Stephanie Engelman

Stephanie recently appeared LIVE on “At Home with Jim and Joy” on EWTN Television. To watch the full episode and learn more about Stephanie and her family, click here!


Hello!  My name is Stephanie Engelman, and I am a Catholic, a wife and mother of five beautiful children. I’m also an inspirational speaker and the author of the award-winning book, A Single Bead.

I am a ‘born again” Catholic convert, having been a lukewarm Protestant for the first 30 years of my life.  While I will always be “a few beads short” of a full Rosary, I continue to strive for perfection and holiness.

In November 2015, my husband, Ray, suffered a near-fatal heart attack and subsequent critical brain injury. Through it all, faith in our awesome, loving God gave me peace – and even joy – beyond all understanding.

Having been thus blessed by the peace of Christ,  I’m committed to sharing his message of love, mercy and joy. Check out the “appearances” page for upcoming speaking events where you can learn more about our story and – I hope – grow in your own knowledge of Christ’s love and message of hope. And, of course, please contact me if you’re interested in having me speak at an upcoming event, book club, or in your school.

My book, A Single Bead, recently received awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers. It is a story of faith awakened by prayer. I wrote it before my husband’s heart attack, but the central theme of the importance of faith and prayer through difficult circumstances have been instrumental to me through the last two years. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it, and will share it with those you love!