Associate Member Directory

Associate Members are those freelance individuals - writers, editors, photographers, designers - who work in the Christian periodical publishing industry but are not on staff of a member publication.


Adams, Gina
www.adamsgroup.com

Writer, Proofreader, Consultant, Public Relations

Qualifications

Honored by the 2019 Communicator Awards, Gina Adams has served in the faith-based marketplace for three decades representing singers, musicians, bands, authors, comedians, films, CEOs and executives, speakers, pastors, and major conference events.

Published in

ChristianPost.com, Christian Retailing magazine, Homecoming Magazine, CBA Resources magazine, Crosswalk.com, iBelieve.com, Beliefnet.com, Aspire Magazine, Whoa Women magazine, among many others.

Specialties

Editorials, press releases, publicity, branding, contributed content, and Expert Rating Certification in Social Media Marketing.


Arnold, Lori
storylorimedia.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Consultant, Writing Coach

Qualifications

BA in Journalism, San Diego State. 16 years Daily Californian (Reporter, Feature Editor, News Editor). 16 years as Managing Editor/writer Christian Examiner and Refreshed Magazine (Selah Media Group). Public policy researcher/writer. Awards: Religious News Writers Association; EPA Award of Excellence; EPA Higher Goals Award for Best Interview Article, Reporting.

Published in

Daily Californian, Christian Examiner, Refreshed Magazine, ChristianHeadlines.com, LifeWay.com, Metro Voice, Teachers of Vision, Christian News Journal.

Specialties

Noted storyteller with 30+ years of experience in hard news and feature reporting. Specializes in quick turnarounds & localizing national stories. Comfortable with any topic, but skilled in education, public policy and personality profiles. Editing specialty is massaging mediocre copy into compelling stories and mentoring young journalists.


Aten, Jamie
www.jamieaten.com

Writer

Qualifications

Jamie D. Aten, Ph.D., is a disaster psychologist, author, and speaker. He is Founder and Executive Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. In 2016, Jamie was awarded a Community Preparedness Champion Award from FEMA for helping faith-based organizations prepare for disasters.

Published in

Jamie is a disaster columnist for Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax. His writing frequently appears in outlets that include The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and Psychology Today. He has authored over 100 scholarly research publications, including the Disaster Ministry Handbook and Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy for Trauma.

Specialties

Drawing on his experiences as a Hurricane Katrina and late-stage cancer survivor, Jamie helps others navigate personal, mass, and humanitarian disasters.


Boatman, Claudean
www.claudeanboatman.com

Writer, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

I have 26 years of experience in writing children's missions curriculum for Woman's Missionary Union, as well as writing articles for various news publications. I edit and proofread.

Published in

Publishing credits include Bible Advocate, On Mission Magazine, GA World, GA Leader, Baptist Press, Rocky Mountain Baptist, Quiet Hour, Power for Living, Cup of Comfort: Devotions for Women, Today's Christian Woman, Devotions, Gateway, Vista, and Inspired.

Specialties

Specialties include personal experience articles, feature articles, ministry profiles, missions curriculum, devotions, and biographical stories.


Bowler, Sarah
www.sarahbowler.com

Writer, Editor, Photographer, Proofreader, Public Relations, Writing Coach

Qualifications

I am a freelance writer and editor and serve as an academic advisor at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Published in

Author of "Bathsheba’s Responsibility in Light of Narrative Analysis," contributor to "Vindicating the Vixens," and contributing editor for "The Evangelism Study Bible." Other bylines include written work for the If Gathering,  Fathom Magazine, EvanTell, and Bible.org.

Specialties

Writing/editing on faith and culture, especially in the fields of systematic theology, evangelism, lament and suffering, art & literature, and gender.


Bray, Bill
www.osmission.org

Writer, Author

Qualifications

More than fifty years full time experience writing on missions and religious subjects. Author of 11 books on missions.

Published in

Christian Life, Christian Mission, Christianity Today, Charisma, Hopegivers Journal, Newsweek, Reuters and most of the world's newspapers.

Specialties

Missions, indigenous missions, student missions, international student ministries, university outreaches


Buchanan Jr., Dr. Osborne
www.obuchanan.org

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Proofreader, Consultant, Public Relations

Qualifications

English minor in college, earned a B.A. Graduate degrees: M.Div. (seminary), M.A. (missions/intercultural relations), M.L.S. (library science/research), D.Min. (management emphasis). Have been a writer, reporter, and editor. Member of EPA for more than 25 years.

Published in

Voice magazine, other publications including newspapers. Contributing author, How to Organize a Mission Program in the Local Church.

Specialties

Missions, pastoral ministry, spiritual disciplines; personal and ministry management.


Butcher, Andy
www.andybutcheronline.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Consultant, Public Relations

Qualifications

Veteran magazine and newspaper editor, writer. Former director of Youth With a Mission Press & Media Services, senior writer at Charisma magazine, editor of Christian Retailing magazine. Former EPA board member, EPA awards judge. British accent.

Published in

Scores of magazines, newspapers, websites. Recent clients include Foursquare Church, Publishers Weekly, Charisma, Stetson University, Foursquare Disaster Relief, Christian Booksellers Association.

Specialties

News and feature writing. Communications consulting. Writing coaching.


