Our Mission

Compassion That Compels is a ministry and nonprofit with a simple mission to reach every woman battling cancer with a Compassion Bag, reminding them they are never alone.


are never alone. Cancer is a thief that steals a woman’s identity and threatens to rename her 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 and when you wrestle with who you’ve become, know this – God calls you BEAUTIFUL ONE.


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 a woman is diagnosed with cancer, she suddenly becomes a warrior. Her life is hijacked by an invisible enemy and life will never be the same. Everything is tunneled into surviving and beating cancer. In a world turned upside down from cancer we want each brave and BEAUTIFUL cancer overcomer to know they are first an overcomer in Christ.


God’s love and compassion is the cornerstone upon which this ministry is built. We love because He first loved us. Without Him, none of what we do is possible. We thank Him every day for the privilege to serve His BEAUTIFUL daughters.




Our Founder

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 with a simple mission to reach every woman battling cancer with Compassion Bags, reminding them they are 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.

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What if every major life event became a platform for your legacy? Kristianne’s uplifting and humorous talk shows us how to build a legacy not just from what we’ve survived, but what we’ve overcome.
How do we respond when cancer collides with our Christianity? What do we do when those we love and know as sister, mother or daughter become known by their medical record number and diagnosis? That’s when faithing begins. Join Kristianne as she lights a path of hope with love and compassion. Her nuggets of wisdom forged from personal trials, equips us all to live victoriously “on the other side of something.”
Kristianne shares a life-giving message on releasing unforgiveness and shows how God’s grace molds our bitter mess to sweet message. You’ll be a part of Compassion That Compels as you assemble Compassion Bags and hear the stories of women’s lives touched by God’s love and compassion.

Based on the Level Paths and Moral Virtues series, this engaging seminar will train and resource your ministry leaders with sustainable discipleship tools. Kristianne’s engaging approach to small group outreach provides a practical, yet in depth discipleship model. Small group leaders and learners will gain straightforward Biblical knowledge to empower a life well lived.
Marriage as with tea, is a steeping process that starts when water infuses the tea, expanding the tea leaves, and a symphony of flavor begins. The steeping tea demands time and resists the constrains of a typical tea bag. We require God’s living water to imbue our marriage and a marriage immersed in the Holy Spirit does not restrain God. Marriage is a lifetime of steeping in God’s love, grace, and mercy. Kristianne’s marriage seminar blends together her love of tea and discipling women. Her fun and humorous approach is inviting to all ladies, whether they are single or married.

Awards & Recognitions


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!

Read more about all the Amazing Women recognized in 2015.

Reaching women battling cancer with compassion bags

Meet Our Board

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    Kristianne Stewart

    President, Founder

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    Royal Stewart

    Vice President

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    Leo Combe


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    Juliee Montelaro


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    Penny Oriol

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    Erin Pleune

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    Rosie Combe

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    Melinda Walters

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