About us

Reclaimed Story’s mission is to bring hope and healing to women who find themselves wrestling with parts of their story, are ready to break free and live a victorious life.

The founders of Reclaimed Story understand what it’s like to suffer from unsettled hurts, cycles of self-destruction, and feeling as if you are stuck.

We are here to lift the veil on the potential and unique purpose that you were made for by sharing authentic transformation stories and connecting with other reclaimers. Our goal is to create a community that will uncover the lies that hold women captive, chained to their past, and replace them with truth.

Who we are

Denisha Workizer
Founder, President

Denisha founded this organization because she has an extraordinary Reclaimed Story of her own. She offers a transparent look into her life as she experienced sexual, spiritual, and emotional abuse–and discovering, as an adult, that she survived her mother’s abortion.

She began reclaiming her story in her early twenties when she met Jesus. Her love of people and relentless optimism brings hope to others, which excites and energizes her.

She is qualified to help others, not because she has it all figured out, but because she is processing life along with them. She has a crazy broken story that is in the hands of our redemptive God, and she wants to lead others to Him.

Denisha worked for twenty years in professional leadership and corporate management before becoming a pastor. She served as a pastor for ten years and most recently followed her calling to help other women “Reclaim” their story.

In addition to Founding Reclaimed Story in 2019, Denisha is an Ordained Pastor, a professional speaker with Ambassador Speakers Bureau, a Certified Trauma-Informed Coach, and the Healing Program Coordinator for The Abortion Survivors Network.

In 2022, Denisha was honored to be included in Marquis, Who’s Who of America. Inclusion in which is limited to individuals who possess professional integrity, demonstrate outstanding achievement in their respective fields and have made innumerable contributions to society as a whole.

This is our hope, to point you to the only One who can reclaim your story and empower you to live the life you were created to live.

Nancy Nelson
Executive Assistant

Nancy joined Reclaimed Story in 2020 after serving in ministry as an Event Director and Executive Assistant on the staff of Casas Church in Tucson, Arizona, for twenty-eight years. She is known for bringing clarity to complexity, being a problem-solver, giving wise advice, and for her wit.

Nancy accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was a teenager. She is inspired by recognizing how God’s plans for her in every stage of life have led her to this moment.

Before being called into ministry, Nancy was employed in the technology industry and has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Arizona. She also helped organize fundraising events for Hands of Hope Tucson and has served briefly as their interim Executive Director.

“I can clearly see how my entire journey thus far, even the smallest experiences and seemingly unrelated chapters has led to Reclaimed Story. This call from God humbles me, and I am thrilled to become part of such a life giving ministry. May God bless the community of reclaimers for His glory.”

Valerie McMahon
Content and Ministry Coordinator

Valerie’s journey with Reclaimed Story began in 2020 at a gas station parking lot! A conversation with Denisha about how God was leading both of them to help women heal from their past led to Valerie joining the team as a Content and Ministry Coordinator.

Valerie is an inspirational writer, speaker, published author, and Biblical Life Coach who loves to encourage women to know the truth of who they are through the truth of who God is–the truth that can set them free.

With the strong foundation of being raised in a Christian home and a rich background of experience in missions, youth ministry, women’s ministry, and spiritual mentoring, Valerie teaches the Bible in a relatable way.

She is known for her compassion, encouragement, approachability, and her awesome spoken word poetry. Valerie is such a great addition to this team!

“Your story spotlights God’s Glory.” 

Jenni Johnson
Administrative Assistant

Jenni became a part of the Reclaimed Story team in 2021after volunteering and working in the children’s ministry of a megachurch for 20 years. She led a childcare ministry that served every department in the church and organized Sunday morning volunteers for the preschool and children’s ministries.

She accepted Christ in her early college years and has experienced His life-changing power, guidance, and unconditional love throughout her life. She has a tremendous heart for the hurting and a true love and compassion for people. She shares her own struggles openly to help bring victory to other women and is a prayer warrior.

Jenni has held a ladies’ Bible study in her home for decades. She is dependable, hard-working, delightful to be around, and prefers to serve behind the scenes. If you ask us, she is all that and amazing!

“You are abundantly loved and valued by God.” 

How Can We Help You?

Here at Reclaimed Story, we encourage and engage women in a gentle, approachable, and hopeful way that enables them to heal and revive a relationship with Jesus, or get to know Him for the first time.

Our arms are open. Our hearts are full. And we can’t wait to welcome you into this community of Reclaimers!

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About our Non-Profit

Reclaimed Story is an Arizona Non-Profit Corporation. We are thankful for the support of our partners who allow us to continue with the vision that God has placed on our hearts. This work is possible because of those who share our passion to help women find hope, healing, and community.

Will you prayerfully consider contributing to Reclaimed Story? Any amount you can contribute will make a difference and every dollar goes to the ministry. You will receive a receipt for your contribution for tax purposes.

We are excited about the future and look forward to helping women Reclaim their Stories for years to come.

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