Dr. Pamela Patnode is a proud member of the elite Catholic speakers bureau CMG Booking

Patnode presents at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Catholic speaker, author, and educator, Pamela Patnode, has presented to church groups, youth groups, and at home school conferences both nationally and internationally. As a Catholic wife, mother, and pilgrim on the faith journey, Patnode has a gift for encouraging others and guiding them into a closer relationship with Christ through prayer, patience, perseverance, and a common sense approach. Patnode might be just the person you're looking for - for your next event. To learn more about topics upon which Patnode speaks, and those issues specific to your event, please contact her at CMG Booking or info@Philomenapress.com.


Patnode (at left) speaking in Mexico City


Dr. Pamela Patnode, OblSB is a dynamic speaker who inspires teen and adult Catholics to LIVE their faith. She offers practical tips for busy families to make faith a priority in their lives. Dr. Patnode is an international speaker who shares her experience as a wife, mother, Catholic author, educator, and Benedictine Oblate. She has a remarkable gift for inspiring others to live out their faith with passion and intention.


In addition to serving as Director for the Catholic School Leadership Graduate Certificate at the Seminaries of Saint Paul, Patnode holds a Doctorate in Education and a Master of Arts degree in Theology - and serves on a committee with the USCCB. As an educator, Patnode is passionate about helping Catholic school teachers and leaders grow professionally and spiritually while they fulfill their important vocation of forming the next generation.


Patnode has spoken at numerous national Catholic parish events for teens and adults as well as national and international Catholic conferences (she has presented in both English and Spanish). Pamela has been a guest of EWTN television and has been a regular guest of the national Catholic radio station Relevant Radio for nine years. 

Some of her popular talk titles for Confirmation students, parents, and women include:

·       What is the Eucharist and Why Should I Care? – a Biblical look at the Eucharist and why it matters in our daily lives (for teens and adults)

·       The Holy Spirit: Preparing Teens for Confirmation – a look at Pentecost from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and why it matters to us today (for teens and adults)

·       Three Pitfalls to Avoid as Catholic Women – We question, we compare, we have so many demands, we get busy and forget to pray: women, this presentation is for you!

·       The Creed – What is this prayer that we recite so mindlessly, and why in the world should I care? (For teens and adults)

·       St. Benedict, the “Benedict Option,” and Balance – Allowing The Rule of St. Benedict to guide us through these turbulent times to discover peace and God’s will. (For adults)


Patnode is a Benedictine Oblate who graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Augustine Institute with a Master of Arts degree in Theology.


Patnode successfully defended her dissertation in January, 2020 and was awarded a Doctorate in Educational Leadership in March, 2020.


Pamela Patnode, Ed.D. enjoys partnering with parents, students, and schools to help all students reach their potential, especially those with learning challenges.


Patnode's research has been published by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)


A summary of the information that is useful for Catholic educators can be found through Ave Maria Press (their teacher resources) as well as their Professional Development webinars

Our Lady of Peace Shrine. Santa Clara, CA. Spanish language presentation.


Because of her fluency in Spanish, Patnode is able to present in both English and Spanish.


Whether speaking in English or Spanish, Patnode provides tools and encouragement to families, helping them grow closer to Christ.


Patnode has been honored to speak at the first U.S. Homeschool Conference to offer a Spanish speaking track (here in Santa Clara, CA), as well as the first international Catholic homeschooling conference (below) in Mexico City, Mexico.