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
adamsgroup.com

Writer, Proofreader

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. B.A. in Applied Psychology and Christian Ministry from Belhaven University (Aug. 2022)

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

Cru Inner City blog, Inspire magazine, LifeWay.com, ChristianHeadlines.com, EPA Liason, Metro Voice, Teachers of Vision, Daily Californian, Christian Examiner, Refreshed Magazine, 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.


Asay, Paul
paulasay.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

Currently a senior associate editor for Plugged In, a ministry connected with Focus on the Family. Author of "God on the Streets of Gotham" (Tyndale) and "Burning Bush 2.0" (Abingdon Press). Collaborated on Jim Daly's book (The Good Dad, Zondervan). Former religion reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Published in

A number of other Christian and secular publications (both in print and online), including The Washington Post, Christianity Today, YouthWorker Journal, The Brink, Susie Magazine (now Sisterhood magazine) and beliefnet.com.

Specialties

Writing, reporting, editing, blogging and book collaboration.


Bacon, Cheryl
Email Cheryl

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Consultant

Qualifications

Cheryl is a retired academic and award-winning feature writer who has also covered politics, written profiles and investigative projects. She is based in West Texas but open to assignments anywhere. Her graduate work in educational leadership and many years leading a nationally accredited journalism program provide unique insight in higher ed, Gen Z, Gen X and Millennials.

Published in

Features and reporting published in Christian Chronicle, ACU Today, Religion Unplugged, Abilene Scene; co-author, Comfort When the Shadow Falls: Encouraging the Dying and those affected by Grief; book editing and background research has included legal, political and missiological projects.

Specialties

Higher education, politics, disasters, profiles.


Boatman, Claudean
claudeanboatman.com

Writer, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

Writer/editor. English teacher - 25 years

Published in

Missions Mosaic, Power for Living, Quiet Hour, Momentum, Rocky Mountain Baptist, Missions curriculum (WMU, SBC), Cup of Comfort Devotional for Women, Gateway Magazine.

Specialties

Missions curriculum, personality pieces, mission stories, how-to, devotions.


Bray, Bill
www.osmission.org

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

Qualifications

Since 1965, Bill Bray, has worked in both secular and religious news media in every State and 54 countries from Afghanistan to Ukraine.

Published in

Bangok World, Bangkok Post, Charisma, Christian Life, Christianity Today, EPA News Service, Newsweek, Religious News Service, Westbow Press (Thomas Nelson & Zondervan).

Specialties

Books, International news, News, Southeast Asia, South Asia.


Butcher, Andy
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
annbylewriter.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

Freelance writer for almost 25 years; cofounder of Breathe Christian Writers Conference; writers conference speaker; author of books including “Christian Publishing 101,” “The Revell Story,” and “The Joy of Working at Home;” former newspaper copyeditor and reporter; book co-writer.

Published in

Publishers Weekly, Waymaker, Inspire, Grand Rapids Magazine, West Michigan Christian News, The Banner, Liaison, Focus on the Family, CBA Christian MARKET, Christian Communicator, Cornerstone Magazine, Christian Retailing magazine.

Specialties

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


Christensen, Deborah
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
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
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).


Crumpton, Teresa
authorspark.org

Writer, Editor, Writing Coach

Qualifications

MFA in Writing. Editing since 1996. I edit for and coach Christian authors who write fiction, nonfiction, academic, business, and technical material. My mission is to support Christian authors and take Christian writing to another level of excellence to the glory of God.

Published in

365 Christian Men, Qua [literary review], The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, [Port Huron] Times Herald, metroTimes Magazine, Proprietary technical books, training manuals, and jobs aids for major corporations.

Specialties

Working with beginning or newish Christian writers, teaching and encouraging them to complete a first draft, revise, and polish.


Crutchfield, Dr. Larry V.
Email Larry

Writer, Consultant


Curtis, Carolyn
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; 50 years freelance writing, hundreds of published articles; author/coauthor 18 books, Gold Medallion Award winner; writing-conference instructor; award-winning EPA Associate member. Chairman 2004 EPA Convention. Book editor.

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, Christian Freelance Writers Network blog, 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.