Byle, Ann
www.annbylewriter.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

Freelance writer and book reviewer for magazines and websites for almost 20 years; co-founder of Breathe Christian Writers Conference; writers conference speaker; author of several books including "Christian Publishing 101," "The Baker Book House Story" and "Soul Surfer Devotions;" former newspaper reporter, book review editor and copyeditor.

Published in

Publishers Weekly, CBA Christian MARKET, Christian Communicator, Grand Rapids Magazine, West Michigan Christian News, Cornerstone Magazine, Christian Retailing magazine.

Specialties

News reporting and features, author interviews and features, media press kits,interviews, book proposals, book projects.


Cecil, Christine
Email Christine

Writer

Qualifications

Daily writer with years of invested work in articles, academic proposals, research, fiction, and devotions. Academic: B.A. UCLA Psychology. MA Cal Poly in Counseling. Ed.D. USD Education.

Published in

Published in Recreation Journal, several freelance articles in Physical Therapy journals. Books: Contributor to Courteous Rebel. Author: TNT Leadership. Author: Baby Come Home and Original Screenplay. Author: A Child's Devotion for Israel.

Specialties

I love God with all my heart in Prayer. I love God with all my soul in Home making. I love God with all my strength by caring for Children. I love God with all my mind by writing for pro-Israel and occasionally pro-life causes.


Christensen, Deborah
www.plowingthefields.wordpress.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

Served as the editor for Christian Service Brigade for 18 years and as writer/editor for Lighthouse Christian Products for 11 years. Mentored writers with the Christian Writer's Guild for several years. Freelance writing since 1989, providing freelance editing for numerous publications, organizations and writers.

Published in

Seek, Encounter, Mature Living, Purpose, Live, Nature Friend, InSite, Team Horizons, Evangel, Devotions, Lutheran Digest, Lutheran Journal, Standard.

Specialties

Christian living, devotions, profiles.


Clark, Stephen
www.stephenrclark.com

Writer

Qualifications

On staff at Huntingdon Valley Presby Church (HVPC.org); 40+ years of writing, editing & communications experience in global corporate, book & magazine publishing, higher ed, small business, non-profits, & more. BA in English & Biblical Studies (Evangel U.), Certificate in Theology & Ministry (Princeton Theo Seminary). Auditing grad level theology courses (Cairn U).

Published in

Clients have included American Bible Society, Adams Media, Grand Canyon University, In Touch Ministries, InSite Magazine, Union Gospel Press, Alpha Books Penguin Putnam, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Harper & Row, Here's Life, Moody Press, AT&T, Sallie Mae,Outreach Magazine, Time Life, Tyndale House, Zondervan, and more.

Specialties

Genres: Articles, blog posts, devotionals, features, opinion, profiles, essays, Bible studies, short fiction, and poetry. Topics: Christian living, men's issues, small groups, introverts, Bible engagement, church management, theology, communications, leadership, and more. No sports!


Cleveland, Tyler
www.keehnphotography.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Designer, Photographer, Public Relations, Writing Coach

Qualifications

Tyler is a nationally recognized journalist and freelance photographer living in Denton, Texas. As a videographer in the Heart of Mexico Project, Tyler produced two stories on beekeepers in the Yucatán that won an SPJ Mark of Excellence and two Hearst Journalism Awards. http://heartofmexicostories.com/2015/left-behind.php.

Published in

PecanDenton.wordpress.com; The Dallas Morning News, ESPN Rise, National Geographic Traveler, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Denton Record Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News; Cara Nova Records; Independent Christian Artists.

Specialties

Christian foundations in journalism / communications; portraiture and editorial photography; videography and multimedia storytelling; graphic design; church media.


Crayton, Lisa
lisacrayton.wordpress.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

With more than twenty-five years’ communications experience, Lisa A. Crayton is an author, award-winning freelance writer, speaker and writing mentor. A former corporate editor and writer, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing, and a BA in public relations and journalism. She has extensive experience in church leadership.

Published in

Crayton pens material for Christian and general markets, often on assignment. Credits include: Aspiring Retail, Charisma, Christian Home & School, Focus on Your Child, FullFill, MomSense, Precepts for Living, The Quiet Hour, The Secret Place, Youthworker Journal; Black Collegian, Connecticut Parent, Home Business, Pittsburgh Parent, and, The Writer.

Specialties

Features, profiles, essays, devotionals, Bible study guides, fillers, and other nonfiction material. Topics include personal finances, family finances, parenting (including single parenting), Christian life, women, and the African-American market (culture, church, issues).


Crisler, Aaron
www.conduitmedia.biz

Public Relations

Specialities

Publicist for a variety of faith-based artists, speakers, celebrities, and radio hosts.


Crutchfield, Dr. Larry V.
Email Larry

Writer, Consultant


Curtis, Carolyn
www.carolyncurtis.net

Writer, Editor

Qualifications

Author or collaborator of seven books. Her most recent is “Women and C.S. Lewis: What his life and literature reveal for today’s culture,” published by Lion Hudson plc of Oxford, England. She is a veteran journalist who has reported from daily newsrooms and from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. She has received awards from The Wall Street Journal, the Evangelical Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, etc.

Published in

On Mission, Christianity Today, Facts & Trends, By Faith, Sports Illustrated, The Saturday Evening Post, and numerous other publications.


Ellis, Joyce K.
www.joycekellis.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

B.A., Bible, and English w/writing concentration; 3 years asst. editor, Evangelical Beacon, Pursuit magazines; 45+ years freelance writing, hundreds of published articles; author/coauthor 16 books, Gold Medallion Award winner; writing-conference instructor; award-winning EPA assoc. member. Chairman 2004 EPA Convention; book editor; currently freelancing and editorial assistant, Prayer Connect magazine.

Published in

Decision, Focus on the Family, Today's Christian Woman, Today’s Christian Living, Marriage Partnership, Indeed, Prayer Connect, InSite, Rescue, Lookout, Christian Examiner, Marriage, Power for Living, Pray!, Pray!Kids, EFCA Today, BGC World, Christian Communicator, Church Librarian, Pentecostal Evangel, Seek, New Man, and many others. Also published in Starting Point Study Bible.

Specialties

Profiles, marriage, family, children's fiction and nonfiction, women's issues, Christian living, devotionals, evangelistic articles, and more. Can often supply photos with articles.


Fernandez, Esteban
Email Esteban

Writer

Qualifications

Writer, journalist. Write independent collaboration columns for Hispanic magazines and newspapers. Serve as Latin Ministry Director for Biblica. Vice President of Hechos & Crónicas magazine.

Published in

Revista Hechos y Crónicas Colombia; Revista Entre Niños, Canada

Specialties

Socio cultural approach to Christianity. Leadership training. Bible Engagement Trainer.


Foote, Carla
fineprintedit.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Consultant

Qualifications

20 years of experience in editorial and communications work, including content planning and strategy, magazines, websites, curriculum and book projects. Carla has been a faculty member at writing and editorial conferences and has experience mentoring writers and editors. Carla has a variety of clients including The Navigators (Disciple!).

Published in

Disciple! (Navigators), Really blog (elisamorgan.com), MomSense (MOPS International), Connections (MOPS International), FullFill magazine, Gifted for Leadership, in addition to book projects and compilations.

Specialties

Editorial planning, communication standards, content writing, proofreading, and project management. Carla has the ability to see the big picture and manage projects that achieve goals, along with the handling the detail level of editing which results in excellent outcomes.


Foust, Michael
www.michaelfoust.com

Writer, Editor

Qualifications

Has served as a full-time editor and writer for more than 20 years, including 15 years in the Christian realm. Stories have been published in more than 50 magazines or newspapers and on more than 40 web sites.

Published in

Crosswalk, Christian Headlines, Toronto Star, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Christianity Today, Christian Post, Christian Examiner, Baptist Press, Southern Baptist TEXAN, Oklahoma Baptist Messenger, Christian News Journal.

Specialties

Theology, worldview, entertainment, movies, reviews, current events, history.


Friend, Jeff
www.jefffriendcopywriter.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Proofreader

Qualifications

Experienced writer (30+ years), editor, and proofreader. Former staff writer for a daily newspaper and editor of a weekly paper. Published in dozens of print and online publications, primarily in the Christian market, mainly byline work but also some ghostwriting. Received an EPA Higher Goals in Christian Journalism Award. Wide range of projects.

Published in

Decision, War Cry, Charisma, CBN.com, Today's Christian, Sports Spectrum, The Upper Room, Light & Life, Leadership Magazine, Singing News, Your Church, Marriage Partnership, Pentecostal Evangel, Seek!, Stand Firm, Worship Leader, Men of Integrity, Enrichment Journal, Significant Living, God's Word for Today, Church of God Evangel, many others.

Specialties

Features, profiles, articles, reporting, proofreading, editing, devotionals, reviews, and blogs.


Gheen, Anna
acgheen.wordpress.com

Writer, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

Member of Wycliffe Associates, Project Update Writer for The Seed Company.

Published in

Discipleship Journal, Today’s Christian Woman, The Upper Room, Breakaway, The Journal of Student Ministries, Group, Devozine, On Mission, wycliffe.net, tsco.org.

Specialties

Missions, Bible translation, youth ministry, workplace issues


Gingrich, Robert
Email Robert

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

BJ degree, University of Missouri School of Journalism. Attended Central Baptist Theological Seminary as a masters degree candidate. Experienced writer of newspaper and magazine articles, editorials, commentaries, essays, and business brochures. Edited a number of political publications, and two community newspapers.

Published in

Author, "Faith & Freedom," published 8/2012 by Barbour Publishing; Author, "The Role of Providence in the Founding of America." Articles published by the Elks International magazine. Edited publications such as “Kansas City Metro Voice,” the Kaw Valley Habitat for Humanity newsletter, "The Missouri Republican," and the “Johnson County Republican” newspapers.

Specialties

Essays and opinion pieces written from a Christian worldview. Early American history events and people.


Griffith, Mary
Email Mary

Writer, Editor


Hakim, Hazim
www.freedomsquared.org

Theorist, Consultant, Author

Qualifications

Founder of nationally recognized company, Relevant Now. Expertise is in the fields of criminality, decision making/ analysis, and security. Providing direct services, curriculum, and trainings for local, regional, and federal law enforcement agencies. Co-founder of a free online Christian blog and think tank.

Published in

Research has been included in the FBI’s Library/Academy, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, and other international libraries. Articles have appeared in the following publications: The Christian Post, NBC’s The Grio.com, Small Wars Journal, the Military Education Research Library Network, Pakistan’s Daily Times and regional newspapers. A regular contributor to numerous traditional Black Newspapers.

Specialties

A generalist with a focus in the areas of anomie, lawlessness and fundamental, systemic flaws in micro and macro organizations.


