Events


Up and Coming:

  • Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:00 AM – CTSFW Field Ed II Class
    Katie will be speaking about the cross of barrenness to the Field Ed II class in L-7 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM – Caring for the Body
    Katie will be speaking on the topic of barrenness at a women’s retreat at St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth, Wisconsin.
  • Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:30 AM – Literary Event
    Katie is speaking at the annual gathering of book clubs at the Country Club in Mattoon, Illinois.
  • June 23-24, 2017 – LWML International Convention
    Katie will be releasing The Harvest Raise, Book 3 in the Anthems of Zion series, at the LWML International Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come on by the CPH booth to get your book signed by the author!
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:30 AM – Pew Sisters Retreat
    Katie will be leading a women’s retreat at Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn, IL.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 PM – LWML NID Fall Gathering
    Katie will serve as the keynote speaker at the LWML NID Fall Gathering at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, Illinois.
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8:30 AM – Caring for the Barren
    Katie will be speaking at Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Breakfast Bible Class in Huntington Beach, California.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – Joy Workshop
    Katie will be speaking on infertility at the Joy Workshop in Altamont, Illinois.
  • June 15-16, 2018 – LWML Iowa East District Convention
    Katie will be the keynote speaker at the LWML Iowa East District Convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • September 14-16, 2018 – LWML NE South District Convention
    Katie will serve as the keynote speaker at the LWML NE South District Convention in Kearney, Nebraska.

Done and Gone:

  • “Life to Share” – Broadway for Life dinner theater benefitting The Family Life Center at Carriage House Event Center in Altamont, IL, on March 11, 2017
  • “March for Life” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates interviews Katie live from the March for Life in Washington, D. C., on January 27, 2017
  • “A Walk to Remember” – Katie leads Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla’s women’s retreat at Camp Paron in Paron, AR, on October 14-15, 2016
  • Pew Sisters: Blessings Abounding in Christ” – Katie is the keynote speaker at the Southern Illinois District’s LWML Convention in Evansville, IL, September 17, 2016
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” – Katie lectures to Concordia University Chicago’s Ministry to Women class on June 23, 2016
  • Pew Sisters: Caring for Each Other in Christ” – Katie speaks to the Women to Women group at Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton, IL, on April 30, 2016
  • “Caring for the Barren” – Katie speaks to Concordia Theological Seminary’s deaconess students on April 25, 2016
  • CTSFW’s Easter Vespers – Katie sings J.S. Bach’s BWV 4 with CTSFW’s Schola Cantorum on April 24, 2016
  • “Pastoral Care for the Barren” – Katie speaks to Concordia Theological Seminary’s Field Ed II class on April 22, 2016
  • “Duets” – Katie sings with soprano Addie Gramelspacher and pianist the Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker at the Lutheran Older Adult Retreat at Pere Marquette State Park on April 20, 2016
  • Pew Sisters: Caring for Each Other in Christ” – Katie speaks at the Ladies of Ascension Mini-Retreat in St. Louis, MO, April 16, 2016
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” – Katie lectures to Concordia University Chicago’s Ministry to Women class on April 5, 2016
  • Pew Sisters: Servants of Mercy” – Katie speaks at the LWML St. Louis West Spring Zone Rally at Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, MO, on March 12, 2016
  • “Blest Are They” – Broadway for Life dinner theater benefitting The Family Life Center at Carriage House Event Center in Altamont, IL, on March 5, 2016
  • “How to Write Your Story” – Katie speaks to new missionaries at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, MO, on March 2, 2016
  • “Pew Sisters” – Katie speaks at the Girlfriend Gathering hosted by Zion Lutheran Church in St. Charles, MO, on February 26-27, 2016
  • “A Heritage from the Lord: Infertility and Adoption” – Katie speaks at the Council of Presidents’ Wives Retreat on February 2-3, 2016
  • “March for Life” on KFUO’s World Lutheran News Digest – Andy Bates interviews Katie on January 30, 2016
  • “Christian Fiction” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on November 13, 2015
  • “The Cross of Infertility” – Katie speaks at the Infertility Ethics Symposium at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, on November 7, 2015
  • Good Shepherd Institute – Katie sings J.S. Bach’s BWV 112 with CTSFW’s Schola Cantorum at the Good Shepherd Institute’s All Saints Choral Vespers service on November 1, 2015