Farr, Lauren
behance.net/LaurenFarrMiller

Designer

Qualifications

I have 16-year’s of experience in art direction and print design, and have experience in magazines, newsletters, fundraising campaigns, annual reports, academic curriculum, typesetting, etc. I also have a depth of experience in branding and fundraising.

Published in

Christianity Today, Answers magazine (Answers in Genesis) ABWE Message Magazine, Christian Educators Association International.

Specialties

Print layout including magazine and book interiors, illustration, typography, branding, fundraising, and project management.


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, Reporter

Qualifications

Has served as a full-time writer and editor for more than 25 years, including 20 years in the Christian realm. Stories have been published in more than 50 different outlets.

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


Frantel, Nancy
Email Nancy

Writer

Qualifications

Graduated from University of North Carolina in 1981. Spent early career in the hospitality industry, including management for Walt Disney World. Switched to nonfiction writing in 2006. Author of three traditionally published primary-source history books. Christian-focused freelancer 2017 to present. Public speaker, including Smithsonian Institute in 2010.

Published In

Focus on the Family Clubhouse Magazine, The Upper Room, Ruby Magazine, and Richmond Times-Dispatch. Three books published by Heritage Books, Inc., available in academic and public libraries across the country.

Specialties

Nonfiction, Christian living, spiritual growth.

Frempong, Akosua
Email Akosua

Writer

Qualifications

BA in English with French, MA in Journalism, PhD in Communications. EPA 2021 scholarship winner.

Published in

Loudoun Now, Daily Runner Online


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.


Goropevsek, Timothy K.
Email Timothy

Writer, Editor, Public Relations

Qualifications

Chief Communications Officer at the World Evangelical Alliance, BA Theology, MDiv (both Olivet University), currently PhD in Global Theological Studies (Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies) focused on effectively engaging with media; formerly reporter for Christian Today in the UK.

Published in

World Evangelical Alliance, WEA Global Issues Series, Evangelical Alliance of the United Kingdom, Christian Today UK, various others.

Specialties

Global Christianity, religious liberty, human rights, various justice related topics. Unity focused, multi-denominational.


Guerrini, Wayne
Email Wayne

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

Write original articles for WordPress website. Write technical articles for a technical website. Teach computer and technical skills, especially related to Linux Systems Administration, and Biblical Theology.

Published in

Websites, newspapers, independent gospel magazines.

Specialties

Writing and teaching Linux Systems Administration. Personal Finance. Preach and teach in a small church environment. Coordinate I.T. activities and finance for church. Provide computer technical support to my village of retired people. board member of Aloha (Adult Loss of Hearing Association) - a hearing advocacy group. A Notary.


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.


Heffron, Brian
theheffronfamily.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

Communications Manager for SIM Southern Africa — I'm a missionary working from upstate New York to share what God is doing through His workers sent to, within or from SIM's sending/receiving office in South Africa. My role includes creating a new comms dept and building a team, advising and implementing strategy, and generating content. Former teacher & newspaper reporter.

Published in

Print and online publications through SIM's various offices, our own (largely underutilized) family ministry blog, and two regional daily newspapers.


Hodges, Tracy

www.wordswise.guru

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Proofreader, Consultant, Writing Coach

Qualifications

Journalist, Content writer , Business development, Corporate communications, Editing, Proofreading, Published author, Educator. Experienced, effective writer with more than 25 years’ successful track record. Proven ability to learn any industry or product, analyze clients’ needs and apply expertise to achieve goals. Clients are diverse and include Christian groups.

Published in

600+ publishing credits in international, national, and local print and online magazines. Bylines include: Gospel for Asia, Send!, MomSense Magazine, Muse, Home Life Magazine, Palm Springs Life, Golf Digest, Arnold Palmer Publications, Golf World, Living Magazine, DFW Child Magazine, Profit Magazine, PC Magazine, InfoWorld, Software News, Writer’s Digest, Good to be Home.

Specialties

Expert professional writing services, including: news, features and columns; content writing, blogs, website, and sales copy; market research; copy editing; proficient proofreading. Writing coach (taught creative writing in Christian and other private schools).


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, 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, Brio magazine, Compassion International blog.

Specialties

Writing, editing and writer coaching services. Consulting for content strategy and development. Creative direction for brand concept development. Features, interviews (Q&A style), devotionals, memoirs, how-to, and fitness/wellness.


