Associate Member (Freelance) 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
adamsprgroup.com

Writer, Editor, Consultant, Public Relations

Qualifications

Honored by the prestigious Communicator Awards in 2019, 2020, and 2022, Gina Adams has spent three decades representing artists, authors, films, speakers, comedians, pastors, and major conference events that appeal to faith-based and family-friendly audiences.

Published in

Christian Post, The Daily Caller, Charisma, Crosswalk, Beliefnet, FFFM Magazine, among others.

Specialties

Public relations, publicity campaigns, PR consultation, brand development, press release creation and distribution, contributed content, social media management.

 

 

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.

 

 

Baker, Joni Sullivan
Email Joni

Writer, Public Relations

Qualifications

MA Journalism, PR emphasis, Northern Illinois University. After years in corporate PR, worked for Standard Publishing and then vendor for book promotion. Now do book promotion for Christian authors. Freelance writing; adjunct instructor in Communications, Cincinnati Christian U. Member/exhibitor: NRB, Christian Retail Assoc.; member: PRSA, Christian Women in Media.

Published in

Christian Standard, The Lookout, CBA Retailers + Resources, Community/Business Publications including Loveland Herald (Cincinnati Enquirer Media), Cincinnati Herald, Memphis Business Journal.

Specialties

News release writing; promoting non-fiction Christian authors.

 

 

Bicknell, Julia
Email Julia

Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

Ex-BBC producer/reporter/anchor. TV/radio/online. Co-founder, online niche news agency, WorldWatchMonitor.org. Multiple editorial and technical training courses, including investigative journalism. Trained in transfer from analogue to digital, incl. social media. Diploma in Coaching as helped run Coaching Programme, BBC Academy which included leadership development.

Published in

WorldWatchMonitor.org, BBC website and on-air, UK’s Daily Telegraph, The Tablet, Christianity Today, Premier Media.

Specialties

International news & current affairs (43yrs experience, mainly at BBC). Lived in Pakistan for 1yr, Vietnam for 6mths. Spent periods of time in Afghanistan, Sudan, S. Sudan, Somaliland, Kenya, Nigeria. Chair panels/discussions. Focus on global Church under pressure for its faith, esp. women, refugees, religious minorities, esp. in Islamic context.

 

 

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).

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Specialties

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

 

 

Brooks, Tez
www.tezbrooks.com

Writer, Proofreader, Writing Coach

Qualifications

Twenty years with Jesus Film Project (Cru) as Director of Donor Reporting, writer, and worldwide journalist. Three years with International School Project (Cru) as Director of Journalism. Faculty at Florida Christian Writer’s Conf, SoCal Christian Writer’s Conf, Colorado Christian Writer’s Conf, Writers on the Rock Writer’s Conf and more. Named to “50 Authors You Should Know” by Christianity.com.

Published in

Focus on the Family, Clubhouse, Kids Answers, Guideposts, Cru.org, Guideposts, Power for Living, The Upper Room, CBN.com and more.

Specialties

Devotions, marriage/family, non-profit journalism.

 

 

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, Consultant, Writing Coach

Qualifications

Ann Byle has been a freelance writer for 25 years. She is owner of AB Writing Services and AB Book Coaching. She is author of “Chicken Scratch: Lessons on Living Creatively from a Flock of Hens,” which released in May 2023. She is also author or coauthor of “When Angels Fight,” “The Baker Book House Story” and the ebook “The Joy of Working at Home.”
 

Published in

Publishers Weekly, Grand Rapids Magazine, Scribbler blog, West Michigan Christian News, Liaison, The Banner, Focus on the Family, Inspire, Waymaker, and more.
 

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
stephenrayclark.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

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 Theological Seminary), audited grad level theology courses (Cairn U).

Published in

Clients have included American Bible Society, Englewood Review of Books, The Baptist Press, Christian Century, Adams Media, In Touch Ministries, InSite Magazine, Union Gospel Press, Alpha Books Penguin Putnam, Harper & Row, Friends Journal, Here’s Life, Moody Press, Outreach Magazine, Time Life, BibelAdvocate, Tyndale House, Zondervan, and more.

Specialties

Genres: General articles, blog posts, devotionals, features, opinion, profiles, essays, Bible studies, and poetry. Topics: Christian living, men’s issues, small groups, introverts, Bible engagement, church management/revitalization, theology, communications, leadership, and more. No sports!

 
 

 

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.

 

 

Dowling, Michael
creatorsforchrist.us

Writer, Editor

Qualifications

Award-winning ghostwriter and editor of non-fiction books for ministry leaders and business professionals (www.WoolStreetWriters.com) and the author of “Frog’s Rainy-Day Story and Other Fables,” an award-winning picture book that teaches a biblical worldview (https://FrogsRainyDayStory.com). I also speak and write on the subject of cultural apologetics.

