telling was right-on -- I almost felt "Miss Potter" was right there with us!  I hope this is the first of many such programs at the Roseville Library. Clearly, you drew a sizable and enthusiastic audience tonight and I'm sure word will spread. 

                                                                                                                               Carolyn Collins

                                                                                                                               Roseville, MN


“Hi Pati - 

We received many positive comments after Mass yesterday on you and your presentation on Saturday - you in your wisdom spread the knowledge and love of both Saint Patrick and the experiences you had on the Emerald Isle. A+ for you!!! Thanks again for your day brightener talk. Until we meet again.”

                                                                                                                                   Sharon Iano

                                                                         CCW of St. Henry’s Catholic Church of Monticello, MN

"Dear Pati,

Received your wonderfully presented 2017 annual report for The Parable Fund yesterday.  Last night I had to charge my scooter.  That normally takes about 8 to 10 hours, so headed to bed early with your report in hand.  Hooked up the scooter, laid down and began to read.  Fantastic!  The report was presented as a good read…not boring at all like reports can be. Illustrations and stories along with the statistics and scripture all were mixed together to inform each reader in a very interesting way.

Again, God gave you a very busy year to present encouragement, spiritual messages,  Scripture and God’s love for each person in attendance.  The report shows what a great joy that is for you as well.   Each year the number of attendees seem to grow.  Praise the Lord. All that hear the presentation receive the special blessing God wants them to have to continue on in their life’s journey. Thanks for sharing how things transpired through the year.  God protected through all sorts of ups and downs and will certainly be there traveling with you in 2018.  So glad there are appointments already on the books for this year and even into 2019.  God is touching lives through your life’s passion and devotion to Him. Praise the Lord. Keep enjoying what you enjoy so much. I’ll continue praying as you keep spreading joy to others.  Stay warm this winter and safe on the roads.  I wish you time to do more marketing, time to clean out files, and reorganize props as well as get a little R&R in too. You are a busy young lady."

                                                                                                   Love in Christ and many hugs,

                                                                                                          Lois D. Finke

                                                                                                          Brooklyn Park, MN 

(Lois is one of our faithful Parable Partners, who prays for this ministry and geneously supports us with her offerings throughout the year to help sustain our work.)



"Dear Pati, I want to communicate how blessed our Scandinavian Friends were with your “Stories of ThanksLiving” presentation! It was so inspiring and set the mood for the real meaning of our Thanksgiving gatherings. Both times that you have been with us as our luncheon presenter here at ASI,

I have gotten so many positive comments from those in attendance. We will be inviting you back in 2018 to hear another one of your programs!”

                                                                                          Judy Ramgren, Cultural Program Director

                                                                     Scandinavian Friends of The American Swedish Institute



"Pati, I want to let you know how much I enjoyed chatting with you this morning after your wonderful presentation of, "Stories of ThanksLiiving". We could all relate to so many warm memories of times spent with loved ones. Your talent for bringing your Christ-centered storytelling to the masses is truly a blessing! I'm going to try and attend other performances when you are scheduled near our area.

God Bless!                                                                                              Cindy Anderson

                                                                                                             Redeemer Lutheran Church

                                                                                                             Burkhardt, WI


"Pati, My husband and I loved your presentation of Katie Luther's story at our Sunday woship service!"

                                                                                                                  Sue Powers

                                                                                                                  First Lutheran Church

                                                                                                                  New Richmond, WI



"Pati, Thank you so very much for your very meaningful and entertaining message, CHRISTMAS PRESENCE. The ladies comments were so very positive and affirming that you were easy to listen to, kept their attention and that they got so much from your stories and thoughts. One of the ladies shared with me yesterday at church that she brought a woman who wasn't a believer. She had been really touched by your sharing and said that she was going to start believing in prayer again. She was so excited for the open and receptive heart that her friend had.  God used you and planted seeds. We are excited that you are available to return next year. Blessings on you and your ministry."

                                                                                                          Cheryl Carlson 

                                                                                                          Women's Ministry Coordinator

                                                                                                          Barnum Community Church

                                                                                                          Barnum, MN 



"Hi Pati, Thank you again for such an outstanding heartwarming presentation of your CHRISTMAS PRESENCE program at our Sunday worship service. You certainly touched many peoples’ hearts. It was a rich and wonderful morning. Have a very joy-filled Christmas and a New Year of adventure and fruitfulness as you continue go tell it on the mountains that Jesus Christ is born!"


                                                                                                      Pastor Fred Thoni

                                                                                                      Elmwood Evangelical Free Church

                                                                                                      St. Anthony Village, MN



"Pati, It was such a sweet blessing to have you share at our women's Christmas felllowship night this past Sunday evening. I am still reflecting on, and gleaning from your presentation, and thanking the Lord for you and His work in and through you. Thank you again!"

                                                                                                    Lainey Walburg

                                                                                                    Stillwater Evangelical Free Church



"Hello Pati, Thank you for your wonderful characterization of Katie Luther. Hope to see you again soon.  Blessings to you and The Parable Fund on your work.  We will keep you and your work in our prayers. " 

Keith Wahlstrom - Sr. Saints Committee Member

                              St. Michael's Lutheran Church

                              Bloomington, MN



"Pati, Thank you for sharing Katie Luther's story and thoughts at our women's retreat. Your stories are always inspirational, educational and at times humorous. We always look forward to having you share with us." Thank you and God bless you."

- Phyllis Beaston,

Women of the E.L.C.A.

St. Croix Valley Synod, WI 


"Dear Pati, What an amazing presentation of Katie Luther: Here I Stand! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We will see you again!"

- Pastor Stan McFall

Calvary Church Sr. Saints

Roseville, MN


 "Pati, Thank you for your living parable of Katie Luther's story yesterday. It is truly amazing what you do. I believe this is the third time I have seen you perfrom at our church. You truly live and are the person we are seeing and hearing."

- Bill Seabloom

Incarnation Lutheran Church Prime Timers

Shoreview, MN


"Pati - You do amazing work. To stay in character for that long, making jokes in the context of today and to be able to speak with the emotoin as if you are that person was really, really impressive. You had that audience in the palm of your hands the entire time. I am so glad that I went to hear your presentation about the life of Corrie ten Boom and how she helped the Jews in Holland during WWII."  

- A Jewish man named Mark P., Maple Grove, MN


“We thank God for you, and we thank you for sharing your gifts, talents, and time with Christ’s people. May you always know that your service has made a difference now and for eternity. Thank you!”

“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.” - Philippians 1:3

- Candy Schlueter



"Dear Pati,
Just wanted to send a quick 'thank you.' We all enjoyed your presentation of "The Lady with the Lamp" at the Mounds Midway School of Nursing alumni luncheon on Saturday.  Your portrayal of Florence Nightingale was such an appropriate presentation for nurses. You've been blessed with a wonderful talent for story telling.
Thanks again.
Deb Wishard

Amery, WI


"Pati, What a lovely presentation!!(BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED) Thank you for joining us today and sharing your lovely stories. What a wonderful gift you have! I heard so many compliments. I do hope your being here today leads to more requestes for your story telling. May God bless you for sharing your talent. So inspiring and so much fun!"

- Linda Ray

Trinity Lutheran Church

Monticello, MN


"Dear Pati,

You are just a delight

From your head to your toes!

With your 100 hatboxes

Protecting chapeaus.

And your inspiring messages

Through stories well-told

You brought back warm memories

To young and to old.

We couldn't be gladder

That you came to town...

The Incomparable Glad Hatter

of Storytelling Renown!"

Thank you for your lovely program. We've heard nothing but compliments. 

Martin Luther said, "The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious."

Thanks for sharing your many gifts. At Our Saviour's we're all still glowing about your wonderful program; we keep getting compliments, which of course belong to you." 

                                                                                  - Marie Rein

                                                                                    Our Saviour's Luther Church Women

                                                                                    Merrill, WI



"Biblical Literacy is no longer relevant to the greater society. There is a dearth of solid Biblical knowledge and less of the same in the social gathering talks such as you give. I appreciate how you bring personal emotional history and culture back to one's consciousness. When tied with stories of faith from a Biblical truth the listener is more apt to hear what the Word really says. I'm fascinated by how you artfully use storytelling and weaving in Biblical truth, concepts and principles. Keep up the good work of creatively telling the Good News! Thank you!"

                                                                                                     - Ruth Dalmen, Minneapolis, MN