  • Southern Illinois District Pastors’ Conference – Katie speaks on the cross of barrenness and sisterly fellowship in the church on October 6, 2015
  • “Pews Sisters: Caring for the Body of Christ” – Katie leads a women’s retreat at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Island, IL, on October 3, 2015
  • Book signing – Katie signs books at Barnes & Noble in Springfield, IL, on September 27, 2015
  • The Intersection,” a production of Faith Radio’s The Meeting House – Bob Crittenden interviews Katie on September 25, 2015
  • “Generations: God’s Grace in Every Age” – Katie leads a women’s retreat at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Valley City, OH, on September 18-20, 2015
  • Book signing – Katie signs books at Concordia Publishing House’s Bookstore in St. Louis, MO, on September 17, 2015
  • “Come to the Cabaret” – Broadway for Life show benefitting Basket of Hope – Springfield, IL, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, IL, September 12, 2015
  • The Choir Immortal on KFUO’s BookTalk – Rod Zwonitzer interviews Katie on September 4, 2015
  • “Infertility Symposium” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates interviews Katie, Tracy Quaethem, Dr. Donna Harrison, and Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer on June 23, 2015
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at the International Christian Retail Show in Orlando, FL, on Jun 29-30, 2015
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at the international LWML Convention in Des Moines, IA, on Jun 25-27, 2015
  • Pew Sisters: A Pastors’ Wives Retreat” – Katie leads the Wyoming District pastors’ wives retreat on June 18-20, 2015
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at Stewardson’s Little Free Library event on May 3, 2015
  • Pew Sisters: A Pastors’ Wives Retreat” – Katie leads the Mid-South District (Arkansas) pastors’ wives retreat on April 17-18, 2015
  • Pew Sisters: A Pastors’ Wives Retreat” – Katie leads the Mid-South District (Tennessee and Kentucky) pastors’ wives retreat on April 10-11, 2015
  • “Woman: A Servant of Mercy” – Katie speaks to the Women’s Ministry group at Concordia University Chicago on March 19, 2015
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” – Katie lectures to Concordia University Chicago’s Ministry to Women class on March 19, 2015
  • “Make a Joyful Noise” – Broadway for Life dinner theater benefitting The Family Life Center at Carriage House Event Center in Altamont, IL, on March 7, 2015
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at Grace Lutheran Church in Stasburg, IL, on December 7, 2014
  • Unity Annual Wine Tasting Event – Broadway for Life show benefitting Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School, East St. Louis
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at Flossie & Delzena’s café in Sherman, IL, on November 9, 2014
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at CTSFW’s Good Shepherd Institute on November 6, 2014
  • Good Shepherd Institute – Katie sings J.S. Bach’s BWV 95 with CTSFW’s Schola Cantorum at the Good Shepherd Institute’s All Saints Choral Vespers service on November 2, 2014
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” – Katie speaks to CTSFW’s Field Ed II class on October 31, 2014
  • “Facing Infertility” – Katie speaks at the Lutherans For Life “Matters of the Heart” national conference in Grand Rapids, MI, on October 25, 2014
  • House of Living Stones – Rod Zwonitzer interviews Katie on KFUO’s Book Talk on October 17, 2014
  • Pew Sisters” – Katie leads the LCMS Oklahoma District’s pastors’ wives retreat at the Northwest Inn in Woodward, OK, on October 3-4, 2014
  • “Come to the Cabaret” – Broadway for Life show benefitting Basket of Hope – Springfield, IL, at Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, IL, September 28, 2014
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at Concordia Seminary’s “Faithful Witness Symposia” on September 24, 2014
  • Pew Sisters: Servants of Mercy” – Katie leads a women’s retreat at Community Lutheran Church, South Burlington, VT, on September 13, 2014
  • Pew Sisters” – Katie joins her pew sisters and brothers for Session 12 of Pew Sisters at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Springfield, IL on September 10, 2014
  • The Great Getaway Retreat – Katie and Rebecca Mayes lead a retreat for barren women in St. Louis, MO, on August 22-24, 2014
  • “Long Live Fair Oriana” – Gloriana Chamber Choir sings at First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL, on August 3, 2014
  • Pew Sisters” – Q&A session with pew sisters at St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Haven, IN, on June 23, 2014
  • Pew Sisters: Servants of Mercy” – Katie speaks at the Iowa District West LWML Convention at Camp Okobogi near Milford, IA, on June 20, 2014
  • “Barrenness, Infertility, In Vitro Fertilization, Embryo Testing” – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on Issues, Etc. on June 11, 2014.
  • “Infertility Ethics Symposium” – Andy Bates interviews Katie and Dr. Jeff Gibbs on KFUO’s His Time on June 10, 2014.
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at the Concordia Publishing House bookstore on May 9, 2014
  • Pew Sisters: Servants of Mercy” – Katie speaks at the Friends in Faith Salad Supper at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Decatur, IL, on May 6, 2014
  • Pew Sisters: Living in the Light of Christ” – Katie speaks at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rochester, IL, on April 30, 2014
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at the CID LWML Convention in Effingham, IL, on April 26, 2014
  • “Infertility and God’s Will” – Andy Bates interviews Katie, Pastor Schuermann, and Kristi Leckband on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family on April 14, 2014
  • Pew Sisters: Living in the Light of Christ” – Katie speaks to the Ladies Aid of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Petersburg, IL, on April 10, 2014
  • Pew Sisters: Caring for My Sisters in Christ” – Katie leads the women of Bethany Lutheran Church, Fairview Heights, IL, in a retreat on March 29, 2014
  • “Woman: A Servant of Mercy” – Katie speaks to the Women’s Ministry group on Concordia University Chicago’s campus
  • “Caring for the Barren” – Katie speaks to Concordia University Chicago’s Ministry to Women class on March 13, 2014
  • “Count Your Blessings” – Broadway for Life dinner theater benefitting The Family Life Center at Carriage House Event Center in Altamont, IL, on March 1, 2014
  • “Duets” – Broadway for Life show benefitting Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School, East St. Louis at Flossie and Delzena’s in Sherman, IL, on February 7 and 8, 2014
  • “My Cup Runneth Over” – Katie speaks at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s annual woman’s event in Mattoon, IL on January 31, 2014
  • Pew Sisters” – Rod Zwonitzer interviews Katie on KFUO’s Book Talk on January 24, 2014
  • Pew Sisters” – Katie leads the Mothers Hour Bible Study through Session 8 of Pew Sisters at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Springfield, IL on January 16, 2014
  • He Remembers the Barren – Andy Bates interviews Katie on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family on December 10, 2013
  • Fall SWA Retreat – Katie leads CTS’s Student Wives Association in a retreat at Pokagon State Park, IN, on October 12, 2013
  • “Caring for the Barren” – Katie speaks to Concordia Theological Seminary’s Field Ed II class on October 11, 2013
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” – Katie speaks to the women of LAMP at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI, on October 4, 2013
  • “Woman: A Servant of Mercy” – Katie speaks to Christ Lutheran Church’s Sunday school class on LWML Sunday in Normal, IL on September 29, 2013
  • “When God’s People Suffer” – Katie speaks to the women attending the LWML Zone Rally at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorp, WI, on September 28, 2013
  • “When God’s People Suffer” – Katie speaks to the women attending the CID Zone Rallies
    • Trinity Lutheran Church, Urbana, IL, – September 17, 2013
    • Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Polaski, IL – September 18, 2013
    • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hoopeston, IL – September 19, 2013
    • Trinity Lutheran Church, Decatur, IL – September 24, 2013
    • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Minier, IL – September 25, 2013
    • Redeemer Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL – September 26, 2013
  • “Come to the Cabaret” – Broadway for Life show benefitting Basket of Hope – Springfield, IL, at Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, IL, September 14, 2013
  • “A Light in the Dark: God’s Sure Comfort amidst Suffering” – Katie speaks at the Women of Redeemer’s kickoff event at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL, on September 10, 2013
  • The Great Getaway Retreat – Katie and Rebecca Mayes lead a retreat for barren women in St. Louis, MO, on July 26-28, 2013
  • Convention Book Signing – Katie signs books at the CPH booth at the LCMS National Convention in St. Louis, MO, on July 21, 2013
  • Pastors’ Roundtable – Katie and Rebecca Mayes lead pastors in a discussion of IVF and embryo adoption at Village Lutheran Church in LaDue, MO, on June 6, 2013
  • “So You Have to Be a Writer” – Katie presents on the topic of communicating through writing at the LCMS Missionary Conference held at the LCMS International Center, St. Louis, MO, on June 4, 2013
  • Pastors’ Roundtable – Katie and Rebecca Mayes lead pastors in a discussion of IVF and embryo adoption at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sherman, IL, on May 23, 2013
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” – Katie speaks on the hope and comfort which can be given to the barren at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, IA, on May 19, 2013
  • Pastors’ Roundtable – Katie and Rebecca Mayes lead pastors in a discussion of IVF and embryo adoption at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA, on May 18, 2013
  • “A Pastoral Concern for Mother’s Day” – Todd Wilken interviews Katie and Rev. Michael Schuermann on Issues, Etc. on May 10, 2013
  • Central Illinois District LWML Convention – Katie speaks on the topics “How to Be an Author” and “When God’s People Suffer” at the Lutheran School Association building in Decatur, IL, on April 27, 2013
  • “Forever” – Broadway for Life show benefitting The Family Life Center at the Effingham Performance Center, Effingham, IL, on April 14, 2013
  • Pastors’ Roundtable – Katie and Rebecca Mayes lead pastors in a discussion of IVF and embryo adoption at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Apostles, Melrose Park, IL, on March 22, 2013
  • “Caring for the Barren” – Katie and Rebecca Mayes speak to Concordia University Chicago’s Ministry to Women class on March 21, 2013
  • “When God’s People Suffer” – Katie speaks at the Lutheran Laymen’s League CID Convention at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sherman, IL, on March 16, 2013
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” – Katie speaks to the Women of Faith at Faith Lutheran Church, Plano, TX, January 31, 2013
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books during Symposia at Concordia Theological Seminary’s bookstore on January 23, 2013
  • Caring for the Barren Conference – Katie speaks on the topics “Portrait of the Barren,” “Caring for the Barren,” and “The Medical Side of Barrenness” at a conference at Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston, TX, on November 17, 2012
  • “Come to the Cabaret” – Broadway for Life show benefitting Basket of Hope – Springfield, IL, at Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, IL,on September 22, 2012
  • He Remembers the Barren” – Eric and Erica interview Katie on New Life Radio 91.9 on May 9, 2012
  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at Concordia Theological Seminary’s bookstore on April 19, 2012
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” Michigan and Indiana Book Tour – Katie and Rebecca Mayes speak on the topic of how to care for the barren
    • Ministry to Women class at CUC, River Forest, IL, on April 17, 2012
    • Our Savior Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, MI, on April 18, 2012
    • Theology and Diakonal Care Class at CTS, Fort Wayne, IN, on April 19, 2012
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Decatur, IN on April 19, 2012
    • Field Ed II class at CTS, Fort Wayne, IN, on April 20, 2012
    • Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN, on April 20, 2012
    • Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Terre Haute, IN, on April 21, 2012
  • “Once upon a Time” – Broadway for Life show benefitting The Family Life Center at the Effingham Performance Center, Effingham, IL, on April 15, 2012
  • “Children Are a Gift from God” – Cathie Humbarger interviews Katie and Kristen Gregory on iChooselife Radio Magazine on April 13, 2012
  • He Remembers the Barren” – Kay Meyer interviews Katie on KXEN and WGNU’s Family Shield on November 18, 2011
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” North Midwest Book Tour – Katie and Kristi Leckband speak on the topic of how to care for the barren
    • Hope Lutheran Church, Shawnee, KS, on November 2, 2011
    • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE, on November 3, 2011
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lakefield, MN, on November 4, 2011
    • Zion Lutheran Church, Mitchell, SD, on November 5, 2011
    • Trinity Lutheran Church, Foster, NE, on November 6, 2011
    • Pacific Hills Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE, on November 7, 2011
  • “Built on the Rock the Church Shall Stand” – Katie, Kris Becker, Dr. Scott Sandberg, and Timothy Shewmaker perform a benefit concert for University Lutheran Chapel at the University of Minnesota
    • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dallas, TX, on October 7, 2011
    • Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston, TX, on October 8, 2011
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” Illinois and Missouri Book Tour – Katie and Rebecca Mayes speak on the topic of how to care for the barren
    • Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, on September 8, 2011
    • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Worden, IL, on September 9, 2011
    • St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham, IL, on September 10, 2011
    • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hampshire, IL, on September 11, 2011
    • Christ Lutheran Church, Normal, IL, on September 12, 2011
    • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Springfield, IL, on September 13, 2011
  • “Caring for the Barren Woman” – Roland Lettner interviews Katie and Rebecca Mayes on KFUO’s Studio A on September 7, 2011
  • Barrenness” – Todd Wilken interviews Katie and Rev. Michael Schuermann on Issues, Etc. on August 31, 2011
  • Lutherans for Life National Conference – Katie exhibits at the LFL National Conference in Irving, TX, on August 5-6, 2011
  • Barrenness” – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on Issues, Etc. on June 24, 2011
  • He Remembers the Barren: Christ’s Sure Comfort in the Midst of Suffering” – Katie presents at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Women’s Luncheon in Dallas, TX, on May 7, 2011
  • He Remembers the Barren: A Writer’s Journey” – Katie presents to the P.E.O. Ladies Luncheon in McKinney, TX, on February 17, 2011