Published in

In addition to writing numerous published books, I have written articles for Mature Living Magazine (a publication of Lifeway), The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, The RenewaNation Review, and Public Square (the journal of the Institute of Faith, Work, and Economics).

Specialties

I specialize in ghostwriting books for ministry leaders and business professionals, drawing on my years of experience working as the administrator of an evangelical church and my numerous years working as a business executive. I have an MBA from Columbia Business School and an engineering degree with honors from the University of Florida.

 

 

Eckels, Janet Perez
janetperezeckles.com

Writer

Qualifications

For the past 20 years, I’ve dedicated my life to God’s work as an: international speaker, award-winning author, and founder of JC Empowerment Ministries.

Published in

Author of five books, published hundreds of articles and devotionals, with 32 stories included in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guidepost Magazine articles, and contributed to 17 anthologies.

Specialties

I reach out to that person whose life is in turmoil. I use my own victory over blindness, the murder of my youngest son, and the acquittal of the man responsible to illustrate the power of God’s redemptive love.

 

 

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.

 

 

Eturralde, Jessica
Email Jessica

Writer, Reporter, Public Relations

Qualifications

Reporter for MinistryWatch and the Communications Director for Love Your Neighbor Community (LYNC), an American organization working globally to facilitate dialogue in places of religious dissonance. One of 12 invited to attend the World Journalism Institute Mid-Career Course, taking place in March 2024.

Published in

MinistryWatch, Religion Unplugged, Relevant Magazine, The Roys Report, Bryan County News.

Specialties

Writing and producing short episodes—whether on video or podcasts. On-camera reporting, scriptwriting, project management, podcast hosting, and editing audio and video formats.

 

 

Farr, Lauren
behance.net/LaurenFarrMiller

Designer

Qualifications

I have 16 years of experience in art direction and print design, working with 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), International Justice Mission (IJM) ABWE Message Magazine, Christian Educators Association International and more.

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.

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 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
listeningearcommunications.com

Writer, Reporter

Qualifications

BA in English with French from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, MA in Journalism and Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University, United States, EPA Jerry Jenkins Scholarship recipient, Social Media certificate from Poynter Institute, Journalism certificate from Voice of America (VOA), and Common Ground Research Networks Emerging Scholar Award.

Published in

Christian Freelance Writers Network, Christian Leadership Alliance, Christian News Journal, Christianity Today, Daily Runner (online and print), Loudoun Now, Outreach magazine, Peer (online and print), SheBelieves, and The Journal of Communication and Media Studies.

Specialties

I write for news media publications and feature stories on music, leadership, career, health, education, travel, and relationships. I lecture and train journalists worldwide at the university and professional levels. I speak at journalism and digital media conferences. Also, I am part of the editorial board for Better Journalism journal.

 

 

Friend, Jeff
jfriendwordcrafter.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.

 

 

Gehman, Emily
emilygehman.com

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Proofreader, Writing Coach

Qualifications

After earning an M.A. in English, I worked as the managing editor and storytelling director at Shattered Media, Inc. I’ve been freelance writing and editing since 2012 (book projects listed on website). I’m an assistant professor of communication at Grace Christian University in Grand Rapids, MI, and I am the managing editor of its flagship magazine, Journey.

Published in

Today’s Christian Woman (Christianity Today), Summit magazine (Clarks Summit University), the Baptist Bulletin (Regular Baptist Press), ERLC.com, Shattered magazine, and Journey magazine (Grace Christian University).

Specialties

Mainly non-fiction storytelling and journalism, helping people share their stories in feature articles and books.

 

 

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

 
 

 

Goropevsek, Timothy K.
Email Timothy

Writer, Editor, Public Relations

Qualifications

Executive Editor for Christian Daily International, 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.

 
 

 

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.

 
 

 

Hovsepian, Ann-Margret
www.annhovsepian.com

Writer, Illustrator

Qualifications

Award-winning writer and illustrator with over 25 years of experience. Ann-Margret has written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications and has authored, co-authored, or contributed to several best-selling books. She serves as executive editor of the Christian Freelance Writers Network blog and on the EPA board.

Published in

Christianity Today, In Touch, On Mission, Faith Today, Christian Week, Brio, Clubhouse and many more.

Specialties

Currently focused on writing devotions, illustrating coloring books, and doing custom illustration work / lettering. Ann-Margret’s goal is to inspire “seriously joyful living” through her words and doodles and her weekly e-newsletter, Whimsy & Wisdom, embodies that mission.

