2017 Awards of Excellence

Presented during EPA’s 2017 convention, the 2017 Awards of Excellence honor the best work done in EPA publications during the 2016 calendar year.

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Campus

Award of Excellence: Pursuit | Cal Baptist — Makenna Sones, Lauren Koski, Caleb Bol, Mariss Eanes, Jared Overstreet, Courtney Coleman.

Awards of Merit: The Clarion | Bethel University — Maddy Simpson, Christine Ramstad, Lauren Williamson, Danny Schmitz, Abby Petersen, Beret Leone. Swinging Bridge Magazine | Messiah College — Madeline Crocenzi, Stephanie Bricker, Myriam Pedercini, Willie Hope, James Gibbons, Breanna Whitelock. The Banner | Cal Baptist — Bekka Wiedenmeyer, Chloé Tokar, Randy Plavajka, Juliana Bontrager.

Campus (Digital)

Award of Excellence: The Banner | Cal Baptist — Randy Plavajka, Bekka Wiedenmeyer.

Awards of Merit: The Chimes | Biola University. Liberty Champion | Liberty University — Sarah Rodriguez, Will Young, Cierra Carter, Shannon Moyer, Luke Dillard, Nate Haywood.

Christian Ministry

Award of Excellence: Outreach Magazine — James Long, Taylor Bird, Meredee Berg, Tim Downs, Marcus Torres.

Awards of Merit: Evangelicals — Sarah Kropp Brown. Influence — George Paul Wood, Chris Railey, Rick Knoth, Ana Pierce, Steve Lopez. Facts & Trends — Lisa Cannon Green, Aaron Earls, Bob Smietana, Katie Shull, Carol Pipes.

Christian Ministry (Digital)

Award of Excellence: SmallGroups.com — Amy Jackson, Kristen Cloyd, Kevin Miller.

Awards of Merit: ChurchLawAndTax.com — Matthew Branaugh, Samuel Ogles, Louise Ferrebee. ManagingYourChurch.com — Samuel Ogles, Michelle Dowell, Matthew Branaugh. Leading Hearts — Linda Evans Shepherd, Amber Weigand-Buckley.

Denominational

Award of Excellence: The Covenant Companion — Cathy Norman Peterson, Steve R. Luce, Jane K. Swanson-Nystrom, Stan Friedman, Kristi Schild, Linda Sladkey.

Awards of Merit: Alliance Life — Peter Burgo, Martha Krienke, Daron Short, Kenneth Crane, Julie Daube, Hilda Maysonet. War Cry — Lt. Colonel Allen Satterlee, Major Frank Duracher, Roger Selvage, Jeff McDonald. SAConnects — Warren L. Maye, Robert Mitchell, Hugo Bravo, Reginald Raines, Lea L. Greene, Ryan Love.

Denominational (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Baptist Press — Shawn Hendricks, Art Toalston, Diana Chandler, David Roach, Laura Erlanson, Marcia Knox.

Awards of Merit: PE News — Mark Forrester, John Kennedy, Dan Van Veen, Keith Surface, Megan White. The Baptist Standard — Marv Knox, Ken Camp, Julie Sorrels. EFCA Today — Diane McDougall, Matt Pamer, Zack Bryant, Rae Phillips.

Devotional

Award of Excellence: Forward — David Jones, Stephen Nelson, Katy Fry, Derek Lewis, Jessica Swindol, Nic Dennis.

Awards of Merit: The Brink — David Jones, Stephen Nelson, Katy Fry, Mike Hollis, Sondra Blackburn, Andrea Young. In Touch. FUSIONext — Stephen Nelson, David Jones, Mike Hollis, Katy Fry, Marianne Stewart, Andrea Young.

General

Award of Excellence: Christianity Today — Mark Galli, Katelyn Beaty, Ted Olsen, Alecia Sharp, Sarah Gordon.

Awards of Merit: Sojourners. In Touch Magazine. HomeLife — David Bennett, Dawn Wyse.

General (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Christianity Today Online — Mark Galli, Ted Olsen, Richard Clark, Kate Shellnutt, Jeremy Weber, Caleb Lindgren.

Awards of Merit: Sojourners Online — Sandi Villarreal, Catherine Woodiwiss, JP Keenan, Dhanya Addanki, Layton Williams, Da’Shawn Mosley. The Behemoth — Ted Olsen, Rebecca Randall, Jennifer McGuire.