Hallowell, Billy
www.billyhallowell.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Public Relations

Qualifications

Written more than 10,000 articles on faith, culture, and politics and has been published and featured in books, textbooks, and magazines that focus on Millennial issues.

Published in

The Blaze, Faithwire, Charisma News, Christian Post, Pure Flix, Fox News.

Specialties

Faith. Culture. Storytelling.


Hayes, Rachel
Email Rachel

Writer, Reporter

Qualifications

Rachel Dawn Hayes has written professionally since 2006 in journalism and marketing roles. Since 2015, she has been a full-time freelance writer and speaker focused on faith-based issues. Rachel holds a journalism degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Published in

PE News, American Bible Society, SpiritLed Woman, Church Design, and Worship Facilities.

Specialties

Women’s issues, including miscarriage and infertility, Christian living, Bible engagement.


Heffron, Brian
theheffronfamily.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

I'm a missionary with SIM working remotely from upstate New York with a focus on southern Africa. I write and edit articles about SIM's missionaries working in Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Réunion, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. My background includes eight years of reporting for a daily newspaper and eight years of teaching HS English.

Published in

I began by freelancing for The Daily Messenger, Canandaigua, NY. I then worked as staff for the Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY, publishing daily. Missionary work has appeared in SIM's print and online publications.


Holmberg, Kirsten
www.kirstenholmberg.com

Writer, Consultant

Qualifications

As a writer, speaker, and public speaking trainer, Kirsten draws on a wealth of experiences in both secular and sacred settings. She’s written Bible studies and devotional books, and is a regular contributor to Our Daily Bread. Former associate teaching director for Community Bible Study International. B.S. in Business, emphasis in Finance.

Published in

More than 60 articles in Our Daily Bread; other features on (in)courage, SheLovesMagazine.com, and KeyMinistry.org. Contributed multiples articles to compilation books What Really Matters and God Sees Her.

Specialties

Devotionals, Bible studies, Essays. Working with Christian leaders to craft and deliver impactful speeches/sermons. Essay and blog topics include business, marriage, family, parenting, adoption, Christian living, Bible engagement (and public speaking).


Hovsepian, Ann-Margret
www.annhovsepian.com

Writer, Illustrator

Qualifications

Ann-Margret Hovsepian is an award-winning writer and illustrator with over two decades of experience in the publishing world. She has written hundreds of articles for a wide range of different Canadian and U.S. publications and is the author or co-author of several best-selling devotional books.

Published in

Christianity Today, In Touch, InSite, On Mission, Testimony, Kindred Spirit, Charisma, Faith Today, Christian Week, Horizons, Sisterhood, Focus on the Family Canada, Brio, Montreal Home, Toronto Home, The Montreal Gazette.

Specialties

Features, profiles, editorials, devotionals, Bible studies, children and youth, women, coloring pages, lettering.


Johnson, Charles (Chuck)
Email Chuck

Qualifications

Former Editorial Director of Focus on the Family Periodicals, overseeing more than a dozen magazines and newsletters, and the former editor of Teachers in Focus. I am recently retired as a retirement home administrator after 15 years with Covenant Living and I also served on the EPA Board, including one as the EPA President.

Published in

Teachers in Focus, Focus on the Family Magazine, Breakaway magazine, and several chapters in various books published by Focus. Over the last 15 years, I have been the primary editor and proofreader for many publications and newsletters distributed by both my individual campus (Covenant Living of Turlock) and our national organization.

Specialties

My primary specialty is proofreading, catching those hiccups that slip past spellcheck programs. By providing "fresh eyes," I can assist writers and editors to clean up articles and documents and ensuring that what readers are reading aligns with what the publication is intending to communicate.


Johnson, Holly
hollyjohnson.strikingly.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Consultant, Writing Coach

Qualifications

I hold a BA in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University and a MA in Pastoral Studies from Multnomah University. I also hold multiple fitness/coaching certifications (NASM, RRCA). My professional experience includes more than 20 years in editorial and creative work that covers both external marketing content and internal corporate communications.

Published in

InSite magazine, Boundless.org, USA Triathlon website, Pikes Peak Road Runners newsletter

Specialties

As the owner of Vision43 Communications LLC, I offer writing, editing and writer coaching services. I also provide consulting services for content strategy and development, as well as creative direction for brand concept development. Writing specialties include features, interviews (Q&A style), devotionals, memoirs, how-to, and fitness/wellness.


Johnson, Lin
www.wordprocommunications.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

Editor, Christian Communicator; previous editor, Church Libraries and Advanced Christian Writer; proofreader, Israel My Glory. Former assistant editor of curriculum. Freelance editor and proofreader since 1979. Published more than 70 books and more than 1,000 articles, reviews, and devotionals. Gold Medallion Book Award and EPA Higher Goals Award recipient.

Published in

Decision, Power for Living, The Lookout, Moody, Discipleship Journal, Christian Communicator, Church Libraries, The Standard, Youthworker Journal, and dozens of other periodicals. Books with Moody Publishers, David C. Cook, Bethany House, WaterBrook, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, InterVarsity, and others.

Specialties

How-to articles, book reviews, Bible curriculum, devotionals.


Kellner, Mark A.
www.kellner.us

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer, Consultant

Qualifications

More than 30 years of experience, writing hundreds of articles about religion news, as well as many hundreds of articles and columns covering computers, telecommunications and technology, as well as three technology related books, one of which was "God on the Internet," a trailblazing 1997 primer.

