About Us

Providing HOPE and emotional support to women battling cancer – one compassionate act at a time!

Our Story

What if we purposed every day to show God’s love and compassion? In a small world, we chose to love big? I have always had a tender regard for the walking wounded. Those who were without hope and felt abandoned by God. Compassion That Compels began as I walked alongside my two sisters-in-law and sister as they bravely battled cancer. On a surgery day, my sister in law, Sonja, pressed a letter into my hand with, “Open during Surgery.” Her words were written in red and full of forgiveness, ‘Show someone your heart and make their wait a little a more peaceful.’ They forever changed my life.

That letter sparked a movement of compassion and that movement is Compassion That Compels. Today, thousands of women fighting cancer throughout the world have been given the power found in HOPE and community. They are reminded how very brave and BEAUTIFUL they are. With every woman who has connected through Compassion, they’ve received a piece of my heart. Brave sisters and BEAUTIFUL overcomers you are never alone in this fight!

My life of love is filled to overflowing for my husband Royal. My two world-changer, fabulous daughters Grace and Annelise, join me on grand adventures. They color my life with rich hues of joy and love. Collecting people, writing, traveling, and exercise are among my pursuits. Showing God’s love and compassion is my purpose.

Agape & hugs,
Kristianne Stewart
Founder & CEO 

 Bring Kristianne to speak at your next event and read her blog! 


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Board Members

  • Kristianne Stewart
  • Juliee Montelaro
  • Tracy Layman
  • Rosie Combe
  • Leo Combe

Jesus Calling Devotional & Podcast

Compassion That Compels has included a Jesus Calling devotional in Compassion Bags from the very beginning. Jesus Calling has comforted women enduring cancer treatment in their darkest hour, and they are such an important part of Compassion That Compel’s ministry! Women touched by Compassion That Compels, as well as our founder, Kristianne Stewart, have had the opportunity to contribute to the Jesus Calling Podcast. You can listen now by clicking on the episodes below!

Kristianne had the honor of writing a 52-week discussion guide to accompany Jesus Calling for those who have received a life-changing diagnosis.

You can download the Life-Changing Diagnosis Discussion Guide for FREE below. The kindle version is also available for purchase through Amazon.