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Thank You Notes We've Received

"Good Morning Pati, We were SO BLESSED with your presentation last Saturday at South Santiago Lutheran Church.  Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experiences and your love for Christ with us. I heard SO MANY positive responses from everyone I talked to about our fabulous speaker!! "She even sings!" We will definitely keep you in mind for future events at our church.  God bless you and your journey of story telling!"

Barb Marsh -      

South Santiago Lutheran Church of Clear Water, MN

"Pati - I was in the audience at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cloquet when you did your Corrie ten Boom presentation. What a unique ministry/career you have. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the scripture woven in and out of your story. It was a wonderful Saturday afternoon. Wish I cold see more...God bless you!"

                                                                                                               - Linda LeBrasseur, Cloquet, MN

"Hi Pati, I was just thinking this morning again about your wonderful workshop on Corrie ten Boom yesterday at the SET APART Conference at UNW.  No matter how many times I hear Corrie's story, it moves me to tears. I'm so grateful for your talent of being able to bring such wonderful stories to life. Thank you for sharing and making the day so special!"

                                                                                                                        - Celine Kuehn,vWoodbury, MN

"I saw your performance of Corrie ten Boom on Friday at the SET APART Conference.You did a fabulous job! Well done."                                                                                                                    - Danielle Alberss Pankratz

Pati - Thank you so much for again coming to speak at our One Heart Women's Seminar event! We are so grateful ffor your ministry and the way God is using you to spread His Truth and Love with His people. We pray that you feel as blessed from our event as we do from your ministry!”

-                                                                                                                             Bonnie Mulhern, Portage, Wi

"Dear Sisters in Jesus - I am so very grateful for the collective gifts and time and talent each of you gave to insure the Celebrate Evening was filled with the goodness of God - powerful and sweet for all!  I have heard from team members and women who came - and thank God for using last evenings’ event to encourage and challenge Rockpoint Women in their walk with Him. Pati Kachel, thank you for telling Corrie’s story (really God’s story) with skill and passion; and thanks to all for assisting with set up, recreation, clean up, and being there. So blessed by you -

so blessed! Again, thank you, each one, for carrying this one so well!"  
                                                                                                                                                  Monica Groves

                                                                                                                           Director of Women's Ministries

                                                                                                                                             Rockpoint Church

                                                                                                                                                 Lake Elmo, MN

“Hi Pati, this is Paulette Woods, one of your attendees at your 1 pm program yesterday at the Scandinavian Festival held at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead. My mother and I were blessed by your program, COOKIN' VIT DE NORSKIES. When I took my mother home, we started paging through our old church cookbooks together. Thank you so much for all the good memories you helped us to connect with in our own family through your presentation. We send our kind regards to you.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           - Paulette Wood

                                                                                                                                                        Fargo, ND

"Dear Pati, This is long overdue but I wanted to thank you once again for your ministry to our seniors at Calvary Church. Our Father has given you a gift and you use it so well to bless, strengthen, challenge, and instruct.  Your presentation of Corrie ten Boom was outstanding. We will definitely have you again. May the joy, peace, and power of Christ fill your heart, mind, and spirit. May the truth of the Gospel you proclaim bring about great fruit for God’s kingdom. Together in His service and grace,"

Ralph Gustafson

Senior Adults Pastor

Calvary Church

Roseville, MN



"Dear Pati, Thank you for sharing your creative "COOKIN" VIT DE NORSKIES" presentation with all of the Scandinavian guests today! You are an amazing storyteller. We loved having you!" 

                                                                                                                                                Corlys Knudson


                                                                                                                                       First Lutheran Women

                                                                                                                                                   Marshall, MN 


"Oh Pati, Trust me this is the only Christmas card I’ve sent out thus far…Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation of A Merry Martha Stewart Christmas! It was delightful and also meaningful. It is always a joy to reconnect - it still delights and amazes me that God crossed our paths once again. God loves you and so do I!”

                                                                                                                                                       Ann Tanko

                                                                                                                                    Trinity Lutheran Church 

                                                                                                                                             North Branch, MN



"Hi Pati, Thank you for coming to  perform for our St. Andrew Prime Timers. You were very thorough in telling the story of Katie & Martin. You made their history come alive in you and your presentation which had a great mix of facts & humor & song. Our people loved it and we appreciate your coming on such a cold day. The Apostle Paul tells us in 1Corinthians 12:7 “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” God certainly has manifested his Spirit of mission for the ‘common good’ in you so that those who hear you are blessed. Blessings on the wonderful work you are doing! Christ’s Peace to you!"

                                                                                                                                       Pastor Roger Schindel

                                                                                                                      St. Andrew Lutheran Church

                                                                                                                                      Eden Prairie, MN


"I loved hearing the Katie Luther story today. You do a wonderful presentation with an authentic German accent, costume and artifacts. I am anxious to hear other stories.”            