Published in

Adventist Review, Adventist World, PENews.org, Religion News Service, The Washington Times, Deseret News.

Specialties

Religion news, features, religious liberty, technology, business.


Langton, Sherri
Email Sherri

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

I have a BA in English from the University of Colorado-Denver. I have 30+ years of editing experience (associate editor) at Bible Advocate magazine, including work for our online publications, curriculum, and other literature. I also have 30 years of freelance writing experience and teach a number of writing workshops at several Christian writers conferences.

Published in

Focus on the Family, In Touch, Decision, Discipleship Journal, Today's Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, The Upper Room, Quiet Hour, devotion book by Standard Publishing, War Cry, Light & Life, LIVE, Power for Living, and other publications. Also a number of book collections, including two Chicken Soup for the Soul volumes.

Specialties

Magazine editing, writing personal experiences, devotions, and profiles. Some freelance book editing and proofreading.


Larmoyeux, Mary
www.legacyconnection.org

Writer, Proofreader

Qualifications

Writer for FamilyLife (retired in 2017). Blogger (www.legacyconnection.org and marriagerevolution.org). Author of several books including One-of-a-Kind Grandparent Connection: Building a Legacy with Your Grandchild.

Published in

Help & Hope From FamilyLife, The Family Room, HomeLife, 501 LIFE magazine, AY magazine, Fresh Outlook, Maumelle Living, Worldwide Challenge magazine, Arkansas Baptist News, Discovery Years, Revive Our Hearts’ True Woman Blog, Tales From the South 2, etc.

Specialties

Writing articles about the positive impact of a ministry on a person or family, writing articles and blog posts for grandparents, copyediting.


Littleton, Jeanette
Email Jeanette

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Proofreader, Consultant

Qualifications

Writing and editing full time since 1980— more than 10,000 pieces. On the editorial team for eight publications, mostly EPA ones. Worked with books, done consulting for magazines, taught on writing and editing at conferences and companies, web management, and any other tasks that fall under the category of publication services.

Published in

More than 4000 pieces published of all types — promotion, devotions, articles, curriculum, books — for publishers such as Moody, Christianity Today publications, Focus on the Family, Guideposts, Bethany House, Howard, and a slew of other EPA and non-EPA publications.

Specialties

Ability to draw the drama out of articles, editing tightly, editing for size (chainsaw editing with a scalpel touch), working with academic/theological authors to make their materials lay-friendly, and working with authors.


Maxwell, Chris
www.chrismaxwell.me

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Consultant

Qualifications

Author of ten books, editor of over 30 books, writer of over 1000 published articles, lead pastor for 20 years, campus pastor for thirteen years, teacher of Spiritual Formation, former host of “Pause with Chris Maxwell” show, international speaker and consultant for epilepsy groups.

Published in

Leadership Journal, LIVE, Lift, Pentecostal Evangel, Charisma, Ministry Today, God's Word for Today, Orlando Sentinel, Enrichment, Faith Cafe, Epilepsy Advocate, Christian Retailing.

Specialties

Spiritual Formation, Pastoral Care, Life Stories, Creative Nonfiction, Leadership, Ministry Teams, Spiritual Growth, News Stories, Poetry, Curriculum, Sports, Church.


McClure, Pamela
www.mmpublicrelations.com

Public Relations

What we do

We introduce journalists to great sources. We connect producers with great guests. We help authors & publishers sell books.

Specialties

Publicity, media relations, writing, press materials, book tours, media training.


McDougall, Diane
www.dianemcdougall.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Consultant, Writing Coach

Qualifications

More than 35 years' experience in storytelling and the training of storytellers — both as a writer/reporter and as a managing editor • Writing and editing teacher/coach both in person and online • Award-winning communicator across a variety of genres: faith-based nonprofits, travel, higher-ed • Focused on the details yet able to guide others in shaping the bigger picture.

Published in

EFCA Today, Worldwide Challenge, Fathom, Medium, Response Magazine, Virginia Magazine and more. As an editor, I've also shaped content for: World Vision, World Relief, Alpha USA, International Justice Mission, USA Philatelic, the University of Virginia and more.

Specialties

Crafting features from in-depth reporting and interviewing; coaching younger writers to help shape their work; creating engaging workshop content for writers and editors; editing from A to Z (developmental editing to line editing to copy editing); writing on topics such as spiritual formation, church leadership, women in leadership.


Merrill, Dean
www.deanmerrill.com

Writer, Editor, Consultant

Qualifications

Former senior editor or editorial VP at Campus Life magazine (YFC), David C. Cook, Leadership Journal (CTi), Christian Herald, Focus on the Family. Author of eight books, co-author of 32 others — some of which have placed on the New York Times bestseller lists, won Christian Book of the Year as well as ECPA Gold Medallions.

Published in

Dozens of EPA magazines

Specialties

Collaboration with busy authors who have something valuable to say but not the time (or skill) to get it written. Editorial training.


Meurer, Dave
www.davemeurer.com

Writer

Qualifications

Winner of several EPA awards for humor. Penned hundreds of humor articles for a wide range of Christian magazines. I do not know what the editors were thinking. Those people used to have STANDARDS! I would be OUTRAGED were it not for the loot they kept sending me.

