The Legacy Council is made up of select past presidents with members serving three-year terms in an advisory and mentoring role to the board and staff.
Diane J. McDougall believes that the best articles result from a trusting partnership between creator and editor. Her personal portfolio as writer and editor specializes in magazines — from the faith-based nonprofit world (EFCA Today, Worldwide Challenge and World Vision) to airline magazines (Ethiopian Airline’s Selamta) and higher-ed (the University of Virginia’s alumni magazine, Virginia). But she’s also worked on specialty publications for clients as diverse as International Justice Mission and the U.S. Postal Service.
Diane has served on EPA’s board as secretary from 1994 to 1997 and president from 2009 to 2011. She has participated as a mentor in the Person-to-Person program and as a frequent presenter at EPA conventions, which she has attended since 1990.
She’s now available via McDougall Editorial for freelance writing and editing, and the coaching of writers and editors: dianemcdougall.com
Terry has been the longest-tenured member of EPA, attending 50 conventions since 1968. He served on staff with The Standard, Brethren Missionary Herald Magazine, FGBC World, Inside Journal, Twin Cities Christian, Minnesota Christian Chronicle, The Christian Communicator, Christian Management Report, and Christian BusinessLife Digest. He has served on many EPA committees and had multiple terms on the board including EPA President, 1999-2001. He was a 2002 recipient of the Joseph Bayly Award for Outstanding Service.
Mark has been an integral part of EPA since joining the staff of Campus Crusade’s Worldwide Challenge in 1993 (now Cru Storylines). Over the years he has filled the roles of writer, managing editor, editor in chief and project manager for Worldwide Challenge/Cru Storylines. He attended his first of many conventions in 1995, serving on multiple convention planning committees including chairing the committee once. He was first elected to the EPA board in 2009, chaired the contest committee for three years during the transition to a digital contest platform, and then was EPA President in 2015-2017.