                                                                                                                                                    Gloria Husby

                                                                                                                                               Eden Prairie, MN

"Hello Pati, Thank you for coming and sharing wonderful Stories of Thanks Living. It was our privilege to have you at Plymouth Covenant Church. All the seniors I could talk to were blessed and encouraged and they wanted you back. So, we hope that we can invite you back sometimes during the winter months when we do not go out!! God bless and may you continue to be used by the Lord for HIS kingdom's sake."

Sanjeev Bhonsle,

Pastor of Senior Ministries

Plymouth, MN

"Pati, We so enjoyed your presentation for the Women's Club of Owatonna. Your presentation was excellent and really something we all needed to hear very uplifting in these troubled times. Thank you and I will keep you in mind for my AAUW group down here, too.

Kay Oberle, Program Chair

Woman's Club of Owatonna, MN

"Pati, On behalf of the members of the Woman's Club of Owatonna, I thank you for sharing your talents and meaningful quilting program with us."

Jan Tippet, Treasurer

Owatonna, MN 


 Hi Pati, A short note to let you know how much we appreciated your storytelling event at Westwood Lutheran Church. For those present, it was a delight. May your coming events bring joy and satisfaction to you and especially those in the audience. Your Christian witness speaks of the person you are, so praise the Lord again, and on behalf of the Westwood Adult Ministry Board, thank you Pati, and may God continue to bless your ministry.”

Duane “Dewey” Dull

St. Louis Park, MN

“Dear Pati, Thank you for gracing us with your presence once again and for sharing your beautiful talents as a storyteller. Your "Ya Sure, I'm A Norvegin Luteran" program was absolutely wonderful. The memories, the laughter, the authentic props, the letters, photos, and stories shared were unforgettable. I have heard countless positive comments in the last couple of weeks. You are loved in Osseo, WI! Yes, yes, yes, you have been summoned to return for another program! We plan to host you next summer for your Corrie ten Boom presentation. So many are already looking forward to it! With our sincere thanks and gratitude"

Gina Waters

Director of the Hauge Memorial Library

Osseo, WI

"I have seen the KATIE LUTHER: HERE I STAND presentation in person and it is wonderful! Pati Kachel is an engaging and enthralling storyteller and she brings Katarina to life!"

Rev. Laura Renault

Zion United Church of Christ

Hubbard, IA


“Dear Pati, Thank you for all you did to contribute to the success of our Daughters of Norway Convention. You put such joy into everything you do and afterward your comment is “it was fun!” What more can each of us ask for but an attitude like that toward life. I was thrilled when you were assigned to the Bergen Bus! I heard many comments in passing about your presentation. It was truly enjoyed and appreciated.”

Dianna Goblirsch

Coon Rapids, MN

Pauline Fjelde Lodge #51


“Dear Pati, Your program, “Ya Sure. I’m A Norvegin Luteran” at the Daughters of Norway National Convention touched my heartstrings...just so endearing. You are a treasure.”

Linda Leraas Ray

Monticello, MN

Pauline Fjelde Lodge #51


“Dear Pati, Thank you for your presentation for our Syttende Mai Banquet. I had many comments and I thought you did a beautiful job. Many of your heartwarming stories really struck home with me and many more. God bless the work you do.”

Roger Bosmoe


St. Croix Valley Syttende Mai Society


“Pati, Thank you. You are one special lady and it’s a joy to be with you. Having you here has renewed our faith and gave us all something to look forward to. Thanks for the wonderful work you do!”

Women of Faith 

Faith United Methodist Church

Farmington, MN 


“Dear Pati, On behalf of the Older Kids at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, I do wish to thank you for the presentation of your Norwegian immigrant family stories. I know you jogged many a family memory for each of us. You have quite a mission established! Christ-focused. My husband really enjoyed your singing - as I did!”

Anne Haugan

Roseville, MN


“Pati: You have won the hearts of the Northwest Wisconsin Synodical Women’s Organization! The comments on our convention review sheet were AWESOME. I haven’t counted the reviews that were turned in, but the stack measures 1.25 inches. One of the questions was, “What did you like best about this convention?” Not everyone answered the question, but those who did - to the number, said “Pati!” It has been suggested over and over that we invite you back! I am so thankful that you came to Eau Claire. I was so interested in your presentation that I didn’t miss a single word. As a storyteller, you are great. As a person you are wonderful. Thank you.”

Janet Allison

Conference Convention Director

Bloomer, WI



“Dear Pati, Thank you again for your wonderful presentation of “Ya Sure, I’m A Norvegin Luteran”. We asked our guests to take time to rate the luncheon. They overwhelmingly gave an excellent rating and many stated that they really enjoyed YOU. I trust that you will receive other invitations from senior leadership in other churches. We will certainly promote you, I would like to use you again as time and schedules permit. May God continue to bless you and prosper you as you tell stories of Him.”

