Each month, Story516 publishes content unified by a “theme word.” Christians with a passion for creativity can submit a variety of content for the website; writing, music, art, photography, videos, etc. 

Reflecting God Through Our Stories

What We Do

We Inspire Christians to Reflect God in every area of their lives.

How We Do It

We use Story and the Creative Arts to create content centered around a new theme word each month. 

Why We Do It

We believe God is the greatest storyteller and calls us to use our creative gifts as a way to inspire the Body of Christ. 

Our Name


We all have stories, and each one is important. For followers of Christ, God’s story is central and He invites us to be a part of it.


Matthew 5:16 says to “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”





Meet Our Team

Zach Sollie

Zach Sollie

Creative Director

Zach Sollie is the Founder and Creative Director of Story516.

Growing up I loved stories, from The Lord of the Rings to Toy Story. My passion for storytelling led me to filmmaking and creative writing. But as I got older I noticed the lack of creative opportunities for Christians to use their artistic talents for the Glory of God.

With a passion for storytelling and bringing the Church together, I began Story516 as a place for Christians to come together and use their creativity to reflect the ONE. I hope you are blessed through the content on this site and are inspired to use your passions and gifts to reflect our Creator.

You can find me on social media.

Aleigha Israel

Aleigha Israel

Content Editor

ALEIGHA C. ISRAEL writer of inspirational fiction and poetry, is an author of multiple books and enjoys sharing God’s love through the powerful art of storytelling.

Her novels are distributed by Grace and Truth Books.

Aleigha loves being a Student Mentor at the Young Writers Workshop and being a Writing Teacher in their online program! She doesn’t have to search very hard for inspiration. Living in the Israel household, it’s guaranteed there’s an adventure waiting around every corner!

Find her at www.aleighacisrael.com and thepenofthewriter.weebly.com

Mandie Pitre

Mandie Pitre

Social Media and Networking Manager

Mandie Pitre is a young adult in Nova Scotia, Canada, who loves Jesus. She is currently studying International Business at a local college with the dream of one day starting a local and international non-profit. In her free time, she enjoys reading, journaling, hiking, traveling, spending time with friends, hanging out with teens, and music. Two of her favorite verses are Romans 12:1-2, as they address the importance of complete surrender to Christ. You can find her blog posts on her website and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.