2018 Awards of Excellence

Presented during EPA’s 2018 convention, the 2018 Awards of Excellence honor the best work done in EPA publications during the 2017 calendar year.

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Campus

Award of Excellence: The Hilltop | Corban University — Ashlyn Rollins, Charlotte Vanwerven.

Awards of Merit: Pursuit | Cal Baptist University — Randy Plavajka, Kathleen Phillips, Katie Ring, Jessica Rose. The Northwestern Examiner | University of Northwestern - St. Paul — Spencer Yeomans, Jenny Cvek, Sara Elrick, Erica Sundvall, Beth Moller, AnneMarie Kirvida. Cedars | Cedarville University — Jennifer Taggart, Emily Day, Keegan D’Alfonso, Rebekah Erway, Naomi Harward.

Campus (Digital)

Award of Excellence: The Clarion | Bethel University.

Awards of Merit: The Beacon Today | Palm Beach Atlantic University — Taylor Fry, Celeste Brown. Liberty Champion | Liberty University — Will Young, Deanna Drogan, Gi Dae Oh, Jacob Buwalda, Dean Hinnant, Leah DePiero. Swinging Bridge Magazine | Messiah College — Rebecca Kimmel, Grace Demmer, Mikaela Mummert.

Christian Ministry

Award of Excellence: Influence Magazine — George P. Wood, Rick Knoth, Steve Lopez.

Awards of Merit: Facts & Trends — Carol Pipes, Lisa Green, Katie Shull. Outreach Magazine — James Long, Tim Downs, Meredee Berg, Lora Schrock, Lindsey Lafferty. Evangelicals — Sarah Kropp Brown.

Christian Ministry (Digital)

Award of Excellence: ChurchLawAndTax.com — Matthew Branaugh, Samuel Ogles, Emily Lund, Louise Ferrebee.

Awards of Merit: ManagingYourChurch.com — Samuel Ogles, Emily Lund, Michelle Dowell, Matthew Branaugh. CTPastors.com — Richard Clark, Kyle Rohane, Todd Watermann. Leading Hearts — Linda Evans Shepherd, Amber Weigand-Buckley.

Denominational

Award of Excellence: Alliance Life — Peter Burgo, Martha Renaud, Kenneth Crane, Stephanie Reindel, Julie Daube, Hilda Maysonet.

Awards of Merit: Christian Leader — Connie Faber, Shelley Plett. The Covenant Companion — Edward Gilbreath, Cathy Norman Peterson, Jane Swanson-Nystrom, Kristi Schild, Linda Sladkey. War Cry — Lt. Colonel Allen Satterlee, Major Frank Duracher, Jeff McDonald, Roger Selvage.

Denominational (Digital)

Award of Excellence: EFCA Now — Diane McDougall, Abby Farson Pratt, Josh Bryant, Jeremy Cherry, Zack Bryant, Rae Phillips.

Awards of Merit: Baptist Press — Shawn Hendricks, David Roach, Art Toalston, Diana Chandler. Light + Life Magazine Online — Jay Cordova, Douglas Britt, Jeff Finley, Kaylin Sallenback, Mark Crawford, Jake Blythe.

Devotional

Award of Excellence: The Brink — David Jones, Katy Fry, Derek Lewis, Stephen Nelson, Rachel Moore, Sondra Blackburn.

Awards of Merit: Forward — David Jones, Derek Lewis, Katy Fry, Nic Dennis, Sondra Blackburn, Marianne Stewart. In Touch — Cameron Lawrence, Sandy Feit, Jamie Hughes, Aline Mello, Dallas Hazelrig, Kayla Yerden. FUSIONext — Stephen Nelson, David Jones, Danny Conn, Marianne Stewart, Nic Dennis, Sondra Blackburn.

E-Newsletter (Digital)

Award of Excellence: NRB Today — Mary Montemayor, Kenneth Chan, James A. Smith Sr., Anne Dunlap, Aaron Mercer, Sharon Schnell.

General

Award of Excellence: Christianity Today.

Awards of Merit: Sojourners — Jim Rice, Ed Spivey, Jr., Rose Marie Berger, Julie Polter, Betsy Shirley, Jasper Vaughn. In Touch Magazine — Cameron Lawrence, Jamie Hughes, Aline Mello, Tom Sabonis-Chafee, José Reyes, Eric Capossela. Answers — Dale Mason, Mike Matthews, Doug Rumminger, Melissa Webb, Dan Stelzer, Chris Neville.