Rev. Wes & Nancy Vagle

Directors of Senior Adult Ministries

Minnesota District Council of the 

Assemblies of God




“Oh Pati, I was so blessed to hear your tales and beautiful voice! We are in this together to bring Christ to the lost! Blessings dear lady and I hope our paths cross again sometime soon!”

Kimberly Dawn Nyborg

Radio Host & Retreat Speaker

International Falls, MN


“Pati, I would like to thank you again. You did an awesome job. We had lots of good feedback and so many people said they would pass on information on you so that others can enjoy you and your stories. We hope to have you come again. Take care and God bless.”

June Huge

Friends of Ruth Circle

Long Lake Lutheran Church

Isanti, MN


“Pati Kachel, You blessed SO many who needed to hear your message that morning. Still getting awesome comments [from the LOVE STORIES TO WARM HEARTS program presented at Widow Might Valentine’s Brunch].”

Pam Lundell

KTIS 98.5 FM Faith Radio

Widow Might Board Member


“Pati, thank you so much for being such an amazing storyteller and woman of God. Thank you for helping us to get to know Corrie ten Boom a little better. We loved having you at our women’s tea and will invite you again sometime.”

MapleRidge Church Women

Maple Grove, MN


“Hello Pati,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to come and present "Miss Potter" today.  After speaking with other teachers, it seems the students truly enjoyed your presentation and display.  I know the teachers themselves felt like students and learned quite a bit from you today. May God continue to bless you and your wonderful ministry! A side note you may appreciate: Two of my grandchildren attend our Preschool/PreKindergarten classes and I had them along with their 7 yr. old sister for an overnight on Friday.  When it was bedtime, which is storytime at grandma's house - the  5 yr. old promptly found the storybook of "Peter Rabbit" and told me:  Grandma, we learned about this today from the lady storyteller.  Of course, we read it again, even though you had read it to the children and she also heard the story at rest time after lunch.  I guess that just shows one can never have too much of Peter Rabbit!! Thank you again and God's blessings on your wonderful ministry!  I'm praying I can have the opportunity to hear some of your other presentations.”

Nancy Pieper

EC Director

St. John Lutheran School

Elk River, MN


“Hi Pati:

You charmed my crew! Yours was such a very interesting interview. I am always impressed by people who can tell a great story. I listened to the one on KTIS and was amazed that there was a whole story in just a minute and a half. Thank you for taking your time to be part of the show.”

Lynn Redlinger


A Tale of Ten Cities

CTV North Suburban



“I just wanted to let you know, your presentation to our 55+ group was very well received. Here is a note that was sent to us from an elderly gentleman who really enjoyed  the day:

    “Another winner! Thank you for arranging our Thursday’s Over 55+ gathering - 

    meal and entertainment. As a Depression Era baby, I could identify with so much of        

    the presentation. My maternal grandmother was one of 21 children! Many 

    descendants of theirs lived in the area of my youth - providing many fond 

    memories, some of which were reawakened.”

Thank you again for making our event a huge success!”

Arlene Retzer

St. Philip’s Lutheran Church Seniors

Fridley, MN


“It was a very moving experience for my seniors. The many Jewish people who came were especially moved by Corrie ten Boom’s story. They had never heard this story before and most all were moved to tears! Thanks for allowing me to also share God’s love with my seniors through her moving testimony!”

Paula Frakes

Activity Co-Director

RidgePointe Senior Living Community

Minnetonka, MN


I was blessed to attend LADIES ON THE LAWN at Rockpoint Church last Wednesday night. Thank you for your ministry of storytelling. You transported me to the home of Corrie ten Boom and she became very real to me. What encouragement she is to me of how God is with us even in the darkest hour. In Christ Jesus she overcame evil, even to forgive her enemies. Thank you for sharing her story so very well!

Carolyn Heitzman

St. Paul, MN


I was at the St. James Lutheran’s Tea yesterday and was privileged to experience your gift. Thank you for listening to God, and following through with His direction. The afternoon was inspiring (to say the least), and joy-filled. What a treat. Sincerely,    

Becky Stanchfield

Minneapolis, MN


    Have you ever said “yes” to something and thought later, “Why did I make that commitment?” That happened to me during the bust Christmas season when I was invited to a Christmas Tea featuring storyteller Pati Kachel. Did I really have a morning to sip tea and listen to a storyteller? Then I heard Pati’s presentation. I left thinking, “Wow! That was one of the most memorable presenters I’ve ever heard!” With her humorous, heartwarming, and Christ-focused storytelling, she personally touched me with stories that made my own Christmas past and present more meaningful. Was I ever glad I had come! She is simply one of the most joy-filled women I have ever met and I’m very excited that I will have the opportunity to hear more of her stories at the women’s retreat.

Cheryl Sjaarda

St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran

Plymouth, MN


We loved your presentations at our church retreat, BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED and THE GLAD HATTER was wonderful. Thank you for being with us! Our Women of Divine Design loved it!

