About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is stepping out in faith to share stories of faith, using her 15 years of journalism experience to help others share their own stories of God’s love and grace.

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The collection of Christian stories started years ago, after a painful accident prompted Mackenzie to pray a simple prayer:

“God, I can’t do this alone. I need your help.”

Mackenzie continues to work as a reporter for the Des Moines Register and coach for the Des Moines Storyteller’s Project, a live event series hosted by the Register and broadcast on MC-22.

Mackenzie graduated with honors from American University in Washington, D.C., with degrees in print journalism and economics. She lives in Des Moines and enjoys gardening, taking her dog Maddie on walks, and spending time with her friends and boyfriend.

Read Mackenzie’s story here.

Interested in sharing your own story of faith? Submit here.

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