John 8:12

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.

Mischelle, so good to have you with us today. We’ve always been impressed with folks who have a very clear sense of purpose and so maybe we can jump right in and talk about how you found your purpose?
I found my purpose in helping women around the world heal from brokenness to fulfill their purpose, as I healed from my childhood trauma as a childhood cult survivor. I also discovered about the healing power of sharing my faith and story with others and wanted to provide a platform for women to share their stories to heal and help others heal.

Let’s take a small detour – maybe you can share a bit about yourself before we dive back into some of the other questions we had for you?
Hi Friends!

My name is Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch. I’m a childhood cult survivor. I’m also the CEO/Founder of Altered Stories Ministry, and the Chief Storyteller Host of the Altered Stories Show.

Altered Stories Ministry is a four year old 501c3 faith-based Nonprofit located in Overland Park, Kansas that helps women share their God stories so women around the world can hear them. You can check out my website at

I live in the KC area and am a wife to Mark, mother to my daughter, Tawny, Gigi to Bentley Rose and Lily and dog Mom to Bella and Brody. I’m almost a published author, speaker, consultant and former IT Senior PMO Manager and have worked for Fortune 500 companies and large faith based Nonprofits. I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a B.S. in Organizational Management in Project Management in May, 2017.

I love being the host of my podcast show and helping women all over the world to share their transformational God stories to help other women heal. My show has featured women’s stories of overcoming childhood trauma and abuse, cancer, s*x trafficking, spiritual abuse, great personal loss, disappointments, career setbacks, addictions, difficult divorce, affairs, micro-preemie, miscarriages, spiritual abuse, and I have listeners in 62 countries, My show has been nominated for most binge worthy and best interview awards and can be heard on my website and on most major podcast platforms, the Edifi app and on Eternity Ready

The Women at the Well Luncheon: Our Stories, Our Songs event hosted by Altered Stories Ministry and Freedom to Flourish KC at BridgeSpace in Lee’s Summit on Tuesday, May 7th, did not disappoint. Women from the KC community enjoyed a time of community, worship, an inspiring God Story and a nourishing lunch. The next luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24th. 

February 2023


Mischelle has a new book coming out!  My Healing Memoir book contract signed on Valentine’s Day 2023! 

I’d love your support as I write my book!  Check out my Redemption Press Jumpstart page link to learn how you can best support me!

The book under way is currently titled My Altered Story (which may change in the editing and publication process). In it Mischelle shares about her experiences with a cult in her early childhood years and how God used this traumatic experience to bring her to her calling. She is writing this book to provide encouragement, education, and awareness about spiritual abuse for trauma victims and survivors.

Mischelle has publicly shared her story on more than twenty five podcasts. Along with her nonprofit organization, Altered Stories Ministry(, and her global podcast ministry, The Altered Stories Show, this book will help those who have dealt with spiritual abuse and cults to heal from the brokenness caused by those toxic experiences. Redemption Press is excited to co-labor with Mischelle to meet this crucial need.

If you’d like to encourage Mischelle as she continues taking bold steps of faith in this publishing journey, please click on the link to give a gift in any amount of $35 or greater.

Thank you for supporting this project!

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