The Team

Waking up two hours early or going to bed after midnight, our team is filled with women who are brought together by a common passion for the Lord. Meet the people who make up Redeemed Magazine.

Nina Singhakdi (Founder and Editor-in-Chief)

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Nina is a twenty-something wild heart living in Philly. She uses her degree in Art History to write narratives and also faith-based articles here at as the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, at as a staff writer and social media manager, and at her website, You can also find her daily adventures in grace on Twitter (@NinaSPakdi). She likes barre workouts, spin class, tea, books, bold lipstick, and cooking. You should really ask her for her stew recipe. She makes a mean Guinness beef stew with cheddar herb dumplings.

Kristina Shaffer (Lead Editor)

Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 6.38.59 PMKristina Shaffer is a Pennsylvania girl, born-and-raised, who recently relocated to North Carolina where she feels God has called her. She’s our Lead Editor but also enjoys writing, drawing from her experiences as a pastor’s kid and worship leader to instruct and encourage others. She’s passionate about God, discovering new tea flavors to get her fix, books, photography, and catching up on Downton Abbey. No spoilers, please.


Tracey Casciano (Staff Writer)

Screen Shot 2016-02-14 at 3.09.01 PMTracey is a passionate speaker and writer ready to shine a light for Jesus. She shines that light through encouraging words as a blogger, speaker, and writer to help others who may be suffering or doubting themselves on their current path in life. After a childhood with an alcoholic mother and abusive father, her love for the Lord helped rise above her past. She describes this in her book, “Out of the Darkroom, Into the Light: A Story of Faith and Forgiveness After Child Abuse.” She is happily married and in the midst of raising four wonderful sons. Tracey has a background in Special Education, has taught History in public high school for eight years, and has been a missionary in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Learn more about Tracey and her book at her website, on her blog, twitter @TraceyCasciano, and Facebook page (

Shara Lewis (Staff Writer)

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 11.17.59 PMShara is a twenty-something who holds a BFA in Musical Theatre (so she has pretty incredible jazz hands). She is an actress turned barista turned missionary turned seminary student who is currently pursuing her Masters in Bible Teaching at Columbia International University (Go Rams). She’s a strong believer in coffee, lipstick, tattoos, correct usage of possessives and contractions, Breaking Bad, and that the book is always better.

Iesha Nance (Staff Writer)

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Iesha Nance is a passionate young writer and life enthusiast, who enjoys spending her days off from work with her eyes affixed to an awe-inspiring read and a cup of hibiscus tea. Her passions and guilty pleasures include road trips, taking her dog Buddy for walks, good conversations, Italian food, Netflix, and the occasional over-indulgence at Barnes and Nobles and coffee at a local cafe. She is also a Sunday school teacher at her church in Kansas, and thoroughly enjoys ministering through song and playing the piano at her church. Iesha also writes for her personal blog about faith and purpose at and at

 Lex Tennessee (Staff Writer)

D4NWW5GFQRLex Tennessee is a youth ministry leader at a small church in Boston on the weekends and a student at Harvard Med on the weekdays. The majority of his time is spent studying the Word and memorizing the names of ligaments in the human body. When he’s not torn between his two lives, he likes fair-trade coffee, reading classic adventure novels, snowboarding, and fantasizing about his next mission trip to South America. You can find him somewhere in Boston telling people that Moby Dick is about so much more than a whale and White Fang is about so much more than a wolf.

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