Kellner, Mark A.
www.kellner.us

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer, Consultant

Qualifications

Currently Faith & Family Reporter for The Washington Times, with decades of experience in denominational and secular journalism. Author of three commercially published books, including a 1997 trailblazing volume, "God on the Internet."

Published in

The Washington Times, Religion Unplugged, Religion News Service, www.news.ag.org, Deseret News, Adventist Review, Adventist World.

Specialties

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


Kramer, Brad
Email Brad

Writer, Editor

Qualifications

I'm a content writer at Bethany Christian Services. I produce, write, and edit a wide variety of marketing content in support of Bethany's mission, from press releases to blog posts to video scripts and more. I have seven years of experience in Christian nonprofit communications and marketing across three organizations.

Published in

In my current position at Bethany, I've published numerous articles on our blog (Bethany.org/Resources). Previously, I served as managing editor at BioLogos (biologos.org), where I also published a number of articles. I also briefly freelanced for The Daily Beast, writing about religion and culture.

Specialties

My professional specialty is producing effective content for Christian, and especially Evangelical, audiences. More specifically, I've helped write and craft content on many controversial subjects at the intersection of faith, culture, and politics, including evolution, creation care, sexuality, immigration, and race.


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, AG News, 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.


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 eleven books, editor of over 40 books, writer of over 1000 published articles, lead pastor for twenty years, campus pastor for sixteen years, teacher of Spiritual Formation, former host of “Pause with Chris Maxwell” show, international speaker and consultant for epilepsy groups. Co-host of the Next Step Leadership Podcast.

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.


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.


McKinney, Adelle
Email Adelle

Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

Author, published newsletter for 40 years, former communications director for Christian Educators Association Int’l. Newsletter of the year twice for the Calif Wing Civil Air Patrol, public affairs officer Ca Wing and Pacific Region for 4 years

Published in

Writers Guild, Liberating the Leaders

Specialties

Writing blogs, newsletter, video editing, and social media


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. Author of six books, including Navigating Alzheimer's with Grace and Compassion.

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. Presenting the gospel and deep truth wrapped in the disarming language of humor.


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.


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

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.


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).


Rhonehouse, Heidi
Email Heidi

Writer

Qualifications

Contributing volunteer writer to the Mighty and Senior Moments Delivered, LLC. Short story winner for Unrequited Love - Wildsound Festival. Bobo's New Home: Bobo Learns that No Matter Where He Lives, God is There Too.". Previous publications in Charisma Magazine, Christian Retailing, and SpiritLed Woman - book reviews.

Published in

The Mighty, Senior Moments Delivered, LLC, Wildsound Festival, Short Stories by Heidi, Bobos New Home

Specialties

Children’s stories, short stories for grown-ups, devotionals.


Ridings, Dean
Email Dean

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
Email Laura

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, Bethel, St. Thomas in St. Paul. Former 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, pro-life, adoption, foster care, child/elder abuse, abortion, nursing home care, home health care, cancer, missions, travel, handicap accessibility, parenting.


Scott, Seana
www.seanascott.com

Writer

Qualifications

Seana Scott is an EPA award-winning freelance writer and graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. She writes for various Christian publications and is passionate about helping others know God's word, walk with God, and live with purpose. She is currently accepting freelance work. You can see samples of her writing and connect with her at SeanaScott.com.

Published in

Christianity Today, Lifeway Research, She Reads Truth, Peer Magazine, Risen Motherhood, Brio Magazine, Fathom Magazine, Christian Standard, (in)Courage, and others.

Specialties

Reporting, theology, profiles, devotionals, how-to, opinion, story-driven pieces, Bible study, public relations copy, etc.


Smith, Michael Ray
Email Michael

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.


Smith, Stuart
Email Stuart

Writer, Reporter, Consultant, Public Relations, Writing Coach

Qualifications

Multiple Emmy Award winning writer and producer; Multiple National Journalism Award winner; Recognized by the American Film Institute; Creator/Writer of well over a hundred articles, programs, speeches and curricula since 1973. BA/MA in Speech Communications.

Published in

Wall St Journal, Sports Illustrated, Occasional Review, INK Magazine, Good News Etc. and various others.

Specialties

Feature writing, Interviewing, Book/Music reviews, Fiction/In-Depth Non-Fiction, Fundraising & Grant writing, Screenwriting.


