...we knew Kris would be good, but she was fantastic!!! Her large-group presentations, seminars and Comedy Show were all a huge hit! Thank you, Kris!!!!!!!!
—Barbara Christa, Singles Minister, North Richland Hills Baptist Church, Ft. Worth Texas
…we were delighted to welcome Kris to City Gates for a long weekend in September this year. She ministered powerfully to our “20 something” group and at our Women’s event, as well as at three Sunday services.
There is an infectious joy about Kris. She is able to cross culture and age with her enthusiasm and humour whilst teaching biblical truth. She challenges and inspires people to believe God for more. She has the heart of an evangelist so much so that weeks later we’re still talking about “the God incident”!
We’re looking forward to linking up again with Kris in the future.
—Pastors Julia and Stephen Derbyshire
City Gates Church, Essex, London, UK
...it was such a pleasure to have you with us this last week. Many were challenged and found such truth in what you had to share from God's Word. You spoke to their hearts and if nothing else planted seeds of change in their lives. Dale and I were encouraged, and are now even more motivated to reach out to single adults. We are making a list of who and what this week for being more purposeful in our one on one training of our leadership, and we're contacting our prayer coordinator for purposeful praying weekly for the ministry. It was a joy just to get to know you one on one too. Thank you so much for coming and being a blessing to all of us!
--Dale and Peggy Shaver, Singles Pastors, Bethel Church, Richland, WA
...I finally have gotten a minute to sit down and write to thank you for the wonderful weekend we experienced weekend-before-last. I was overwhelmed with a since of God's leading all through the process of getting you here to Shelby and throughout your visit. And now after the fact, I am just as sure that God wanted you here. I have had much positive feedback from some of those who attended the Navigate Conference on Friday PM. We enjoyed hosting that event and making those new contacts with sister ministries nearby. Our Saturday AM time together was exceptional, filled with encouragement and ideas on direction for our ministry. But most of all, Jeri and I thank God for the opportunity to meet you personally. After our first conversation on the phone, I knew we were in for a treat. And you didn't disappoint! Thank you for being our friend.
—Reggie Ledford, Lay Singles Pastor, First Baptist, Shelby, NC
...Kris' ability to encourage, challenge and motivate single adults, all while making them laugh out loud, makes her a unique and valuable asset to any church that is serious about starting, growing and developing their single adult ministry. As an entertaining speaker and a down to earth teacher, Kris addresses the nuts and bolts of growing a single adult ministry by addressing practical issues like greeting, team building and event planning. She has been a blessing to us and I believe she would be a blessing to you and your ministry as well.
—Pastor Kevin Whidden, First AOG, Concord, NC
...Kris did back to back talks over a 10 day period in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shropshire, Aldershot, Bedford and a Singles Conference in London at ARC and impressively…Kept Calm and Carried On with the same
amazingly high level of energy, humor and information throughout.
One of the purposes of this tour was to raise the profile of Singles Ministry in the UK. Another reason for this tour was to bring about an understanding of what the ministry is about and the need for it here in the UK. Singles Ministry is not just an events club but also one which focuses on the spiritual relationship between single people and Jesus Christ. It's so easy to think of singles ministry as merely a glorified dating agency or a social club. God wants us to enjoy our selves and to have opportunity to meet new people for fellowship, but he also wants us to use these events to help reach lost singles and to get people to come to know Him.
During the time I spent with Kris, I found her to be a source of great wisdom in how to achieve these things within Single Adult Ministry.
Her knowledge and information was real, on point, very relevant and funny! She has an amazing ability to encourage and motivate wherever she went. I have learned a lot from her personally, which I can in turn pass on and use to grow and mentor others.
She has been a blessing to us here in the UK and I would say that the UK Tour and Conference was successful in what we hoped to achieve at this stage. I have received much feedback to attest to the fact that lives have already begun to be changed in ways far beyond what we can think or imagine. We are very much looking forward to Kris's return, God willing next year. In Jesus Name!
—Janet Wolfe – Single Lyfe –Arc, London
...It was a delight to host Kris Swiatocho in Birmingham, UK, this summer - her first engagement being at my church in Lozells. Whereas our original plan had been for Kris to speak to singles after the morning service, circumstances caused us to instead invite Kris to speak to the whole church – singles, marrieds and children - at the evening service. Having never hosted Kris before, it was a bit of a risk to abandon the previously planned singles meeting for a 150-strong mixed audience. However, Kris went down incredibly well with everyone, and her effectiveness is perhaps best summed up in the comments emailed to me the next day by a member of the congregation, who said, “the talk last night by Kris was very good. It was very informative and…..although the subject was presented in some parts as somewhat comical, it did not detract or take away from the seriousness of the subject. Also it was good that she adapted her talk in that she addressed married couples too. Last but not least, Kris captured the entire audience including even the children that were present and by the time she had finished her talk, it felt like you had known her for years. It was worth attending.”
Other engagements I took Kris to included a fellowship lunch with the leaders of Network Christians – a UK Christian Events and Christian Holidays agency in Shropshire, plus two singles seminars in Wolverhampton and Aldershot, at which Kris gave great talks and was well received.
—David King, Single Adult Ministry Coordinator, New Testament Church of God, England & Wales
...L.O.L a.k.a. “Living Out Love” is a wonderful team effort by Kris Swiatocho and Freddy Johnson that starts and defines all relationships from ground zero which should be their relationship with Christ; and builds out from there. They make a great team using both humor and truth to impact every person from every walk of life. Regardless of age this is a seminar you do not want to miss. Male and female alike will enjoy and become engrossed in the presentation of these truths.