Pastor Valerie Patterson Strand

St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran

Plymouth, MN


I’ve been in your sessions before and again Tuesday at Grace Church. I go away marveling at the many unique gifts God has given you! I know no other storyteller as such in the Twin Cities! Keep up the good work under our Savior’s care and direction. I’m sure that you know that there is a new wave of emphasis on “story”. “May the Lord make your love grow and overflow to each other and everyone else!”- II Thess. 3:12 (and He is doing that). 

Barbara Hurd

North Heights Lutheran Church

Blaine, MN


Thank you so very much for coming to our church and presenting your wonderful program, CHRISTMAS PRESENCE to our women. We all enjoyed it so much! It is really nice that you use your many talents to the glory of the Lord. God bless your ministry and all those whom you touch with it. You are a blessing!

Marcia Lindseth

Joy Lutheran Church

Prescott, WI


Thanks again for telling us your CHRISTMAS PRESENCE stories last night. You did an amazing job and I have heard nothing but complimentary praise regarding your presentation. All truly enjoyed it. You have an awesome gift!    

Sue Berger

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Lakeville, MN 


We want to thank you so very much for sharing your storytelling talent with us at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids. You had our rapt attention and convinced us that Corrie ten Boom was in our sanctuary, relating her life story! We received so many positive compliments about you - hopefully, our seniors shared that with you.    

Sue Kretchmer

Senior Luncheon Committee

Faith Lutheran Church

Coon Rapids, MN


You did your Corrie ten Boom program for our homeschool group at Friendship Church in Prior Lake. You did an excellent job. I was so glad that my kids could hear the story, which I had heard many years ago on Focus on the Family. You certainly have an interesting ministry and I pray that God will continue to bless it.

Susan Kes

Jordan, MN


Thanks to your wonderful presentation, “A Patchwork Quilt of Heartwarming Stories” our first-ever Spring Teatime was a huge success. Our circle has received countless thanks, appreciation, and praise for having such a gifted Christian Storyteller at St. James. Your stories were “as advertised” - heartwarming, and we soaked them up like sponges! They reminded us of our parents and grandparents and the goofy, fun relatives we all have. Your stories were beautifully told with humor, inspiration and were delightful to listen to. We thank you and we thank God for your generous spirit.

July Olsen

Rebecca Circle

St. James Lutheran Church

Crystal, MN


It was so nice to see you and hear you again last Saturday at the Quilting Tea at St. James Lutheran Church. Your stories, props, and thoughts were so inspirational. A touch of laughter, too! I look forward to your next visit.     

Gloria Husby

Eden Prairie, MN


IN APRIL 2012, PATI PREMIERED HER NEWEST STORY PROGRAM - “MEET MISS POTTER.” In this presentation, Pati impersonates Miss Beatrix Potter, sharing her life story in the first-person narrative style. The note below is a note received after that performance:

Dear Miss Potter,

    Thank you so much for sharing your delightful memoirs with my Raspberry Red Sisters...

and for your great conservation efforts, too.

Karen Eian

Red Hat Society

Mahtomedi, MN


Your love for the Lord and your gift of storytelling combined to bring a great blessing to all of us. Thanks once again for sharing with our women’s group. Your uplifting presentation of these famous Christian women (Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa, and Ruth Bell Graham) inspired and encouraged us as sisters in the faith. Thanks again for sharing your gifts and yourself with us.

Miriam Webber

Zion Women’s Fellowship

Hubbard, IA


Thank you so much for sharing your talents with our Council of Catholic Women’s group. It is wonderful to know that the art of storytelling is still alive and well - and you do it so very well! Thanks!

Bev Aplikowski

St. John’s Catholic Church

New Brighton, MN       


The Council of Catholic Women of St. Joseph of the Lakes Parish thank you for a wonderful, inspirational evening last night. Many of us had little or no knowledge of Corrie ten Boom and of course, one can never hear enough about Mother Teresa! We very much appreciate your time with us - and your talents!    

Kathy Johnson

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Circle Pines, MN


I just wanted you to know that the girls at the American Heritage Girls LOVED you! You should have heard them last night when asked if they enjoyed the Mother-Daughter event, WE had a hard time quieting them down! In fact, they asked if you could come again next year. So we’d like to book you for another Monday evening with you. Thank you so much for sharing your storytelling gift with our girls...and encouraging them to walk close with Jesus.

Mary Hustedde

Farmington, MN


What a delightful evening you provided for our group! The feedback from those lucky enough to be present to hear your “Irish Tales & Other Blarney” presentation was over the top! Your stories, sweet songs, and personal recollections of your trips to Ireland made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and experience with us!

Joanne Klein

Christ the King Mature Singles

New Brighton, MN


I want to thank you for sharing your very informative and inspiring story of Corrie ten Boom with our Daughters of the Revolution Chapter.