Higher Ed

Award of Excellence: Fuller — Lauralee Farrer, Tamara Johnston McMahon, Michael Wright, Becky Still, Brandon Hook, Morgan Lott.

Awards of Merit: Southern Seminary Magazine — S. Craig Sanders, Steve Watters, Eric Jimenez, Daniel Carroll, Emil Handke, James A. Smith Sr. Towers — S. Craig Sanders, Steve Watters, Eric Jimenez, Daniel Carroll, Gabriel Reyes-Ordeix, Emil Handke. Wheaton Magazine — Allison Althoff Steinke, Mary Leiser, Stefanie Enger, Katie Alford, Katherine Braden, Natasha Zeng.

Higher Ed (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Fuller Studio — Lauralee Farrer, Tamara Johnston McMahon, Michael Wright, Becky Still, Brandon Hook, Morgan Lott.

Awards of Merit: Southern Seminary Magazine Online — S. Craig Sanders, Steve Watters, Eric Jimenez, Daniel Carroll, Emil Handke, David Yeiser. Wheaton Magazine Online — Allison Althoff Steinke, Katherine Braden, Natasha Zeng, Kelsey Plankeel.

Missions

Award of Excellence: On Mission — Joe Conway, Shawn Elledge, K. Faith Morgan, Meredith Yackel, Josie Rabbitt, Steve Beaver.

Awards of Merit: Co:Mission — Jim Killam, Colin Wilson, Lincoln Brunner, Barbara Coots, Joel Jacob, Emma Chmura. ANM Magazine — John Lindner, Andrew Needham, Heather Kirk.

Newsletter

Award of Excellence: Church Finance Today — Chris Lutes, Richard R. Hammar, Matthew Branaugh, Louise Ferrebee, Sandra Hoekstra-Lower, Michelle Dowell.

E-Newsletter (Digital)

Award of Excellence: NRB Today — James A. Smith, Sr., Kenneth Chan, Mary Montemayor, Linda Smith.

Newspaper

Award of Excellence: Kansas City Metro Voice — Anita Widaman, Dwight Widaman, Joe Boothe, Alan Goforth.

Awards of Merit: Indian Life — Jim Uttley, Robin Black, Jo-Anne Anderson, Carla McKay, Sam Holukoff, Bruce Brand. Illinois Baptist — Eric Reed, Lisa Sergent, Kris Kell, Meredith Flynn. The Pathway.

Newspaper-Online News (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Christian News Journal — Theresa Keener.

Awards of Merit: The Pathway.

Organizational

Award of Excellence: World Vision Magazine — Elizabeth Hendley, Kristy O’Hara, Heather Klinger, Jon Warren.

Awards of Merit: Israel My Glory — Lorna Simcox. Rescue — Brad Lewis, Mike Hames, Kristi Rector. Worldwide Challenge — Becky Thomton, Mark Winz, Guy Gerrard, Ashely Walton, Greg Breeding.

Organizational (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Association of Gospel Rescue Missions — Brad Lewis, Steve Slaight.

Awards of Merit: Compassion Magazine Online — Leanna Summers, Mark Kyle, Sr., Willow Welter, Chuck Bigger, Stacey Baxter. World Vision Magazine Online — Elizabeth Hendley, Kristy O’Hara, Jon Warren. ERLC.com — Matt Heerema, Jason Thacker, Dan Darling, Marie Delph, Lindsay Swartz.

Youth

Award of Excellence: Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse — Jesse Florea, Stephen O’Rear, Jenny Dillon, Kate Jameson, Jim Cail.

Awards of Merit: Explorer’s Guide — Derek Lewis, Katy Fry, Katie Greenwood, Janiece Waldrop, Sondra Blackburn, Andrea Young. Discovery Guide — Janiece Waldrop, Katy Fry, Katie Greenwood, Derek Lewis, Nic Dennis, Andrea Young. Clubhouse Jr. — Jesse Florea, Joanna Echols, Lexie Rhodes, Kate Jameson.

Youth (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Boundless — Lisa Anderson.

Awards of Merit: Compassion Explorer Online — Leanna Summers, Willow Welter, Mark Kyle, Sr., Stacey Baxter, Michelle Dana.

Most Improved

Award of Excellence: Israel My Glory — Lorna Simcox, JD Lemming.

Awards of Merit: Citizen — Doug Fleener, Karla Dial. Rev. 7 — Steve Biggerstaff, Barbara Alber, Grace Miller. Compassion Magazine — Leanna Summers, Willow Welter, Mark Kyle, Sr., Michelle Dana, Stacey Baxter.