The Story Maker’s Workshop


Teacher. Author. Freedom fighter.

Michael O’Donnell was given a vision to create a space for people to encounter the living God through connecting with their story.

For over twenty years Michael has studied Literature, Art, Writing, and Scripture, discovering common threads that run through our lives and the stories we hold most dear. Out of his own journey of healing from the wounds of religion, the traumas of abuse, and the self-limiting beliefs gathered alone the way, The Story Maker’s Workshop was born.

It’s about healing in fellowship with the risen Lord Jesus. 

It’s about freedom to pursue our purpose.

It’s about transformation that only comes by way of the Gospel. 

The Story Maker’s Workshop is about learning how to live life to the full, exactly as Jesus promised us. 

Michael has been a teacher for 20 years, leading students in classrooms, small groups, one-on-one coaching, and discipleship training.

Michael believes that every person has been uniquely created in the Image of God to discover their purpose and thrive on creating the story they were made to live. He has been married to author and spiritual director Leanne O’Donnell for 21 years, and together they have 6 children.

They call Columbus, Ohio, home.