Ellen Blume

Josiah Edson DAR Chapter

Castle Rock, MN 


“This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:24

I love that verse - it makes every day a great day! What a blessing you are to our senior group.

What a blessing you are to anyone who hears your programs. “The Glad Hatter” program is a big job for you to pack all the hats, but were delighted by all of your “show and tell.” Thank you!

Judy Nuese

Encompass Senior Fellowship

Eagle Brook Church

White Bear Lake, MN


Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation of “Ya Sure, I’m A Norvegian Lutheran” last evening. I received many compliments on the choice of program, so the compliments should go to you - not to me! I wish you well as you continue to entertain in the name of our Lord.

Joanne  Marose

Cultural Director 

Sons of Norway Lodge #1-599

Hastings, MN



A very BIG Thank you, Pati, for spending time with us today, for sharing your Irish stories, and your sweet, calming presence. There were so-o-o-o many glowing comments about your Irish presentation. It was marvelous and left me longing to go back to Ireland. Your programs are fresh and original and heart-warming...everything our senior adults long for and cherish.

Linda Rump

Seniors Fellowship   

Calvary Baptist Church

Roseville, MN


Thank you so much for coming to our class yesterday (to share the story of Jane Austen). You are a delightful person with a delightful presentation! God’s love shines through you! It was just what I was hoping for, for my class! I look forward to working with you again!!!

Mary Mueller

British Literature Instructor

Southview Homeschool

Burnsville, MN


Thank you again for a delightful presentation last night at our Valentine’s Banquet! I enjoyed the variety of stories, the history behind them, the humor, and also your bell-like voice in song. May God bless you 100-fold as a result of your faithfulness to His calling. If you ever need a reference, I would be happy to give one. Hopefully, I will see you in the future at another event.

Lora-jean Jones

Elim Care & Rehab Center

Milaca, MN


Thank you so much for sharing your “Love Stories”. They truly warmed our hearts. Yes, each one of us has stories, but you have been given a wonderful gift from God in sharing stories, singing, and making us see the humor in everyday life. Thank you! We look forward to a future time of you sharing more stories with us! God bless your ministry. “Do all for the glory of God.” - I Corinthians 10:31 

Gordy & Joyce Martin

Older, Wiser Lutherans

Lord of Life Lutheran Church 

Maple Grove, MN


Words cannot express our gratitude to you and how much our Young at Heart Group enjoyed your, “Conversations With Corrie” program. God has certainly blessed you and we trust He will continue His good work in you until He returns! We hope to book more storytelling programs with you soon.

Kathleen Braman-Merritt

Grace Church of Wright County 

Buffalo, MN    


I want you to know how much I loved your performance last week at Laurieann’s house. You did an amazing job! What a blessing it was for me to hear Corrie’s story told...she is truly a hero to me. God bless you for the work you are doing for Him!

Jane Zins Lukoskie

Plymouth, MN       


Thank you so much for bringing Corrie ten Boom alive to us and to our children. I know God used you to impact our kids and inspire them to be bold in their faith. You beautifully wove truth, love, and forgiveness throughout the program, as you truly preached the gospel.

Marit Lunstad

Homeschooling Parent

North Oaks, MN


Thank you for coming way up to northern Minnesota! Thank you for your storytelling ministry to us!

Judy Mouser

Evangelical Free Church

Bemidji, MN

Thank you so much for sharing your talents and gifts from God with us at our women’s Christmas Celebration. It was such a joy getting to know you through your stories. You radiate the light and love of Jesus Christ. May God continue to bless you and others through you as you journey with Him.

Cindy Mohrland

United Covenant Church

Clear Lake, WI


Thanks for volunteering at 2011 Tellabration. Your time and energy were appreciated. I also want to thank you for your lovely story program, “Ya Sure, I’m A NorvegianLuteran.” I enjoyed it very much!

Paulet Rouseau 

Tellabration Committee

Minneapolis, MN


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For blessing our community with Jesus’ message of love tonight at our Christmas Cafe.

Kathy Schwanke

East Lincoln Alliance Church

Amery, WI


At our Spice of Life Brunch, you blessed us right down to our socks as you shared with us. We so appreciate all y our talents and versatility which were so in evidence! Thanks for a wonderful morning!

Bev Lohman

Crosstown Covenant Church

Minneapolis, MN


All of us were captured with your storytelling ability. You have a gentle way of grabbing our imaginations and hearts to draw us in helping us to gain meaning from a story. Thank you so much for blessing us this Christmas with your presence.     

Pastor Leesa Soderlind

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

Roseville, MN 


You are such a blessing! May God bless you always and I know He will continue to use you in such marvelous ways!

Donna Tramm  

Vadnais Heights, MN


What a blessing you have been to all of us. Thank you for sharing your heart with us and for using your gifts to glorify the Father. With His love and my deep gratitude,

Pastor Betty Swanson

Rockpoint Church

Lake Elmo, MN


Thank you so much for your storytelling time at our Christmas teas. You are such a talented person! We appreciate you each and every time!