General (Digital)

Award of Excellence: ChristianityToday.com.

Award of Merit: Sojourners.

Higher Ed

Award of Excellence: Wheaton Magazine — Allison Althoff Steinke, Mary Leiser, Katie Alford, Stefanie Enger.

Awards of Merit: FULLER — Lauralee Farrer, Tamara Johnston McMahon, Becky Still, Michael Wright, Kathryn Sangsland, Brandon Hook. Concordia Seminary Magazine — Jeff Kloha, Vicki Biggs, Melanie Ave, Jayna Rollings, Michelle Poneleit, Susan Klein-Shelton. The Great Commission Magazine of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary — Ryan Thomas, Maria Estes, Jenna Anderson, Lauren Pratt, Amy Whitfield.

Higher Ed (Digital)

Award of Excellence: FULLER Studio — Lauralee Farrer, Tamara Johnston McMahon, Becky Still, Michael Wright, Kathryn Sangsland, Ron Allchin.

Awards of Merit: Wheaton Magazine Online — Allison Althoff Steinke, Kelsey Plankeel, Mary Leiser, Charles Audino, Ashley Rydberg Bright, Adrianna Wright. Concordia Seminary Online — Jayna Rollings, Katie Werges, Melanie Ave, Jazzy Danziger, Tim Gieseking, Lewis Mendez.

Missions

Award of Excellence: Rev.7 Every Nation People Language — Steve Biggerstaff, Grace Miller, Charity Armstrong, Barbara Alber, Sarah Baer.

Awards of Merit: On Mission — Adam Bain, Faith Morgan, Meredith Yackel, Josie Rabbitt, Hayley Catt, Shawn Elledge. Seed Company Magazine — Jim Killam, Rick Dembicki, Lincoln Brunner, L.D. Thomas, Emma Chmura, Samuel Chiang. ANM Magazine — John Lindner, Heather Kirk, Christopher Kirk, Andrew Needham.

Newsletter

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

Award of Merit: Luke Society News — Dan Breen.

Newspaper

Award of Excellence: Illinois Baptist — Eric Reed, Meredith Flynn, Kris Kell, Lisa Sergent, Andrew Woodrow, Leah Honnen.

Awards of Merit: The Alabama Baptist. Indian Life — Kene Jackson, Jo-Anne Anderson, Jim Uttley, Jeanette Littleton, Robin Black.

Newspaper-Online News (Digital)

Award of Excellence: The Pathway.

Award of Merit: Christian News Journal — Theresa Keener.

Organizational

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

Awards of Merit: Light Magazine — Dan Darling, Marie Delph, Lindsay Nicolet, Jason Thacker. Rescue — Brad Lewis, Mike Hames, Kristi Rector. Focus on the Family magazine.

Organizational (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Compassion Magazine Online — Leanna Summers, Willow Welter, Mark Kyle.

Awards of Merit: ERLC.com — Dan Darling, Marie Delph, Lindsay Nicolet, Jason Thacker. World Vision Online — Kristy O’Hara, Heather Klinger, Phil Manzano, Matthew Brennan, Rachael Boyer, Carla Gawthrop. The Voice of the Martyrs — Todd Nettleton.

Youth

Award of Excellence: Brio.

Awards of Merit: Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. — Jesse Florea, Joanna Echols, Lexie Rhodes, Kate Jameson, Jim Cail. Focus on the Family Clubhouse — Jesse Florea, Stephen O’Rear, Jenny Dillon, Kate Jameson, Jim Cail. Young Salvationist — Captain Pamela Maynor, Mariam Aburdeineh, Andrea Martin, Ashley Schena.

Youth (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Compassion Explorer Magazine Online — Leanna Summers, Willow Welter, Ben Lew, Stacey Baxter, Rick Davis.

Awards of Merit: Boundless.org — Lisa Anderson, Abby DeBenedittis.

Most Improved

Award of Excellence: Teachers of Vision — Dawn Molnar, Lara Busold, Doreen Madere, Natasha Fullard.

Awards of Merit: World Vision Magazine — Kristy O’Hara, Elizabeth Hendley, Phil Manzano, Heather Klinger, Jon Warren, Ashley Walton. Today’s Christian Doctor — Mandi Mooney, Margie Shealy, Dina Sorn.