“Precious Vocations of Godparent and Godchild” on KFUO’s The Coffee Hour – Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth interview the Rev. Michael Schuermann, Katie, and their godchildren on June 20, 2018

“The Gift Not Given” on KFUO’s The Coffee Hour – Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth interview Katie on May 17, 2018

“March for Life: Live!” on KFUO’s The Coffee Hour – Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth interview Katie and other march attendees on January 19, 2018

“Teaching Hymns to Children” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates interviews Katie on October 10, 2017

“Embryo Adoption” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on August 24, 2017

“The Vocation of the Pastor’s Wife – Part 2” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on August 18, 2017

“The Vocation of Pastor’s Wife – Part 1” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on August 17, 2017

“Vocation in the Midst of Barrenness” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Sarah Gulseth interviews Katie on July 17, 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

“Housekeeping as Christian Vocation” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on March 24, 2017

“March for Life” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates interviews Katie on January 27, 2017

“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 Intersection,” a production of Faith Radio’s The Meeting House – Bob Crittenden interviews Katie on September 25, 2015

The Choir Immortal on KFUO’s BookTalk – Rod Zwonitzer interview Katie on September 4, 2015

“An Infertile Couple’s Perspective on the Planned Parenthood Videos” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on August 13, 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

House of Living Stones on KFUO’s Book Talk – Rod Zwonitzer interviews Katie on October 17, 2014

“Barrenness, Infertility, In Vitro Fertilization, Embryo Testing” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on June 11, 2014.

“Infertility Ethics Symposium” on KFUO’s His Time – Andy Bates interviews Katie and Dr. Jeff Gibbs on June 10, 2014.

“Infertility and God’s Will” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates interviews Katie, Pastor Schuermann, and Kristi Leckband on April 14, 2014

“Pew Sisters” on KFUO’s Book Talk – Rod Zwonitzer interviews Katie on January 24, 2014

“He Remembers the Barren” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates interviews Katie on December 10, 2013

“A Pastoral Concern for Mother’s Day” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Rev. Michael Schuermann and Katie on May 10, 2013

He Remembers the Barren” on New Life Radio 91.9 – Eric and Erica of the Eric and Erica show interview Katie on May 9, 2012

“Children Are a Gift from God” on iChooselife Radio Magazine – Cathie Humbarger interviews Kristen Gregory and Katie on April 14, 2012

He Remembers the Barren” on Family Shield – Kay Meyer interviews Katie on November 18, 2011

He Remembers the Barren” on KFUO’s Studio A – Roland Lettner interviews Rebecca Mayes and Katie on September 7, 2011

“Barrenness” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Rev. Michael Schuermann and Katie on August 31, 2011

“Barrenness” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on June 24, 2011


“Free in Christ: Hans Sachs and Katie Schuermann” by Dr. Roni Grad and Rev. Jonathan Sachs

The Choir Immortal by Katie Schuermann on The Edge of the Precipice

He Restores My Soul on Emmanuel Press

“Book Review: The Harvest Raise” on Kleckmusic

“Anthems of Zion Series by Katie Schuermann” on Saddle Shoes and Sassy Sisters

He Remembers the Barren on The Beggars Bog by Rev. Timothy A. Koch

The Harvest Raise on Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife by Cheryl Magness

“A New Song in My Mouth: The Anthems of Zion Series Review” on Another Year of Grace

The Harvest Raise on Meet, Write, & Salutary

“Bradbury’s Expecting in June!” on Into Your Hands LLC

Anthems of Zion Series on Luther Deac

Anthems of Zion on …the crawford family…

The Harvest Raise on Lutheran Theology and Unpolitics

The Harvest Raise on Some Like Poetry…

The Harvest Raise on Anna Maschke’s blog

“Songs of Joy in the Anthems of Zion” on The Joy of School

“Another Book Review!” on Paper Chemistry

Pew Sisters Book Review on Front Porch Bliss

Pew Sisters: A Great Resouce for Groups or Private Study on Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife by Rachel Kovaciny

“Summer Readin’ – Fiction Fun” on Marie MacNary

Strasburg natives help carry banner at March for Life event at Mattoon Journal Gazette

5-Star Review of The Choir Immortal on Rhonda’s Doings!