Published in

Focus on the Family, New Man, Stand Firm, Light & Life, In Touch, Indeed, Marriage Partnership, Breakaway, HomeLife, YouthWalk, Teachers of Vision.

Specialties

Humor with a point.


Moll, Clarissa
clarissamoll.com

Writer, Editor

Qualifications

For more than 15 years, I have provided high quality communications and educational opportunities to businesses and small nonprofits. My business writing helps organizations share their messages with their communities. My freelance writing facilitates uniquely Christian conversations about grief and loss.

Published in

Christianity Today, RELEVANT Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, (other secular periodicals and websites)

Specialties

Article writing, editing, public speaking, curriculum design, teaching, public relations writing, marketing copy writing.


Morgan, Timothy
Email Tim

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

I have been a journalist since 1980. Currently, I am the director of the Journalism Certificate Program, Wheaton College. I freelance for publications, wire services, and websites. As an editor at CT, I was an EPA member for 20 years and was a workshop presenter at several EPA conventions; in addition, I served on the drafting committee for EPA's ethics code.

Published in

PE News, RNS, Facts & Trends, Christianity Today, The Toss Up (Facebook publication)

Specialties

Global issues: including church growth, evangelism, public health, conflict resolution, disaster. Religious freedom, Middle East, Africa, Commentary, Long-form.


Nelson, Jennifer
Email Jennifer

Writer, Reporter, Proofreader, Public Relations

Qualifications

B.A. Journalism from Iowa State University.

Published in

AGNews.org, Prison Fellowship's Inside Journal, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Youth with a Mission, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Focus on the Family.


Noble, Scott
www.noblecreative.com

Writer, Editor, Public Relations, Writing Coach

Qualifications

20 years experience as an award-winning writer, editor, journalist & PR professional. Served as editor of the Minnesota Christian Chronicle/Examiner and Refreshed Magazine, Twin Cities. Received several Evangelical Press Association awards. Served as an assistant editor of Decision Magazine. Published more than 1,000 articles and helped hundreds of writers find publication.

Published in

Apologetics Study Bible for Students, Writer's Digest, Manna, Writer's Workbook, Covenant Companion, Prism Magazine, Christian Communicator, Decision Magazine, Refreshed Magazine, Minnesota Christian Chronicle/Examiner, The Vision, Writers' Journal, The Church Bookstore, Westward Quarterly.

Specialties

Books/Authors: content editing, publishing/publication assessment, ghostwriting, strategy, platform development, coaching.

Articles: freelance writing, editing, journalist assignment, publishing/publication assessment.

Business/Nonprofit: communications/marketing strategy, content development, creative writing, blog development, social media strategy.


Nowlin, Nilwona
nilwona.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

The bulk of my freelance writing is from the last 6+ years. In addition to that, I've done freelance editing for about the same amount of time. My editing clients include publishers such as IVP and UMI.

Published in

Covenant Companion, Covenant Home Altar, Covenant Quarterly, Christianity Today, Redbud Post, and UMI Sunday school curricula. Contributor to "Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives" (Paraclete, 2017).

Specialties

Race/racial justice, intercultural competency, spiritual practices and formation, leadership development, and discovering/pursuing purpose/calling.


Olinghouse, Mica
www.millennialmediallc.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

I am a professional writer / editor and own my own small creative media agency, Millennial Media. I hold a B.S. in Mass Media Communications / Print Journalism from Oral Roberts University and a certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Rhema Bible College. I am also a licensed minister and co-founder of New Life Metro Ministries International.

Published in

My work is mostly editorial and focuses on Spirit-filled book publishing. My client list includes Rick Renner Ministries, Philip Renner, Daniel King, John Barton, and others. However, I have done quite a bit of freelance magazine article writing for Excellence (Oral Roberts University Alumni Magazine), Miracles Now (Oral Roberts Magazine), and IMPART (Rick Renner).

Specialties

My areas of expertise are editorial and copywriting for Spirit-filled ministries. I also have substantial experience in blogging, social media, and content management. My creative agency offers additional services including proofreading, design, branding, and content marketing for Christian authors, churches, and ministries.


Palmer, Anita K.
www.thestrongword.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Writing Coach

Qualifications

30-plus years as a versatile wordsmith and editor: Managing editor, Eternity magazine (5 years) • Reporter, asst. news editor, San Diego Union-Tribune (10 years) • Media relations officer at a Christian university (5 years) • Church marketer, copy writer, ghostwriter • Book collaborator • Freelance editor of 100-plus book manuscripts, most for the Christian market.

Published in

World, Outreach, Refreshed, Youthworker, Eternity, Compassion and Culture, Delta Sky, Christian Examiner, Durango Herald (newspaper), San Diego Union-Tribune.

Qualifications

High-standard journalism; strong interviewing; the ability to come alongside, to listen; brisk, engaging storytelling; wide knowledge of the evangelical/Protestant subculture; comprehension of how the media operates; understanding of traditional publishing and the new self-publishing industries; passion for a rebirth of the arts in the church.


Patterson, James
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Qualifications

I am former U.S. diplomat and life member of the American Foreign Service Association. As a U.S diplomat, I reported on business, political and cultural opportunities. I served in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, the UK, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, France, and in Washington DC where I had Top Secret clearance and worked on China, Russia and First Gulf War.

