Kirsten Panachyda is a writer, speaker, Bible teacher, singer-songwriter, and "retired" homeschooling mom. She lives in Central New York with her husband of 25 years, Dan. They have two college-aged sons, who were homeschooled from birth through high school. They are not a bread-baking, gardening, matching-outfit-wearing kind of homeschool family. They are a roller-coaster-riding, travel-loving, blue-hair-dying kind of family. They love Jesus and each other, but there is still a certain amount of sarcasm and sass.
Kirsten discovered a heart for teens struggling with emotional and mental illness, and most especially for their parents, when her own son's illness introduced her to a new world. She longs to extend compassion and infuse courage into the soul-weary.
Kirsten is available for speaking engagements.