 

 

Huckins, Kyle
bereanmediallc.com

Writer, Editor, Consultant, Public Relations

Qualifications

34 years in professional journalism, public relations and marketing; 25 professional media/PR honors, 10 national/global, including Religion News Association, Amy Foundation, Evangelical Press Association, and National Association of Black Journalists; marketing/PR for businesses, groups and ministries such as Church of God in Christ; three awards (one global) for scholarly research on journalism, PR & marketing.

Published in

CBN, Christianity Today, Christian Post, Christianity.com, USA Radio News, BBC, NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, Mutual, and Westwood One Radio networks; Latino USA; Monitoradio; Alaska Radio Network; clients carried on Breitbart, CBS Radio, Westwood One, CBN News, and many other outlets.

Specialties

Writing, editing, reporting, journalistic and scholarly research, and technical production for all media (radio, TV, newspapers, magazines, Internet, and social platforms); heritage media and social platform marketing; conducting surveys; management of news, public relations, and marketing groups.

 

 

Johnson, Holly
hollyjohnson.strikingly.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Consultant

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 and editing 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.

 
 

 

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.

 

 

Logan, Denise P.
Email Denise

Writer, Designer, Photographer

Qualifications

B.A. Mass Media, minor Journalism; M.Div., McCormick Theological Seminary; D.Min., Northeastern Seminary; camera operator, WXXI-TV, editor, Gannett Rochester Newspapers; Graphic Designer, City of Rochester and Apostolic Church of God, Chicago; ordained, International Council of Community Churches and American Baptist Churches RGR; Interim Pastor, Hilton Baptist Church; Solo Pastor, United Church of Marion.

Published in

About Time Magazine, Northeastern Seminary Newsletter, ABCRGR Newsletter

Specialties

Writing Biblical Fiction novel; Travel Photography, Public Speaking

 

 

Matenaer, Jennifer
jennifermatenaer.com

Writer

Qualifications

B.S. in Biblical Studies and Intercultural Studies from Emmaus Bible College and an M.A. in Media Arts & Worship, with a focus in writing, from Dallas Theological Seminary. Served as Publications Assistant at Emmaus Worldwide.

Published in

Lifeway Research, Sacred Story Ministries, Love Lines from God.

Specialties

A passion for writing short stories, devotionals, and nonfiction articles. In nonfiction articles, the focus is on topics that address aspects of the Christian faith, provide practical advice in one’s walk with Christ, and explore how a proper understanding of biblical passages affects our lives today.

 

 

Maurer, Nancy
Email Nancy

Writer, Editor

Qualifications

I worked as an editor and writer under contract with an affiliate organization (Christar) for a decade. I now work as a freelance writer and editor for that same organization and “Widow, Life, Money” podcast under contract with Wise Financial Stewardship. Bachelor’s degree in English from Shippensburg University.

Published in

Wise Financial Stewardship Blog, Christar In View, Wherever Magazine, various blogs.

Specialties

Ghostwriting, finances, missions, grief and widowhood, health and fitness.

 

 

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 J.
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. Focused on the details yet able to guide others in shaping the bigger picture.

Published in

EFCA Today, Worldwide Challenge, Fathom, Medium, Response, Bible & Society, Virginia Magazine and more. As an editor, I’ve also shaped content for: World Vision, World Relief, Alpha USA, International Justice Mission, Preemptive Love Coalition, Duke Divinity School, USA Philatelic, the University of Virginia and more.

Specialties

Crafting features from in-depth reporting and interviewing across a variety of genres. Editing at all levels (developmental editing – line editing – proofreading). Managing the magazine process from start to finish. Coaching younger writers to help shape their work. Creating engaging workshop content for writers and editors.

 

 

McKinney, Adelle
Email Adelle

Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

Writer and developer of printed materials for World for Jesus Int’l, Promise Christian University, the Pastors Network, Civil Air Patrol, Christian Educators International, Film Advisory Board. Won the Newsletter of the Year twice for Civil Air Patrol Pacific Region. As a reporter, I have several blogs and produced over 500 TV programs for the Promise Channel Registered on Youtube.com and www.promiselivetv.com

Published in

Liberating the Leaders (Mike McKinney); Evangelism: The Responsibility of the Church (Mike McKinney); China Station, Second Greatest Story Ever; by Adelle McKinney soon to be made into a motion picture. Three essays in the PGI Anthology 2020, 2021, 2022.  Two articles in the former Christian Examiner.

Specialties

Newsletters, Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, TV Video Production, Scriptwriting and shortcuts.