Published in

Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Washington Times, Columbus (OH) Dispatch, Washington Window (Episcopal), New York Episcopalian, Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser, Mobile (Alabama) Press Register, Alabama AL.com, San Francisco Chronicle (book reviews), San Francisco Examiner, Foreign Service Journal, Agricultural History, American Writer, The Writer, more.

Specialties

As an economist (Auburn University), I write on how anti-Christian policies have adverse economic consequences for corporations, cities, states and governments. I've written many book reviews for Foreign Service Journal on foreign affairs.


Petersen, Randy
www.randypetersen.com

Writer

Qualifications

5 years with Eternity Magazine/Evangelical Newsletter; 27 years free-lancing; about 60 books (authored or co-authored) on Christian history, self-help, Bible study, sports, worship, etc.; lots of curriculum-writing for teens and adults. Worked on Quest Study Bible, iLumina Bible Software, and 50-Day Spiritual Adventure.

Published in

Mostly book-writing lately—with Nelson, Tyndale, Zondervan, Waterbrook, Cook, etc. Magazine work has been for Christian History, Christian Retailing, CT, Kyria (on-line), Eternity, On Being, etc.

Specialties

Bible, Worship, Arts (Theater), Church strategy, History, Pop psychology, hymns.


Pettit, Kim
www.vivaediting.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Consultant

Qualifications

I am an industry veteran with 30 years of experience and broad knowledge of the Christian publishing industry in the U.S. and around the world. I have a M.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado and am a past recipient of EPA’s Award of Merit in the “Christian Ministries” category. I am also fluent in Spanish.

Published in

My work has been published in English by ACSI, Aspiring Retail, CBA Retailers + Resources, Cook Partners, David C. Cook, InterLit, MTI, Priscilla Papers, Summit Ministries, UBS, World Bible Publishing, and World Pulse. Publishing credits in Spanish include Apuntes Mujer Lider and Educador Cristiano.

Specialties

Specialties include curriculum, devotions, and training materials for publishers, writers, and editors. I have frequently worked with authors whose first language is not English. I also have knowledge of apologetics, mental health, non-profit management, and women’s issues.


Rabey, Steve
www.steverabey.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Consultant

Qualifications

Award-winning writer/editor/consultant who loves telling stories: 2,000 articles in EPA-member and mainstream-media outlets; 45 books as author and collaborator, including bestseller Rachel’s Tears; Script: “People of Faith: Christianity In America” series. MA, Church history, Denver Seminary. Instructor: US Air Force Academy, and Denver and Fuller seminaries (adjunct). Member: RNA, ASJA.

Published in

New York Times, RNS, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Colorado Springs Gazette (Religion Editor/Correspondent), Publishers Weekly, Christianity Today, Charisma, Sojourners, World, CCM. Editor: YouthWorker Journal, Compassion Update. Books: Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, WaterBrook, Tyndale, Baker, IVP, Regal, Broadman & Holman, NavPress, Dutton/Plume, Warner, Jossey-Bass, Tarcher, Time Inc. Books.

Specialties

Making readers happy! (See Steve’s Amazon author page for reviews of Star Struck. News reporting, features, profiles, reviews, investigations. Collaborative book projects (individuals, organizations, businesses). Corporate communications strategies and projects. NOT my specialty: keeping my website updated (steverabey.com).


Ridings, Dean
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Writer, Editor, Consultant

Qualifications

Since 1986, wrote/edited for Prison Fellowship, International Students Inc., Christian Camp & Conference Association, Focus on the Family, and The Navigators. Served EPA since 1990 in various roles, including conference planning, awards and scholarship committees, the board (president), and Legacy Council. Education: MA (Wheaton); MDiv & ThD (Trinity Theological Seminary).

Published in

Discipleship Journal, Jubilee, Disciple! Magazine, Focus on the Family, Thriving Family, and Stand Firm (a devotional from Walk Thru the Bible).

Specialties

Various communications in the following areas: organizational; denominational, church-based; spiritual growth communications using various media (e.g., print, electronic, social media).


Roesler, Laura
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Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

B.A. English - Hamline University, concentration in creative writing; trained in screenwriting - Film in the Cities, Minneapolis; trained in Bible - Bethel University. Studied Biblical Greek at Hamline Univ, Bethel, St. Thomas in St. Paul. Communications Director for MN Christian Writers Guild. Attended writers conferences in MN and Chicago. Registered nurse.

Published in

PregnancyHelpNews.com; contributing editor for Home Health Aide Digest; HHAD; Sr. Perspective; Minnesota Christian Examiner.

Specialties

Devotionals, health, cooking, pro-life, adoption, foster care, child/elder abuse, abortion, nursing home care, home health care, cancer, missions, travel, handicap accessibility, English, literature, parenting, swimming.


Sanford, David
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Consultant, Public Relations

Qualifications

Executive editor of Holy Bible: Mosaic, general editor of Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family, co-author of God Is Relevant, co-author of How to Read Your Bible, and author of the books If God Disappears and Loving Your Neighbor: Surprise! It’s Not What You Think.

Published in

Christianity Today, Facts & Trends, Focus on the Family, On Mission, World Vision and three dozen other EPA member periodicals. David’s company partnered with World Vision (and others) to orchestrate the 2008 EPA convention in Portland. As well, David has served as an EPA Higher Goals judge and as an EPA Board Member.

Specialties

Leadership, Education, Publishing, Marketing, Mass Media, Social Media, Public Relations.


