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Staff

Rondall Reynoso 

Founder & Executive Editor
Rondall is an artist and scholar. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is completing a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

Pamela Reynoso 

Communications & Social Media Manager
Pamela is a big city loving fine art photographer who enjoys various genres of photography, especially macro work. She lives in Cleveland, TN with her high school sweetheart and husband, Rondall, and their five children. She can usually be bribed with homemade peanut butter cookies.

Vershal Hogan

Managing Editor
Vershal Hogan is a newspaper editor and poet living in Southern Arkansas. He is a 2011 graduate of Louisiana College, where he studied journalism and religion; he finished approximately one-third of an applied theology master’s from the University of St. John (Baalamand) before taking a leave of absence for health reasons in 2019. His research centered on liturgy as call to action and the patristic understanding of the impoverished as the crown jewels of the Church.

Contribution Authors

Matt Allbritton

Matt Allbritton is the author of #TeamJesusBook and owns a construction company. He has a Master of Divinity from The Kings University (Southlake, TX). He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Delta State University (Cleveland, MS) where he also competed on the school's basketball program. He and his wife, Christina, live in the Dallas, TX area and have 2 children, Adelaide and Atlas.

Scott Culpepper

Scott Culpepper currently serves as professor of history at Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. He specializes in the fields of early modern Europe and the Americas with a particular emphasis on the interaction of politics, religion, and popular culture in the Atlantic World from 1400 to the present. Dr. Culpepper earned his Ph.D. in Religion and Church/State Studies at Baylor University.

Paul Hand

Paul Hand is a husband and father, a graduate of Louisiana Christian University and Wycliffe College in Toronto. He currently serves as Accounting Manager for Catholic Charities of North Louisiana and Choir Director at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Shreveport. Only Christ is exceptional; we must prepare to be exceptions for His sake.

Scot Loyd

Scot Loyd is a gospel preacher and a liberal arts educator, a Professor of Communication Studies and Debate at Oklahoma Baptist University. Scot has coached champion collegiate debate teams and individuals, and has been featured as a keynote speaker to various National and International audiences. Scot continues to serve in Pastoral and Mentoring roles. And having earned two Masters degrees, in Communication Studies and The Philosophy of Heritage Studies, he is presently a PhD candidate in Heritage Studies.

News & Opinion Authors

Paul Conyers

Paul is an ardent writer and researcher living in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and an MA in International Relations from Queens University Belfast.

Melanie Encina

Melanie is a journalist, audiovisual producer, and social communication student with more than five years of experience in photography, content creation, and project and event coordination.

Neeparanya Guha

Neeparanya is a researcher and holds a PhD in sociology. She loves to write and finds enjoyment in researching and learning about religion. She is a vegetarian and an animal lover.

Bryce Lazenby

Bryce Lazenby Is a writer from Clarksville, Tennessee. He is interested in history, religion, sports, and finance. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Julie Nichols

Julie Nichols is a native Texan, practicing Catholic and pediatric Academic Language Therapist serving children with developmental and learning disabilities. She is a passionate advocate for disabled and LBGTQ youth. She is an early-onset Parkinson’s Disease patient and was the first recipient of Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery in South Texas in 2017. She loves Jesus, theology, walks with her dogs, and eating Mexican food on the San Antonio Riverwalk with her family.

Jessie Obrecht

Jessie Obrecht is an ELCA Lutheran Pastor currently serving in Great Falls, Montana, a freelance writer, and a personal finance coach. She is passionate about gender justice, eliminating hunger, and keeping a keen eye out for the ways that God is actively at work in our world today. In her spare time Jessie loves to hike, kayak, camp, and generally get outside and enjoy God's creation.

Brittany Redding

Brittany Redding is a passionate and creative writer living in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC with her boyfriend and two dogs. She holds a BA in English from Armstrong Atlantic State University and is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University.

Holli Stevenson

Holli has been writing professionally for 15 years and is the lead pastor for The Refuge Project. Her favorite articles are about education, families, religious history, current events and motivational topics. She enjoys traveling and urban exploration and employs her experience as a photographer during both.

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