Altered Stories Ministry


Lees Summit, MO   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Altered Stories Ministry

EIN: 83-1986625


Helping Christian Women share their God stories so women around the world can hear them.

Ruling year info



Mischelle Renee Saunders-Gottsch

Main address

210 SW Market Street #151

Lees Summit, MO 64063 USA

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Subject area info


Population served info

Women and girls


NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Altered Stories Ministry is a Christian Womens Evangelistic transformational Storytelling ministry. We exist to help Christian women share their God stories v so women around the world can hear them, so they never feel alone.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Altered Stories Show Podcast

The Altered Stories Ministry Christian Women’s show was started by host Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch, CEO/ Founder of Altered Stories Ministry ( This podcast exists to help women share their God-glorifying stories so women across the world can hear them and be encouraged in their faith, emotionally healed or brought into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls


Population(s) Served
Religious groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Religious groups, Older adults, Young adults, Seniors, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Altered Stories Show Podcast

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The stories you will hear on our website are real and honest. We believe that the telling of those stories is healing. Healing for the storyteller and healing for many listeners, as well. A God Story is about how our Father intervened, interrupted, interceded, or simply changed our story. An Altered Story.

Altered Stories Ministry founder, Mischelle Saunders Gottsch, is the host of each podcast. She has a unique talent for helping women tell their stories. This is mostly due to her own experiences and her own altered story. Mischelle has a strong background in leadership and marketing. She uses those talents to gain trust and promote the episodes, Altered Stories Ministry has a strong board that also supports and promotes the ministry as well.

The professional backgrounds of the Founder and Board members provide different talents and bring high levels of expertise in key areas that will enable Altered Stories to accomplish its mission. Altered Stories Ministry has also contracted with very capable producers and editors so each podcast gives the listener a great experience and allows the storyteller to have confidence her story will be presented in the best way possible.
With a growing audience, and continued marketing and exposure, ASM is confident the financial resources will also become available so more listeners can hear the stories and more lives are changed, altered.

Altered Stories Ministry has had over 18,000 podcast downloads and now has listeners in 64 different countries. We have approximately 350 unique visitors to our website each month, and our social media exposure continues to grow.

1. Cross 20,000 plus total downloads by end of the year or get into podcast show syndication or networks.
2. Have at least one download from 90 different counties.

1. 500 unique visitors to the website by end of year. ASM needs to continue to be instrumental in helping transform womens lives around the world through Jesus Christ by the God stories and blogs we share.

Monthly Support
1. Raise an additional $200 in new monthly support from donors/partners ASAP (Uncommon Giving, Giving Tuesday, Board Fundraising). Currently, we are averaging $500 a month coming in from Board members and one monthly giving partner.

Additional funds will allow us to add a third or fourth podcast episode a month to accomplish the other goals listed above and remove the sponsorship requirements for podcasts.

Volunteer Resources
1. Board Members
2. Part-Time Blogger
3. Grant Writer

Ministry Partnerships
Add two new faith-bases women's ministry partnerships (alignment with our mission) by end of year that would help us build our brand and reach our ministry goals.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


Altered Stories Ministry

Financial data

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Altered Stories Ministry

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $7,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $240
Special Events $200
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $7,200
Program Services $1,834
Administration $1,818
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $3,652

Altered Stories Ministry

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $150
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $151


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Mischelle Renee Saunders-Gottsch

Highly energetic Entrepreneur, passionate world changer, results-oriented visionary Non-Profit Founder, Servant Leader, Podcast Host, Storytelling Coach and Influencer. Experience includes building and establishing a NonProfit organization, producing and hosting a podcast show, storytelling coaching and interviewing guests and working in highly visible IT/Business PMO, Program & Project and Operations Management in Global Nonprofit and For-Profit organizations. Management experience in IT/Business, PMO, program, project and IT security, change management and operations management, budgetary management, building and leading teams, business process improvement and developing people to help further organizational missions, increase donations or revenue. Other experience includes advising organizations on how to manage change to reduce cost and increase revenue, improve productivity, customer service, quality and operational excellence.

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Altered Stories Ministry

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2024
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Board of directors data
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Board chair

Sandy Williams

Altered Stories Ministry

Term: 2024 - 2026

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2024

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/24/2024

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.