Scott, Seana
www.seanascott.org

Writer

Qualifications

Seana is a writing student at Dallas Theological Seminary (May 2021) with an undergraduate degree in journalism (Cal State University, Northridge).

Published in

Fathom Magazine, Christianity Today, Brio, Just Between Us Magazine, (in) Courage, Christ and Pop Culture, Bible.org, etc.

Specialties

Christian Living, Theology, Devotional, Profiles, Opinion, other freelance assignments.


Seltzer, Bryan
ipanews.info

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer, Public Relations

Qualifications

Senior Editor, Photojournalist, Photographer of the International Press Association in Orange, CA with 32 years experience.

Published in

IPAnews.com, L.A. Times Orange County, OC magazine, and others.

Specialties

Tour Group Photographer, Photojournalist for Christian ministries and Christian events and those in support of Israel. Issuing Press Credentials to qualified persons.


Smith, Michael Ray
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Reporting, Writing, Journalism Professor

Qualifications

10 years working full-time in the mainstream newsroom including the Atlantic Journal Constitution, where we started the online revolution with our videotext, audiotext and fax newspaper operation. Earned doctorate from Regent U. Degrees from Penn State U., Shippensburg U and Maryland U. Teacher of the year in 2012 and Alum of the year in 2012 at Shippensburg University.

Published in

The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA TODAY, Christianity Today, Guidepost, Decision magazine, The News & Observer, Raleigh; The Telegraph, Macon, Ga., The Atlanta Journal, Editor & Publisher and The Palm Beach Post, among others.

Specialties

Christianity and the Press. I speak at writer’s conferences and help the next generation earn a byline that pays,  “7 Days to a Byline that Pays.” "Fake News, Truth Telling" explores faith-based publishing.


Spradlin, Robyn L.
www.robynkernspradlin-writer.com

Writer, Photographer, Videographer

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Currently finishing a Journalism Master of Arts. Also running television cameras and video equipment since 2014.

Published in

Two books, Grace Revealed in 2008 by Xulon Press and Against All Odds Our Story in 2019 on Amazon KDP. Produced and published a PSA video for Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Coalition.

Specialties

Evangelism, human trafficking/modern slavery, human rights/Christian persecution, Biblical history, women in ministry, Holy Spirit indwelling, civil rights & civil liberties, faith and confession.


Stewart, Marianne
www.stewartartdesign.com

Designer

Qualifications

Marianne’s decade+ of experience in the printing & publishing industries includes six years with the Randall House design team. Well over 40 magazines published as lead designer. Though the recipient of several EPA & PIAS awards, her greatest ambition is to use her design chops for the glory of God.

Published in

ONE Magazine, FUSION, FUSIONext, D6 Conference program

Specialties

Magazines, catalogs, event programs, books & book covers, stationery, posters, marketing promotions, branding, etc.


Taggart, Jennifer
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Writer, Editor, Reporter, Proofreader, Public Relations

Qualifications

I have written for PregnancyHelpNews.com. Cover stories published in Broadview Journal. In addition to writing, I have a Hootsuite Social Marketing Certification. I earned my BA in Journalism from Cedarville University, where I served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, Cedars.

Published in

Broadview Journal, Independence Today, Bath Country Journal, Pregnancy Help News, AG News, Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, The Strongsville Post.

Specialties

Feature stories, news writing, editing and proofreading, blog writing, social media management.


Thomas, Cynthia
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Writer, Proofreader

Qualifications

Degree in English; taught college-prep and freshman English in community college; currently published freelance writer in Assemblies of God and other Christian publications; currently developing blog website to preserve memories of WWII dad's wisdom and other common-sense and devotional articles.

Published in

Assemblies of God AG News, Assemblies of God “Live” adult take-home paper, Assemblies of God “Take 5” youth devotional, Lightnin’ Ridge publications’ Journal of the Ozarks

Specialties

Nostalgia; WWII-era common sense; devotional drawing from everyday life.


Townley-Covert, Patti
www.ptcovert.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Consultant

Qualifications

An award-winning author/editor, Patti Townley-Covert has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles. She's co-authored two books and performed developmental and copy-editing on numerous others.

Published in

Life: Beautiful, Focus on the Family, Family Circle, Decision, Light and Life, Enrichment Journal, Christian Examiner.

Specialties

Feature articles. Patti's known for capturing the heart of the people and issues she writes about. She frequently addresses social justice topics, evangelism, and science/faith issues. Patti has recently completed a memoir which debunks personhood theory and how this mind-body problem relates to self, sex, and social justice.


Uttley, Jim
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Warren, Vanita
ksicolorado.com

Writer

Qualifications

Vanita holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary and currently pursuing her Doctorate of Theology. She is a former Colorado State Director - Concerned Women for America (CWA) from 1999-2001, and also served in the roles of the State Communications Director and Legislative Liaison. She is a published writer and author.

Published in

Over the years, Vanita has been published in Discipleship Journal, Christian Standard, and Pray; as well as local ministry publications. She currently writes from a messianic perspective. In 2011, Vanita published her first book -- Identity: Why Jews and Christians Are an Inseparable People.

Specialties

Christian theology from Evangelical and Messianic perspectives. Vanita is also a retired police officer with an extensive law enforcement background and over 20 years experience.


Zakaria, Dr. Berrouane
Ceuta, Spain
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Writer, Editor

Specialties

Hebrew and Islamic cultures. Languages: Spanish, French, English.