I have never worked with anyone who was more eager to accommodate the vision I had for the people I minister to. In addition, both Kris and Freddy were selfless with their time and constantly available to minister to anyone before or after each session day or night. We were blessed to bring them here.
—PastorJay and Becky Troutman, SugarCreek Baptist Church, Sugarland, TX
...on Thursday, November 21st our ministry had Kris Swiatocho in to be our keynote speaker for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Our ministry is Community Christian Singles (CCS) located in Greenville, NC. Our ministry started on January 10th of this year with 8 Singles ready to do some exciting things for the Lord. Kris came in to consult with us after we had been organized for a few months. She met with our leadership team in a roundtable meeting. We talked about what we had started. How things were going. Also, we talked about problem areas we were having. Kris was very knowledgeable of every area of our Ministry. Some of her insight has helped us handle some areas of concern internally with our leadership and inside our group. As a result of her time with our leadership team has made vast improvement in several areas of our ministry. We now have a much better structure inside of this volunteer ministry which was badly needed. Our leadership team and I were very impressed with Kris' knowledge and abilities to see through our struggles, and she gave great ideas on how to overcome some of the trials we faced. We at that time asked her to come back to Greenville on November 21st to be our keynote speaker at the Thanksgiving Dinner and she accepted.
What a great meeting it was we had the largest attendance we had ever had at our weekly Thursday meetings. We had great food and fellowship to boot. To top it all off we had Kris as the speaker, entertainer, and inspirer. She did a great job of sharing from her book, "Jesus, Single Like Me". Kris was a riot with her wit and message. She inspired the team from leadership right on down to the newest visitor that showed that night. It was a very upbeat meeting and the most inspiring meeting we've had at CCS. Our folks fell in love with Kris, and we will be having her back. I recommend Kris' abilities to help guide a new or existing Singles Ministry, or an inspirational push for your ministry. She has been an organizational and ministry changer for us. Without some of her help and guidance we wouldn't be where we are the today. I cherish her as a Christian sister, her friendship, and her abilities in working with Christian Singles and Ministry Teams of all kinds. Thanks Kris for all you've done to help CCS reach many of our goals in ministry so fast.
—Eddie Walker, CCS Director, Greenville, NC
...I highly recommend Kris...
"I have been in singles ministry for 18 years. As someone who is a conference speaker and who uses speakers for different events, I know that a speaker has to be able to communicate a message that people need and want to hear. They also have to do it in a way that is both entertaining and provides value to a person's life. Kris Swiatocho does both. I highly recommend Kris for seminars, training classes or just for an evening of fun."
—Freddy Johnson, Former Singles Pastor, Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, SC (Present Pastor New Hope Baptist Church, New Albany, MS)
...when Kris came to lead a Singles Weekend Event for us Kris brought creative ideas and helpful suggestions for our Singles Ministry. Her caring manner, fun approach and uninhibited spirit were a blessing to our Singles. Many of our Singles had heard the good things our leaders had said about Kris; those leaders had heard her at the SAM conference. After seeing her in person here, our Singles buzzed even more about her gifts and talents. We were amazed at how insightful she was during the Questions and Answer time we had with her. I value the valuable resources Kris brings in our partnership in our ministry to Singles and I value her friendship; people that get to know her know that Kris cares.
—J. Woods Watson, PhD, Pastor of Senior Adults and Single Adults, First Baptist Church, West Monroe, LA
Kris is a dynamic speaker who knows how to add humor, humility and honoring God in all her messages. She wraps these messages into a powerful theme that allures people to want to make a difference within themselves and also within their local Church. --Gary Moritz, Former Pastor, Capital Baptist Church, Annadale, VA
...we have had the privilege of having Kris at the last two of our statewide Single Adult Leadership Conferences, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive to her each time. Kris brings a great combination of passion and preparation to all she does. She loves single adults and it shows in her presentation, in her writing, and in how she immediately throws herself into building relationships with those present as soon as she walks into the room. She is definitely a game changer! She’ll raise the stakes and do a great job every time. We’ve been very pleased.
—Keith Lowry, Single Adult Ministry Specialist, Baptist General Convention of Texas
...Kris is one of the most passionate, energetic and educated people I have ever met when it comes to Singles Ministry..."Her genuine care and concern for people, especially singles, comes through in her every action and word. Her light hearted sense of humor and her captivating communication style keeps every person in attendance on the edge of their seats hanging on to her every word. Although we are always very sad to see her leave we are always challenged to reach out, grow and evangelize all those that God brings our way! In one word...Dynamite!!!"
—Leigh Sexton, Coordinator of Single Adult and Women's Ministries, Celebration Church, Blountville, TN
...I first met Kris when she was the keynote speaker at a Regional Singles Event in Portland about 2 years ago. Our Program Chairperson immediately asked her to speak to our S.A.M. Group at Rolling Hills Community Church. We have the largest Singles Ministry, to my knowledge, in the Pacific Northwest and have been functioning about 15 years. We were immediately drawn to Kris, not only because her tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience ministering to Singles, but because of her terrific sense of humor and creativity. We were not disappointed and are looking forward to having her again this summer.
— Sam Haley, Former Singles Pastor, Rolling Hills Community Church, Portland, OR
...as far as I am concerned Kris Swiatocho is the first lady of single adult ministries. I recently had the honor of having her speak to our single adults. Her passion for single adults is second to none. Her material is fresh relevant and funny! As a result of her passion for singles, she is able to keep her listeners on the edge of their seats. If you are interested in giving your ministry a new sense of direction or a boost of encouragement, Kris is the one to call.
—Ray Raney, Former Singles and Executive Pastor, First Bossier Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA