About us

Providing HOPE and emotional support to women battling cancer – one Compassion Bag at a time!


are never alone. Cancer is a thief that steals a woman’s identity and threatens to rename you as a diagnosis or medical record number, where just a few moments before you were known as daughter, sister, mom, wife or friend to others. Cancer makes a woman feel invisible, and when you are visible in your own mirror, the ravages of chemo, radiation and surgery aren’t what you want to see. When you wrestle with who you’ve become, know this – God calls you BEAUTIFUL!


Compassion That Compels is here to fight with you. We are a resource to equip you spiritually, emotionally and in a tangible way, with Compassion Bags. When you are diagnosed with cancer, you suddenly become a warrior. Your life is hijacked by an invisible enemy and will never be the same. Everything is tunneled into overcoming and beating cancer. In a world turned upside down from cancer we want you to know that you are brave, BEAUTIFUL, and never alone in this fight!


God’s ties of love are interwoven between us and the hearts we touch with His compassion. We love because He first loved us. It’s our honor and highest calling to serve you, His BEAUTIFUL daughter.

Our story

As a writer and speaker, words are Kristianne’s art. A deliberate stringing of words becomes one of the highest forms of human expression when it gives a voice to the heart. Compassion That Compels and Compassion Bags started with a letter, a sweater and Kristianne’s two sisters-in-law and sister’s, cancer diagnosis. Today, Compassion That Compels has grown to an international ministry and non-profit. Our mission is to provide hope to women battling cancer – one Compassion Bag at a time and to remind a woman in the fight of her life that she is brave, BEAUTIFUL, and never alone.

Kristianne’s life of love is filled to overflowing for her husband Royal, their daughters Grace and Annelise, and two Yorkies of questionable pedigree. Collecting people and gardening are among her passions. Painting lives in brilliant hues of God’s love and compassion is her purpose.

Awards & Recognition

Christopher & Banks and Women of Faith selected Kristianne Stewart as a runner up in the Amazing Women contest! This is a prestigious honor for Compassion That Compels. Every day we are privileged to meet brave and BEAUTIFUL women who do amazing things as they battle cancer. Thank you to all our BEAUTIFUL women for their friendship, encouragement, and love. We share this award with you!

Board members

  • Kristianne Stewart

    President, Founder

  • Royal Stewart

    Vice President

  • Juliee Montelaro


  • Dianne Walters

  • Tracy Layman

  • Erin Pleune

  • Melinda Walters

  • Penny Oriol

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