Events


Up and Coming:

  • Friday, June 16, 2017, 4:30-6:30 PM – Book Signing at the Sherman Public Library
    Join Katie at the Sherman Public Library (2100 East Andrew Road) in Sherman, Illinois, and hear her read the first chapter of her new book, The Harvest Raise! All of her titles will be available for purchasing and signing.
  • 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 on Thursday from 4:00-6:00 PM and Friday from 11:30-2:00 PM to get your books signed by the author!
  • Sunday, July 2, 2017, 3:00-5:00 PM – Book Signing at Grace Lutheran Church
    Join Katie at Grace Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Illinois, and hear her read from both of her new books, He Remembers the Barren, Second Edition and The Harvest Raise. All of her titles will be available for purchasing and signing.
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM – Book Signing at The Novel Neighbor
    Join Katie and poet Michelle Lynn Swope for a book reading and signing at The Novel Neighbor (7905 Big Bend Blvd.)  in Webster Groves, Missouri.
  • 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.
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 7:30 PM – Reformation Vespers
    Katie will be singing BWV 79 with the Schola Cantorum at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017, 7:30 PM – Good Shepherd Institute Choral Vespers
    Katie will be singing BWV 79 with the Schola Cantorum at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • 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:

  • Book Signing – Katie signs books at the Making the Case Conference in Collinsville, IL, on June 10-11, 2017
  • He Remembers the Barren on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth interview Katie on June 9, 2017
  • “Barrenness” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on June 6, 2017
  • Book signing – Katie signs books at Lifeline Christian Gifts and Books in Effingham, IL, on May 13, 2017
  • “A Writer Is Born” – Katie speaks at the 17th Annual Literary Clubs Luncheon in Mattoon, IL, on May 12, 2017
  • “Caring for the Barren in Body and Soul” – Katie speaks at a Caring for the Body Retreat at St. John Lutheran Church, Plymouth, WI, on Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • “Pastoral Care for the Barren” – Katie speaks to Concordia Theological Seminary’s Field Ed II class on April 7, 2017
  • “Housekeeping as Christian Vocation” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on March 24, 2017
  • “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