 

 

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, Fiona
Email Fiona

Writer, Editor, Reporter, Photographer

Qualifications

Staff reporter/photographer for Advocate-Messenger, Danville, KY; freelancer for Religion News Service.

Published in

Advocate-Messenger, Danville, KY; Religion News Service; The Roys Report; Washington Post.

Specialties

General assignment news, religion news, photojournalism.

 

 

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.

 

 

Nicholas, Dan
Email Dan

Writer, Editor, Reporter

Qualifications

A native of Massachusetts and formerly a Baptist pastor in Vermont, I have been managing editor since 2000 of the International Bulletin of Mission Research (https://omsc.ptsem.edu/ibmr/). I’m also managing editor for the Baptist Churches of New England (https://www.bcne.net), a member of my church’s missions committee, and a freelance writer/editor.

Published in

International Bulletin of Mission Research (https://omsc.ptsem.edu/ibmr/) and by Baptist Churches of New England (https://www.bcne.net), and other publications.

Specialties

Writing and editing on missions, World Christianity, and features and reviews by and about Baptists.


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

Industry veteran with broad knowledge of the Christian publishing industry in the U.S. and around the world. M.A. in Communication, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Past recipient of EPA Award of Merit. Fluent in Spanish.

Published in

Recent publishing partners and clients included Summit Ministries, El Centro Network, Magazine Training International, and Compassion International. Have also worked with the Association of Christian Schools International, David C. Cook, Oral Roberts University, and United Bible Societies, among others.

Specialties

Curriculum for all ages, including material for use in Christian schools, Sunday school, university, and nonprofit settings. Experience writing devotions and adapting sermons and other materials into daily readings. Created training materials for publishers, writers, and editors. Knowledge of apologetics, nonprofit management, and women’s issues.

 

 

Pickard, Leah
Email Leah

Qualifications

Brand strategist. Content marketer. Corporate communicator.

 

 

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

Published in

Human Services Today Magazine, contributing writer; Senior Moments Delivered Online Newsletter, contributing writer; Wildsound Festival, short story winner; Strategic Publishing “Bobo’s New Home: Bobo Learns That No Matter Where He Lives, God Is There Too” children’s book ; Christian Retailing Magazine, contributing writer.

Specialties

Children’s stories, faith-based articles, human services articles.

 

 

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
wellsoulpodcast.com

Writer

Qualifications

Seana Scott is an EPA award-winning freelance writer and graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. She hosts and produces the Well Soul Podcast, a weekly devotional podcast designed to help listeners connect with God through Scripture, reflection, and prayer. 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 or wellsoulpodcast.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, Journalist, Media Strategist

Qualifications

40+ year veteran of creative communications: Visual, print, digital, social media, publishing (Emmy, EPA awardee, communication BA/MA, Silver Telly Honoree).

Published in

Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, San Diego Church News (editor), Good News Etc.

Specialties

Features, Interviewing, Political, Business, Social Media, NPO marketing & development.

 

 

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, Brittany
Email Brittany

Writer

Qualifications

Accomplished writer and educator. Double Minor – Native American Literature, Journalism. Owner/Operator HUGAZ LLC (Homeschool Underground)

Published in

Christian News Journal

Specialties

Parenting, education, homeschooling.

 

 

Stewart, Marianne
www.stewartartdesign.com

Designer

Qualifications

Marianne has designed for printers, publishers, and individual clients since 2007. She has served as lead designer for seven Christian publications (100+ issues printed), receiving several EPA and PIAS awards for her work. 

Published in

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

Specialties

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

 

 

Thomas, Cynthia
www.cynthiajthomas.com

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Qualifications

I have a degree in English and experience tutoring. I have written PR content for the Assemblies of God U.S. Missions and currently write feature stories and devotionals for a variety of publications. I have also edited independently published books for other local (SW Missouri) writers.

Published in

Assemblies of God AG News; Assemblies of God Take5 youth devotional; “Quiet Hour” devotional; Lightnin’ Ridge Journal of the Ozarks; Paola Lane Magazine; Branson (Missouri Globe newspaper.

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. 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. She’s the co-author of Red Zone Evangelism and Love. Money. Power: A Believer’s Journey into Reality. She has also edited numerous books.

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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Wroten, Raquel
raquelpwroten.com

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

Qualifications

Over ten years of proven success in crafting and implementing integrated communication strategies for non-profit and corporate clients. BA Psychology/English, Texas Woman’s University. MA Media/Comm., Dallas Theological Seminary. Served as editor-in-chief of DTS Magazine. Currently working as a strategic marketing writer and editor for the North America Mission Board.

Published in

Published in Baptist Press, 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).

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