If you are interested in having Kirsten speak at your event, please leave a message on our contact page.

Coming Up:


9/19/20 CNY/Penn York Wesleyan Women Retreat, Beaver Dam, NY, seminar.

Note: all spring/summer events canceled due to COVID19. 

2/17/20 Women’s Bible Study, Living Lord Lutheran Church, Vero Beach, FL.

1/20/20 Women’s Bible Study, Living Lord Lutheran Church, Vero Beach, FL.

11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20 Elijah-John: Preparing for Restoration Bible study, Crossroads Community Church, Chittenango, NY.

11/4/19 Adult Bible Study, First Congregational Church, Bristol, CT

10/31/19 Mastering Motherhood, First Church of Christ, Wethersfield, CT

10/11-12/19 Reclaiming Joy Conference, Cazenovia, NY, keynote

5/1/19 Solaire, Eastern Hills Bible Church, Manlius, NY

4/13/19 Something To Chew On, Cornerstone Church, Clinton, Ct

3/30/19 Faith Filled Women Annual Conference, Salisbury, MD, break-out session panelist

9/25/18 Parents Group, September School, Boulder, CO

9/14-16/18 Wesleyan Women Retreat, Beaver Dam, NY, seminar

2/28/18 Ladies Luncheon, Living Lord Lutheran Church, Vero Beach, FL

1/27/18 In the Bleak Midwinter Retreat, Lyncourt Wesleyan Church, Syracuse, NY, Keynote and seminar

5/6/17 Women’s Brunch, Crossroads Community Church, Chittenango, NY

Sample Video:

Testimonials and References

From audience members:

“You reached a lot of spiritually hungry women this weekend. Thank you for your transparency and gift of mixing human frailty, history, and biblical truth in a way to help others!”

“Kirsten Panachyda, my eyes well every time I think about what you spoke to us. You brought new light to “old” scripture. The time, dedication and prayer you put into this weekend was evident. You are a true gift. Thank you so much.”

From event organizers:

“Kirsten Panachyda spoke to a group of women at one of our Something To Chew On Ministry events on the topic of “Running On Empty”. She took initiative by reaching out to me and offering to speak which saved me so much time. She responded to correspondence in a timely and professional manner and was willing to travel a good distance to be with us. Kirsten came prepared and eager to help. Her speaking was organized, vulnerable, and honest. The visual tools she used were especially powerful as well. I can always gauge the impact our speakers make by the comments we get from our guests, and I know that what Kirsten shared resonated with so many women because I heard so many wonderful things. Kirsten even stayed afterwards to connect personally with the women and prayed with them. She went above and beyond and was a blessing to all of us that night.  Kirsten will always be welcome back at STCO because we know we can count on her to share something that will help our ministry to fulfill it’s mission to connect, encourage and grow women in their faith.”

Alicia Yost, Something to Chew On, co-founder, CEO, co-chair,

“It was a pleasure to have Kirsten come to our mom’s group to talk about parenting kids in crisis. She was relatable and insightful, weaving practical points through her story that were helpful whether you were in crisis yourself, or trying to help a friend through their crisis. Kirsten spoke as a friend would to another friend – honestly, empathetically, and with humor. The vulnerability she showed allowed us to open up with each other in our discussions afterwards. Kirsten is a thoughtful speaker who is able to connect with her audience in meaningful ways, many thanks to her for coming to speak to us!”

Sarah Wright, co-director Solaire

If you are interested in having Kirsten speak at your event, please leave a message on our contact page.


Among Lions

Finding Rest When the Beasts of Fear, Grief, and Doubt are Poised to Pounce

Faith in All Seasons

Hope as our Refuge, Rock, Rest, and Reliance.

Reclaiming Joy

Labor in the Vineyard, Led in the Pasture, Liberated at the Altar.

When Parenting Cracks Your Windshield

Exploration of expectations and self-identity. Repair and restoration of the soul. 

The Bigger Okay

Finding security when nothing is okay.

Spent, Not Squandered

Finding Meaning when Running on Empty.

Protecting Your Marriage While Parenting your Kid with Mental or Emotional Illness

Perspective and practical help in defending the most important relationship from stress.