Jan Boe & Becky Radel

The Avalon Tea Room

White Bear Lake, MN


Your walk with the Lord is one of faithful and fruitful service. Thank you for inspiring me to follow your example. Thank you for sharing Corrie ten Boom with our homeschool group. We enjoyed and learned much from your fantastic presentation. God be praised. Joyfully in Christ,

Toni Graham


You are doing such wonderful work for the Lord and all of our brothers and sisters who hear you. Way to go!

Lynn Dosch

Salt of the Earth Storytellers

Minneapolis, MN

Just a note to thank you again for that wonderful retreat weekend in October. It was enjoyed by everyone! 

Nancy Knox

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Women

Outing, MN


Thank you for participating in the Fall Senior’s Learning Together series. Your presentation portraying Miss Corrie ten Boom contributed to the fine reputation the series has enjoyed in our part of the world. Thanks again, for sharing your experiences and expertise with all of us.

Sue Raucsh

Acting Project Director for SALT

Apple Valley, MN


Please accept my sincere gratitude for the way in which you contributed to the lives of the women through storytelling and personal one-to-one conversations with our precious women. God honored us beyond any expectations and answered prayer over and over again. Thank you again for being a part of the ministry team this past weekend.

Rebecca F. Sjogren, Lt. Colonel

Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries

The Salvation Army

Northern Division Headquarters


Thank you so much for your beautiful ministry to us this weekend. You’re a true sister! May your life spread everywhere the sweet fragrance of Christ. II Corinthians 2:14-15.

Major Cindy Strickler

The Salvation Army

Northern Division Headquarters


Wonderful weekend women's Camp! Loved Pati Kachel - the stories were heartwarming and uplifting. What a wonderful message!

Bethany Woodard

The Salvation Army Northern Division


I’m so glad that you could come down to our church. I’ve had so many positive comments this past week and at church about how wonderful your stories were. Your program was such a blessing to so many people. And how great it was that the Lord used you to minister to the woman in Mountain Lake. You just never know what can happen anywhere and anytime, when God is in charge!

G. Jean Nelson 

First United Methodist Church

Windom, MN


Thank you for sharing with us Ruth Bell Graham’s life and legacy. You have such a calm, warm and pleasant voice. You are a delight to listen to and we are so glad you could be with us!

Young At Heart Seniors

North Heights Lutheran Church

Arden Hills, MN  



You are INDEED a wonderful storyteller, singer, and composer! God has you in just the right place doing His work. Thanks for letting me partake of your gifts at Northwestern College today. My love and prayers surround you!

Lynn Dosch

Minneapolis, MN


Your “heartwarming” stories shared at Lyngblomsten recently were a treat for the listeners. You could see from their faces how much they enjoyed your presentation and could relate to many of your tales. Thank you for bringing your storytelling gifts to us. God bless your ministry.

Ruth Hagander

Program Chair

Lyngblomsten Auxiliary

St. Paul, MN


I loved your story about your father. There is so much love and understanding in it. Thanks for sharing it with such a wide range of audiences. I hope to hear you tell again soon!

Ruth Ladwig

Family Friendly Stories Host

Minnesota Tellabration 2010


Thank you so very much for coming to our homeschool group with Corrie ten Boom’s story. What a beautiful tribute to her life and legacy!

Becky Christenson            

Burnsville, MN


The story of Corrie ten Boom, so realistically portrayed, was an inspiration to our Salem Seniors. We are grateful to you for sharing your talents with us today.

Salem Covenant Church

New Brighton, MN


Thanks so much for such a well-thought-out presentation, “Love Stories to Warm Hearts.” It was beautiful. Your songs and stories made our residents very happy! What a nice way to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day!

Bonita Heilmen

The Harbor at Peace Village

Young America, MN


I am so happy to contribute to The Parable Fund and hopefully, permit in some small way, the opportunity for many more people to experience your wonderful storytelling. Thanks for all you do to make this a wonderful world!

Sharon Sterry

Lakeville, MN


What a joy to meet you and hear you tell your stories! Thanks so much for sharing yourself with us. We have heard so many positive comments about the program. I pray God blesses you and your ministry in a great way this year. May many lives be touched.

Joni Lundquist

Crossroads Covenant Church

North Mankato, MN


Thank you for coming to our Dutch event! Your portrayal of Corrie ten Boom created the theme and you were the highlight of the evening. I’m so glad you have this ministry and that you shared it with us!

Jan Leisner

Northside Christian School

Andover, MN


God is truly using you in His work to spread His Good News of love, healing, salvation and grace through your stories. 

Lynn Dosch

South Minneapolis, MN


I saw you speak at a women’s brunch at Trinity Lutheran in South Minneapolis this last December. You do such a wonderful job and have such a heart for the Lord. We would love to come and see you do the “Anne of Green Gables” program if you are near. Looking for such wonderful things like this to expose my daughters to as we are raising them in an increasingly impure society and want to continue to point them to the Lord and put good “stuff” in their minds. Thanks for all you do.