Snyder, James
Email James

Writer, Editor

Qualifications

Pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala, Florida. Recognized as an authority on the life and ministry of A.W. Tozer. Snyder An award-winning author whose writings have appeared in more than eighty periodicals including GUIDEPOSTS. Authored/edited 27 books altogether.

Published in

Books: Bethany House, Regal Books, Bridge Logos, Moody Press. Also, about 10 international translations.

Specialties

Life of A. W. Tozer, the deeper Christian life, humor.


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

Writer, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies & Master of Arts in Journalism from Regent University. Television camera and video equipment operation since 2014.

Published in

Religion Unplugged, The Daily Runner - Regent University News, Lake Okeechobee News, Assemblies of God AG News. Books: Grace Revealed in 2008 by Xulon Press and Against All Odds Our Story in 2019 on Amazon KDP. Also, 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.


Stelzer, Daniel
Email Daniel

Designer

Qualifications

Creative director for New Growth Press. Designer for Teachers of Vision. Former art director for Answers magazine for over 15 years.


Stewart, Marianne
www.stewartartdesign.com

Designer

Qualifications

Since beginning her design career in 2007, Marianne has designed for printers, publishers, and individual clients, and loves that God placed her in the Christian publishing industry. She’s served as lead designer for 7 publications (over 65 issues printed), and has received several EPA and PIAS awards for her work.

Published in

ONE Magazine, Fusion, Fusion Next, Fusion Family, The Southern Spirit, Rescue the Perishing, Salvation Soldier, D6 Family Curriculum

Specialties

Print design in all forms: publications & magazines, newsletters, conference/convention programs, directories, booklets/pamphlets, books, document design, etc.


Thomas, Cynthia
Email Cynthia

Writer, Proofreader

Qualifications

I have a degree in English; teaching/tutoring experience in community college setting; public relations experience in nonprofit setting; promotional content writing experience for the Assemblies of God.

Published in

I have a degree in English; teaching/tutoring experience in community college setting; public relations experience in nonprofit setting; promotional content writing experience for the Assemblies of God.

Specialties

I enjoy writing creative nonfiction based on memories of WWII veteran dad; devotionals drawing from everyday life; and nonprofit or ministry-related feature stories.


Townley-Covert, Patti
www.ptcovert.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Consultant, Writing Coach

Qualifications

In "The Windblown Girl: A Memoir about Self, Sexuality, and Social Issues," EPA award-winner Patti Townley-Covert used her story to examine personhood theory and the way these three topics intertwine. She also blogs about them bi-weekly. Patti's written numerous feature articles and for nearly a decade provided oversight to a nonprofit's publications including a magazine.

Published in

On Mission, Focus on the Family, Decision, Life Beautiful, Hy-Vee's Seasons magazine, Enrichment Journal, and Christian Examiner. Patti's been published in several devotional books and "The Christian Parenting Answer Book." The co-author of "Red Zone Evangelism" and "Love. Money. Power: A Believer's Journey into Reality," she's edited numerous books and written her own.

Specialties

Feature articles. Patti's story-telling captures the heart of the people and issues she writes about. She also puts difficult apologetic concepts within reach. Patti helped start two anti-trafficking groups, one in Pomona, California and one enfolded into Los Angeles County's task force. She currently volunteers with a foster-care nonprofit.


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.


Wroten, Raquel
raquelpwroten.com

Writer, Editor, Consultant, Public Relations, Writing Coach

Qualifications

Over ten years of proven success in crafting and implementing integrated communications strategies for non-profit organizations and corporate clients. BA Psychology, minor in English, Texas Woman's University. MA Media Communications, Dallas Theological Seminary. Served from 2016 to 2020 as editor-in-chief of DTS Magazine (Dallas Theological Seminary).

Published in

DTS Magazine, Voice.dts.edu, Bible.org/Engage, SacredStoryMinistries.com, Crosswalk.com, and RightNow Media

Specialties

Working with mission-driven organizations and managing creative teams. Highly organized, strategic leader with experience in rigorous academic research, writing, creativity, communications, publishing, and editing. Enjoys collaborating with knowledgeable, expert voices to add dimension to any publishing medium. Bilingual (Spanish).