Check-6 Graphic / Web Designer
She was at mile 26.1, about to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon in 2013, when a bomb exploded in front of her. This wife and mother of three daughters became painfully aware of how mere seconds mattered between life and death. Since then, Jennifer McAlister has known that God never wastes our tears if He allows us to experience something so historic and horrific.
“From the time of the Boston Marathon bombing, Jennifer has felt an urgency to help others through the written and spoken word,” said Jenny Eve, Marketing Director for Check-6.
“She wants people to experience a life of joy, purpose, courage and hope." She turned from graphic design to the printed word, penning the book Press On: Stories of Endurance, Faith, and Trust. Her insights and lessons learned have been shared worldwide, with Press On and Move On being downloaded more than 90,000 times and counting. Her stories and thoughtful-provoking articles are shared on bible.com, and have also been featured in the book Stories of Roaring Faith and Shout Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine.
Jennifer says: “I believe and stand on Romans 8:28, that Gods turns all things around for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”
Jennifer McAlister is also the co-founder of Trained to Trust, an organization that encourages others through speaking engagements, luncheons, blogs and social media to share their stories and train them to trust their Creator through it all.
We mentioned her marathon running: Jennifer is a fitness enthusiast, and understands that life can feel like a race with twists, turns, uphill climbs, downward descents, and long stretches of highway. She has completed seventeen marathons as well as two full IRONMAN triathlons.
She is heading to New York City to run in the 2018 NYC Marathon.
She is part of the John C. Maxwell Team as a certified speaker, trainer and coach. “It is a privilege to serve and I’m dedicated to empowering young women to make healthy, life-affirming decisions.” She puts her time and talent where her heart is, by being a long-time volunteer as a counselor at a pregnancy center.
Jennifer is also on the board of directors of Phillip’s Wish, which is a non-profit to serve the homeless.