About Me

I’m Justina McCandless and I am the creator and writer of On this Day in Church History. I grew up in Utah, USA, but I have been living for the past seven years in Germany with my husband (who is a German) and our two children.

My writing background includes:

  • reporting for The Salt Lake Tribune
  • writing and editing for the Church magazines: Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and The Friend
  • editing and writing for the City of South Salt Lake On the Move city newsletter
  • editor-in-chief of Westminster College’s student-run newspaper, The Forum
  • Winner of the 2011 Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize at Westminster College
  • published in Ellipsis…Literature & Art at Westminster College

About On this Day in Church History

My family and I are moving away from Germany. We are headed to the historic city of Nauvoo in Illinois. I created On this Day in Church History as a way to document this transition in our lives as well as learn about the history of the place we are moving. Read more about why I created the blog here.