Speaking Info

“Naught of beauty is left when light is gone.” C.H. Surgeon

John, when writing of Jesus in his gospel, tells us that Jesus is the Living Word of God and that He is the Light of the world. [John 1:1-5]

Jesus tells us that He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Him.

Having been saved and set free from anxiety by this brilliant LIGHT and freeing TRUTH [Jesus] . . .  it has become my passion to enable others to come into the Light and find beauty from the ashes of their lives.

I speak on the power of His word, and seek to encourage women to live with whole-hearted devotion, love for the scriptures, tenacious faith and fervent prayer.

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You might say I’m a makeover enthusiast.

I started with “Beauty Makeovers” as a hairstylist for Regis Hairstylists in St. Paul, MN.

Then God blessed our family with two children.
As a stay-at-home mom, my husband and I began “Old Wood Makeovers” and “Home Makeovers”  We salvaged barn wood and old snowfences, creating a myriad of folk art such as birdhouses and tool boxes. We also remodeled our five homes and flipped one.

Alongside woodworking, home building, and business-owning, I teach Bible Studies and Sunday School. I have directed women’s ministry, planned and hostessed women’s retreats and events.

I speak at Conferences, Retreats, Christmas gatherings, Single Mom’s ministries, MOPS, and Youth events.

I would love to share a message from God’s heart at your gathering, or develop a new message around your current theme.
Please email me with inquiries at: schwankekathy(at)gmail(dot)com

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What they are saying:

“That was really good. You speak with such grace, you make me want to be closer to God.” ~Theresa

“I want to have that kind of love for God’s word!” ~Jenny

Lynda wrote: “Had a wonderful time! Thank you for an awe-inspiring message!”

Deanne wrote: “Kathy, I want to thank you so much for everything last night and to everyone else at ELAC. You are an inspiration to me and everyone around you.”

Holly wrote: “Wonderful evening! Christmas Cafe with Lisa Inlow on dulcimer and singing an amazing song. Kathy Schwanke shared a powerful message that will stick with me for years! Can’t forget the Merry Men…laughed till the tears rolled! Just loved the whole night, all the sweet people the laughter and truth spoken. I don’t know…it was just so very good! Extra special.”