New Release – The Choir Immortal at Baker Book House

Book Review of The Choir Immortal on Lucy and the Lion

A Book Review on Paper Chemistry

Book Review: The Choir Immortal on kleckmusic

Book Review: House of Living Stones on Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

“Three things I learned this weekend” on Minority Opinions

House of Living Stones Review on Through Clouded Glass

House of Living Stones: Book Review and Giveaway” on Pure Creative Joy

“Lutheran Heritage Comes Alive in Novel” in Northern Light by Alicia Rolland

“Book Review: House of Living Stones on kleckmusic

“Review of House of Living Stones on Rhonda’s Doings

“Book Review: House of Living Stones on Richard P. Shields’ Believe, Teach, and Confess

“Liver Aerobics” on Becky’s Book Addiction

House of Living Stones on Daring Lutheran by Rev. Michael Schuermann

Book Review: Pew Sisters by Kristi Leckband

Book, Recommended: Pew Sisters on Concordian Sisters of Perpetual Parturition by Rebekah Curtis

Katie Schuermann, baby smoocher on Let It Stet by Adriane A. Heins

True Sisterhood is Pew Sisterhood by Rebecca Mayes

Do You Lean on Your Sisters in Christ? by Concordia Publishing House

Book Recommended on The Darkness Deepens

Emmanuel Press Book Review: He Remembers the Barren by Rev. Tony Oliphant

HIS VOICE Book Review (Page 6) for March 2012 by John T. Pless

LHP Quarterly Book Review by Rev. Paul J. Cain

He Remembers the Barren on Let It Stet by Adriane A. Heins

Unthinkable Molly Brown on Concordian Sisters of Perpetual Parturition by Rebekah Curtis


2015 CPH Readers’ Choice Award for Adult Spirituality Book (The Choir Immortal)

Finalist for a 2015 Christy Award – First Novel (House of Living Stones)

Nominated for a 2015 Christian Retailing’s Best Award in General Fiction (House of Living Stones)

Finalist for KFUO Radio‘s “BookTalk Book of 2014” (House of Living Stones)

Award of Merit for “Feature Article: Magazine, Short Format” from Associated Church Press

Sabre of Boldness from GottesdienstJanuary 24, 2013

Issues, Etc. Soundbite of the Week for Friday, September 2, 2011

Issues, Etc. Blog of the Week (Jeff’s pick) for Friday, July 22, 2011




Author Katie Schuermann lives in Sherman, IL, with her husband of sixteen years, the Rev. Michael Schuermann. She began her writing career in Mrs. Kaufman’s fourth grade elementary class, self-publishing poetry in a treasured yellow, teal, and hot-pink spiral-bound notebook. She has since upgraded her trusty notebook to a Mac computer on which she pounds out articles for publications such as The Lutheran WitnessLutherans Engage the WorldReporterHigher Things MagazineLutheran Woman’s Quarterly, and The Federalist.

Schuermann’s nonfiction books, He Remembers the Barren (LL 2011; 2nd ed, EP, 2017), Pew Sisters (CPH 2013), and He Restores My Soul (EP, 2018), address the topics of suffering and the theology of the cross for the benefit of her sisters in Christ. Schuermann’s acclaimed Anthems of Zion fiction books, House of Living Stones (CPH, 2014), The Choir Immortal (CPH, 2015), and The Harvest Raise (CPH, 2017), tell the story of Emily Duke, a choir director from the big city who moves to a small town in Illinois to direct the local church choir.

Schuermann was awarded the Sabre of Boldness from Gottesdienst Journal in 2013 for her advocacy for the rights of embryonic children on the blog,, as well as an Award of Merit from the Associated Church Press for her journalistic work on the feature article, “A Light in the Darkness,” in the September/October 2013 issue of Lutherans Engage the World, and her debut novel, House of Living Stones, was a 2015 Christy Award finalist under the category of First Novel.


Author Katie Schuermann‘s “earthy and joyful” voice is as refreshing and invigorating as the Midwestern sunshine in which she was raised. Writing in vignettes which so perfectly suit the charm of small-town life, Schuermann’s words call to mind the warmth and realism of Montgomery’s Avonlea and Herriot’s Yorkshire countryside.

Always leaning toward the arts, Schuermann earned graduate degrees in music. Her professional experiences are as varied and eclectic as any writer’s, ranging from walking beans to singing with a Baroque orchestra to directing children’s musical theater camps. No doubt, Schuermann’s cornfield roots and curriculum vitae factor heavily in her stories, but it is her confession of faith in the Triune God that readers have come to expect and trust in her writing.


Author Katie Schuermann is a baptized child of God, pastor’s wife, godmother, daughter, sister, aunt, soprano, tree climber, raspberry picker, herb gardener, and daydreamer. She also is the author of He Remembers the Barren (LL, 2011; 2nd ed, EP, 2017), Pew Sisters (CPH 2013), House of Living Stones (CPH, 2014), The Choir Immortal (CPH, 2015), The Harvest Raise (CPH, 2017), and He Restores My Soul (EP, 2018).