Jen Swenson

Lakeville, MN


Thank you again so much for coming to the Forever 50 Seniors Club. We were all delighted, intrigued, and very pleased to have you as our guest storyteller. Blessings to you in your travels.

Jill Sanchez

The Salvation Army

Maplewood, MN


Words cannot say how I enjoyed working with you (on the women’s winter retreat). I can tell you that the evaluations that I have seen have all been not only favorable but excited. Thank you so very much for serving in your ministry with such a tender heart. It was a pure pleasure the whole time for all of us. Blessings!

Sandi Dyrstad

Riverside Reformed Church

Bloomington, MN


Thank you Pati for your wonderful presentation of “Conversations With Corrie.” We enjoyed it very much!

Ione DeLong

MN Fellowship of the Blind

Minneapolis, MN           


Thank you so much for presenting your “Irish Tales & Other Blarney” program. We enjoyed your message, songs, and display. It was a welcome “Spring brightener” on such a rainy day! You have such warmth and sparkle.

Carolea Nord

North Memorial Retirees

Robbinsdale, MN 


It’s a real honor and great pleasure to have such a professional storyteller come to our church and speak. You made our fund-raising brunch so special. The Corrie ten Boom portrayal was fabulous. So many people were so excited to come to hear you today. This will always be an everlasting memory for us all. Thanks ever so much and love from all of us serving with the Women of Faith Circle.    

Kay Hoeppner

Faith Methodist Church

Farmington, MN   


Thank you for your evening of storytelling at Eagle Brook Church. What a delightful program. We enjoyed every minute of it! God bless you as you follow your calling. Best wishes!                         

Danny & Judy Nuese 

White Bear Lake, MN  


Dear Pati,

        Thank you for coming to Iowa and sharing your “Bloom Where You’re Planted” presentation with the women of Zion and our guests. Your blooming good program was truly uplifting for our Spring gathering with a gardening theme. We greatly appreciate you and felt blessed to have you share your talents and love with us.

Miriam Webber

Zion United Church of Christ

Hubbard, IA


It was so good to see you and hear your stories at our church. Your program was delightful. You can’t go wrong with Norwegian stories in that church! I heard a few people singing along at times, and you can be sure some memories were right there with them.                                                                       

Dorothy Andersen

Immanuel Lutheran Church

St. Paul, MN


I heard you present at Faith Lutheran Church. I was so impressed with your stories that I was the first one who stood to give you a standing ovation! Your program was excellent. Looking forward to hearing you again.

Brenda Mayer

Balsam Lake, WI


Thank you very much for coming to our church and sharing your stories with us! We loved your stories about your experiences and how God has worked in your life!

LWML Trinity Guild

South Shore Trinity Lutheran

White Bear Lake, MN



Thank you so much for your inspiring stories as you related them to the ladies. We so appreciated you traveling north to share an evening with us. I heard many positive comments of your theme, “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” It certainly is a subject in which we all can relate, and you “decorated” the theme so well in words and in your props. God’s blessings to you as you share your Christ-centered stories to those eager to hear how God can change our lives if we only put our trust in Him.

Pat Johnson

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

Esko, MN


The performance that you gave of Corrie ten Boom at our Spring Brunch was outstanding. It was such an honor to have you with us. We have heard everyone enjoyed you so tremendously. Your kindness meant so much. “I thank my God every time I remember you.” - Philippians 1:3.    

The Koinonia Women’s Circle

Farmington, MN


I wish you well this coming season. I was blessed by your Corrie presentation earlier this year... and impressed with the gift you have been given. God bless you.

Dr. Tim Johnson

Minnesota Church Ministries Association


I am so grateful and excited to have hosted you as our special feature guest today. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful God-given talents at the women’s outreach brunch. Please keep me apprised of any of your future events that I might be able to attend. God bless you!

Sunny Oachs

Rose Arden Christian Women’s Club

Stonecroft Ministries


Thank you for coming to tell Corrie ten Boom’s story. It is always such an encouragement when God’s people gather to hear the story of one of their brothers or sisters. I appreciate you so much!

Pastor Linda Rump

Calvary Baptist Church

Roseville, MN


Thank you for your wonderful afternoon program at The Avalon Tea Room. Your vintage hat collection and stories were charming. What a delightful storyteller and “Glad Hatter” 

you are!

Marilyn Kamueller

Mendota Heights, MN


I loved your story about your father. There was so much love and understanding in it. Thank you for sharing it with such a wide range audience. I hope to hear you tell again soon!

Ruth Ladwig

Family Storytelling Host

Minnesota Tellabration 2010 

Minneapolis, MN


The story of Corrie ten Boom, so realistically portrayed, was an inspiration to our Salem Seniors. We are grateful to you for sharing your talents with us today.

Salem Covenant Church

New Brighton, MN

"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


​"Hi Pati, Your presence was definitely the top reason we had such a good turnout at our luncheon today.  I can't tell you how many ladies complimented your performance/talk but it was a lot. Thank you again for blessing our group with your talents. We enjoyed every minute!"

Eva  Markham

Chair of White Bear Women's Connection 
White Bear Lake, 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 the 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:
Especially enjoyed Pati. Please have her again.
Pati was fabulous. 
Pati was fantastic. What a story. 
The storyteller was awesome!
Loved Corrie! Thanks!
Thank You! Wonderful day and much needed! Loved listening to Corrie ten Boom.
Pati was the greatest!
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.
What a great story.
Feel so blessed to have been here. Thank you! 
“Corrie ten Boom” was amazing!!  God was/is with her in her speaking/mission! Alleluia!!  Pati, “NO” to retirement for “sharing” God’s work!!
Corrie was exceptional!
Pati was incredible and definitely a blessing to listen to.
Awesome! Loved the Corrie ten Boom presentation especially! 
What a blessing to hear Pati the storyteller and the story of Corrie ten Boom is a wonderful one to hear again.
Loved the last speaker - very inspirational.
Great, Great, Great speaker!
Wonderful program as always! Keep up the great work!

Linda Riggs
One Heart Women's Seminar
Wisconsin Dells, WI

"Pati, 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."

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 a 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 woman 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

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 heartwarming and educational."           

Penny Sell
Shoreview, MN

"What a wonderful job last night at the MEET MISS BEATRIX POTTER program at the Roseville Library! I was so into the story that when you shared her fiance died, I nearly cried! I did 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
Minnetonka, 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. Congratulations!"

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 as 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 seems 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 me 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."

Lois D. Finke
Brooklyn Park, MN 

(Lois is one of our faithful Parable Partners, who prays for this ministry and generously 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 worship 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 to 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 fellowship 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 for 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 perform 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 emotion 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."  

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 storytelling.
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 requests for your storytelling. 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

"Dear Pati, Thank you so much for sharing your gift of storytelling with our congregation! We were blessed by your presence and grace! Our adults and children enjoyed your creative presentation of the parables of the lost coin and the lost sheep very much!"

Pastor Laura Renault

Zion United Church of Christ

Hubbard, IA


"Thank you, Pati, for being the light and sunshine last night in your presentation at the Delta Kappa Gamma International meeting. We appreciated your wonderful story of the amazing life of Helen Keller and how you tied it to your own experience with your caring grade school teacher. As you mentioned in your program, "To teach is to touch lives forever." Well, YOU touched our lives with your heartfelt stories. May God's blessings continue to take you and your stories across the miles to encourage the hearts of many listeners."

Joy Kix

President of Beta Theta Chapter

Hubbard, IA


"Thanks again, Pati, for "bringing alive" Katie Luther's story at our Senior Ministry fall event! Many expressions by those who attended were MOST appreciative of the FINE program. It was obvious that you have researched her story well. You personified Katie with humor and realism in "uncovering" her human character! You are a gifted and creative storyteller who provides enrichment, education, and enjoyment packed into your Christian faith-based presentation. And I hope that you will continue to tell her story multiple times for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017, as we look at our historical roots. Thanks again, Pati, for launching for us a new year of ministry to and with the seniors here!"

Solveig Carlson

Covenant Lutheran Church

Stoughton, WI


"Dear Pati, Thank you for coming all the way up to Braham to share your stories with us. Your presentation, "Ya, Sure, I'm A Norvegin Luteran" was absolutely wonderful! You are so joyful and bring that out in your listeners. It is a gift from the Lord. I read some of the testimonials on your website and I can only say, "Well, Amen to that!" Thank you for sharing your fun and loving stories about your grandmothers and other relatives with us. You have a great Godly heritage to embrace and you do a great job of letting your light shine through in what you do."

Jolene M. Litynski

Sons of Norway Rumelva Lodge

Cambridge, MN


"Dear Pati, Thank you so much for sharing with us today! God bless you! I thoroughly enjoyed your storytelling about the life of Helen Keller, your singing, and your faith journey. I had to reach for the Kleenex when you told me about your caring third-grade teacher and how God used her to help you get through your challenges in school. You are incredible light! Thank you for being a blessing to our seniors today."

Leanne Reay

Buffalo Covenant Church

Buffalo, MN


"Dear Pati, On behalf of our Senior Adults here at Buffalo Covenant Church, I want to thank you so very much for the wonderful program you shared with us on the life of Helen Keller. God has given you a remarkable gift as a storyteller and we all rejoice in your obedience to that calling on your life. We are already looking forward to hearing your story about Katie Von Bora Luther next year! May God richly bless your ministry as you help people understand the stories that they can share with others." 

Rev. Max J. Frazier, Jr.

Buffalo Covenant Church

Buffalo, MN

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